Shallow fried fish submerged in creamy coconut and tomato gravy, absolutely delicious… Every time I cook with fish, I try to make it differently. I’ve already shared the recipe for making so many different kind of fish curries. Fish is a staple food for non-vegetarians in Kerala. My family being a hard core non-vegetarians, either fish or meat will be...

Refreshing and tasty Strawberry lassi or strawberry and yogurt smoothie… Weather is getting warmer, flowers are blooming, Mother nature is dressing up in its gorgeous green attire, birds are chirping away and the people are having fun outdoors.¬†Finally, Summer has arrived! We are enjoying a relaxing weekend at home. After lunch, I needed something to sweeten...

Refreshing and aromatic cilantro and mint rice… After the Victoria long weekend, going back to the grind was a bit difficult. Glad that this week is short and it’s already Thursday. We had some guests over, so I cooked some dishes for them, roamed around the city and had a fun filled long weekend. Before we knew it all came to an end, sigh! After the...

Oats Idli or steamed oats cake, by adding oats idlis got a healthy makeover… One of the popular South Indian veggie breakfasts is Idli. Traditionally, the idli batter is made by grinding soaked rice and urad dal which is then allowed to ferment overnight, the batter is then poured onto idli moulds and are steam cooked. It resembles to a soft and spongy round...

Rice flakes cooked in sweetened milk, a quick and easy to make dessert that will sweeten up your tastebuds… Lately, I’ve been having frequent sweet cravings. I’m just wondering, is it the changing season or is it my changing hormones??? Wish I could fall for the cravings and indulge in sweets every time I get the craving. In such situations, I try...

Musakka is a popular Mediterranean dish in which roasted or fried eggplant, peppers, tomatoes are slow cooked; it resembles to a stew or a casserole… Musakka is made differently in different countries. In Turkey, it is made into a stew. While in Greece, eggplant and cooked meat are layered, topped with a white sauce and baked. I’ve had Musakka at a Mediterranean...

Tomatoes cooked in coconut and yogurt gravy, simple and comforting Kerala veggie dish… I’d already posted the recipes for making 4 types of pulissery: Pumpkin, Cucumber, Mango and Pineapple. Now, it’s obvious that pulissery can be made with so many ingredients. My most favorite among these is Mango pulissery, the sweetness from the ripe mangoes...

Meatballs, chicken stock, greens and orzo pasta are married into this soup; delicious and nourishing soup. A perfect soup for the soul… This is an Italian American soup, popular in America and is served at most Italian restaurants here. I’d this soup a few weeks ago at an Italian restaurant, I instantly fell for it and enjoyed every sip of it with a Mmmm...

Making hot chocolate is so easy and when it’s homemade it tastes even more delicious… Yesterday, I had a sudden craving for hot chocolate; it wasn’t a rainy gloomy day. Isn’t any day a great day to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate??? My first thought was to drive to a nearby coffee shop and get it from there. I felt way too lazy to dress up and...

Chicken cooked in almond and coconut gravy, so rich and delicious… I’d always been a sunshine lover as rainy weather made me depressed and unmotivated. Surprisingly, now I find myself starting to love the rain and the beauty of Nature drenched in rain. And a cup of warm coffee tastes much better when it rains. Today, it was a combination of rain and sunshine...