Kerala Chicken Curry

Kerala cuisine – Abundant use of coconut oil, spices, grated coconut, crispy curry leaves, broken red chillies and thinly sliced shallots, not to forget coconut milk- the true essence of every traditional Kerala dish. Kerala cuisine just draws foodies from all over the world. You have to taste it to feel it. It’s overpowering! Unforgettable,…

Beef Fry ( Kerala style)

When I think of my hometown Kerala, I think of its natural scenic beauty, it’s greenery, the backwaters and of course the food. The ultimate dish is Syrian beef fry loved by Malayalees and Non- Malayalees around the world. Beef fry and a Malayalee go hand in hand. Not surprising! Kerala is one state where…

Spiced Pumpkin and Walnut Cake

“Pumpkin and spice is everything nice.” My way of destressing is get into the kitchen and BAKE. Anything! This time it was a big wedge of pumpkin that was staring back at me when I opened the fridge. It’s a pumpkin cake this time . Pumpkins have thick shells and contain seeds. The benefits of…

Chicken and sweet potato roast

Cook, eat and be happy…….. I’m always happy when I cook chicken. The options are plenty and we love chicken. In fact, most of us do. Chicken can be grilled, tava fried, a nice curry, fried and even roasted. This particular roast with sweet potatoes is tasty, easy to make and doubles up as a…

Spicy Crab Masala Roast

“The crab that walks too far falls into the pot.” Crab is a seafood we really do not buy often as my daughter is allergic. But with Rhea away for her studies, and my Fishman at the back of me to pick up some fresh crabs, I finally gave in. We just loved the crab…

Prawn Malai Curry

” I’m on a seafood diet, when i see food, I eat it.” -Anonymous Prawn Malai curry- smooth, lightly spiced and full of flavour. The ideal curry in a jiffy, be it for steamed rice, sticky jasmine rice, could be even for something as simple as hot dosas. All of us at home love our…

Banana Loaf

“No matter what the recipe, any baker can do wonders in the kitchen with some good ingredients and an upbeat attitude.” –Buddy Valastro All of us at home love banana cake, it’s a great way to make use of overripe bananas. It’s moist and delicious, the fresh flavour of banana in every bite and to…

Paneer Pulao

“Laughter is the brightest when food is the best.“ What’s the difference between a Pulao and a Biriyani? Pulao is definitely lighter, could be because of the limited use of ginger -garlic, spices, curd to name a few ingredients. This is a Pulao that’s light, pleasing to the eye with bursts of sunshine yellow paneer…

Carrot and Ginger Cake

A light airy cake that is so easy to make – grated fresh carrot that keeps the cake so moist and a taste of ginger in very bite. I like to keep it simple but if you want to serve this as a dessert a dash of cream cheese frosting would do . When I…

Summer salad

“One of the benefits of eating salad is that you can eat tons of it and never be satisfied.” – Jim Gaffigan A salad is nothing but lots of vegetables or fruits cut into small pieces and tossed with a dressing or a vinaigrette. A protein could be added and the dressing could vary from…