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Fry the battered baby corns and season it, it will make a perfect appetizer… I’ve always been a baby corn fanatic, and I couldn’t help remembering how I used to load them up in my bowl when I create my own ingredients for stir fry at Stir Crazy restaurant, Chicago. Obviously, I will have more baby corns than any other veggies. Though it doesn’t...

Fish curry and Tapioca, without any doubt a true delicacy of Kerala cuisine… Since my last post was kerala style fish curry, this post gotta be Kappa Puzhukku or Tapioca in ground coconut. For the first time, I wasn’t perplexed about what to post next. One of the authentic Kerala dishes has been Kappa and Meen curry (Tapioca or yuca root and fish curry),...

Are you trying to find rice in this dish? Well, you wouldn’t find it even if you dig in deep… Ironically this dish is called cauliflower rice or cauli rice, but there is no rice in it. It’s made using just cauliflower florets which has been smashed into tiny pieces which apparently gives the look of rice. Since it’s been already named as cauli...

A vegetarian delicacy that made me forget that I am actually eating vegetables… Last night while looking at my Dinner365.com website and the dinner pictures that I had posted so far made me realize that I haven’t cooked many veggie dishes. I do include veggies in my diet but it would always be accompanied by some non-veg dishes. So, for tonight’s...

This traditional South Indian Fried Snack with a cup of hot tea in the evening is a pure bliss for South Indians… Nowadays weekends are all about playing with my niece via video chat. It’s a great feeling to watch her grow up so fast and she has turned into a great entertainer. Every weekend, I am amazed to see how she plays new tricks to entertain me....

It’s Halloween and I made Roasted pumpkin soup, gave it a halloween touch with caramelized cobweb… Yesterday, I had a shopping spree at the Farmers fresh market and came back home with lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. I was excited about the cute little pumpkin I had bought and wanted to make something with it right away. Too many ideas rushed through...

Making parotta is a pure art and this flatbread has been reigning the South Indian food world for many centuries… When I think of parotta my mind will instantly dress up to attend a muslim wedding in South India. A mandatory flat bread served at every muslim wedding and other special occasions. I don’t think there would have been or would be any muslim...

A stranger for so long and now turned into an intimate… A new leafy vegetable visited my kitchen a few weeks ago, after a few rounds of tasting, it got two thumps up from me. Red swiss chard, with green ribbed leaves and red stems often used to flirt with me when I walked past it in the produce aisle. Here is exactly how it used to flirt with me: Hey sexy!...

A quick stir fry and a great side dish for rice or roti… It’s hard to find long beans in regular grocery stores, you can find them in either Indian stores which has vegetables or at some Asian markets. I get hold of long beans very rarely and I usually make this stir fry. This makes a great dish for rice or roti. If you don’t have long beans, you...

Don’t you just love the color of the beetroot? I feel good when my fingers and hands turn purple while chopping the beetroot… Stir fry and juice are the two things I used to make with beetroot. The other day, while thinking of some new ways to cook beetroot, I came up with this recipe. As soon as I tasted it, I heard a round of applause by my taste buds....