Green tomatoes, lentil, eggplant and roasted ground coconut masala cooked together to make this finger licking sambar… Harvest season has come to an end and I had to pick all the unripe green tomatoes form my veggie garden. I got a lot of green tomatoes sitting on my counter top, thought of letting them ripen in my kitchen. However, it seems there a lot of...

Light and fluffy butter cake topped with fresh cranberries… It was Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. I always get fresh cranberries for making Thanksgiving dinner. This time, I did something different with cranberries and I’m so glad to have made this cranberry upside down cake. This is one...

Here is a collection of dishes that you can make for Navratri. Happy Navratri to those who celebrate it. Snacks Medu Vada Bonda or Fried Potato Balls Rice Flakes or Poha Stir fry Murukku Beetroot Murukku   Main Dishes Rice Kichadi or kichidi Sabudhana Kichadi Curd Rice Lemon Rice Lemon Chick Peas Rice Rava or Semolina Upma Easy Vegetable Upma Buckwheat...

Baked salmon along with roasted veggies, dinner rolls and easy beef soup, now that’s a complete meal… This is my kind of dinner, especially on a week day. After a tiring day at work, mostly I won’t have the energy to make a scrumptious dinner. On such days, I can only think of easy breezy cooking. I don’t do much batch cooking and freeze...

Pesto Chicken Sandwich with Avocado spread, one of my favorite easy to make sandwiches… Being a basil pesto fanatic, I love anything that has pesto in it. This sandwich is one of my favorites, it’s easy to make and flavorful. I like to pack this if I’m going on a picnic. I also made an easy avocado spread, smeared the spread on the bread and topped...

  Chocolate Chiffon cake with Mocha filling and frosting made for my husband’s birthday… Last month, my Man turned another year younger and wiser, to celebrate that I made this cake. Every birthday, I bake a special cake for him and he indulges in it with so much happiness and with a wide smile on his face. Well, his smile and happiness have been my inspiration...

Chicken wings, kerala style- it’s spicy, flavorful and finger licking good… I made these chicken wings specially for my parents, that explains why I ended up making Kerala style chicken wings. Chicken wings are marinated in Indian spices and baked to perfection. They are then stir fried till browned, this is a dry dish and can be served as it is or with...

Kerala style King fish curry made with Kodampuli or Gambodge or Malabar Tamarind. I’m enjoying this Summer with my parents and making every moment memorable. The best part is that when I’m back from work, dinner will be ready on the dining table: this happens only if my mom is with me. Today, she made this finger licking Kerala style fish curry along...

  Scallops pan fried in butter and placed on peanut butter sauce, delicious…   ...

Tea flavored with cardamom, flavorful and aromatic… I’m not a huge fan of tea, I’m a coffee person. However, I do enjoy tea once in a while and I need my tea to be flavored with cardamom. Cardamom tea is my mom’s speciality and she makes this tea quite often and whenever she has guests. Everyone loved this tea and would give special request...