• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

    This pumpkin chocolate swirl cheesecake with oreo crust is rich, delicious and has an amazing pumpkin pie spice flavor. Melted Chocolate chips swirled into pumpkin cheesecake mixture gives it a marbled effect. I used homemade pumpkin puree in the pumpkin cheesecake mixture. Otherwise, you can use the canned pumpkin puree. Easy and yummy dessert which […]

  • Kerala Style Prawns/Shrimp Curry with Roasted Coconut

    Varutharacha chemmeen/konchu curry – A spicy dish, made with roasted coconut and spices, flavored with cocum. It is a simple and quick Kerala style prawns/shrimp curry preparation. It goes well with pathiri, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice), chapathi, appam or any other Indian breads. Curries with roasted coconut base […]

  • Indo Chinese Honey Chilli Potato

    Crispy Fried Potatoes cooked with spring onion and bell peppers in a sweet and spicy sauce. Honey Chilli Potato is a popular Indo-Chinese appetizer. Sweet and spicy flavor combination makes it awfully delicious.

  • Authentic Tres Leches Cake

    Tres Leches cake, otherwise called as Three Milk Cake. Sweet and moist two layer cake with wet vanilla sponge cake base, topped with whipped cream. This authentic tres leches cake has a vanilla cake base, soaked in rich milk sauce made out of three kinds of milk- evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and the half-and-half. I’m a […]

  • The 18th Century Fried Chicken Nathan Bailey’s 1736 cookbook Dictionarium Domesticum

    Nathan Bailey’s fried Chicken from the 1736 cookbook Dictionarium Domesticum

  • Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta

    One of the easiest dessert recipe out there for summer. Adding mango flavor to the authentic Italian panna cotta recipe, make it a heaven.

  • Mashed Potatoes Restaurant Style – The dead-arm technique

     This is the restaurant way of making mashed potatoes at scale. All credits to Ryan Goodwin. The technique is colloquially referred to as “dead arm” in the restaurant circles.

  • 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. It tastes the best with coconut oil.

  • Carrot and Dates Cake (Without butter)

    Super moist and delicious Carrot Dates cake. The combo of carrot, dates and nuts make it a heaven.

  • Kerala Ghee Rice (Ney Choru)

    Rice roasted and cooked with ghee and spices. Quick, easy and delicious Malabar style rice preparation. It goes well with spicy nonveg/veg curry.

  • Kerala Beef Cutlet / Croquette

    Beef cooked with spices, dipped in an egg mix and then in breadcrumbs and fried. An appetizer which is never missed out at parties especially in a Kerala Christian home.

  • Kerala Style Mutton Stew

    Mutton simmered in coconut milk with onion, ginger- garlic and spices. Appam with Mutton Stew is one of my favorite breakfast. Great combination with Idiyappam, puttu and bread also.

  • Kerala Style Appam (Rice and coconut pancake)

    Easy, soft and fluffy Appam made with fermented rice and coconut batter. It’s the best served with chicken/mutton/vegetable stew or fish molly.

  • Indo Chinese Style Chilli chicken gravy

    Chicken cubes marinated, fried and sauteed in spicy and tangy sauce. Best served with Vegetable/Chicken Fried rice.

  • Fish Biriyani (Kerala Style)

    An Indian one pot meal. Fish marinated, fried, cooked in spicy masala gravy and then layered with rice. A really delicious one 🙂 I used pomfret which turned out awesome. You can also try seer fish or king fish.

  • Kerala Style Mutton Pepper Fry

    Mutton pieces cooked and roasted with pepper and spices. It tastes great along with porotta, any sort of rice variants ( ghee rice, pulao, normal rice) and any Indian bread