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 […]