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...

Idli or steamed rice cakes are fried and stir fried in a delicious sauce and you get Idli 65: so delicious and a perfect appetizer… Idlis are one of the most popular breakfast dishes in South India. They are actually steamed rice cakes, a batter is made by grinding rice and lentil, allowed to ferment and the batter is poured onto the idli moulds and steam cooked....

Beef strips, veggies and noodles stir fried together, delicious one pot meal… I’m a huge fan of stir fries and I do have a soft corner towards beef and noodle stir fries. Whenever I buy beef strips I will be seen making this dish. I perk up the flavor of this dish with Asian sauces and seasonings. Beef strips, veggies and rice noodles when stir fried...

The best tasting Guava pudding and it’s easy to make… I’ve been trying to finish up Guavas that I’d bought last week. We ate some, made milkshakes out of it and was thinking what should I make next, that’s when the idea of making pudding hit me hard. I’m so glad that I made this pudding, tasted absolutely delicious and loved the...

Ghee roasted plantains are layered with egg, roasted apples and coconut and then baked; tasted delicious… I am a huge plantain lover, may be because I grew up in Kerala where plantains are abundantly available. And, we make so many different snacks using plantains. One of the famous evening snacks in Kerala is Pazhampori or plantain fritters. Most of the snacks...

Delicious and nutritious green smoothie… Lately, I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about green smoothies. Now, most of the juice bars have added “green smoothies” on their menu and they are given a much higher price tag as well. You really don’t have to spend $6 for a glass of that power packed smoothies. It can be made much fresher...