Peach & Apple Cobbler

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication .” – Leonardo Da Vinci It was a warm day yesterday, however that did not stop me from baking this warm wonderful dessert for lunch. As always, it’s simple and easy to put it all together with ingredients that are found in every kitchen. Warm puddings and desserts are a…

PARIPPU PAYASAM

I maybe miles away but the spirit of Onam always stays close to my heart. Onam is the national festival of Kerala and it is celebrated by all, regardless of religion, caste etc with equal enthusiasm. It is also known as the harvest festival of Kerala and is usually celebrated on the 22nd day of…

Burnt Garlic Chilly Fish

“In the hands of an able cook, fish can become an inexhaustible source of perpetual delight.” -Savarin Burnt garlic chilli fish is tasty, simple and just so delightfully addictive. It’s been a while since I posted, where have the days gone? During the Covid lockdown I took to learning an art online -mandala art. To…

Tawa Kulcha/ Indian bread

India with its rich heritage and diverse culture can boast of an array of Indian breads we are proud of and just cannot do without. Mostly made from Atta, Flour, Rice flour, lentils and pulses, on any special occasion, regardless of community and where we all live, an Indian bread will be noticeably present on…

Paneer Badami

“I just love to see you in my plate.” I love paneer, its high protein and a very versatile ingredient. You can make croquettes, a bake, tandoori tikka which is a hot favourite, a cheesy sandwich filling , a spicy wrap and of course a delicious curry, to name a few. Whenever I fall short…

Mutton Kofta curry ( Kerala style )

‘When you finally go back to your old hometown, you will realise it is not the home that you missed but your childhood.’ The summer of 2020 is different. I do not get to go back home to be with my parents nor do I get a chance to catch up with family and nieces…

Matcha Tea Cake

Did you know that ‘Matcha’ is the new coffee? Matcha comes from the Camella sinensis plant . It’s grown differently and has a unique nutrient profile. Matcha is Japanese style green tea in a quick definition and has a lot of health benefits – it is rich in antioxidants, helps protect the liver and heart…

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…