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Idlis made in a paniyaram pan, known as Paddus… I didn’t know the correct name of this dish, so I kept calling them mini Idlis. Basically, these are made with Idli batter after adding a few ingredients to the batter. Unlike the authentic idlis made by steaming, these paddus are made in a paniyaram pan or the pan used for making Kerala unniyappam. I’m...

Omelette with a twist, noodles omelette… Noodles Omelette Cooking Video Noodles Omelette   Save Print Prep time 3 mins Cook time 7 mins Total time 10 mins   Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Breakfast Ingredients Eggs- 3 Green Onions, chopped- 2 tbsp Mushroom, chopped- 1 tbsp Tomato, chopped- 2 tbsp Cilantro, chopped- 1 tbsp Chili...

  Asian style chicken bacon wrapped veggies, a perfect appetizer for parties… There are so many recipes that can be made with bacon, literally anything can be wrapped with bacon. I don’t consume bacon or pork so I used chicken bacon instead to make this appetizer. Turkey bacon is also available if you are looking for more lean meat. Making this is quite...

Chicken Tikka Masala, a popular Indian dish that’s found on the menu of Indian restaurants… In North America, two popular Indian dishes that’s served in almost all Indian restaurants are butter chicken and chicken tikka masala. I’ve already posted the recipe for making Butter chicken and the recipe for making shrimp tikka masala. Blogging...

Cauliflower florets stir fried in Chinese sauces like Soy sauce and hoisin sauce…it’s a healthy version without frying cauliflower. I wasn’t quite sure what I was making, was it Schezwan or Manchurian??? Though, initially I called this recipe Schezwan, I realized that schezwan sauce is made of dry red chilies, garlic and a few other ingredients...

Easy to make and delicious Tomato Rice made in a pressure cooker… When it’s freezing cold outside and when you can only find tomatoes in your refrigerator, you gotta make Tomato rice. This is one of my favorite recipes, if you want to whip up something delicious with rice this is the one. Tastes delicious when served with raita, pappad and pickle. Cooking...

Finger licking appetizer with Asian seasonings: Asian style chicken poppers… I’ve had chicken poppers as an appetizer at a few restaurants and the flavor I like the most is with Asian seasonings. The other day, I tried making chicken poppers in my kitchen and I used soy sauce as the base for the sauce. In fact, you could add any kind of sauce to coat...

Chikoo or sapodilla pudding with caramel malty flavor, tastes divine… Chikoo or Sapodilla is an incredibly sweet fruit when it’s ripe and is commonly found in Tropical countries. There’s a huge tree on the front yard of my parents house in Kerala and they have the luxury of picking the chikoo from the tree and enjoying it. Since, birds are easily...

Chicken, mixed veggies and chicken cooked together to a delicious one pot dish… Cooking Video Chicken Vermicelli- Chicken Semiya   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Indian Ingredients For marinating Chicken Chicken breasts, diced- 2 Kashmiri chili...

Turn beetroot into a delicious sweet… Burfi is a sugar based Indian sweet, there are different variations of burfi and can be made with several ingredients. I had made burfi with carrot before, so this time I went with beetroot. My man frowned when I told him this was made with beetroot, he took a tiny bite did a taste test and then he gobbled up. It was pretty...