In just 15 minutes, you will be sipping this delicious soup… Sweet corn chicken soup is a popular Indo-Chinese soup and one of my favourite soups. In the Instant Pot, this soup can be made effortlessly. Throw all the ingredients into the stainless steel pot and pressure cook for 5 minutes, followed by quick pressure release. After that, switch to saute mode...

Any morning pancakes make a great breakfast… On week days, I don’t get to sit down and enjoy a good breakfast. I just scarf down cereal or oatmeal before I go to work, many times I take my breakfast with me and eat at the desk while working. So, on weekends I try to make something good for breakfast, though I’m a bit lazy to cook in the morning....

Tomatoes cooked in coconut and yogurt gravy… When tomatoes are freshly picked from my veggie garden, any dish will taste delicious. This is an easy to make gravy made with tomatoes, coconut and yogurt; a Kerala style dish served with rice. Cooking Video   Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_3 span,#wpdevar_comment_3 iframe{width:100% !important;}...

  A popular Indian dessert made with bread; rich, creamy and delish… Double Ka Meetha is a popular dessert in Hyderabad, India. I love the simplicity of this dessert, made with simple ingredients that’s always found in our pantry and refrigerator. The other day, I had a sweet craving and I had lots of bread in my refrigerator.   All I could think of...

Kerala style recipes that can be served for lunch… My weekend lunch included Rosematta rice, Ulli Theeyal, Okra or lady’s finger masala in yogurt and my most favorite prawns pickle. Here are the recipes: Rosematta Rice Ulli Theeyal- Small Onions cooked in Roasted Coconut Gravy Okra Masala in Yogurt Recipe Prawns Pickle- Kerala Chemmeen Achar More...

Warning: it’s finger licking delicious… I’m on cloud nine right now after cooking the most delicious whole duck roast. This is the first time ever I’ve cooked duck in my kitchen. I’ve had duck a couple of times in restaurants- Chinese style and Italian style- honestly, I didn’t like that much it was too bland for me. Duck has a...

Kerala style Ulli Theeyal or small/pearl onions cooked in roasted coconut gravy… Theeyal is a Kerala dish, grated coconut is roasted till golden brown and seasoned with aromatic spices, pureed till smooth. Different kinds of ingredients can be used for making Theeyal: okra, eggplant or brinjal, small onions, mixed veggies, shrimp etc. This time, I made Theeyal...

Kerala style prawns pickle or Chemmeen Achar… Making prawns pickle had been on my ‘to cook’ list for so long, finally I struck it off. I literally did a happy dance after making this pickle and a crazy dance after tasting the pickle. It turned out awesome and yes better than the store bought ones. I don’t think there will be even a single...

  Lunch recipes that are healthy and easy to make… With a full time job that I enjoy a lot, on week days I will be seen enjoying one pot meals that are cooked the previous night. To compensate that, on weekends I try to cook a few dishes that I crave for- mostly Kerala or Indian dishes. I’ll be posting all those lunch recipes on my blog. I hope it...

Tomatoes freshly picked from my garden and turned into a delicious curry… This summer, I had the joy of picking so many tomatoes from my veggie garden and almost all of ’em turned out plum and great. My veggie garden is 100% organic and I was awed by the natural shine the tomatoes had. After the summer is over, it’s gonna get super hard for me to...