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

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.

Pollo A La Brasa - the flavorful Peruvian Roast Chicken

Pollo A La Brasa – Peruvian Roast Chicken

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.

Swedish Saffron Buns

Lussekatter or St.Lucia Rolls – The Swedish Saffron Buns

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.

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

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

south Indian style vegan mix veg kurma

Chapathi Kurma And A Few Fond Memories

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.

Deep Fried Mix vegetable patties

Loaded Vegetable Cutlets

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

Flaxseed Chutney Powder

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

Pumpkin Halva

Pumpkin Halva

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

A delicious pumpkin quick bread

Pumpkin Bread

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.

How To Roast Pumpkin

How to Roast a Pumpkin

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

30 Minute Scones

Breakfast in 30 Minutes – Light and Healthy Raisin Scones

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 !

Home Made Naan - Plain

Home Made Naan

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..

Seven Cups Burfi - Indian fudge made with chickpea flour

Seven Cups Burfi – Simple No Fail Diwali Sweet

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 - Diamond Cuts

Festival Flavors – Shankarpali

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 ,

garlic roast chicken

The Best Garlicky Roast Chicken

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 .

French Madelines

Classic Madeleines – Little Bites of Heaven

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 Or Kerala Parotta

Whole Wheat Lachha Parathas

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.

Cake rusk or biscoti

Tea Time Munchies – Simple Cake Rusk

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 

Pumpkin and beans in a mild coconut curry

Erisseri – Savory Pumpkin Stew Kerala Style

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

Olan – Spice it Up , Just A Little

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 - Dairy free and gluten free kheer from Kerala

Ada Pradhaman

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 or Mund Dal Curry for Sadya

Parippu For Sadya- Mung Dal Kerala Style

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 - Rice Noodle Kheer

Palada – Not the Humble Rice Pudding

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 !

How To Make Rice Ada For Kerala style pradhamans and payasams

Easy Method To Make Rice Ada For Payasam

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 - Sweet and sour Ginger pickle

Puli Inji – A Tongue Tickling Ginger Relish

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 .