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  It looks and feels like a lace with an incredibly soft texture… Palaada or Rice crepe is very famous in Kerala cuisine. It is prepared often in my parent’s house and a must served dish during special occasions. Not just adults, even the kids love it, as it has a really soft texture. When the adults enjoy palaada along with chicken or mutton curry,...

Idiyappam, a common breakfast dish served both in Kerala and Tamil Nadu… This dish is served at least once or more in a week for breakfast or dinner at my parent’s house. In fact, I don’t think if there would be any house in Kerala where they don’t serve this dish at least once in a while. To make this you need to have a idiyappam maker or...

“WoW” was the first word that came out of my husband’s and my mouth after tasting this biryani… There was no special occasion nor any particular reason for me to make biryani, yet I made biryani and made an ordinary day very special. When I was with my mom I got to eat biryani almost every week, each time she made it in a totally different...

An Authentic Malaysian net crepes or Roti Jala (in Malaysia) or Jalar Appam(in India) made in a special mould; from my mom’s kitchen… Yet another recipe I had been wanting to post for the past few years. Roti Jala or Malaysian net crepes is made in a special mould which looks like a ladle with 5 holes in it. While in the US, I didn’t have this mould,...

  When it comes to comfort food nothing can beat this Rice-Mung bean in coconut milk… Cold viruses fell in love with me and have been dancing in my nasal cavity for the last couple of days. Today, I woke up totally sick and exhausted. I didn’t have any appetite but at the same time I felt really hungry. When sick nothing can comfort me like a bowl of...

A biryani made on a not-so-special-day which turned the day into a special one… Biryani and special occasions are inseparable, at least in my home. If there is any special occasion, you are guaranteed to get a plate of biryani from my kitchen. The aroma of the biryani spreads in such a way that forces anyone going through that way to pause and take a deep breath...

The most delectable and aromatic cooked Rice, which goes well with Chicken curry or Mutton curry.. Is there any ingredient which cannot be mixed with rice? If you want to find an answer, you definitely have to put a lot of thought into this. I literally throw anything from my pantry or from the refrigerator to convert cooked  plain rice into a delicious rice dish....

This herbal coffee is a great remedy for cold, headaches, sinus etc, will instantly open up your senses and makes you feel better…. If I have a cup of this homemade herbal coffee, I would shy away from any other branded coffee in the market. I have been feeling dizzy and inactive for the last couple of days, only one thing that is keeping me up and running...

One style of cooking that always puts me into amusement is Teppanyaki. My first Teppanyaki experience was at Tanaka of Tokyo restaurant in Oahu, Hawaii. We just randomly picked this restaurant and at that time we were totally ignorant about teppanyaki. At first,  I thought teppanyaki was some kind of Japanese name for some dish :P. Anyway my hunger didn’t allow me to do any research about this and all I wanted was to eat something real heavy.  As soon as I entered the restaurant, I felt something different. We sat along with other...

During Ramadan fasting season, one dish I look forward to while breaking the fast is this Creamy Rice porridge or knaji. There are a different ways of making this. Here I am posting a quick and easy recipe, which is more like a comfort soup on any day. Creamy Rice Soup or Ramadan Kanji or Nombu Kanji Making Ramadan Kanji or Nombu Kanji Creamy Rice soup or Ramadan...