Puff pastry with sweet coconut and egg filling, delicious… I never had the nerve to make puff pastries dough from scratch . So I always go with the easy way of getting it from the frozen isle of a food store. I love to have puff pastry almost every day, but when I look at the nutritional facts label on the box, the percentage of saturated fat it has freaks...

Yesterday, I slacked off on almost everything, I felt super lazy to even look at the kitchen, let alone cooking. This is not an unusual feeling for me, because as much as enthusiasm I show in cooking on certain days, that much slackness I show on certain other days. So last day was such a dull day for me. I don’t have to worry if the stove is not lit in my...

Easy to make oats cookies, tastes delicious and crunchy… I have been making a lot of fried snacks lately, and I really wanted to take a break from all the fried goodness. While thinking of baked snacks, I thought of the cookie one of my friends had shared with me. Even now I remember how my taste buds went crazy after taking the first bite of that cookie. With...

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...

Most of the meat appetizers are served along with a dipping sauce or some kind of sides. Most of the time, tomato ketchup acts as the dipping sauce. I love to have my meat cutlets and other meat appetizers with tomato ketchup. At times I make an easy salad as the side dish. Quick Salad: Ingredients: Red onion minced-1 Tomato minced- 2 Green chilies minced-1tsp Cilantro...

Poori is a famous Indian bread; served for breakfast with veg or non-veg curries. The other day, I made poori in a real fancy way. I had beef that day, so made beef masala and then stuffed the beef masala into the poori and fried it. Doesn’t it sound fancy? It came out pretty good and needless to mention, the stuffed pooris disappeared from the platter in no...

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 ...

Spicy fish curry is an unavoidable dish for someone from Kerala. This explains why I am obsessed with this dish. This fish curry is spicy, tangy and yummy. There are different ways of making fish curry, of which this one ranks the best. Any fish can be used to make this. However, sardines, anchovies and smelt would be the best choice. Actually, this dish tastes better...

Whenever I come across plantains, I make sure to buy it to make this dish. I love this dish as much as I love stuffed plantain fry (check for recipe). This is very easy to make and at the same time makes you want more. So when making this dish, make sure you make it generously, otherwise trust me you are going to make this again. This dish is very rich and nutritious,...

Meat cutlet is one of my all time favorite appetizers… I don’t need any special occasions to make this; it’s often served as an appetizer or as an entree for dinner. The cutlet mix can be made ahead of time and fried just before serving.  Hence, this is a time saver dish for any parties and is going to be everyone’s favorite. Cooking Chicken Cutlet...