• Caramel Apple Trifle Pudding

    Inspired from Nirmala’s Caramel Apple n Pecan Trifle with some minor tweaks. A very very delicious pudding!! It is full of all the flavors you love when you mix caramel, apples, spices and vanilla pudding. A super duper easy one!

  • The South Indian green peas masala stew of your dreams

    You’ve seen ratatouille. That scene when Anton Ego takes that bite, only to be reminded of him mom’s cooking. Everyone has one. And this is mine. There’s also a story why I love this dish Puttu is a staple breakfast in my family. And as it goes, plantain is the “side dish”. It was so easy a breakfas

  • Rose Apple / Chambakka Wine

    One of the best way to make use of rose apples in its season! Something that everyone falls in love 🙂

  • Apple Crumble Cake

    Moist and delicious apple cake with lightly browned and crunchy crumble toppings. Heavenly decadence! Thanks for this wonderful recipe, Deepthi.

  • No Bake Mango Condensed Milk Pudding

    This is an easy and delicious pudding. Perfect for summer! It can be prepared in no time.

  • Ripe mango curry (Without coconut)

    Quite simple recipe and a yummy side dish with rice!! It is the best if mango is ripe and bit sour. Recipe adapted from my friend Ammu.

  • Indian chai / tea

    This Indian chai is fav among a ton of my American friends. Every time I make this for someone, they look at me like an Illy barista. I feigned authority over this for a long time, but time to reveal the secret. A lot of this has to do with tea the powder that is typically the same flavor as Englis

  • Mizuna coriander salad

    Lunch at memsql by Chef Daniel Norton

  • Kale paneer

    Chef Anisha at airbnb with her Thursday Indian menu. Cherian shooting. All of ingredients are set “to taste”. This was made for nearly 150 employees.

  • Cheese and lettuce sandwich

    A simple cheese and lettuce sandwich

  • Mocha Chocolate Cake

    This is a fabulous cake! A melding of chocolate, mocha and cream cheese flavors 🙂 Without frosting, the cake alone  is also very delicious. Chocolate ganache also makes a wonderful topping for this cake.

  • Chocolate Truffle Cake

    Moist, rich and dense Chocolate cake!! I prepared it for my nephew’s bday and it was a big hit 🙂 It takes bit long time to prepare but definitely worth the effort. Adapted from http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Chocolate-Truffle-Cake

  • Molten Chocolate Cake

    Must try for chocolate lovers 🙂 Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. The cake batter can be prepared several hours ahead of time and refrigerated. Recipe adapted from marthastewart.com.

  • 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.

  • 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