Dosa stuffed with egg masala, certainly a vegetarian delicacy… Dosa is one of the popular breakfast dishes in South India. Making dosa batter is quite a breeze, you just have to soak urad dal and rice (1:2 ratio) and grind it to a thick batter. After it has fermented by keeping the batter overnight, you could start making dosas just like you make crepes. The...

This makes a healthy evening snack… Rice flakes or flattened rice can be used for making snacks and is very popular in India. Many kinds of snacks can be prepared using rice flakes, the simplest one is made by wetting rice flakes with water which is then combined with coconut, banana and jaggery. Another variation is rice flakes stir fry, which is made by combining...

A bowl of this chowder on a freezing winter night and you get the cozy feeling… Yes, you can call me a soup addict. I love to make soups with almost everything and I don’t mind having soups almost everyday. Soups comfort me on a freezing winter day or night, when I am down with flu or when I am feeling low. Having said that, since last night I’ve...

A very simple and humble dish… Last weekend I had been following quite an unhealthy diet so to compensate that I wrapped up the weekend with a healthy sea food dinner. I had  a bag of tilapia fillet in my freezer, hence it was my pick of the night. I love to store fish fillets in my freezer as I don’t have to spend much time cleaning or cutting the fish...

Why does frying make everything so delicious??? I had already posted the recipe for making Orotti or rice roti, one of the famous rotis in Malabar cuisine. This is very popular in my family as well. Orotti along with chicken/mutton or fish curry tastes extremely delicious. There is another variation of orortti which is called Ney orotti or Fried orotti in which the...

Homemade sushi rolls couldn’t get any better… I still remember how I used to frown at sushi, however it didn’t take too long for me to turn into a sushi addict. Now, I often get the sushi craving and I am so glad that there is a really good sushi restaurant near to my house. I had been under the impression that making homemade sushi is something...

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...