• Bread Upma - Bread and Vegetables masala Stir Fry

    Bread Upma - Bread and Vegetables masala Stir Fry

    Bread cubes stir fried with vegetables and spices. An easy, healthy and tasty breakfast option using leftover bread. You can add other veggies of your choice too. I usually prefer the above vegetables which get cooked quickly. Never miss tomato.

  • Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta

    Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta

    One of the easiest dessert recipe out there for summer. Panna cotta is an Italian pudding of sweetened cream thickened with gelatin and molded. Adding mango flavor to the authentic recipe, make it a heaven.

  • Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)

    Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)

    Mung bean stir fry with coconut, garlic and green chilly. A relatively simple Kerala side dish - prepared together with rice/rice porridge/kanji for lunch. A comfort food and a very common dish at Kerala homes. I always get good quality organic dal and pulses from Bigbasket's organic section, when I was in Bangalore. The cooking time for moong dal depends on the dal. I have seen moong dal in different sizes and with different cooking times. So check and cook as needed.

  • Kerala Style Mussels Fry (Kallumakkaya Varattiyathu)

    Kerala Style Mussels Fry (Kallumakkaya Varattiyathu)

    Mussels sauteed with ginger-garlic and spices. A spicy dish, and very common in Northern Kerala (Malabar). It can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish with rice. Cherian and his colleague at Cookpad, Ryan went down to Half Moon Bay foraging for mussels. They came back with 4-5 pounds. This is probably the freshest mussels that I've ever cooked. Tastes best with coconut oil.

  • Carrot and Dates Cake (Without butter)

    Carrot and Dates Cake (Without butter)

    I'm not a big fan of carrot cake. But this super moist cake changed my mind. The combo of carrot, dates and nuts make it a heaven! Inspired by Dates cake at Navya bakers in my hometown, Aluva. Hope you will like it :)

  • Kerala Ghee Rice (Ney Choru)

    Kerala Ghee Rice (Ney Choru)

    Rice roasted and cooked with ghee and spices. Quick, easy and delicious Malabar style rice preparation. It's quite simple and doesn't have to compromise taste too! One of my favorite rice preparation. It goes well with spicy nonveg/veg curry.

  • Omelette roll stuffed with cashew cilantro paste (Egg pinwheels)

    Omelette roll stuffed with cashew cilantro paste (Egg pinwheels)

    Omelet would be the easiest dish that you can make any time. These rolls are amazing and taste so delicious with the cashew, coriander/cilantro, and coconut paste stuffing. An easy snack that you can whip up and serve guest quickly. You just need all the ingredients in hand. Thanks Preetha aunty for sharing this wonderful recipe. :) Make sure that you use the right sized pan. You won't be able to roll if omelet turns too thick.

  • Beef Kheema

    Beef Kheema

    When I came over to the States, among the most surprising part was the grocery prices. In India, vegetables cost 1/5 or less than the price of meat and poultry but in the US you can get a pound of ground beef for $4 and a pound of tomatoes will cost the half at Safeway. It makes me wonder if these economics push people to eat just meat and carbs. The typical Indian family probably has 2-3 curries and roti/rice for lunch. And all these curries together won't cost anything close to a chicken side-dish. So when you get ground...