Homemade Ghee/Clarified Butter

I have fond memories of my dad serving me & my brother hot rice mixed with homemade Ghee during our school days. He would make a huge ball out of it (Nei urula – as you say in malayalam) and i used to love holding it and having the same. But this would happen only…

Tomato Rice

Instant Pot (IP) – One of my favorite Kitchen Gadgets these days. I was introduced to this wonder pot by my cousin during one of my family visits to San Diego. I thought this was just yet another rice cooker. But once I started using it, I was so impressed by its various features. Especially…

Home made Paneer!

Paneer – one of those protein rich foods which we always try to include atleast once per week. There was a time when I used to have paneer daily to increase my protein intake as suggested by my dietician. I was then pregnant with my twins & during my 28th week regular blood tests, the…

Kale Kuzhipaniyaaram

I’m always on look out for ways to include the leafy greens in our daily food. Mostly I would add them in dals. But this is one recipe which my kids love to eat anytime of the day. Kuzhipaniyaram is a very popular dish in South India especially Tamil Nadu & Andhra. It is made…

Kadala curry/Black Chick Peas/Kala Chana – Kerala Style

If you ask anyone from Kerala to list out their favorite breakfast dishes, Puttu – Kadala  is sure to make it into that list. I should say its the comfort food for any Keralite. Puttu is a steamed dish made of rice flour layered with coconut. You fill the mould for puttu called the “Puttum kutti”…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

It was our 8th wedding anniversary in April and I wanted to bake a cake to celebrate the same. My husband loves anything pineapple, but then I was confused if I should just bake few pineapple based cupcakes or a cake itself. That was when I got the idea of  a pineapple upside down cake online….

Egg Roast/Egg Masala

Egg roast/ Egg Masala is one of those dishes which goes very well with the Kerala Appam or idiyappam or rotis. It’s a very simple dish & can be made in a few minutes. And hence makes it a perfect one for any weekday dinner. You will find many versions of the dish online, but…

Rice Sevai / Rice Noodles

Rice Sevai is nothing but Rice noodles prepared in South Indian style with few seasonings like urad dal, roasted chana dal etc. Its a very popular breakfast dish in southern parts of India especially Tamil Nadu & Kerala. Since it’s an easy recipe & just takes 10-15 minutes to prepare the entire dish, it qualifies…

Garam Masala

I never liked the store bought ready made masalas. It doesn’t have that fresh taste which we make at home. So I end up grinding Coriander Powder, Jeera (Cumin) Powder etc at home. Similar is the case with Garam Masala. The store bought ones lacked that freshness & the taste wasn’t up to the mark. I…

Vanilla cupcakes with Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting

I have always been passionate about cooking & baking but had never thought about blogging it. But then it was my husband who asked me to start the blog so I can use it for my own reference & it would also benefit others who could refer to my recipes and could give it a…