Cherry Almond Muffins

Sharing Is Caring! If you liked this, share this with your friends & family… Are you a fan of eating cakes for breakfast? Do I even need to ask such a question?! Well, I’m! I’m all up for cakes anytime, everytime, all the time! If you’ve noticed, I haven’t posted many fruity bakes here. If […]

Thakkali Muringakka (Tomato Drumstick ) Curry

Charu Curry (gravy) aka Ozhichu Curry / Kootan is an integral part of Kerala lunch. There has to be some sort of gravy and usually, it’s a coconut-based gravy. Well, no surprises there, right?  That reminds me… the other day I was watching a stand-up comedy on Youtube by a Malayali comedian, Kenny Sebastian. It’s […]

Chettinad Tomato Chutney

Idli / Dosa for breakfast is a regular fare for us. Though Jose loves both Sambar and chutney with Idli/dosa, I don’t make Sambar often. Sometime ago I posted on insta about how sambar tends to overstay it’s welcome. I got response from many of you sharing the same sentiments. So to keep things exciting […]

White Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes

So, it was my birthday a few weeks ago and it was MM’s b’day a few days ago! MM has turned thirteen this year, yep we’ve a teenager here! Honestly, I never thought MM will be active this long, I’m kinda surprised myself. I know… I know, I cannot say we are “active” in true […]

Thalapakatti Mutton Biryani

There was a time when “Friday Biryani” was a thing. Every Friday without fail, I used to make biryani. Then it got changed to “fortnightly biryani”, then “monthly biryani”, then “quarterly biryani”, then “special occasion biryani” and finally “no biryani” at all! It’s been ages since I cooked biryani at home. I’m not sure how […]

Vazhachundu / Vazhakoombu Payar Thoran (Banana Flower And Lentil Stir Fry)

Here is the recipe for one of my favorite Thoran (stir fry with coconut). Vazhachundu / Koombu (banana flower) thoran is a popular veg side dish. I guess the meaty texture of chundu makes it appealing to the non vegetarians 😉 Koombu and payar is the standard combination, however you can use it on it’s […]

Chicken, Mushroom And Spinach Lasagna

I still remember the first time I had Lasagna. It was 14 years ago and we had it from the Dubai Ikea cafeteria, not an ideal place to have lasagna right… but it was special! We were newly married and Dubai, was our first trip together, so now you know why I said it was […]

Hariyali Chicken Tikka

Remember this recipe? Well, this Hariyali Chicken Tikka is a different version of it. I love the combination of coriander and mint, add some fennel seeds to it and the end result is packed with flavors. Now, let me rewind my earlier cooking days. Mint never made an appearance in my kitchen for the first […]

Cucumber Sandwich

Here’s something that you can whip up quickly with minimal ingredients and no cooking. Having been away from the kitchen for two months, I had a bit of starting trouble to get back into the full cooking mode. When we were back, my fridge was stocked with milk and eggs and I had two packets […]

Paneer Pepper Masala

Let me get straight to the point, I was in India for two months and I hope that explains the long absence on the blog. Honestly, am kinda ashamed to come up with reasons for the radio silence here. I know… I sincerely hope it will change in the coming days, keeping fingers crossed!! So, […]