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.
Easter , the time for eggs – chicken eggs , cadbury eggs , plastic eggs and even craft eggs. How can eggy breads be far behind ?
If you love seafood, these Tuna Cutlets are just ones to try! The best part is that these can be made with canned Tuna , and has
Chole or Chana Masala is a popular North India dish made with chickpeas/ Garbanzo Beans. Chickpeas are a good source of lean protein. Garbano beans and flour is
This is the Ukranian Paska, lovely, soft and sweet Easter bread. I came across this bread few years back when searching for traditional recipes. Up
Fish cooked with spices and flaked and mixed with grated coconut makes for a simple and satisfying meal! This coastal dish is brimming with fresh flavors and best made with mild fish , or tiny fish !
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.
Sirke wala pyaz is a great side to serve with Naan and spicy curry. These onions is perfect for tempering the spice level and a delight to the eyes. Serve these with kabobs , or grille d meat or sprinkle a few slices over a salad.
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.
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 !
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
This is a popular dish made with potatoes and usually served with Appam. The creamy potato Ishtu is flavored with coconut milk and spices.
Parippu Vada is a popular snack in kerala. These are made with split peas or chana dal and are perfect tea time snack for a rainy day !
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.
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 !
A quick lunch idea with a twist ! Preserved lemon and capers add an incredible depth of flavors to this lunch time favorite – tuna salad. Adapted from Fix Me A Little Lunch
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 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.
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.
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 .
Creamy Custard in a flaky crust – these mini Custard tarts from Portugal are indeed a heavenly treat ! Here is an easy version of this recipe made with puff pastry sheets . All the deliciousness made at home !
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
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.
Here is one pot family meal – with chicken , rice herbs and spices. This flavorful version can be made in a pressure cooker or a dutch oven and cooks very easily.
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.
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 ..
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.
Linzer cookies – don’t these beautiful capture the essence of the holiday season ? The powdered sugar reminds me of the sprinkling of the powdery
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.
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.
Kheema Paratha is a delicious and satisfying one dish meal. Ground lamb is cooked with spices and stuffed in a wholewheat
This is a popular roast chicken from Peru. Chicken is marinated in a flavorful blend of spices. After grilling the meat becomes tender and juicy while the skin turns crisp and sometimes even blackened.
Lussekatter or Lucia Rolls are saffron flavored Swedish buns. These are popular during X’mas time . The buns are lightly sweetened and enriched with eggs, diary and sugar. These bright and soft rolls are a treat any time , but especially so during the dark winter months.
A few months back a very discerning member of the family declared that if mommy cooks with raisins she should not expect him to eat it. To give him
This is the a popular mix vegetable curry from South India. A variety of vegetables are cooked with whole/powdered garam masala in a rich creamy gravy. It is an easy one pan dish that goes well with mildly spiced rice preparations or any flat bread.
These lovely vegetable patties are perfect for an evening snack or as an appetizer. Serve with a few slices onions and tomatoes seasoned with a
Flax seed chutney powder is an easy way to increase the nutritional value of any , well almost any, dish. Chutney powders are used as an accompaniment to
Halva is a very popular sweet in Kerala. Sweet shops carry umpteen variations of these, but pumpkin halva is not one of them, usually. It is typically made at
This is the perfect quick bread for fall. It is moist and delicious and is made with the favorite fall vegetable – pumpkin. A spiced sugar topping
gives it a crunchy crust and the spices makes the loaf deliciously comforting.
If you never had Palappam, you are in for for a treat. Imagine crepe like bowls, crispy and lacy on the sides and a bit spongy towards the middle.
I do not use canned pumpkin or the canned pie fillings. When we make a pumpkin filled baked goodies , which happens quite a lot during the
Scones are single serve quick breads. We love these flaky, buttery, crumbles in the mouth texture of scones. These scones are made with part whole wheat flour and loaded with dry fruits to make them healthier. Make and serve these as a healthy breakfast treat !
Kesari is an Indian desert made with sooji/rava (cream of wheat). It is quite easy to make and is a perfect treat to serve unexpected guests or for
Being a big fan of wild yeast I had to make a sourdough version of naan. What is so special about sourdough naan, you ask ?
Naan is a popular North Indian flat bread. This delicious bread for scooping up spicy curries can be made home as well. Fresh made Naan right out of your own own is definitely a treat worth making..
This fudge like dessert gets its name from the ingredients used – 7 cups in all. It is made with very common ingredients in the Indian pantry and requires no high level cooking skills. The burfi of fudge made is delicious and has a unique texture to it.
Shankarpali is another tea time snack popular in many states of India. Crunchy , a bit sweet and utterly munch-able, it is known by names – shakarpara , shakarpaada ,
These cute owls were made for a Halloween party. I must confess , this is not entirely my idea . The inspiration ,of course, came from
Roast chicken is very versatile. This is one of our favorites – Garlicky roast chicken. It is perfect for dinner along with some potatoes and roasted
veggies and the left overs are great in sandwiches, salads or wraps .
Madeleines are classic bite sized sponge cake that can be mistaken for a cookie. These are the perfect companion for an afternoon tea , but chances are you can never stop at one !
Lachha paratha is a layered flat bread from the Indian Sub Continent. In the south It is also known as Parotta, Malabaar paratha or Kerala parotta . This is a delicious unleavened bread that you will be tempted to eat all by itself . The over lapping layers are crunchy on the top hiding tender layers inside.
Here is a 3 strand Challah studded with poppy seeds. This is the all time favorite bread for us and made quite often at home. Why do
Elaichi or Cardamom Rusks are favorite of my dad’s. These are hugely popular as a tea time snack all over. It so happenes that spending time with grandpa meant picking
Erisseri is a dish made with a vegetable usually pumpkin and beans. Cooked beans and and pumpkin is mixed together and flavored with ground coconut and spices. This dish is finished with seasoned oil, spices and toasted coconut.
Olan is a very traditional kerala dish. It is mild and an integral of Sadya where very many varied curries are served with rice. It is almost like a palate cleanser helping you to transition and savor each dish .
Ada pradhaman is dessert made with rice, coconut milk and jaggery. Rice noodles are cooked in coconut milk and jaggery making it delicious , creamy and nutritious. It is topped with fried coconut bits , nuts and raisins.
Parippu in Malayalam literally translates to split beans or dal. Mildly flavored Mung dal curry, simply referred to as Parippu, is the first course in a traditional Kerala Sadya (feast).
Palada is a milk based kheer made with fresh rice noodles or ada . This is a gluten free dessert that is in a semi liquid form. The noodles are prepackaged or sometimes freshly made. The sweetened thick with bits of soft melt in the mouth ada is the perfect end to a traditional Kerala feast. Drink up the liquid and savor the ada by itself or mix it all up and enjoy by the spoonfuls !
Ada is fresh rice noodles. These are usually used to make kheers like palada or ada pradhaman. traditionally a thin batter of rice four is steamed just set and broken into flat noodle bits. it is gluten free and nut free. Fresh ada adds texture and body to the kheers and has a melt in the mouth quality to it.
Puli Inji literally translates to tangy ginger. This is a relish/pickle made with ginger and tamarind. Chilies and a few spices are added to the mix for extra flavor. Jaggery is used as the sweetener to take the edge of the spices. Sweet, tangy and spicy this is a dish that hits all the right notes .