Whole chicken biryani made in the Instant Pot; incredibly delicious… Made this delicious whole chicken biryani for my Man’s birthday. After owning an Instant Pot, I always make biryani in the Instant Pot. After cooking the chicken and masala, basmati rice is cooked in the chicken stock; this will make the rice taste extremely flavorful. This time, I’ve...

South Indian style Rasam, perfect to pour over rice… Rice when served along with rasam and pickle, truly a South Indian comfort food. In some of the South Indian houses, rasam is made and served with rice almost every day for lunch and dinner. Rasam can be also enjoyed as a soup, it helps in digestion and helps to relieve stomach aches. Try this easy to make...

South Indian style chutney made with carrots and tomatoes, perfect for uthappam, dosa, idli or rice… My most favorite chutney is Tomato chutney, and I need this along with dosa, idli or uthappam. I tweaked tomato chutney recipe and added carrot along with tomatoes. Turned out delicious. Tomato Chutney Recipe, click here  Oats Semolina Uthappam Recipe, click...

  Celebrating India’s 73 rd Independence day with this tri color pudding, which represents the flag of India… India secured its independence on August 15, 1947, and the  Constitution of India came into effect on January 26, 1950. The Indian flag was designed in 1921 by Pingali Venkayya, an agriculturist from Machilipatnam. The Indian flag is a horizontal...

Fuljar Soda, Kerala’s trending summer drink of 2019… Kerala, India has tropical weather and summer can get very hot. Every year, a new summer drink will be introduced in the juice bars and will capture everyone’s attention. The much talked about and tried summer drink of 2019 has been fuljar soda, it is a frothy drink. After watching a few videos...

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...