Sweet potatoes aid weight loss… Sweet potatoes as the name suggests are sweeter than regular potatoes. Ironically, sweet potatoes don’t increase our blood sugar compared to regular potatoes which is low in fiber and increases our blood sugar. They have high content of antioxidants and fiber. If you are someone wanting to loose weight include sweet potatoes...

Sadya without pulissery, are you kidding me??? Pulissery is such a versatile dish as this can be made with a lot of different veggies. You could make it either with cucumber, pineapple, mango, pumpkin, plantain or sometimes it’s made just with yogurt without the addition of veggies. My favorite is mango pulissery, the sweetness from the mango, the sourness of...

  Rich and creamy puddings… I wasn’t into avocado until I tried Avocado milkshake, one of the best milkshakes I’ve ever tasted. Guacamole was the first avocado based dish that I had  tried a few years ago at a Mexican restaurant and after that I’ve had salmon and avocado sushi. Last weekend, I had bought a few avocados with the intention...

When Idli got a makeover… Just like pancakes, idlis are served often for breakfast in most South Indian houses. Idlis are steamed fermented rice cake and is served with sambar or chutneys. It’s so soft and fluffy that even kids can digest it easily. Having idlis with sambar along with a hot cup of filter coffee is pure bliss. Those who have had this combination...

Puttu+Kadala Curry= Irresistible! There are some foods in Kerala that has unbeatable taste. For instance: fish curries, spicy mutton chops, kadala curry or Chick Peas curry, Kappa…well, I do have a long list. For Keralites, puttu (steamed rice balls) tastes best when it’s served along with kadala curry and this has been one of the famous breakfast dishes....

Loved the combination of chicken and green pepper… One veggie that’s always found in my refrigerator is green pepper, my refrigerator looks complete with this particular veggie. As I love to add green pepper to many of the dishes like stir fries, Indo Chinese dishes or while roasting veggies. The other day, I combined the cooked chicken with green pepper...

Finally, I started loving brussel sprouts… I can now confidentially say that I love all kinds of veggies. Until last week I had an exception, Brussel sprouts. Though I admired the cute miniature cabbage look of them, I just couldn’t handle the bitterness of it. Once I had bought a bag of brussel sprouts and cooked it, it turned out to be so bitter that...

Biryani has never failed to bring out the joy and festive mood in me… Are you overwhelmed by the long preparation time that most of the Biryani recipes call for? If so give this recipe a try. As the name suggests it’s made in a hurry, which means it calls for less preparation time yet tastes flavorful and delicious. It’s been a long time since I...

These pakoras are the best and the spicy yogurt sauce gave the pakoras a nice kick… Honestly, this week was pretty darn bad for me. I was in the holiday hangover and it was so hard for me to wake up early and go to school. In the morning, I rolled and rolled, snoozed the alarm a million times and tried to come up with all lame excuses to be under the blanket....

Green beans, chicken and cream of mushroom in one dish… Hope everyone’s New year is coming along great. It’s indeed a great start for me, however after 10 days holiday I feel way too lazy to get back to work. Holidays are never long enough! Making green bean casserole had been in my mind for so long, so I decided to make it for last night’s...