Apricot Clafoutis - a luscious custard cake dotted with apricots

Apricot Clafoutis – An Easy Elegant Dessert

Apricot Clafoutis is a wonderful creamy dessert. The luscious texture is reminiscent of flan. This dessert is lightly sweetened to complement the tang of the apricots. While baking the bright bits of fruits flat up to the top of the dessert making for an elegant presentation.

Vegan Black lentlis

Everyday Black Lentils In Pressure Cooker

This is an everyday version of the popular dal Makhni. It is delicious, creamy and brimming with fresh flavors. But the best part is that it takes about 10 minutes of hands-on time – and that makes it perfect for everyday cooking!

Quick bitter gourd pickle

Quick Pickled Bitter Gourds

Bitter gourds (karela, pavakka …) are a nutritious vegetable with medicinal properties. This quick pickle is an easy way to incorporate bitter gourds in your diet. It is light and healthy with mellow tangy flavors.

Sweet Nedrapazham or plantain fritters

Pazham Pori – Sweet Plantain Fritters

Sweet plantain fritters are known as pazham pori or ethakka appam in Kerala. These are made with ripe plantain slices.. The slices are batter fried to perfection resulting in a fritter with light crispy coating and sweet and soft fruit filling.

Herman Milk Bread Loaves- One Sliced to show texture.

Herman Milk Bread

Milk Bread is soft and spongy and great tasting. It is a favorite of adults and kids alike. This loaf, made with an additional ingredient- Herman Starter – tastes great and is much leaner.

Deliciously crunchy and light chicken Flautas / taquitos

Baked Chicken Flautas

Flautas are always a crowd pleaser. It is usually made by putting a seasoned filling in a tortilla, which in turn is rolled and fried. Here is a baked version with crunchy outside and a delicious moist filling.

Herman - the sweet sourdough strter for friendship breads, cakes and such

Making Herman – The Sweet Sourdough Starter

Find out how to make the sweet sourdough starter commonly known as ‘Herman’. It is used in friendship breads, cakes and many other baked and fried treats. Baking with Herman is really a treat.

Cakey Crumb of Kulich - the Russian Easter Cake

Russian Easter Bread – Kulich

Kulich is a rich yeasted cake that is served during Easter. It is a popular tradition among the Orthodox Christians of Eastern Europe and Russia to make and serve this cake during Easter. This tall cake is delicious, airy and often decorated with colorful sprinkles or flowers.

Spiced Carrot Cake With Orange Cream Cheese Icing

Spiced Carrot Cake

This carrot cake is made with whole wheat flour and assorted spices . The spices add warmth and enhances the flavors. The sweet and tart cream cheese icing perfectly complements the warm spices. The ingredient list might look long , but this definitely qualifies as guilt free indulgence.

A savory quick bread - Cheddar and green onions soda bread

Cheddar and Green Onions Soda Bread

A savory quick bread filled bold flavors of sharp cheddar, fresh green onions and nigella seeds. This is an easy bread to make at home and perfect to serve anytime.

Home Made ghee - easily made at home

How To Make Ghee

Ghee is the preferred choice of fat in cooking many curries and other dishes. It is believed to have many beneficial properties compared to other cooking oils and fats. Making ghee at home is a simple and easy process and the rewards are absolutely worth it.

No knead version of soft and delicious challah - easy to make even for a beginer baker

No Knead Challah

This no knead challah is a beginer friendly loaf. The bread is soft, eggy and delicious. It is easier than you imagine…

Fresh home made chicken stock

Homemade Chicken Stock | Instant Pot | Pressure Cooker

Homemade chicken stock is easy to make using a pressure cooker. High-pressure cooking extracts more flavors from the ingredients making the stock richer in nutrients and flavor. Try these in your favorite soups, stews or sauces

Boneless Fried chichen bites - chicken pakora

Irresistible Chicken Pakoras – And Rainy Day Blues

Chicken Pakora or pakoda is an often-requested snack or appetizer at our home. Bite-sized flavorful fried chicken – pakoras have a crispy thin outer coating with a perfectly cooked juicy chicken tucked inside.

Garlic roast chicken with crispy brown skin and juicy tender meat

The Best Garlicky Roast Chicken

A perfect chicken dinner, flavor infused tender meat and crispy brown skin – there are times when nothing else is as satisfying as this Garlic Roast Chicken!

Easy Soft flat bread that anyone can make without yeast or baking soda

Easy Soft Flatbread Anytime

This is an easy anytime flat bread. The dough is easy to make and the bread is soft and stays soft for hours when stored wrapped. This recipe is perfect for make ahead meals like school lunches or picnics.

Ehtiopian celebration bread - Himbasha or Ambasah - lightly sweet adn spiced with cardamom

Himbasha | Ambasha | Ethiopian Celebration Bread

HImbasha or Ambasaha is a Ethiopian/Eritrean celebration bread. It is lightly sweet and flavored with spices, usually cardamom. Just perfect for a light snack paired with a mug of Ethiopian coffee..

Apple Crisp or crumble - A rustic dessert that is easy to make and serve

Apple Crisp

This apple crisp recipe is my favorite go to crisp recipe. It is packed with apples and warm spices, all topped off with a crispy oat crust. This is a dessert that takes no time to make and is fun to share with any company !

Coconut curry Soup - easy one pot meal that is versatile enough from carnivores to vegans !

Eat the Rainbow – Coconut Curry Soup

This coconut curry soup is the perfect way to incorporate more veggies into your diet in a scrumptious way! More over it is a one pot meal that can be prepped ahead and made fresh on time.

The easy pie fix - apple galette or apple crostata

Ridiculously Easy Apple galette

Galettes are rustic pies. This apple galette is easy to make from scratch and makes for a delicious treat everytime.

A bowl of Bigos - the delicious hunter's stew from Poland , made with assorted meat, sauerkraut and a hint of spices

One Pot Bigos – Hunters Stew From Poland

Bigos is a hearty meat stew from Poland. Assorted cuts of meats are stewed with cabbage and flavorted with caraway seeds and sauerkraut for long lengths of time creating mouthwatering complex flavors.

Thumb Print Cookies or the Swedish Hallongrotta

Thumbprint Cookies

This is one of  the  easiest  cookies  to make.  A  simple  shortbread dough and  some  jam makes  for an  extremely delicious combination.  This  thumbprint cookies, the Swedish  Hallongrotta , is  perfect  even  for beginner bakers

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole Vegan

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole | Vegan

An  easy to make  sweet   potato  casserole  that  is   savory   and  mildly sweet  at  the  same   time. The  herbs   enhance  and  complements  the  natural  sweetness  of  the potatoes  and   stacks  creates a   wonderful  combination  of  textures.  Use a  mix  of  colors  for  prettier  presentation.

Hot And Sweet Roasted Kabocha squash

Roasted Kabocha Squash With A Hint Of Sweet And Warm Spices

Roasted  Kabocha   slices make a  light and  satisfying  side  dish.   It is  easy to make  and  the  addition of  a  few  warm  spices  make  it  an  irresistible   treat.   It  is a  vegetarian/vegan  side  for   your  holiday table  or  anytime  else !

Badam Puri or Badami Puri or Almond Poori

Badam Puri | Badami Puri | Almond Crisps | #EatTheWorld

These are sweet crisps made with a flour and almond dough. The shaped and fried crisps or puris turn glossy after being soaked in sugar syrup. These sweet and crunchy treats are perfect for holiday celebrations.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

Green Bean Casserole From  Scratch | Vegan

Easy from scratch vegan version of the popular holiday side – green bean casserole. This bursting with flavors version takes less than 30 minutes to make and tastes creamy and delicious.

5 Diwali snacks To Make

5 Savory Snacks To Try this Diwali

Try these  healthier  spicier  version of  popular  Diwali snacks.  These  can  be  prepared  ahead  of  time   and   travels  well  and stays  fresh  for   few  days.

Easy Cranberry And Peach Cobbler - Easy No fail From Scratch Recipe

No Fail Cranberry And Peach Cobbler

Cobblers are easy to make rustic fruit desserts. This cranberry and peach cobbler brings the flavors of summer and fall together in on beautiful dessert .

Kerala Style Green Peas Curry in Pressure Cooker , Instant Pot Recipe

Green Peas Curry In Instant Post | Kerala Peas Curry | Vegan

This is a typical Kerala style green peas curry made with dried green peas. This is a lighter version cooked with warm aromatic spices. The hearty buttery flavors of the mature peas are enhanced by the aromatic flavors of this curry.

Vattayappm - the soft and spongy sweet Rice Cake From Kerala

Vattayappam – Soft And Spongy Yeasted Steam Cakes

Vattayappam is a soft and spongy rice cake popular in Kerala and neighboring regions. It is made with fermented rice batter. Coconut, sugar and cardamom are the other ingredients that add to its appeal. This cake takes very little hands on time to make.

Apple Walnut Pull Apart Loaf

Apple Walnut Pull Apart Loaf | Baked From Scratch

Pull apart or tear and share breads are perfect for casual gatherings or family meals. This wonderful bread filled with grated tart apples and walnuts . Serve it at tea time or for breakfast as a special treat.

Easy Peanut butter fudge from scratch

Easy 4 Ingredient Home Made Peanut Butter Fudge

This is one of the easiest fudge recipes. It takes only 4 ingredients and comes together in 15 minutes or less. The fudge has softe texture and is loaded with peanut flavors.

The Popular Bengali Sweet Rasgulla

Rasgulla – Elegantly Sweet

Rasgulla is a spongy syrup based dessert popular in the Indian Subcontinent. Coagulated milk is used to make the spongy balls which are cooked in sugar syrup. This is a simple and elegant dessert fit for any table.

Frozen Custard Cherry

Decadent Frozen Treats – Cherry Frozen Custard

A decadent frozen dessert made with eggs, cream , sugar and cherries. It melts in the mouth to reveal its luscious creamy texture and tastes absolutely divine. The base recipe for custard can be used to make other flavored versions as well.

A Kerala meal with Pineapple Pachadi

Pineapple Pachadi | Pineapple , Yogurt and Coconut | Sadya Recipes

Pachadi from South India is a type of curry where the fruits/vegetables are cooked in a paste of ground coconut. Sour curd (yogurt) is added towards the end of cooking and the dish is flavored with seasoned oil and spices. Pineapple Pachadi, from Kerala has a unique combination of sweet and sour flavors.

Broken wheat payasam or gothambu pradhaman

Gothambu Payasam | Broken Wheat Kheer

Broken Wheat Payasam is a traditional Kerala dessert made with coconut milk, jaggery , broken wheat and spices. It is a delicious sweet treat that is served on special occasions.

Toum - the Lebanese garlic sauce

Toum – The  Lebanese  Garlic  Sauce | Cook With Kids

Toum is the Lebanese garlic sauce popular in the middle east. It has a fluffy , easy to spread texture. The flavors of garlic are strong but mellowed by the addition of lemon juice and oil. Try this vegan sauce in your dips, marinades and spreads.

Kerala Style black chickpea Curry in Instant Pot

Instant Pot Kadala Curry – Kerala Style Brown Chickpeas Curry

This black chickpea curry is a popular dish in Kerala and the Konkan region. Flavors of coriander coriander and coconut goes well with chickpeas. Serve it with any of your favorite flat breads or rice or with traditional Kerala breakfast like – appam , puttu or idiappam.

Pickled Beets – Right In Your Fridge

Pickled beets are a good addition to the pantry. These are easy to make and pickled in a lightly sweet and sour vinaigrette. The flavors of these pickled beets perfectly complements many dishes – like salads , sandwiches and can even be served as a side of roasts.

Lassi - Mango , salt or plain , strawberry

A Trio Of  Lassies

Lassi is a yogurt based drink popular in the Indian sub continent. Yogurt is diluted with water and blended with a hint of spices,
fruits or herbs. It is served chilled it is a refreshing drink , or a light meal .

A delicious pressed sandwich with grilled vegetables and a crusty loaf

Roasted Vegetables Picnic Loaf

Picnic loaves are an easy and delicious way to enjoy a day out. It is a make ahead sandwich that is perfect for lunch boxes as well. The sandwich is is assembled ahead of time ans the flavors are allowed to meld and mature.

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

Easy Light Pasta  Salad With Grilled Vegetables

This is light meal or a side dish made with grilled vegetables and pasta. It is tossed with a simple vinaigrette made with few pantry staples. The summer flavors come alive in this dish and it is a nice vegetarian/vegan option to add to your next cookout.

Grilled Duck Breasts With Spiced Orange Sauce

Grilled Duck Breasts With Spicy Orange Sauce

Grilled duck pairs well with orange sauce. This version has a spiced orange sauce adding an extra zing to this delicious recipe. Duck breasts are easy to grill and do not require long marination or cooking . I have used Maple Leaf Farms Duck breasts here and flavors are clean and fresh.