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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 !

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. 

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.

An easy dinner made with canned sardines and green tomatoes

Weeknight Dinners – Curry In A Hurry With Sardines And Green Tomatoes

If you are a sardine lover this is will make you very happy ! It is an easy fish curry The green tomatoes adds fresh tart flavors perfectly complementing the fish. Canned sardines takes only a few minutes to absorb the flavors and you have a bright and creamy creamy curry in under 30 minutes.

Sun Dried Tomato Herb Loaf

Rustic Sun Dried Tomato And Herb Loaf

I love this rustic loaf ! Sun-dried tomatoes bring intense sweet and tangy flavors to the bread and add beautiful specs of color. This is perfect to make a simple sandwich or to have with a bowl of soup !

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.

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.

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.

A delicious citrus cake with the goodness of goji berries

Goji Berry And Orange Cake

Goji berry Orange Cake takes the regular yellow cake into another level. The flavors are bright and the cake is moist . Serve on its own or with orange icing drizzle o r light chocolate drizzle.

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 !

Orange Faloodeh - Persian Ice

Persian Ice – Orange Faloodeh

The  other  day I  got  to pick  a  bag  of  oranges  from  a  friend’s  backyard. Fresh  sweet oranges   are  always  a  treat, especially when handpicked and had fresh. I

A delicious cake made with carrot and beets

Carrot Beet Cake –  Almost a Health Food

This is a healthy and delicious cake . Carrots and beets give it its wonderful color and keeps it moist. Use part whole wheat flour for added nutritional value. The spices blend beautifully with the sweetness of the vegetables.