Ripe bananas are transformed into delicious fritters… I had a couple of over-ripe bananas that had developed black spots on the skin. I don’t like to eat the over ripe bananas, I usually turn them into smoothies or milkshakes. It is said that over-ripe bananas that have black spots on the skin helps to fight cancer. So, don’t throw the over ripe...

Poached egg in roasted coconut gravy, one of my favorite egg curries… In Kerala cuisine, there are many dishes that can be made with eggs. One of the evening snacks loved by most people is Egg puffs, in which hard boiled egg roast is used to stuff the puff pastry. Egg curries can be made many ways, most delicious egg curries are made by adding coconut milk...

Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour, have a nutty flavor and tastes incredible when stir fried with chicken and veggies… Recently, I came across soba noodles at the Asian isle in the grocery store. I became curious and soon got into the investigation mode. The noodle has brown color and on the ingredients list it said: buckwheat flour and enriched...

Homemade pizza base topped with dragon chicken… I have to agree that homemade pizzas are healthy and less greasy. It can be made just like restaurant style and can be topped with any kinds of ingredients. Every time, I make pizza I try different kinds of topping. So far, my favorites are ground beef pizza, pesto chicken pizza and butter chicken pizza. I took...

Broccoli pesto soup; Pesto made this soup taste delish… Those who follow my blog might know by now that I’m a true pesto freak. I can literally have it everyday, the aroma and the flavor of basil pesto is such a delight. I spread my pizza dough with pesto, combine pasta with it, stir fry chicken in pesto, I’ve done so many things with it. However,...

Hearty ground chicken and couscous soup, it’s more like chili soup, perfect on a cold winter day… As winter arrives, I make more soups and a bowl of any warm soup would make me feel cozy. Every time I make soup, I tend to add different ingredients, spices, veggies etc. I just can’t resist that temptation. The other day, I started making chicken...

Coconut rice or Thengachor is one of my favorites, when chicken is added, it got even more delicious… Coconut rice without the addition of chicken is often made in my mom’s family. After she got married, she taught everyone in my dad’s family to make this. Without any doubt, my mom makes the best tasting coconut rice. It tastes incredible when...

Maqloobeh or Maqluba, a traditional dish of the Arab Levant. You get to enjoy chicken, fried veggies and basmati rice… I’d made this dish a few months ago for Eid. Since then, I’d been debating if I should post this recipe or not. Today, while browsing through the food pictures, I kept looking at this picture and got the temptation to blog the recipe....

  Hearty Beef stew made in a pressure cooker… One of the appliances that’s found in most Indian kitchen is pressure cooker. In India, for house warming or for wedding, you will be guaranteed to receive many pressure cookers as gifts. I would say, that’s a very thoughtful gift as it will be put into good use most of the days. And, this is one...

Aromatic and flavorful basil pesto combined with chicken and pasta, one of my favorite pasta dishes… I literally love anything that has pesto in it: pesto pizza, pesto chicken, pesto pasta, pesto noodles etc etc, the list is endless. Sometimes, I even combine cooked rice with pesto and the bland rice gets flavorful and delicious in no time. Though pesto can...