Kerala Avial - A delicately spiced mix vegetable side dish

Kerala Avial – A Vegetarin’s Delight

Avial must be one of the most popular vegetarian dishes from Kerala. It is a vegetarian feast in itself and is an important part of the traditional festive meals – sadya. Avial is made with a dozen or more local vegetables and delicately flavored with coconut , turmeric and cumin.

Ghee Rice - Delicately flavored aromatic rice

Mildly Spiced – Ghee Rice

Ghee rice is a mildly flavored fragrant rice usually made with Basmati or similar varieties. It is delicious on its own. It is a versatile dish that can be served with plain dal or with a spicy kurma. Aromatic spices are sauted in ghee and the rice is stir fried and cooked. Each grain in turn absorbs the flavors ..

Thick and Creamy White Coconut Chutney

Fresh Creamy Coconut Chutney

This is one of the simplest coconut chutneys that we love. It is made by grinding fresh coconut with a few spices. The spices are chosen to enhance the creaminess of fresh coconut. A dash of tempered oil and spices are used finish the dish dish.

tender chicken skewers marinated in cilatro and lime marinade and grilled

Cilantro Lemon Chicken Skewers – #CookoutWeek

A quick and easy recipe for backyard grilling. Chicken breast strips marinated in a cilantro lemon sauce is tender and juicy , not to mention that it takes only a few minutes of grilling to cook through.

An easy vegan summer salad - Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Pineapple Cucumber Salad – #CookoutWeek

An easy summer salad that is perfect to go along with the grilled goodies. It is a little tangy , a bit sweet and refreshingly cooling. Grill some mushrooms or tofu to serve along with this and you have the perfect meal for the vegan friends as well !

Kalathappam - Sweet Rice cake made in the pressure cooker

Sweet Kalathappam – A Traditional Snack Cake From Malabar

Kalathappam is north Malabar sweet snack. It is stove top cake or cooker cake make usually in a pressure cooker. It is made with rice , coconut , jaggery and flavored with surprise – pearl onions ! Try it and I am sure you will fall in love with it too.

Aloo Paratha or Potato Stuffed Whole Wheat Flat Bread

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Parathas are a popular breakfast flat bread in the northern parts of India. It is a whole wheat flat bread stuffed with a spiced mix of potatoes. When served with a bowl of fresh curd it has all the elements that you need in a breakfast – protein, carbs , vitamins and of course taste.

Creamy Coconut Chutney With Peanuts

Coconut Chutney with Peanuts

This is a very creamy coconut chutney. Lightly roasted peanuts are ground along with the coconut making this chutney more thick and creamy. This is perfect to when you crave a heartier chutney or to serve with a tart dish like lemon rice.

Home Made Blue berry Muffins from Scratch

Homemade Blueberry Muffins From Scratch

Bursts of purple in a golden yellow canvas – blueberry muffins are always treat. these are easy to make and delicious as a snack. For a little crunch add a lightly sweetened topping of almonds and cinnamon sugar.

Poached Egg Curry in A Hurry

Egg Drop Curry – Poached Egg Curry In A Hurry

A delicious egg curry that takes no time at all to cook . The eggs are poached in a coconut based curry. This curry needs only a few fresh spices to make is flavorful. Perfect for dinner or a quick breakfast or snack.

Komola bhog - Orange flavored rasgulla

Komola Bhog – Magic With Milk And Orange

A citrus flavored version of an Indian favorite – Rasgulla. This a a sweet milk based dessert that is popular in the north. Soft and spongy balls are made with separating milk solids from whey. These are soaked in sugar syrup making it into a delectable dessert.

Chocolate Marble Cake From Scratch

Chocolate Marble Cake | Video Recipe

A classic marble cake . The swirl patterns are only limited by one’s imagination. Vanilla and chocolate cake batter alternate and swirl together to form a lovely design that is treat for the eyes and the taste buds.

Nadan Coconut Milk Fish Curry

Nadan Meen Curry With Coconut Milk

This is a delicious fish curry to make. Slices of fresh fish are simmered in spiced coconut milk sauce. It is flavored with kudampuli or kerala kokum for a mild sourness and chilies for heat , while the creamy coconut milk binds it all together. This dish is usually mad e with bone in fish making the curry thick and flavorful.

Aloo Kulcha - the potato stuffed skillet bread

Amritsari Kulcha – Potato Stuffed Kulcha

Kulchas are leavened flat bread that can easily be mad e on stove top at home. These are delicious plain , but can be stuffed with a variety of ingredients like – potatoes , cheese , or meat. Aloo kucha is stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes. The potatoes make it soft and helps the kucha
stay fresh and soft longer.

Nei Payasam From Kerala

Nei Payasam – Food For The Gods And Indulgance For The Mortals

Nei Payasam is a cherished offering of Kerala temples. The gods love Nei Paysasam , so do the  devotees, the  non religious folks  and  even  the atheists.  Rice, ghee, and jaggery are the three main ingredients. These 3 blend together to create such incredible flavors that often times no other flavoring are needed !

South Indian Style Tangy Lemon Rice

South Indian Style Tangy Lemon Rice Recipe

Lemon rice is an easy snack or a quick lunch item. It is a tangy flavorful recipe where cooked rice is flavored with lemon and seasoned with spices. This popular south Indian version is served with a few chips and may be a side of pickle.

Plain Kulcha Topped with nigella seeds

Plain Kulcha – An easy Flat Bread

Kulcha is a leavened flat bread that can easily be made on stove top . Baking soda and yogurt are usually used to leaven and make this bread soft and moist. Serve these with a spicy curry or use it to wrap a kabob.

The Bread From Berne - Berne Brot

Berne Brot – The Heavenly Bread From Berne | Video

Here is a delicious enriched bread. When shaped into a winston knot (pictured) it looks fantastic as well. This enriched bread takes a little longer to make than a standard bread but is absolutely worth the extra time and effort.

Whole Wheat Hot Cross Buns

Whole Wheat Loaded Hot Cross Buns

A lighter and healthier version of the British classic – spiced and filled with fruit ! Make these hot cross buns with or without the cross any time of the year !

Goji berry Orange Cake

Goji Berry And Orange Cake

Look at  that  bowl of  Goji Berries .. aren’t  those  gorgeous ? These  berries are a  powerhouse of  nutrition as  well.  There  has  to be  some  catch right ?  Yes,

Kerala style vegan stew mad e with potatoes

Ishtu – Kerala Style Potato Stew

This is a popular dish made with potatoes and usually served with Appam. The creamy potato Ishtu is flavored with coconut milk and spices.

Two bite Curried Chicken Puffs

Two Bite Curried Chicken Puffs

Here is an elegant appetizer using puff pastry sheets. Bite sized pieces of chicken cooked with curry spices,wrapped and baked in puff pastry sheets. A sprinkling of black sesame seeds or nigella seed add to its appeal.

Curried Salmon with Spinach

Curried Salmon With Spinach

This is a quick and nutritious dinner idea. Spinach and salmon cook together with spices and coconut milk and in less than 30 minutes a delicious curry is ready to be served !

Soft And Delicious Pav Bread

Easy Pav Buns

Pav is a soft and spongy bread used in many Indian Street food recipes. It is toasted and served with a spicy mixed vegetable mash (Pav Bhaji) or with a crunchy potato parry (Vada Pav) or in Dabeli or Misal Pav .. The versions and flavors are many but this delicious bread never fails to deliver !

Jowar Roti - Soft Flat bread made with Shorgum flour

Jowar Roti – Shorgum Flat Breads

Jowar or Sorghum is an nutritious , ancient grain. Soft and delicious flat breads can be made with jowar. These are preferred over wheat in many parts of South India.

Purple yam bread

Ube (Purple Yam) Bread – Color Me Purple !!!

Who wouldn’t love a beautiful slice of purple bread as breakfast toast ! It is delicious , soft and spongy and a treat to the eyes. Ube or purple yam is used to give it the lovely color, no artificial dyes needed.

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup- light and fragrant soup

Thai Style Chicken Noodle Soup – Diary Free, GF

The Thai inspired Chicken noodle soup is spicy, fragrant and light. Lemon grass and a dash of fish sauce flavor it ever so lightly while the chilies add some heat. It is diary free and gluten free and perfect when you are feeling under the weather .

Home Made Kaiser Rolls

Kaiser Semmel – Kaiser Rolls

Kaiser rolls are one of the most versatile sandwich buns. These are soft and delicious and are often topped with seeds. Twist them into their beautiful shapes or use a stamp

Egg Roti Rolls - Easy breakfast mad e with leftover tortillas or rotis

Egg Roti Rolls

An easy and filling breakfast mad e with leftover tortillas or rotis . Add extra fillings to your need or taste and in no time at all a delicious breakfast is ready.

Chickpea Sausage Soup

Hearty Chickpea and Sausage Soup

A hearty chickpea and sausage soup for the cold days. This soup is the one to make when you crave the whole day slow cooked feel but but does not have the time for it.

Caramel Apple Pound Cake with tangy cream cheese glaze

Caramel Apple Pound Cake

A dressed up version of the classic pound cake with pieces of caramel apples in every bite. Topped with a tangy cream cheese gaze this is a perfect combination of sweet and tart for any clelbration – or serve un adorned with a cup of coffee ..

Fresh Baguette from the home oven - just like from an artisan bakery

Homemade Sourdough Baguettes

Here is a simple baguette recipe that is easy to master. Baguettes take only 4 ingredients but the technique and proportions are what give it its characteristic appeal. With a little bit of patience and practice it will taste and look better than the store bought ones.

Quick Puff Pastry

How To Make Quick Puff Pastry

An easier version of the classic laminated puff pastry. This version does not create the individual laminated layers of the classic but gives very comparable flaky results.

Kulkuk or kalkal

KulKul – The Sweet X’mas Treat From Goa

Kulckuls are crunchy sweet treats from Goa. These are fired sweetened curls that are quite popular during X’mas time. The curls are easy to make and add a bit more fun to snack time.