The best pudding I’ve had in a while, Yum… How Ironic! Yesterday was the first day of Spring and it’s been snowing lightly for the past few days. This year we did get a lot of snow so I enjoyed this winter a lot, now I cannot wait for some greenness, lushness and serenity. Summer, please come faster. Last night, we dined at a new sushi restaurant...

This is a guest post submitted by Nisha.   Add the grated pumpkin to a pan and stir it until the moisture evaporates.You can identify it by a slight change in colour.Then add ghee to it and stir them again for 5 minutes. Finally add the milk,khoya and sugar and stir them well and let the milk gets absorbed.Once the Halwa is dry,cool them and serve with garnished...

Pureed caramelized onions made this veggie dish tasty… After a week long of blowing the nose and sipping chukku kaapi, cold viruses finally set me free. I feel energized, focused and hence way too many thoughts are hitting my mind. My today’s thought was about imaginary conversation. Yes, I do have imaginary conversation with people that I know and also...

Succulent shrimp tikka masala… It was a beautiful weekend, weather wise. But I was so sick and stayed home blowing my nose and drinking chukku kaapi. On last Friday I dined at a Thai restaurant and had tom yum goong, it really helped me to open up my senses. Tom yum goong and fiery thai dishes provides me the needed comfort on days when I feel sick. On saturday,...

Melt in the mouth, crunchy biscuits found at bakeries in Kerala… Finally, I made these cute egg or coin biscuits and succumbed to my craving. I feel content! These were my favorite evening snack as a kid and while growing up. Apparently, these are called biscuits in Kerala, mostly found in the shape of coins and sometimes it gets the bean shape as well. These...

  While living in Kerala, I never had to and never bothered to know the english names of all the fishes we got there. After moving to the US, I did spend some time searching and learning about the english names of the fishes. If you are someone new to North America or going out of Kerala, you might find this helpful. These are some of the common fishes that...

My all time favorite fish curry… How many times have I mentioned that Kappa (Tapioca) and fish curry is a match truly made in paradise??? A gazillion??? I will keep on saying this, so please bare with me. If I hadn’t born and raised in Kerala I wouldn’t have admired this dish as much as I do now. As many of you know that Kerala food is spicy and...

  Healthiest smoothie made out of plantain and almonds… I hail from the land of plantains, that explains why I can hardly resist them. I am so glad that plantain is available at almost all stores in my city. Though plantain belongs to banana family, plantains are much more healthier and have more health benefits than bananas. Plantain is abundantly found in...

This is my all time favorite vegetable biryani as it’s my mom’s recipe… I cannot think or not yet ready to try another vegetable biryani recipe as I cannot get over with the taste of this one. I seldom make veggie biryani as my man is a hard core non-veg 😛 To satisfy him I always have to make some non-veg dishes to accompany with the veggie dishes....

One of the popular Kerala breakfasts… Rekindling old memories! Puttu or steamed wet rice flour, payar or mung bean stir fry and pappadam or lentil wafers: the sight of these dishes together in a plate itself will make any Keralites drool. This has been a breakfast delicacy of Kerala for so many centuries and is still devoured by many with so much greed. Puttu...