Refreshing fresh rolls for Summer… An appetizer that can be made without frying or baking. Easy to make and will make you feel refreshed. This is a great appetizer to serve during Summer, perfect for a backyard party as you don’t have to do any cooking. Have the filling ready, just wrap them up in a rice paper, dip them in a dipping sauce and enjoy. Shrimp...

Chicken curry and Kappa made in the Instant Pot… One of the Kerala specialty dishes is chicken and Kappa or Tapioca cooked together. This is one of my favorite one-pot dishes. I make the chicken curry in the Instant Pot, made effortlessly and then combine cooked tapioca or yuca root along with it. It’s that simple and tastes delicious. Cooking Video   Facebook...

Perfect weekend breakfast: ghee roasted plantains, and eggs wrapped in coconut crepes… One of my favorite breakfast is ripe plantains roasted in ghee and beaten eggs scrambled with them. A bowl of this makes a healthy breakfast and is filling. For Saturday breakfast, I made a twist and wrapped the ghee roasted plantains in coconut crepes. Tasted delish. This...

Homemade and baked beef patties and burgers… Summer backyard parties are incomplete without burgers. It gets thrilling when you have the burgers with homemade and baked beef patties. I often bake beef balls or patties and have that along with a salad- for me, this makes the best weekday lunch. The other day, baked beef patties and turned that into a burger....

Chicken fingers, it’s homemade and it’s baked… Last weekend, dined out and had chicken fingers after a long time, enjoyed it so much. Since then, making chicken fingers in my kitchen had been on my must-do list. Had a chess night with friends and I couldn’t think of anything but chicken fingers and fries to entertain everyone. Also, made freshly...

Pothichor (Rice, Veg thoran, Chammanthi, Omelette and Fried Fish wrapped in Banana Leaves) truly a Kerala delicacy… Keralites love any food wrapped in banana leaves, the wilted banana leaf enhances the taste of the food greatly. This is one such meal enjoyed by non-veg Keralites. Pothichor means Parcel/pack or wrapped rice, and the full meal is wrapped in banana...

Sharjah Shake, popular milkshake in Kerala… This is not the popular milkshake of Sharjah, instead, it’s Kerala’s favorite milkshake. Sharjah shake was founded in Calicut in the 80’s, since then this has been the most favorite milkshake of Keralites. Teenagers favorite, in fact, loved by both kids and adults. During my college days, I’ve...

Roasted coconut and dried red chili chutney along with dosa or idli is truly a South Indian comfort food… This is an easy to make chutney recipe made with coconut, dried red chilies and dals. I’ve roasted the coconut slightly before grinding and then made the tempering and poured over the ground coconut mixture. Tasted really good and I served with dosa.     Facebook...

Easy to make crushed pineapple cake, frosted with cream cheese frosting tastes delish… When it’s pineapple season, I either grill the pineapple or turn it into a delicious cake. I had bought a couple of fresh pineapples during my last grocery shopping. I grilled one of the pineapples, the grilled caramelized pineapple tastes divine. The other one, I had...

Beat the heat with this delicious instant iced coffee… Summer is in full swing. Being an outdoor person and a sunshine girl, I’m enjoying every bit of Summer. However, when the temperature goes beyond 30 degrees C feels too hot as well. As in Canada, we have freezing cold winter, in sub-zero temperature. Hence, we complain when it gets too cold and too...