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An impromptu snack which turned out to be a splendid treat… My intention was to make vermicelli payasam, when I was half way through I took a new route and made truffles out of vermicelli. As I started munching the truffles I was so glad to have followed the new route rather than the old one. The truffles tasted heavenly. My mom often used to make vermicelli...

A South Indian Rice flat bread… I believe this is my mom’s favorite flatbread as she makes this at least once or twice a week. I used to get mad at her for making this quite often, but now I wish my mom was near to me to make this for me. Anyway, once in a while I do get the craving to have this along with chicken or mutton curry. Yesterday, I made this...

A snack that has almond, dates, plantain and coconut, so rich and healthy… I am getting ready for Ramadan which is starting on Monday. While talking with my sister and my cousins last weekend, they all had asked me to share the recipes for some healthy snacks that can be made during Ramadan. Since then, I have been thinking and researching on healthy snacks....

Yet another fish curry that my mom often makes… I repeat fish and Keralites are inseparable. In Kerala, most of the non-vegetarians consume fish on daily basis. There are several different ways of making fish, most common ways are making curries out of it and frying the fish. I have always preferred fried fish than curried ones, even my hubby has the same preference....

It’s finger licking good… This pickle has been very popular in my family and is prepared during almost all occasions mostly to serve along with Biryani. At the end of the meal, almost everyone will be seen licking their fingers and requesting for more. This pickle is also served at Malabar weddings, in fact I believe this dish belongs to Malabar cuisine. I...

An easy to prepare and delicious rice made with rosematta rice and coconut milk… This is my mom’s speciality rice and is quite popular in my family. In South India, coconut rice is very common and there are several ways of making it. I have always loved the way my mom and grandma makes it. We use rosematta rice or red rice to make coconut rice. I personally...

Beat the heat with this amazingly healthy drink… Buttermilk drink is very popular in India. As summer gets in its peak, people in rural areas depend solely on buttermilk to quench their thirst. Drinking buttermilk will help to lower the body temperature and keeps the body cool and revitalized. Originally, buttermilk was the liquid left behind after churning...

An impromptu snack that made our evening even more thrilling… Waking up naturally to the sound of birds chirping and trees swaying, staying up late night and getting a sound sleep as soon as my head hits the pillow, these are some of the moments I enjoy during a long weekend. We are having a quite relaxing long weekend, with everyday motorcycle ride to the...

Easy to whip up and tastes extremely delicious… I love couscous and admire how it can be mixed with almost anything: veggies, chicken, shrimp, beef, nuts, fruits etc etc.On busy days and lazy days, couscous comes in super handy to me. The good thing is that couscous dishes make a complete meal when it is combined with your favorite veggies or meat. I even made...

Tandoori Chicken huh? So where’s the Tandoor or clay oven??? Smart question! Well, having a traditional tandoor or clay oven at home is not quite feasible. However, nowadays mini version of gas tandoor ovens which can be used at home are available in the market. I haven’t quite thought of buying that yet, but I am sure it’s definitely worth buying,...