Ripe guavas are great for making milkshakes or smoothies… One of the fruits that I had eaten a lot while growing up and now miss a lot is guava. There used to be a guava tree at my grand parents backyard and I used to pluck the guavas right from the tree. It’s a very common tree in my hometown. Here, during Summer, guavas are sold at the Asian markets...

Kerala style crab roast is one of the dishes that’s loved by most of the non-vegetarian people in Kerala… If you haven’t tasted crab meat, you are definitely missing out something delicious. Crabs do look creepy, but have to agree that they got the best tasting meat. I started loving crab ever since I was a kid.  The fisherwoman who brought fishes...

Easy to make eggless and no-bake cheesecake in a glass, I added peach pulp and it tasted delicious… Making desserts can be a bit time consuming, here is a delicious dessert that can be made without any effort and in just a matter of minutes. Traditional Cheesecake recipes call for egg and the batter has to be baked. This is a healthier version without the addition...

Lasagna topped with hearty and flavorful Mexican Chili, delicious one pot meal… I love Mexican chili soup and I love lasagna, so I thought of combining these two together. I would say the best thought I’ve ever had, it was extremely and absolutely delicious. Chili soup which is loaded with ground beef, peppers, black beans and cheese makes a hearty and...

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...