On the go smoothie and a perfect healthy smoothie made with banana and dates… Without any second thoughts, my favorite breakfast is a smoothie. On weekdays, I usually have a healthy and filling smoothie. I make the smoothie and enjoy it while going to work. By the time I reach my office, I feel energized to start my work and helps me to be productive. I’ve...

Garam Masala, an essential ground spice used in Indian cooking… One of the unavoidable spices in Indian cooking is garam masala. I call it: the queen of all ground spices. Garam masala is a blend of several aromatic whole spices. It is easily available at all the Indian stores. However, store-bought garam masala lacks flavor and aroma. For that reason, I don’t...

Kerala style delicious egg roast made in the Instant Pot… I have been making hard-boiled eggs in the Instant pot, turns out perfect every single time. Hard-boiled eggs combined with onion-tomato masala is a popular breakfast dish in Kerala, India. Egg roast is served with appam, idiyappam, chapati, poori etc. I used Instant pot to make the egg roast and it...

Beef Curry & Brown rice made simultaneously in the Instant Pot using Pot-in-Pot method… One of the amazing features in Instant Pot is Pot in Pot cooking method. In one go, we can make 2 or more dishes. The key factor we should keep in mind in PIP is that the dishes should have the same cooking time. My attempt at cooking beef curry and brown rice using...

Chicken curry made in the Instant Pot effortlessly… I cook chicken, other meat curries and anything meat-related dishes only in the Instant Pot. The ease, the effortless cooking and less time consumption in the Instant pot are just amazing. Here is the recipe for making easy chicken curry. I like to season the chicken with the spices and marinate for a few...

Coconut rice is a South Indian specialty dish… In Kerala, coconut rice is made with rosematta or matta rice. Matta rice is the red rice that is nutritious and healthy. In the Instant pot, rice: liquid ratio should be accurate to make the perfect fluffy coconut rice and avoid burn sign. For 2 cups rice, 3 1/2 cups liquid is required. I’ve added 2 1/2 cups...

Chikoo or Sapota or Sapodilla is a tropical fruit that has an amazing caramel flavor, turn them into a delicious smoothie… One of my favorite tropical fruits is chikoo or sapodilla. There is a huge chikoo tree on my parents front yard in Kerala, when I visit them I have got the joy of picking ripe chikoo right from the tree and enjoying them. The fruit by itself...

Healthy and filling breakfast… One of my favorite weekday breakfast is made with plantains and eggs. Plantains are rich in fiber and instant energy boosters. Whenever I find plantains at the grocery store I get them. Even if it’s not ripe, buy them and keep them on the kitchen counter top. In a few days, they will ripen. This is one of the easiest dishes...

Healthy smoothie to kick start your day… Smoothie made with banana, apple, nuts, and flaxseed. Healthy, filling and instant energy booster.   Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_9 span,#wpdevar_comment_9 iframe{width:100% !important;}...

Healthy Smoothie to kick start your day… This week, I’ve been having different kinds of smoothie for breakfast. Obviously, I love smoothies. It’s healthy and filling and will help you to kick start your day in a cheerful and energetic way. Smoothie No: 1: Strawberry, banana, apple and cereal smoothie. To the mixed fruits-I also added cereal, made...