UPDATE: The donation has been made, please see the update here. [People walk on a debris-covered street in Port-au-Prince, January 17, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar] I am going to donate $100 to Haitian Relief via UNICEF. Here’s how you can make it even better with a click: Become a fan of Cooking with Thas on Facebook or if you’re already a fan,...

A simple and humble dish that has been reigning over the taste buds of all the Keralities for centuries… Chammanthi (in malayalam) is a side dish made in less than 5 minutes by grinding grated coconut along with other ingredients. This is one of the popular side dishes in Kerala cuisine. I don’t know to which category I should include this, as this will be...

A healthy yet cheesy zucchini finger- food… I love to bake anything and everything. While watching the food network or leafing through a food magazine, if I happen to hear or see the word bake, I will halt for sometime and will try to grasp the baking procedure. Baking is my companion on a lazy day, and a healthy way of cooking food. If you are trying to cut...

Creamy, rich, delicious and refreshing milkshake… As you walk past the milkshake bar, when your head turns around and your eyes skim through the irresistible menu…your subconscious mind pops up to stop you from ordering your favorite deliciously unhealthy milkshake. There you will be seen conflicting with your subconscious right in front of the store....

While eating the big fish, how would it feel if you get the bite of succulent shrimp from it? I would scream with joy and eat the shrimp too… When the big fish swallowed the smaller ones, not just any small fish, the tastiest and the most divine shrimp, the big one got the extreme taste transformation. How and where it happened, I am going to reveal it to you....

Yesterday, when I posted the Avocado Milkshake recipe, couple of my foodie friends shared more avocado recipes with me. I never thought that I could make such interesting dishes with this fruit. I would like to share those recipes with all my readers. Avocado Chutney by ‘Chacko’s kitchen‘: This is a really easy chutney, you can have this with...

A glass of Avocado milkshake is not enough, your taste buds will definitely beg for more… Whenever I come across avocados in the grocery store, I ask them: Are you a fruit or a vegetable? And their answer is “I am definitely a fruit, but in some kitchen I am treated as a vegetable”. This is yet another fruit I had ignored all these years. The only...

UPDATE: This recipe is the winner of the Royal Foodie Joust contest. Mussels, Mushrooms, Orange peels and Sparkling red grape juice thrown into the same pan… Today, 12 noon is the deadline for the Royal Foodie Joust and and here I am rushing for it. The ingredients for this month are Mushroom, Orange and Wine (or non-alcoholic sparkling wine). When I read about...

Start your New Year with these cinnamon raisin rolls fresh from the oven, and you will be sweet like these rolls for the entire 2010… When I baked these rolls, my house was filled with the aromatic and mesmerizing aroma of cinnamon. I couldn’t help but keep inhaling all the aroma that I even forgot to exhale. Cinnamon rolls are my favorite, the flavor...

Is there anything more delicious than Mussel fry? I doubt it. If I ever compete in mussel eating competition, it would be better for other contestants to back off… Not just mussels, almost all edible shellfishes are delicious and I am a die-hard fan of shellfishes. Growing up in Kerala, where fishes are the prime food, I had enjoyed almost all fishes and shellfishes...