Authentic Kerala meen peera dish… You don’t have to go to an exotic place or drive/fly for long hours to enjoy a vacation. You can have an awesome vacation locally in your own city. That’s what I did this long weekend! We vacationed in our own cozy beautiful city! I did skip cooking at home, and ate out for brunch, lunch and dinner, and absolutely...

All you need is 15 minutes to make this delicious semolina or rava laddu… Aren’t you all glad that Thursday has come to an end??? This week did go by pretty fast and now looking forward to a long weekend. Last weekend, we visited the Botanical garden in Hamilton, ON. There are many gardens, lakes and parks lined up in Hamilton, it was a very relaxing...

Delicious fruit and nuts upma… Upma or uppuma is a very common breakfast dish in South India. However, this dish was not common in my family, very rarely this was made in my home. The main ingredient in this dish is semolina which is dry roasted and combined with either veggies/meat and cooked by pouring water little by little. Last saturday morning while thinking...

A great dish to trick any hard core non-vegetarians, they will fall head over heels… Hope all my dear readers are doing great. Finally, the much awaited Summer is in its peak, now that everyone has only one thing to say “oh, it’s so hottt”. I say that too Before we know summer will come to an end and we will be wrapped in winter jackets and...

I had been wanting to write about my travels for so long but I kept postponing it. Today, while backing up all my pictures, I looked at our Hawaii vacation pictures and cherished those beautiful memories. That sort of triggered me to write this post. We visited Hawaii in 2007 and the pictures were taken on a point and click camera. These pictures don’t look...

A popular Maharastrian dish made with sabudana or tapioca pearls… Sabudana or sago (or Chavari in Malayalam) or Tapioca pearls, is a common ingredient in Payasam , a popular dessert in Kerala. I dig out sabudana only when I have payasam that too vermicelli (semiya) payasam, else I seldom take it out of my pantry. I haven’t made a savory dish with sabudana...

A complete meal… After I got back from work I went straight into the kitchen as I was so sure about what to make for dinner. The other day, I had bought puff pastry and so wanted to make something out of it. Today, my mind was full of chicken pot pie wrapped with puff pastry. I didn’t follow the traditional recipe, instead I followed my own instincts....

Easy to make hassle free biryani… Fun weekend became more eventful when we had a mini tornado in the evening. It was unbelievably cloudy since morning and we expected heavy rain in the morning. ¬†However, it started to rain only in the evening accompanied by hails and thunderstorm and a mini tornado. I didn’t miss clicking the pictures, I was hoping to...

Salmon, spinach and parmesan cheese; this dish couldn’t get any better I swear… I had a wonderful week and having a lovely weekend too. I’d been waiting for my convocation since 9 months and finally it happened on last Thursday. It was such a proud and overwhelming moment. I had so much fun with my dear friends who took time to be a part of my graduation....

Chicken simmered in onion-almond paste and flavored up with saffron, so rich and amazingly delicious… Mughlai cuisine is one of my favorite cuisines: the mesmerizing aroma, the tantalizing flavors and the exquisite dishes, it’s irresistible and I go wild. Most of the North Indian dishes fall into this category, Mughlai cuisine is influenced by the Persian...