An easy to make snack with broccoli… I’ve met a lot of people who dislike broccoli. I also know many who eat raw broccoli every single day. I am not a fan of raw broccoli but I love cooked broccoli in any form- soups, stir fries, roasted, mixed with rice, fritters etc etc. The other day, I made fritters out of broccoli and it turned out good. It was...

Pav Bhaji is a popular Maharashtrian street food, devoured by all with so much enthusiasm… Bhaji is a thick vegetable gravy made by cooking mixed veggies along with tomato sauce. It’s then served with Pav or dinner rolls. Any kind of veggie can be used for making bhaji and is a great way of including veggies in your diet. Cooking video:   ...

Chilled Rooh Afza milk with basil seeds- refreshing summer drink… Rooh Afza is a staple drink for most people in India, Pakistan and Middle East during Ramadan and Summer. It has a nice aromatic rose flavor and cooling ingredients that makes it a perfect thirst quencher for Summer. My grandfather is a huge fan of this and this was the only thing he had asked...

Boiled and pan fried potatoes cooked in a flavorful yogurt gravy, vegetarian delicacy… Every time I try a new vegetarian dish, I fall more in love with the vegetarian food world. Even though I make non-vegetarian dishes on a daily basis, I do appreciate and enjoy many vegetarian dishes, especially Kerala dishes. For the last few days, I’d been trying...

Mango Phirni- an incredible chilled dessert made with ripe mangoes… When mangoes are in season, you gotta make mango phirni- it’s an easy to make dessert, rich, creamy and tastes delicious. For me, any dessert that has ripe mangoes in it are delicious. Here is yet another easy mango dessert that you can try: mango pudding. This is an Indian dessert-...

Thai style chicken and veggie stir fry, aromatic and delicious… One of my favorite cuisines is Thai cuisine. Thai dishes are aromatic, refreshing and delicious. In this dish, chicken coated with flour is first shallow fried, then combined with veggies and a nice sweet sauce is poured over it and stir fried. Brown sugar imparts the sweetness and dry red chili...

Bottle gourd cooked in coconut milk… Bottle gourd is widely grown in Tropical places. It is used for making a variety of savoury or sweet dishes in India. In Kerala, thoran and pachadi are made using bottle gourd. This was the first time I made something out of bottle gourd and I made a stew out of it. The taste of bottle gourd is quite similar to cucumber...

Quesadilla- Indian style and made with homemade wheat crepes… One of my favorite Mexican dishes is Quesadilla- the crunchy and grilled tortilla along with cheese and the chicken filling, together it’s a delicious dish. I made Indian style Quesadilla by making chicken filling seasoned with Indian spices and stuffed the filling between wheat crepes and...

Ghee roasted plantain, vermicelli, coconut, egg and cashew nuts, combined together to make this incredibly delicious cutlets… I’ve posted many recipes using plantain as I’m a die hard fan of plantain. So glad that plantains are always available at the Canadian grocery store that I shop every week. I try to make something different out of plantains...

Chilled Cashew nut milk with fruits, falooda sev and basil seeds…Yummy! This is quite a healthy and nutritious drink, ground cashew nuts are cooked in milk and condensed milk seasoned with saffron, chill the seasoned cashew nut milk. While serving, I added mixed fruits, falooda sev, soaked basil seeds, dates and honey. These made this drink so delicious. If...