Fish in coconut milk, one of my favorite Kerala style fish dishes… I had a great day yesterday, I gracefully entered into my 30’s. Honestly, I don’t feel depressed nor frustrated to hit the big 3-oh, instead I feel excited and blessed to have lived in this beautiful world surrounded by wonderful people and great experiences. I’ve enjoyed each...

Mildly flavored yet a remarkable dish… Before I start cooking, I always peek into my refrigerator and pantry, most of the times I go with the ingredients available at that time and try to season it, combine it and cook it. The other day, I had butternut squash and spinach in my refrigerator, quinoa in my pantry and chicken breasts in my freezer and I challenged...

4 basic ingredients + 15 minutes=healthy and yummy tomato soup… I repeat, you don’t have to have over the top ingredients or recipes to make something delicious. From my experience, it’s not hard at all to whip up a tasty dish using simple ingredients and in less time. During my last grocery shopping, I had bought a huge bag of tomatoes, I’ve...

Vegetarian enchiladas tastes as good as non-veggie version… Last night, we dined at our favorite Mexican restaurant “Under the Volcano”. I love Mexican food and have dined at many Mexican restaurants before, for some reason I didn’t find any of them up to the mark. After dining at Under the Volcano, I finally  have a favorite Mexican restaurant...

Freezing cold weather=hot soup… Last weekend, I had spend a few hours digging deep into my closet for sweaters and winter jackets which I had buried last year. As summer arrives I bury it deep and as winter comes I dig deep searching for it, sigh. Well, I am still a snow freak, so I love winter. However, it takes a few weeks to cope up with the summer to winter...

Rich, creamy and scrumptious chicken dish… I go nuts for cashew nuts! If I get a box of cashew nuts I’ll be seen munching on them non stop. It’s noteworthy that the major share of the world raw cashew nuts production is imported by Kerala, that’s where I hail from. Cashew nuts are abundantly found in my hometown and it’s very common...

One of my favorite chicken dishes… I’m so glad it’s Friday. Isn’t Fridays always magical? It’s been a very hectic days lately, finally I am done writing my research report and I’ve submitted to my committee members.. Looking forward to defend my work next week and it certainly calls for heck a lot of preparations. Even though...

Now, this is a very healthy and nutritious dish… Last week, while grocery shopping I piled up more green veggies on my cart than anything else. Kale, spinach, lettuce, swiss chard etc were my healthy picks. Every time I look at these greens, one dish that rolls in to my mind is Kerala style Thoran or veggie stir fry with coconut. While getting ready to make...

My hubby found this recipe, made it and I fell head over heals for it… If I try a recipe from a cookbook or any other source, I tend to make a lot of changes as it’s very hard for me to follow it blindly unless it’s a cake or pastry recipe. As a result, I can never recreate the original taste of that dish. On the other hand, when my hubby cooks...

A vegetarian version of chili chicken… One of the my favorite Indo Chinese dishes is chili chicken. I’ve had different versions of chili chicken made my by mom, my aunts, at restaurants and finally made by myself. This is such a delicious dish that I wanted to make a vegetarian version, so that my vegan readers can also enjoy it. While thinking about...