• Soya Chunks Manchurian Dry

    Crispy Fried Soya chunks cooked with spring onion and bell peppers in a spicy and tangy sauce. When you want to cook a quick and delicious appetizer/snack, try out this Soya Chunks Manchurian recipe. Impress your family and guests 🙂 The spicy and tangy flavor combination makes it delicious. Soya chunks makes a great addition to the […]

  • Indian Mixed Vegetable Curry with Coconut Milk

    Mixed vegetables (Potato, Carrot, Green Peas, Brocooli, and Spinach) cooked in spiced coconut milk gravy. When you want to cook a delicious and healthy vegetable curry to go with your chapati, kerala porotta, appam (rice pancake), noolappam (string hoppers), puttu(steamed rice cake) and any Indian breads, try out this vegetable curry with coconut milk. Check […]

  • Kerala Style Mixed Vegetable Curry with Spiced Coconut (Avial)

    Mixed vegetables cooked in spiced coconut and yogurt based gravy. Avial is easy to prepare and a yummy side dish that goes well with rice. This mixed vegetables curry with coconut is one of the must side dishes for Kerala Sadhya, which is popular during festivals Onam and Vishu. Check out more on Onam/God’s own […]

  • Easy South African Malva pudding

    An easy South African dessert with a cake base and a cream sauce poured over it. Cake base of Malva Pudding cake contains apricot jam and has a spongy caramelized texture. It is delicious and served with custard, ice cream, whipping cream, or caramel sauce. Decadence at it’s best! I had never tried this one […]

  • Palada Payasam

    I have a sweet tooth and love all types of payasam/kheer. But my most favorite one is palada payasam / palada pradhaman. Palada payasam from Vinayaka, Cochin would be the best one I ever had. An easy and delicious palada payasam made in Instant Pot. In this recipe, Rice ada is roasted and cooked in […]

  • Indian Style Paneer Puff Pastry

    Paneer/Indian cottage cheese cooked in spicy masala gravy, and wrapped in flaky puff pastry. This Indian Paneer Puff Pastry is easy to make if you have store-bought Puff Pastry Sheets in hand. It’s always a big hit in the parties! You will definitely love this one. Here are other delicious paneer starters: Paneer Masala Fry […]

  • God’s Own Feast-ival!

      By Ramya Menon Illustrations by Sajeev Kumarapuram he pitter patter of a shyly receding monsoon, greeted me as I stepped out from the airport. Loud hoardings screamed the divinity of the state of Kerala, my homeland. Everywhere I looked people were scrambling about in distracted joy, for it was party time in the toddy […]

  • Ina Garten’s Chocolate Cake without Butter

    Incredibly moist and delicious chocolate cake without butter! This one is perfect for chocolate lovers. Another Ina Garten classic cake! The most intense chocolate cake I ever baked. Incredibly moist and delicious chocolate cake! This one is perfect for chocolate lovers. Another Ina Garten classic cake! The most intense chocolate cake I ever baked.

  • Indian Style Chicken Puff Pastry

    Chicken cooked in spicy masala gravy, and wrapped in flaky puff pastry. Meat puffs are one of my favorite bakery item in Kerala. It’s easy to make if you have store-bought Puff Pastry Sheets in hand. It’s always a big hit in the parties! You will definitely love this one. You can check out Paneer […]

  • Kerala Chicken Curry with Roasted Coconut (Varutharacha Chicken Curry)

    Chicken curry well flavored with roasted coconut and spices. This recipe is a Malabari delicacy. It goes well with pathiri, kerala porotta, any sort of rice variants (ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads. For more Kerala chicken recipes, check out: Chicken curry without coconut Chicken curry with coconut milk […]

  • Instant Pot Indian Beef Fry

    Beef marinated in spice mix, pressure cooked in an Instant Pot and then stir-fried with coconut slices and curry leaves. Authentic Kerala style beef fry / Beef Ularthiyathu is an easy and delicious appetizer or a great side-dish with rice. Beef Varattiyathu is one of the favorite dishes of Malayalees. An excellent touching for alcohol […]

  • Kerala Style Red Cowpea and Pumpkin Curry with Coconut (Mathanga Erissery)

    Red Cowpea(payar), pumpkin and raw banana cooked in flavorful coconut gravy. This dish is called Mathanga Erisseri in Kerala and one of the popular recipe for Onam/Vishu Sadya. This is an easy and delicious Red Cowpea, and Pumpkin curry and goes well with rice. Check out more on Onam/God’s own festival. Here are other Onam/Vishu […]

  • Easy Brazilian Flan with Condensed Milk

    This Brazilian flan with condensed milk is one of the best desserts I have ever made. It has always been a hit with the guests. The highlight is, it’s so easy to make, and you get a delicious dessert as a result. A must try for dessert lovers! Flan is a popular dessert in Brazil. I […]

  • Potato Hash with Mushrooms, Chicken and Egg – Indian Style

    This is a very simple variation of the famous American Potato Hash. We’ve made it into an Indian style that all of our friends love. It is made of very simple ingredients that you likely have at home. The only thing you need in addition is a baking oven or a microwave that can do convection. […]

  • Kerala Style Beans Stir Fry (Beans Mezhukkupuratti)

    Kerala style beans stir fry with spices, ginger, and garlic. This Beans Mezhukkupuratti or Beans Olathiyathu is a quick and healthy side dish that goes well with rice. Mezhukkupuratti is made with different vegetables and is very common at a Kerala home. And it’s one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya. For more […]

  • Kerala Style Cabbage Stir Fry with Coconut (Cabbage Thoran)

    Kerala style cabbage stir fry with coconut, ginger-garlic and green chilly. Cabbage thoran is one of the side dishes for Kerala Onam Sadya and very common at a Kerala home. A simple and healthy side dish that goes well with rice.  It’s also called as “cabbage upperi” in the central part of Kerala. If you […]

  • Happy Birthday Cupcakes

    Moist and rich white chocolate cake with white chocolate frosting. It almost melts in your mouth. It’s excellent as happy birthday cupcakes and an alternative to the regular vanilla cupcakes. It’s suitable for any other parties, baby shower, wedding or even to snack at home 🙂 I baked these cute pink and lavender themed cupcakes […]

  • Eva’s First Birthday Cake

    Here is a very happy post! I wanted to make a little something special birthday cake for my daughter Eva’s first birthday, and here it goes. This homemade birthday cake is from scratch. Moist and rich white chocolate cake with white chocolate cream cheese and raspberry filling, and frosted with white chocolate ganache. The white […]

  • White Chocolate And Cream Cheese Frosting

    Easy and delicious white chocolate and cream cheese frosting recipe. This frosting is sweet and tangy and is the best with white chocolate cake. Check out First birthday Cake recipe and White Chocolate mud cake. White chocolate and cream cheese combination make it the best. Easy and delicious white chocolate and cream cheese frosting recipe. This […]

  • Tandoori Chicken In Oven

    Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then baked in an oven. This Indian Tandoori Chicken In Oven recipe is straightforward to make at home with minimal ingredients. One of my favorite appetizer! Tandoori chicken has its origin from Peshawar which was part of pre-partitioned India, and now in Pakistan. This dish is well known […]

  • Mixed Vegetable Soup for Babies

    An easy and healthy mixed vegetable soup for babies, both infants, and toddlers. I introduced this cream of vegetable soup to my daughter Eva, when she said goodbye to regular baby vegetable purees and started craving for more flavored food. You can start feeding this soup from 8 months onwards. From 6 months, when we […]

  • Kerala Prawns/Shrimp Fry

    An easy and mouthwatering Prawns/Shrimp shallow fry which you can prepare in 30 minutes. This Chemmeen/Konchu fry is great as an appetizer, and also goes as a side-dish with rice. The best part is, you need just five ingredients! The recipe inspired by our uncle’s prawns fry preparation for our family get-together. Here are other kerala […]

  • Microwave Eggless Chocolate Mug Cake (Without Butter)

    I love to bake, but when I crave a chocolate cake and don’t have enough time to make one, I go for this microwave eggless chocolate mug cake which is ready in 5 minutes! This No Bake chocolate cake is moist and super easy to make. For more chocolate cake recipes, check out No Bake […]

  • Hungarian Mushroom And Ground Beef Soup

    Creamy, tangy and delicious soup with mushrooms and ground beef. It has got right flavors on one plate. This mushroom soup is filling and easy to make. The best Hungarian mushroom and ground beef soup ever! Among the soup recipes I’ve cooked so far, this one is my most favorite! We make it regularly at […]