Category Archives: Cuisine

Palakkad Elai Adai / Plantain Leaf Adai recipe

Elai Adai aka Vazhai elai Adai or Elai Kozhukattai is a speciality in “Palakkad Iyer” homes. This is typically made during this season when jackfruits are abundant! Rice flour batter layered with jackfruit, coconut jaggery compote smeared on a wilted banana leaf, folded and steamed to perfection! Elai Adai preparation Soak the rice for about 4 hours […]

North Kerala’s Mophla Chicken Biriyani – Malabar style

This is the second contestant entry we received for our “Malabar food fest 2018” organized to collect and share the traditional recipes of Malabar. If you haven’t submitted your recipe yet, please visit our food fest page to win an amazon gift voucher of 2,000INR. Moplahs are Muslims from North Kerala who trace their ancestral […]

Broccoli stir fry

Hi Friends, here we have our first Thai recipe (Broccoli stir fry) from our subscriber Dr. Suman Sulthana. I got this recipe from my  roommate (basically Tamilian but settled in Bangkok ). Believe me this is one of the easiest recipe to have broccoli with delicious taste. And about Veg/Non Veg? Sorry we add fish […]

Whole Wheat Oil free Banana loaf

Looking for a fat free, Oil free Banana loaf recipe? Then try this. This tested and tasted recipe of banana loaf recipe is our of our simplest and healthiest bakes. With only a few ingredients, which you will have mostly at home you can prepare this loaf easily Oil free Banana Loaf preparation In a […]

Arabian Falafel Recipe

Falafel, the lebanese deep fried balls or patties is a snack / fast food very popular in the Middle East which is now available world wide, each with its own special version. It is very popular among the vegans.  As a main dish, falafel is served as a sandwich, stuffed in pita bread / Khubboos / Turkish bread with vegetables […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Italian Almond Biscottis

Almond biscotti are great side dish or dipper in coffee, tea or milk. Some people love to enjoy them by itself as a quick snack. Biscotti are snacks with Italian origin. They are twice-baked biscuits which are oblong-shaped, made dry and crunchy through cutting the loaf of dough while still hot and fresh from baking in the oven. As […]

Black Forest Pastry

Gem of all desserts! That’s Black forest pastry and cake. Though originated in Deutschland (Germany) this spectacular dessert has conquered the world with its unique taste. Its known in multiple names like Black Forest cake (in US), Black Forest gâteau (UK) and Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (in German). A typical Black Forest cake consists of multiple layers of chocolate cakes, with whipped cream and cherries embedded between each layer. These […]

Grilled Corn Salad

Corn is a popular item to grill anytime!!! And specially, you can’t have anything better than this to munch while enjoying rain-drops… You can grill corn seeds or corn on the cob directly, even delicious once you apply butter n herbs over it! Sounds yummy!!! Grilled Corn Salad Preparation Peel off the layers of corn-cobs properly. […]

Oven Roasted Vegetables

Colorful veggies with very mild spices, awesome aroma and that too with smoky flavors!!! Nothing can beat this slow-oven-roasted dish… Include it in your breakfast plate or have it as a side or munch it as appetizer!!! It will make you oven-roast pretty often… 🙂 Preparation Parboil (75%-80% boiled) broccoli florets,carrots, potatoes and green beans […]

Mini Mushroom Toast

Aren’t you bored of appetizers like kebabs and tikkis??!!! Try out these cheesy mushroom toasts to have it on starter plate, which are very much kids-friendly too 🙂 Mini Mushroom Toast prepartion Take some water in a bowl and add dry yeast with sugar. Set aside for 5-6 mins. In another bowl, take maida and […]

Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer is a very popular Indo-Chinese dish, prepared using fresh paneer cubes with capsicums-onions and stir-fried using chinese spices 🙂 Great to serve as an appetizer or works really well as a part of Chinese Sizzler!!! Chilli paneer preparation Cut paneer into big cubes and keep in lukewarm water for a while to soften them. […]

Italian Garlic Pasta

Anything that comes with garlicky flavor works great to me. Here is a very famous, easy and authentic Italian dish – “Garlic Pasta” for all those who love garlic and pasta separately, but haven’t tried them in a combo. There are many ways to prepare this pasta sauce, but it is kept simple to be […]

Bravas Potatoes / Spanish Potatoes

Spanish potatoes / Bravas potatoes / Patatas Bravas simply means angry potatoes ( Not angry birds. 🙂 ). They are actually soft potatoes cooked in a spicy sauce , with a paste of garlic, chilies, cumin, paprika and vinegar and served as an appetizer, or tapas. There are variations in preparation like  fried, boiled or roasted potatoes. Spanish potatoes preparation […]

Arabian Majboos – Hot & Spicy

Chicken Majboos is an Arabian rice dish similar to Kerala Biriyani. Some people also call it as Arabic chicken Biriyani. This is a popular dish in northern Kerala. I learned this recipe from my sister in Dubai. She used to prepare it at home occasionally and we all love it. I am sure you will enjoy this Arabic Cuisine and  will make spicy […]

Hummus recipe – Arabian method

Here is another arabian recipe from our subscriber Saumya. Hummus  is an Arabic food made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Its popular through out the Middle east and globally. Use this recipe to prepare home made Hummus instead of purchasing unhealthy ones from the shops (You can save your health and a few bucks).  […]

Alfaham chicken preparation recipe

Another mind blowing recipe from our subscriber Sherly. She always envied us with her wide collection of recipes. Two days back she sent me this recipe. The photo she shared with the recipe, really thrilled me and we prepared it the very next day. The Alfaham was mind-blowing. The al faham we are getting in […]

Dates almond milk recipe

Dates Almond Milk Shake – A healthy and mind cooling drink! Dates are rich in Iron and they also provide a wide range of essential nutrients to body. Dates are also a very good source of dietary potassium. Almonds are rich in carbohydrates, Vitamin E, protein, dietary fiber and monounsaturated fat. Almonds also improves complexion and possibly a lower risk of cancer. Consumption […]