Hearty and Healthy butternut squash and green lentil soup… If you are looking for a healthy yet filling and delicious soup, you gotta try this soup. I made this soup in the Instant pot. I added buttercup squash which has a buttery flavor and green lentils along with Indian spices. Towards the end, I added yogurt, that really enhanced the taste of this soup. If...

Perfectly cooked brown rice made in the Instant Pot… In the Instant Pot, rice : water ratio is 1:1 for making al dente (firm) rice. If you want the rice to be cooked softer- you should add 1/2 cup more water. However, cooking time varies depending on the type of rice you are using. IP rice button is timed for cooking white rice and Parboiled rice. For other...

For all coffee lovers, this cake is a must try… If you are mesmerized by the aroma of coffee and has turned into a slave of its taste, then this is a cake exclusively for you. I am an avid coffee lover and my brain wouldn’t function without that one cup of coffee in the morning. I wanted something to sweeten up my Saturday night. Also, the gloomy rainy...

Carrots glazed with brown sugar, butter and honey. Fresh Rosemary leaves impart nice aroma and flavor. This makes a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner or any kinds of dinner.   ...

Butter roasted banana pancakes- easy to make and delicious… The bite of butter roasted bananas in the pancake is just delicious. This is my current favorite pancake, I’ve already made this a few times last month. The batter is very easy to make, round cut bananas are placed on the pan and pancake batter is poured over it and cooked till golden and fluffy....

Leftover turkey got a fancy makeover: stuffed the crepes with turkey and fried… After Thanksgiving, we obviously serve turkey for the next few days. I’ve been having turkey for the last 3 days and my Man has started to frown. I had some more leftover turkey that I wanted to serve for tonight’s dinner. I had to turn that into something fancy and...

Creamy coconut goodness filled pies, absolutely delicious… This was the dessert I made for Thanksgiving and it was a hit. It has the right amount of creaminess and sweetness and an enormous amount of coconut deliciousness. I’d posted the recipe for making vanilla custard or pudding, the recipe for making coconut cream is similar to vanilla custard with...

Chettinad style shrimp Sambar- made with roasted coconut and whole spices, aromatic and flavorful… I had shrimp and all the ingredients to make sambar. Hence, I combined both and made shrimp sambar. This is more like Chettinad style as grated coconut along with other whole spices are roasted and made into a paste and added to the cooked lentil and mixed veggies;...

Boneless chicken marinated in a flavorful and aromatic marinade and is pan fried…deliciousness overloaded and very healthy… I did facetime with my sister and niece in the afternoon and she told me that she had made green chicken for lunch. Perfect timing, as I was quite confused about what to make for my lunch. I didn’t think twice, went ahead and...

A delicious sweet made with besan (gram flour/chickpea flour) and khoya (dried evaporated milk solids)… Wish I can have this sweet every singly day. An easy to make and extremely delicious Indian sweet. Burfi can be made with different kinds of ingredients like besan, ground cashew nuts, ground almonds, coconut, Khoya, condensed milk, beetroot etc etc. Here...