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Puff pastry with sweet coconut and egg filling, delicious… I never had the nerve to make puff pastries dough from scratch . So I always go with the easy way of getting it from the frozen isle of a food store. I love to have puff pastry almost every day, but when I look at the nutritional facts label on the box, the percentage of saturated fat it has freaks...

Poori is a famous Indian bread; served for breakfast with veg or non-veg curries. The other day, I made poori in a real fancy way. I had beef that day, so made beef masala and then stuffed the beef masala into the poori and fried it. Doesn’t it sound fancy? It came out pretty good and needless to mention, the stuffed pooris disappeared from the platter in no...

Ripe plantains roasted in ghee…it’s divine! I hail from the land of plantains which explains my obsession. It’s a versatile fruit & can be made into both sweet & savory dishes. There is n number of ways of turning this plantain into a delicious dish. One of the easiest yet the most delicious dish is this ghee-roasted plantain with coconut,...

Meat cutlet is one of my all time favorite appetizers… I don’t need any special occasion to make this; it’s often served as an appetizer or as an entree for dinner. The cutlet mix can be made ahead of time and fried just before serving.  Hence, this is a time saver dish for any parties and is going to be everyone’s favorite. Cooking Chicken Cutlet...

Being a hard-core non-veg, my freezer is always stacked with meat and other meat products. Surprisingly, today I found my refrigerator to be empty; there was neither any meat nor any veggies. And I really wanted to make something fried. Finally, my eyes caught on a can of chickpeas sitting at the corner on the counter top. First thing that flashed through my mind...

I always wanted to make a dish with whole mushrooms. Whenever I came across whole mushrooms in the grocery store, I wasn’t quite sure what to make with that. So this appetizer had to wait for so long. But as soon as I had the first bite of it, I felt I shouldn’t have waited this long to make this delicious dish. Anyway I am so glad that I did finally...

It’s crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and tastes absolutely delicious… If you ask me what is my favorite evening snack- without any doubt, I would say “Unnakaya”. This evening snack is very common and popular in my family. This is also a famous snack in Malabar cuisine, which is made with plantain. It is very easy to prepare and...