Idlis made in a paniyaram pan, known as Paddus… I didn’t know the correct name of this dish, so I kept calling them mini Idlis. Basically, these are made with Idli batter after adding a few ingredients to the batter. Unlike the authentic idlis made by steaming, these paddus are made in a paniyaram pan or the pan used for making Kerala unniyappam. I’m...

Omelette with a twist, noodles omelette… Noodles Omelette Cooking Video   ...

  Mutta Surka- Fried savoury rice and egg snacks… In Spring and in Fall, most days can be gloomy and rainy. On rainy days, I get the craving to have fried snacks, especially Kerala snacks. In Kerala, it’s quite a normal routine to serve some kind of snacks along with tea in the evening. Yesterday, it had been drizzling the whole day. I worked from home...

Asparagus and red lentil together makes a comforting soup… For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been waking up to the chipping of the birds, enjoying rainy and foggy weather and my tulips are popping out of the ground…Yes, Spring has sprung. I literally cannot wait for the weather to warm up and to get back to gardening, outdoor activities and travelling....

Moist, refreshing, sublime and an incredible cake… The first word that came out of me after taking the first bite is Refreshing. Obviously, key lime will make anything refreshing to the core. I came across this recipe on fine cooking magazine, as I read the ingredients I had the feeling this recipe is meant for me. I get instantly connected to some of the ingredients...

  Asian style chicken bacon wrapped veggies, a perfect appetizer for parties… There are so many recipes that can be made with bacon, literally anything can be wrapped with bacon. I don’t consume bacon or pork so I used chicken bacon instead to make this appetizer. Turkey bacon is also available if you are looking for more lean meat. Making this is quite...

Papaya and dates combined together to make a yummy and healthy smoothie… Papaya is a tropical fruit and has many health benefits. It’s abundantly found in my hometown and most houses have a few trees in their backyard. All you have to do is pick the ripe papayas right from the trees and enjoy it as it is or turn them into smoothies, puddings etc. Even...

Chicken Tikka Masala, a popular Indian dish that’s found on the menu of Indian restaurants… In North America, two popular Indian dishes that’s served in almost all Indian restaurants are butter chicken and chicken tikka masala. I’ve already posted the recipe for making Butter chicken and the recipe for making shrimp tikka masala. Blogging...

Tots made with cauliflower and it’s baked, a healthy snack. I mostly make Indo-Chinese dishes with cauliflower, and most of the recipes call for frying cauliflower. Last time, I tried not to fry cauliflower and ended up making an Indo Chinese cauliflower stir fry by boiling the cauliflower, tasted delicious. Here is the recipe. The other day, I made this tots...

Chettinad style sambar, yet another South Indian vegetarian delicacy… Chettinad cuisine is popular in Tamil Nadu, they are known for using a variety of fresh and roasted spices along with coconut. Their dishes are aromatic, flavorful and finger licking delicious. I’ve tried a few Chettinad style dishes and I loved them so much. During my India visit...