I had participated in the January Joust and the 3 ingredients with which I had to create an original recipe, chosen by the previous winners were Mushroom, Orange and Wine or Sparkling Grape Juice. As soon as I read about the ingredients, I had the urge to participate in this joust, though I wasn’t quite sure about the recipe I would come up with these ingredients....

Crispy, crunchy Jack fruit chips fried by my mom in a different continent, packed well and saw off at the Trivandrum airport, waited in many lines to go through the security clearance in couple of airports, after 24 hours of flying, finally it reached me safe and sound in another continent… I lack words to describe how much pleasure I had while devouring each one...

Good Morning World!  “I do this everyday, I wake up in the morning and seeing the sun rising up over the horizon, I raise my eyes up into the heaven and Thank God for giving me the privilege to see this day”-Touching words from the person who successfully completed his 100 years of life, you heard me, 100 years. Can you believe this, living for 100 years...

UPDATE: The donation has been made, please see the update here. [People walk on a debris-covered street in Port-au-Prince, January 17, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar] I am going to donate $100 to Haitian Relief via UNICEF. Here’s how you can make it even better with a click: Become a fan of Cooking with Thas on Facebook or if you’re already a fan,...

A simple and humble dish that has been reigning over the taste buds of all the Keralities for centuries… Chammanthi (in malayalam) is a side dish made in less than 5 minutes by grinding grated coconut along with other ingredients. This is one of the popular side dishes in Kerala cuisine. I don’t know to which category I should include this, as this will be...

A healthy yet cheesy zucchini finger- food… I love to bake anything and everything. While watching the food network or leafing through a food magazine, if I happen to hear or see the word bake, I will halt for sometime and will try to grasp the baking procedure. Baking is my companion on a lazy day, and a healthy way of cooking food. If you are trying to cut...

  Creamy, rich, delicious, and refreshing milkshake… Perfect Summer dessert to cool off your heart and mind. Amazing health benefits of Basil seeds: Good remedy for constipation, indigestion, and heartburn. It has the same effect of antibiotics eliminating bacteria. It helps to detoxify any toxin that might be circulating through the body via blood thereby...

While eating the big fish, how would it feel if you get the bite of succulent shrimp from it? I would scream with joy and eat the shrimp too… When the big fish swallowed the smaller ones, not just any small fish, the tastiest and the most divine shrimp, the big one got the extreme taste transformation. How and where it happened, I am going to reveal it to...

A glass of Avocado milkshake is not enough, your taste buds will definitely beg for more… Whenever I come across avocados in the grocery store, I ask them: Are you a fruit or a vegetable? And their answer is “I am definitely a fruit, but in some kitchen I am treated as a vegetable”. This is yet another fruit I had ignored all these years. The only...

UPDATE: This recipe is the winner of the Royal Foodie Joust contest. Mussels, Mushrooms, Orange peels and Sparkling red grape juice thrown into the same pan… Today, 12 noon is the deadline for the Royal Foodie Joust and and here I am rushing for it. The ingredients for this month are Mushroom, Orange and Wine (or non-alcoholic sparkling wine). When I read about...