One of the most delicious chutneys I had in a while… I am so much in love with this chutney. This was one of the side dishes that I served for yesterday’s thanksgiving dinner and was a big hit. I would say this is a complete chutney as it had the sweetness from the peaches, sourness from the dried cranberries and cider vinegar and the spiciness from the...

Wishing all Canadians a Happy Thanksgiving! In Canada Thanksgiving is celebrated in October and in the US it’s in September. What matters the most for me is the “celebration”. Every year, I try to whip up a few thanksgiving special dishes but haven’t tried roasting turkey from scratch. I am not a huge turkey fan so I always end up buying whole...

Flavorful and filling chicken with beans and salsa… Fall foliage is in its peak over here. Looks like this time I don’t have to drive far to get a peak of the fall foliage and to enjoy the magnificent beauty of nature. Without any doubt, Fall is my favorite season. In fact, I think it’s almost everyone’s favorite season. One of the things...

Aromatic shrimp in coconut milk… I took a break from blogging for a week and feels like I am hit by writers block. Words aren’t flowing out of me and is taking a long time to even form a sentence. Last week, I’d spent some good fun times with our friends. I’d surprised their lil girl with a 2 layered fondant cake on her 5th birthday. She felt...

Easy to make and delicious rice… It was one long big day for me. Right now, I am extremely exhausted yet I cannot sit idle or rest. I am in celebration mood, I successfully defended and Yes, I did rock the floor Finally, I can say that one of my dreams has come true. It had been an incredible 2 years researching in the field of Chemistry. Apart from the phenomenal academic...

Quick and simple corn fritters… Snacking on a gloomy evening makes me feel better, especially fried snacks. Lately, I am not that keen about fried snacks, so the other day made this pan fried corn fritters. I’ve not been into major cooking these days, though cooking helps me to relax, sometimes if I’m stuck with other thoughts I cannot focus much...

One pot rice meal… On busy days, I tend to make one pot meals as it’s easy to make and a plate of it will have everything that I need. I’ve been very busy lately  and so not able to multi task. As my defense date is nearing, I’m focusing and worrying more about that. Just to refresh myself, I took a day off today and got the much needed rest....

Easy, healthy, delicious, colorful chicken salad for any day. Here is the video, enjoy ...

A Kerala speciality mixed veggie side dish… What’s the talk of the day? iPhone 5. Being an apple fanatic, (well, I love both apples; apple the fruit as well as apple gadgets) I always look forward to new apple gadget launches and when it hits the stores I stop by to take a peek, to touch it, pat it and then will end up buying it. It’s irresistible!...

Pineapple, yogurt and coconut in harmony… This is one of the side dishes served with Sadya. There are a few other pulisseries as well like beetroot, cucumber and ripe mango. The preparation for all these are almost the same, only the main ingredient changes. My favorite among these is mango pulissery and my second favorite is this pineapple pulissery. The sweetness...