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.

Home Made Ghee

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.

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.

Uzbek Samsa - The flaky pastry with minced lamb filling.

Around The World One Bite At A Time. 1- Uzbek Samsa    

Samsas are a popular snack all over Central Asia. These come in many shapes and sizes. These triangular Uzbek Samsas are filed with a mix of lamb and onions and encased in a flaky pastry crust and baked. There is only one word to describe it – delicious !

Sweet Cinnamon pull apart buns - or Monkey Bread

Cook With Kids – Monkey Bread    

Bundt pan , brown sugar and sweet dough, Monkey bread is fun to make . Soft pieces of bread coated in sticky caramel is perfect dinner dessert. If you are looking for a recipe to make with kids, this is a must read!

Coconut Based Shrimp Curry With Raw Mangoes

Chemmeen Manga Curry – Shrimp Curry With Raw Mangoes

Shrimp curry with raw mangoes is a popular seafood dish in Kerala. The raw mangoes add delicious tangy flavors to the dish while adding to the creaminess of the curry. This is an easy curry to make for a weeknight dinner.

Stir Fried Thai Basil Chili Beef

Thai Inspired Stir Fried Basil Chili Beef

Stir fries are easy to make and can be served along with a bowl of rice making it a satisfying and filling meal. This is such a dish that take just a few ingredients and in very little time makes a delicious meal. Basil and chilies coupled with fish sauce makes a delicious and aromatic dish.

Rustic Mediterranean Olive Bread Made With Kalamatta Olives

The Simply Irresistible Mediterranean Olive Bread

This Mediterranean Olive Loaf is a rustic free form loaf dotted with olives. A few simple but high quality ingredients are all you need here. The olives are the star and add an extra depth of flavor to this bread. It is prefect to much on as is or as a side for soups and salads.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble With Vanilla Ice Cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry rhubarb crumble is an easy and delicious dessert to make. The rhubarb and strawberry filling looks and tastes delicious , while the topping has an almost crisp biscuit like crunch. When served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream it is absolutely incredible.

Old fashioned Mahogany cake - chocolate and coffee velvet cake

A Very Old World Mahogany  Cake Recipe

Mahogany cakes are one of the first cakes to incorporate chocolate and coffee in the batter. It is delicious, all natural and has surprisingly mild but enticing flavors. Give this recipe a try and experience it yourself !

Shakshuka - poached Eggs in tomato sauce

Shakshuka – Poached Eggs In Spicy Tomato Sauce

Shaksuka is a popular comfort food in the middle east and north Africa. This easy dish is made by poaching eggs in a seasoned tomato based sauce. It is easy to make and when served with few slices of bread make for a crowd pleasing quick meal.

Wattalappam The tropical Custard From Sri Lanka

Wattalappam  –  A  Creamy Tropical Custard From Sri Lanka

Wattalappam is   creamy  dairy free custard  from Sri Lanka.  It is  made  with egg,  kithul jaggery ,  coconut milk and  a  dash of spices.  Similar  to  flan or  cream  caramel  it  very earthy and  divine at  the  same  time.

Spiced Plum Chutney

Plum Chutney With Warm Spices

This spiced plum chutney is sweet and tangy with a hint of warm spices. It is easy to make and needs no preservatives or extra pectin. Use it on toast or make dips or use it as a glaze – the options are many

Garden Tomato Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Garden Tomato Salad With Capers

This is one of the easiest salads to make. Fresh tomatoes and basil add the visual appeal while a simple vinaigrette makes the flavors memorable. Simple, easy to make and bursting wit garden freshness ..

Chakka Pradhaman or kheer made with Jackfruit

Jackfruit Kheer – Chakka Pradhaman

Jackfruit Kheer or Chakka Pradhaman is a dessert made with ripe jackfruit, jaggery and coconut milk. It is typically garnished with a liberal heap of
cashew nuts, raisins and coconut slices. These quintessential South Indian flavors present a perfect ending to a feast.

Koottu Curry - Vegetable and Chick Pea Dish For Sadya

Kootu Curry – Vegetable and Bean Curry

Koottu Curry is an important part of the Kerala Sadya Menu. It Vegetables and black chickpeas and cooked and mixed together with coconut and spices. A spiced roasted coconut seasoning adds the final touch.

Vishu Kanji With Jaggery - Breakfast for the new year

Vishu Kanji With Jaggery – A Sweet Start To The New Year

Kanji is a porridge made with rice and served with a one or more sides. Vishu Kanji is a special version made for Vishu – the Malayali New year. This is the sweet version of the dish in which cooked beans and rice are flavored with coconut milk and spices and sweetened with a little jaggery.

Konju Theeyal - Kerala Style Shrimp Curry with roasted coconut and spices .

Konju Theeyal – Prawns In Spicy Gravy , Kerala Special

This is an popular Kerala dish in which prawns are cooked in a spiced coconut sauce. Coconut is roasted and ground giving the curry more depth of flavors. This curry is creamy and delicious without packing on too much calories.

Semiya Payasam - Vermicelli Kheer

Semiya Payasam – Vermicelli Kheer

Semiya payasam or vermicelli kheer is one of the easiest Indian deserts to make. It is sweet , creamy and satisfying and often low on calories for a desert. Vermicelli noodles are cooked in milk and sweetened with sugar and flavored with cardamom .

Pane Di Pasqua - Italian Easter Bread

Italian Easter Bread – Pane Di Pasqua | With Video Recipe

Pane Di Pasqua – this is the Italian Easter bread that is soft, sweet and absolutely delicious. It is an enriched bread almost like a brioche and shaped into braids or wreaths and studded with eggs. These mini wreaths with eggs in the center is perfect for the Easter basket !

Spotted Dog - Irish Soda bread

Spotted Dog – An Irish Soda Bread

Soda breads are leavened with baking soda and can be made in very little time. Spotted Dog is a sweeter version of Irish Soda bread with currants or raisins added. This light and sweet bread can be made in under an hour .

Creamy Tomato Soup Vegan

Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe Vegan

Here is a vegan version of the cream of tomato soup. It comes together fast and is fresh, light, healthy and delicious ! You will not miss the extra calories or the creaminess !

Roasted Carrots With Garlic and Parsley

Roasted Carrots With Garlic And Parsley

Fresh carrots are sweet and tastes delicious when roasted. The beautiful bunch of multicolored carrots are roasted in a hot oven and tossed with garlic and parsley oil. This is a wonderful appetizer or side dish that takes very little time to make.

Easy Thai Red Curry With Chicken

Curry In a Hurry – Easiest Thai Red Curry With Chicken

Chicken and vegetables in the exotic flavors of the Thai red curry paste and coconut milk is a perfect end to a hectic day. The best part it that it all comes together in one skillet and under 30 minutes ! Serve with a steaming bowl of rice or ditch tradition and serve with a piece of crusty bread !

Kicked Up Deviled Eggs

Kicked Up Deviled Eggs – Deviled Eggs With a Spicy Twist

The classic deviled eggs are an easy appetizer to make. Here is a spiced up version that is hot, tangy with a bit of sweet undertones. There are so many ways  of  flavoring  deviled eggs   that  I guarantee  you that  you  will never  get  tired of  it. 

Home made hummus served with fresh veggies and crackers for snacking

Home Made Easy Hummus Recipe

The traditional Hummus is a healthy spread made with chickpeas and a dash of spices. It is healthy and satisfying and a perfect snack dip to reach for. Not only is it easy to make but tastes much better as when made fresh !

Hot Cross Bun Loaf

A Loaf Of Hot Cross Buns !

Here is a heartier whole wheat take on the popular hot cross buns. These are filled with black and golden raisins and spices. Orange zest and glaze adds a bit of citrus tones to it. Perfect to slice and toast or to make that french toast !

Koova Kurukkiyathu - Arrowroot Halva

Koova Kurukkiyathu – Arrowroot Halva

Koova kurukku is a simple and easy sweet to make. It takes only 3 main ingredients – arrowroot powder, jaggery and water. In about 15 minutes you have a sweet with jelly like consistency. A little grated coconut is added for some texture.

Blood Orange Madeira Cake

Madeira Cake With Blood Oranges

Here is a  simple  but  utterly satisfying   cake  recipe – Orange  Madeira Cake.    Butter, eggs , flour and leavening – all the  basic  building  blocks  of a  cake-   and a hint  of  citrus , that is  all it  takes.  I can  have  this  any time with with a cup of  tea.

Nadan Beef Ularthiyathu

Darn Delicious Beef Fry, Kerala Style Irachi Ularthiyathu

This is a popular beef dish from Kerala. bite sized pieces of meat is cooked to tenderness and coated with a mouthwatering mix of spices. Copious amount of sliced coconut and curry leaves accompany these tiny morsels — Finger licking deliciousness !

Tharavu Mappas - Duck Curry From Kuttanad

Tharavu Mappas – Duck Curry From Kuttanad

Tharavu Mappas is a  a traditional  duck curry  from the Kuttanad. Traditionally duck is cooked in a gravy of fragrant spices and coconut milk for long . This is a lighter and quicker version but still very creamy and fragrant.

Jackfruit Biryani Recipe

Jackfruit Biryani in Pressure Cooker | Vegan

Biryanis are the popular rice casserole of Indian sub continent. Here is a vegan version made with jackfruit. The meaty texture of the unripe jackfruit is perfect for this recipe and the and chances are you are not going to miss the meat ..

Mathi Mulakittathu – Spicy Sardine Curry

This is a spicy fish curry made with fresh sardines. There is red chili powder , green chilies and add to that black pepper. Cut back on the spices if
that is not your scene – it will be delicious !

Thiruvathira Puzhukku

Thiruvathira Puzhukku – Root Vegetable Medley

Puzhukku is a  dish made   of  boiled/steamed  root vegetables mixed  with  seasoned  coconut paste. These are  served   either by itself  or  with  Kanji (rice) and a spiced chutney.  Thiruvathira  Puzhukku is made with a mix of  seasonal root  vegetables and beans.  The tubers  are nutritious  and  filling  while the beans are a source of protein making  it  ideal for ladies  who forgo rice  based meals as part of  the  Thiruvathira  rituals.

Spicy Chicken Stew

One Pot Spicy Chicken Stew With Warm Indian Flavors

Chicken and vegetables are slow cooked with warm spices in a tomato based broth. A bowl of this is just what you need on a cold evening. As you take care of the evening errands, this soup slowly simmers and fills the kitchen with warm aromas ! Add your favorite vegetables and make this into a one pot meal .

Easy Plum Cake

Kerala Plum Cake – Simple Version

Plum cakes –  the spiced dark brown cakes  studded  with  dried  fruits (mainly raisins)  – are  popular in Kerala  all   year  around.  Don’t  be  fooled  by the  name,  there is  rarely any plum in there.  When we  run out  of  all the required ingredients or are short on time  we make  this  easy version.