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Hearty Soup loaded with chunks of beef and veggies, so comforting… I had beef in my freezer and all kinds of veggies stacked in my refrigerator. And I had only one intention, to make a dish combining the beef and the veggies in the most easiest way, yet it should open up my senses. Well, I did succeed in it. A hearty irresistible soup loaded with chunks of...

Insanely delicious sweet of Karnataka, India… When I get the craving I make sure to succumb to it. I’ve been craving for Mysore pak for many days and it was on sunday evening I finally decided to give it a shot in my kitchen. Making Mysore pak is not a completely new thing to me, I had witnessed my mom make this quite a few times in her kitchen. That...

Snacking and listening to music… Today has been a bitter cold day. It was all bright and sunny in the morning, all of a sudden it turned windy and started snowing real bad. Reaching home, first thing I wanted was to sip something hot to keep me cozy. After drinking a cup of coffee, I had the craving for having some fried snack. Felt very lazy to cook at first,...

Eggplant Rice with toasted sesame seeds… Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. I love how it gets mushy and tender when cooked. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with grilling eggplants. So this time I wanted to try something different and I made eggplant rice. To make it little more flavorful I added toasted sesame seeds. Eggplant rice tasted delicious...

I can eat couscous everyday when it has two of my favorite shell fish in it: Shrimp and Mussel… Couscous has been always my favorite quick fix meals. Each time I make couscous, I throw different ingredients to it like chicken, veggies, dates, nuts and sea food. Among them, couscous combined with shell fish is my most preferred way of devouring it. I added two...

Eid is just around the corner and I wanted to share this special biryani of Kashmir… Eid celebration is literally incomplete without biryani. Biryani has always been the main attraction of Eid in my family. When I was with my mom, on almost all Eid I used to wake up to the aroma of Biryani. Now, this is the one thing that I miss terribly: waking up to the pleasant...

Celebrating this year’s Diwali with this homemade easy dessert… Diwali, “the festival of lights” is one of the famous Indian festivals. To me when I think of Diwali, two things come to my mind – firecrackers and sweets! I cannot explain how nostalgic I feel right now. I have so many good memories associated with Diwali, especially when...

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...

Idiyappam, a common breakfast dish served both in Kerala and Tamil Nadu… This dish is served at least once or more in a week for breakfast or dinner at my parent’s house. In fact, I don’t think if there would be any house in Kerala where they don’t serve this dish at least once in a while. To make this you need to have a idiyappam maker or...

Presenting a popular evening snack of my hometown, Kerala… Pazham pori with a cup of hot cardamom tea, even the thought of this makes me nostalgic and cozy. Pazham pori (in malayalam) or Plantain fritter is one of the most famous evening snacks in Kerala. It’s one of the simplest and the humblest snacks as well. As Kerala is the land of plantain, you will...