• Puttu – Rice Steamed Cakes the Hipster Style

    I like seeing people eat what I cook. Somehow that’s more relishing to me than just gulping my own stuff.
    But this thing called Puttu – till sometime back, was probably my oxymoron equivalent for cooking. Easy but difficult. No two attempts get you the same result. A rice cake that’s supposed to be easy to steam & cook often ends up lumpy and hard. And never did I get a compliment.
    All that’s changing today. I am rewriting history, courtesy my mom.

  • Peasant Bread

    Baking bread at home has two advantages.
    One it wakes up everyone. The aroma fill the whole town. Its like walking down a quaint German street.
    Two, you don’t have to get your better half to go running for bread to walmart at night. This bread unlike a baguette or the normal French breads is actually bake-able.
    The peasant bread is perhaps the easiest bread you can do. Make any mistakes with this and I’ll say you can’t bake. It’s that damn simple.
    All that’s needed is fresh yeast. Don’t compromise on that. You’ll end up with un-raised dough.
    Since we all have convection ovens at home I’d suggest getting a Borosil or Pyrex microwave proof bowl too.
    Attribution: The Palo Alto Junior League Cookbook

  • Lemon Syrup

    Prepare a refreshing drink in no time. Dilute lemon syrup with water to make wonderful lemonade. This syrup can be refrigerated , airtight , upto 2 months. Recipe adapted from my mom 🙂

  • Caramel Sauce

    A wonderful dessert topping! Be extra careful while caramelizing sugar. It will be much hotter than boiling water. The final mixture will foam up considerably and hence use a pan that is at least 3-quarts big.

  • Choco banana pancake with coconut gratings

    This is dead simple and yummy snack. A twist on ordinary pancakes 🙂 Banana pancake we had from Phuket always tops my favorite list. And it inspired me to try this twisted one. Hope you will enjoy 🙂

  • Banana Fritters ( Pazham Pori )

    This is a traditional Kerala snack. Bananas coated with flour and fried. It won’t taste the same with any banana other than Kerala banana / Nenthram pazham.

  • No Bake Choco Marie Biscuit Cake

    Marie biscuits dipped in a coffee mix and coated with chocolate. This is an incredibly easy to make, yet yummy chocolate snack. You just need all ingredients on hand. It is a simple and quick no bake biscuit cake recipe. And a comfort food for sweet toothers.

  • Mint Cucumber Dosa

    Fast, easy to make dosa recipe with no need for fermentation.

  • Vanilla Pound cake

    This cake is wonderfully rich, moist and buttery with a lovely golden brown crust. The name ‘pound’ was given to this cake because the original recipes contained one pound of butter, one pound of sugar, one pound of eggs, and one pound of flour.

  • Carrot (Gajjar) Halwa

    Traditional Punjabi dessert made with carrots and milk. It goes well with Vanilla ice cream.

  • No Bake Eggless Caramel Pineapple Condensed Milk Pudding

    A Three Layer pudding with caramel, sauteed pineapple and milk and condensed milk mixture. This is one hell of a pudding that tastes so well; angels may take over your home.

  • Coconut chutney

    Quick chutney recipe which goes well with dosas , idlis

  • Soya Chunks Masala Dry

    Soya chunks cooked in chilly and spices. It is a healthy and tasty side-dish. It goes well with rice and Indian breads. It makes a good replacement for meat.

  • Sauteed Potatoes

    Sauteed potatoes are quintessential to the English breakfast. This recipe is with a dash of tanginess

  • Vanilla Panna Cotta

    This is probably the easiest dessert recipe out there. An Italian pudding of sweetened cream thickened with gelatin and molded.

  • Cheese – Bechamel Sauce

    This is a simple recipe mostly needed as a precursor for other recipes like Pasta bake, broccoli in cheese sauce etc.
    The key to this recipe is constant stirring. Stop the stirring and the flour gets stuck at the bottom. Use a whisk and never a spoon.
    The sauce is so yummy that you’ll lick your finger way through.
    Credit to videogug for this.

  • Egg Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Egg)

    The is probably got to be best sandwich stuffing. Easy to do, sightly spicy but tangy and filling

  • Indo Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice

    Quick, easy and delicious!! It is an Indo Chinese rice based dish with good flavor of veggies and sauces. I usually serve it with any indo chinese gravies like gobi / chicken / mushroom manchurian.

  • Tomato chutney

    Simple and yummy chutney which goes well with dosas and idlis

  • Chocolate Brownie

    This brownie is made from ghee(clarified butter) and can stay preserved for 2-3 days. The ghee gives the brownie a crusty top that makes it hard on the outside but soft and moist inside.

  • Pasta White Sauce

    A simple white sauce for pasta

  • Pizza Sauce

    A light pizza sauce for normal pastas

  • Simple Chocolate Cake

    This is my mother-in-law’s recipe and this is the first cake I baked. This is a dead simple one and a very yummy cake. The results are much more than the effort needed…

  • Indian Tea

    Tea, the Indian way