A crispy snack with cabbage and it’s gluten-free… Food has always been a way for me to connect with my roots, memories, and family. Many a time, Nostalgia is a key ingredient for me while cooking. This cabbage pakoda and sulaimani took me down memory lane. On a rainy day, I crave crispy fried snacks and I’ll be seen enjoying along with my favorite...

Kale and Coconut Stir fry or Thoran makes a perfect healthy side dish with rice or roti… Kale is a super green, packed with essential nutrients & vitamins. It has incredible health benefits. Kale contains fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, iron, and a wide range of other nutrients that can help prevent various health problems. Protects against...

Cauliflower fritter stir fry, a delicious Indo Chinese dish tastes exactly like restaurant-style… When it comes to cauliflower I love it cooked Indo-Chinese way. Some of my favorite dishes are Gobi Manchurian, Chili Gobi, and cauliflower fritter stir fry. The sauces added while cooking this stir fry makes this dish delicious. In fact, for making most of the...

Mango and coffee in harmony and made into a light, fluffy & feathery mousse… I got thrilled when I found all the ingredients in my refrigerator for making one of the easiest yet delicious dessert: mousse. The next thought I had was what kind of mousse should I make. One of the classic mousse combos is coffee & chocolate aka mocha. I was up for trying...

Dump & Go Instant Pot Chicken Curry, ready in just 10 minutes… This is the easiest & the delicious chicken curry you will be able to make in the Instant Pot. The best part is all you have to do is dump all the ingredients in the stainless steel pot and let the IP pressure cook for 10 minutes. I didn’t saute the onions or tomatoes, after making...

Refreshing and very fruity mocktail… I named this mocktail Summer zest, made with mixed fruits like mango, strawberry, orange, lime, and mint. Fresh mint leaves picked from my veggie patch added zest to this drink. The addition of ripe mangoes did enhance the taste and orange-lime made it refreshing, with a hint of sweet strawberries.   Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_6...

Not one scoop, two scoops, but many scoops of homemade mango ice cream you can devour and none is going to stop you… Whenever I get the craving for mango ice cream, I rush to the nearby Indian restaurant. I still don’t understand why is it hard to find mango flavor in most of the Ice cream stores. They have all kinds of flavors but mango. For me, mango...

Make colorful idiyappams or string hoppers, by adding spices to the dough… Idiyappam or string hopper is a  popular South Indian & Srilankan breakfast dish made with rice dough. Idiyappam making is an interesting and fun process, please watch the below video for making the perfect idiyappams. How to make Idiyappam, detailed cooking video How to cook Idiyappam...

Kinnathappam or steamed rice cake in a pan, a South Indian specialty dessert… Kinnathappam is a family favorite sweet or dessert that’s made during Ramadan, Eid, and on special occasions. My mom makes the best tasting and melt into the mouth kinnathappam. I don’t make this quite often, but whenever I make it I get the feeling that my family is with...

Chatti Pathiri or layered crepes stuffed with shrimp masala… This is a Malabar specialty dish that’s enjoyed by everyone. In my family, this is made quite often especially during Ramadan. Chicken stuffed chatti pathiri is the most popular one. I’ve already posted the recipe on my blog & cooking video on my YouTube channel, check that out; links...