Christmas plum cake recipe

Plum cake preparation Soaking of Fruits: Wash and Soak all the dry fruits properly and leave in sunlight a whole day to dry up. Chop washed and dried fruits and nuts and fill in a glass jar. Add brandy/rum in this and keep for 3 weeks. Try to soak it for a minimum of 1 […]

Mutta adukku

Mutta adukku is an exclusive Malabar cuisine served during the Ramadan iftaar or served as special dish for the newly wedded groom (one among the ammayi amma palaharams). In some place of Kerala, this is also known as Mutta pathiri. They prepare it as a single layer, instead of the multi stacked version. This dish is called […]

Mussel’s stir fry / Kallumakkaya / Kadukka ularthiyathu

How to clean Mussel’s / Kallumakkaya? Wash and clean the mussels with shells. Soak them first in cold salted water for 30 minutes. This will expel the sand and other solid wastes inside it. Place them in pot with enough hot water. After some time the shells start splitting on one side. On the other […]

Chocolate Almond Pinwheel Cookies

Pinwheel cookies are always a visual treat to eyes with their tempting swirly layers of vanilla and chocolates. These chocolate almond pinwheel cookies are perfect for a party evening or for Christmas. Preparation of pinwheel cookies In a large bowl, beat softened butter and sugar until it become light and fluffy. Add one egg and mix […]

Chakkakuru thoran – Jackfruit seed stirfry

Thoran / mezhukkupuratti is a dry side dish in Kerala served along with steamed rice. It is traditionally made of finely chopped vegetables mixed together with grated coconut, turmeric powder, mustard seeds and curry leaves and briefly stirred on a pan / cheenachatti over a very hot fire. Jackfruit is a very popular fruit in Kerala and I am sure […]

Kerala Pakkavada / Ribbon pakkoda

Pakkavada is a very popular Kerala snack item prepared from rice flour and besan. Its also known as ribbon pakoda due to its peculiar shape. Its most commonly served at tea time. Preparation of Kerala pakkavada Sift together the roasted rice flour, besan into a bowl. Add the ghee / melted butter, salt, chilly powder […]

Healthy wheat cake recipe

Hi friends, after a short break I am back again with an easy and quick healthy wheat cake recipe. With Dates and Carrots as ingredients, I believe this will be an absolutely delicious cake recipe. Wheat cake preparation Sieve wheat flour and baking powder thrice and keep it aside. In a large bowl, add in […]

Pistachio Walnut Cake

Preparation of Pistachio Walnut Cake In a microwave safe bowl, heat pistachio and walnut after pealing the skin, for one minute and keep aside. In a large mixer jar, powder sugar. Then add 3 eggs together and blend. Then add flour and melted Vanaspathi /oil. Add pista essence / pista milk shake and blend well. Then […]

Beans biscuits

These beans biscuits (I am not sure about the name) are something that reminds me of my childhood days. Knowing my love for this, it was the most purchased bakery item for me by my father. Now also I purchase it for my kids when ever I visit a bakery and they loves it just like […]

Unniyappam

Unniyappam is a very popular Kerala snack prepared from rice, sugar, jaggery and ghee. Keralites prepare it mainly during some festivals like Vishu, or during family rituals and functions. If you start eating it, you feel like having more. Little about Kottarakkara unniyappam When writing a post about Uniyappam, it will always remain incomplete if I miss […]

Malai Rajma

How much I love North-Indian gravies!!! I have tasted at many restaurants, specifically dhabas before and then tried making them at home. You can mark Rajma or Chhole to be their staple-food forever, but making 10 different finger-licking good dishes using Rajma is an art in itself 🙂 . I’m on a marathon to try […]

Beetroot Dip

I’m sure this is something that any girl would love to eat – ‘Beetroot Dip’ 🙂 Lovely pink color of beetroot and smooth silky texture of yogurt make a perfect combo for a healthy and delicious dip for any warm/hot appetizer 🙂 Beetroot Dip preparation Strain curd using muslin cloth to get silky texture. Add […]

Lebanese Garlic Sauce Recipe

Garlic sauce aka is garlic paste is a common dip served with many arabian or Lebanese chicken dishes. Its also served with chicken Shawarma, grilled chicken, shish tawooks,  barbq etc. Try this quick and easy to follow recipe of arabian garlic sauce. Preparation of Arabian Garlic Sauce Take out the cloves of garlic and peel off their skin. Wash […]

Chocolate Almond Cookies

Are you a chocolate lover? Errrr…  Lemme reformulate my question! Do you love nuts as well as chocolates??!!! ‘Chocolate Almond Cookies’ sound the perfect one for you 🙂 Crisp from outside, melt-in-mouth cookies are worth trying once… Kids definitely will love having them for on-the-go bites 😉 Chocolate Almond Cookies Preparation Sieve maida, baking powder, […]

Vendakka thoran / Okra stir fry

I was never an Okra lover, but as my hubby loves all preparations of Okra / Vedakka, I started including it in my menu. This is a simple everyday recipe (nothing of rocket science ;)) for preparing Vendakka thoran (stir fry) with grated coconut. Its my MIL’s recipe. She prepares it well and quickly in not […]

Meen Peera – Fish stir fry

Meen peera “Fish stir fry with coconut” is an exclusive Kerala fish curry. Its also an easy to prepare fish curry with minimum steps. Usually Keralites prepare Meen peera with the small fish Anchovy (locally called as Chooda or Natholi). Some time even small sardines are also used. Meen peera is usually served as a side […]

Moong Dal Pancakes

Who says pancakes are major entity on breakfast platter only? Have you ever tried making this protein-rich ‘Moong Dal Pancakes’ for an evening snack to make your tea-time wonderful??!!! If not, try it out now… Preparation Soak moong dal and urad dal together in plenty of water for 4-5 hours. Drain excess water out of […]

Achappam / Rosette cookies

Achappam is a very popular and traditional Kerala / Tamil Nadu snack which is incredibly crunchy & delicious. It is called so because of the iron mold used for its preparation. “Achu” in Malayalam means mold and “Appam” means bread. These two words are combined together to form “Achappam” which means “Bread prepared using mold”. Achappam […]

American Apple Pie Recipe

Apple pie is a dessert of enduring popularity originated in America. There is even a saying America, “as American as apple pie” which means “typically American”. Its a fruit pie (Tart) with main ingredient as apple and served hot or cold, or with ice cream /whipped cream or on its own. Apple pie preparation In a large bowl empty 2 1/2 cups […]

Molten Lava cake

Molten Lava Cake preparation Instructions Crack 2 eggs in to a large bowl.  Whisk it. Add powdered sugar and whisk gently. Grate cooking chocolate. Melt butter/ghee in a thick bottomed sauce pan in a low heat. Add in the grated chocolate and stir well. When its getting melted, switch off the flame. Let is rest […]