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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,...

Grill it, bake it or pan fry it, cilantro marinated drumsticks are going to taste terrific… The best homemade grilling marinade and the most delicious grilled drumsticks I had in a long time. I warn you, don’t even think of grilling just a few drumsticks, grill as many as you can. You are going to get selfish and may want to gobble up all without sharing...

My mom’s vegetarian speciality… While thinking of veggie korma, none of the restaurant kormas come to my mind. Only korma that always flashes to my mind without any denial is my mom’s veggie korma. Hands down the most delicious korma I’ve ever tasted and my favorite veggie dish. This was one of the top recipes I got from my mom during my early...

Perfect as evening snacks… Rice flakes or flattened rice (“Poha” in Hindi and “Aval” in Malayalam) are often used to make snacks, sometimes a quick meal can be whipped up on lazy days, they are also found  in some rice cereals. In Kerala, wet rice flakes (Aval Nanachathu) combined with grated coconut, jaggery/sugar is quite famous and...

Healthy breakfast in just 2 minutes, that’s what I am talking about! This is the perfect breakfast I could ever ask for, as it only takes 2 minutes to make and is quite healthy. This was introduced to me by my hubby, since then I’ve been having this for breakfast quite often. For a few days I added mixed veggies to the eggs, but last week I even tried...

I love to eat hot dog this way, quite weird, huh? I’ve tried many times to eat hot dogs in the traditional way: after grilling or just microwaving it and placed in a bun topped with mustard/ketchup etc, but in vain I couldn’t just devour it. Hence I had to find a different way to make myself like hot dogs. Now, this is how I eat hot dogs, after mixing...