Warm rice pilaf with raita and pickle, comfort meal… Wishing everyone in the US a Happy Thanksgiving. There is nothing more rewarding than expressing gratitude to our parents, siblings, family, friends and to everyone around us who make our life happy. So don’t hesitate to express it, you will be glad you did it. Here is an easy vegetable pilaf that can...

I kept drinking and drinking this curry… I never get bored of Thai dishes, all of their dishes are aromatic, refreshing and comforting. Last weekend, I dined at a Thai restaurant and had panang chicken. Since then I’d been searching for a good recipe that can beat the restaurant style panang curry. Well, my search literally came to an end today. For dinner,...

Pickled olives and tuna gets along well… Most of the times, it’s the ingredients in my refrigerator or pantry that decides what I should make. The other day I had canned tuna in my pantry and pickled olives in my refrigerator and I was forced to make something out of it. How about tuna-olives cutlet? Didn’t sound that weird to me, at least I don’t...

Tilapia got a fancy makeover… Had it not been for my tastebuds which always want something different I wouldn’t have made variety dishes. I literally cannot settle for same kind of dishes, even if I make the same dish I would make some alterations. There are only a few dishes which I make in the same way always. When it comes to fish, I like tilapia as...

Crispiness, crunchiness and yumminess… Murukku is a popular snack in South India. This snack always came along with my grandma when she visited us. Without a doubt, grandmas fried murukku tastes delicious. This is also available at almost all snack stores in South India, however home made murukku tastes better than the store bought ones. This was the first...

Is there any celebration without sweets??? Diwali, the festival of lights is around the corner, this festival is celebrated by almost everyone in India. However, it is celebrated in its full spirit and full extend in North India. While thinking about diwali so many good memories flashes through my mind: non-stop fireworks, lights, lots of sweets and joy. I am a huge...

A popular vegetarian curry delicacy in Kerala cuisine… This morning the Sun that had been hiding among the clouds has decided to come out and spread some of its magnificent shine and light upon us. It feels amazing to finally enjoy a sunny and warm day! Ask any Keralite about Puttu and Kadala curry and they would instantly go Mmmmm. One of the most common...

500th blog post !!! A traditional Kerala snack… Winter is officially here, today we had the first snow showers of this winter. It snowed, rained in between, Sun played peekaboo, it was a fun Friday. Here is my 500th blog post, wow! When I’d first started blogging, I never thought that I would write 500 articles. Well, now it’s happening. I can only...

Gluten free lasagna and it’s vegetarian… Wow, that was one devastating blow by hurricane Sandy. My heart goes out to all the victims and truly hope that things are going to be normal soon. It’s good to see people working hard around the clock to restore everything. My hearty prayers East Coast! Who would say no to lasagna? I love it and my man loves...

Tired of aloo (potato) paratha, chicken paratha and veggie paratha? Then it’s big time to try Tuna stuffed paratha, it’s delicious… I’ve been glued to CNN being updated about hurricane Sandy. It does sound massive and scary. Hats off to all the news reporters who are out there amid the rain/storm and updating the world about the happenings....