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Chicken, veggies and noodles stir fried together, makes a perfect dish for lunch or dinner… This is one of my favorite noodle recipes and I make this quite often. I’ve only used a couple of sauces like soy sauce and hoisin sauce; these are always found in my refrigerator. These sauces add so much flavor to the chicken and the noodles. The key ingredient...

Beetroot cooked in coconut and yogurt gravy… This is a Kerala style vegetarian dish, one of the dishes served along with Sadya. The earthy taste of beetroot, nutty coconut and slightly tangy yogurt together makes this dish tastes delish. This can be served as a side dish along with rice. Cooking Video Save Print Beetroot Pachadi Author: Thasneen...

Tomato Sambar made in the Instant Pot… Sambar is a popular South Indian vegetarian gravy based dish that’s served along with dosa, idli, rice etc. The authentic sambar is made with mixed veggies and toor or tuvar dal. There are literally n number of variations for making sambar. Grated coconut is roasted along with whole spices and made into a paste and...

Beetroot leaves picked from my organic veggie garden and turned into a Kerala style Thoran- beetroot leaves stir fried with grated coconut… It’s a pure joy when I harvest veggies from my garden and cook with it. Today, I decided to pick some of the beetroot leaves and make a simple Kerala style Thoran with it. Beet leaves resemble to swiss chard. This...

South Indian Coconut chutney with a healthy twist by adding oats. Chutney is a sauce served along with Dosa, Appam, Rice etc. There are different kinds of chutney made with different ingredients and can be made sweet, tangy, spicy etc. One of the popular chutney in South India is Coconut chutney served along with dosa. How about adding instant oats to the coconut...

Pathiri, popular in Malabar cuisine-served for both breakfast and dinner… Pathiri is a traditional roti that’s popular in¬†Malabar cuisine. These days, it is found on the menu of most South Indian restaurants. The texture of the pathiri is light and thin that almost everyone finds it hard to resist, especially when served with spicy chicken/mutton/beef...

Turn apples into a delicious dessert… Turnovers are pastry, sweet or savoury fillings are folded into puff pastry dough and baked till golden and crispy. I used apples as the filling as apples are always found in my refrigerator. Made this pastry effortlessly by using store bought puff pastry, in 20 minutes these were ready to be devoured. You could literally...

Crispy fritters with cauliflower… Turn cauliflower into fritters, makes a perfect appetizer or an evening snack. An easy recipe and is gluten free. Cooking Video: Save Print Cauliflower Fritters Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Appetiser Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  35 mins   Ingredients...

Basmati Rice made in the Instant Pot, ready in 8 minutes with QPR… While cooking in the Instant Pot, the most convenient part is that you don’t have to baby sit it. You just have to add the ingredients into the pot, set the time and pressure and just walk away. Once it’s done it will beep and you can either do a quick pressure release or natural...

Potato and cauliflower pressure cooked in the Instant Pot, turned out delish… This is a delicious korma made with potatoes and cauliflower, seasoned with aromatic Indian spices and finally added coconut milk. Easy to make yet rich korma that can be served with rice or roti. Cooking Video Save Print Instant Pot Potato and Cauliflower Korma Author: Thsneen...