May 2015

Seyal Suran Patata Recipe

  Hi again, foodie buddies. Today’s recipe is one of my personal favorites. Seyal Suran Patata is a Sindhi recipe. Suran means yam and patata means potatoes, whereas, seyal is a method of cooking. Seyal recipes have onion based gravies. The onion is caramelised for golden brown colored gravy. Very little water is used to cook these recipes.they pair up well with both rotis and rice. Personally, I like seyal

Pomfret Masala Recipe

Pomfret Masala is a spicy, thick, tomato-based curry. It’s bright, red color from the ripe red tomatoes is extremely enticing. Pomfret is a very delicate, fleshy, tender and tasty fish.The pomfret is fried and added to the curry and left to simmer for a few minutes. The spicy gravy and the deliciousness of pomfret make this recipe a perfect side dish with roti or naan. Since it gets ready in


Today’s recipe is an easy to make, tasty and healthy rice dish.  It is called as jeera rice as it is flavored with cumin.  Inspite of being an easy to make rice dish, it is very tasty and makes use of very few ingredients.  Just whole spices, cumin seeds and rice.  These are the only three ingredients needed to make this dish and this is a one pot dish.  I

Masala Bhakri Recipe

Hello, foodies. Today I am sharing a very simple recipe. It’s called Masala Bhakri. Bhakri is a Maharashtrian term for flat bread made from jowar or bajra. They are thicker than chapatis and rotis. This one can be had for breakfast or for times when you want to cook something light. It also makes a healthy lunchbox recipe and a great accompaniment with side dishes instead of the usual plain


Tomato curry is a tasty side dish which can be served along with rice or with chapathi. Tomato curry with appam is also very popular combination.  As I have told you before, we usually make chapathi for dinner and hence I prepare different curries to go with it.  So few days back I made this simple tomato curry which was a tasty combination with chapathi.  I served it for next

Coconut curd chutney / Easy chutney recipes

Today, I am sharing another easy chutney recipe.  Coconut chutney is a tasty South Indian side dish which is served with idli, dosa, uttappam and also with vadas.  Coconut is one of the most sought after ingredients especially in a Kerala kitchen since it is used in almost every recipe made in Kerala.  It is also rich in vitamins and minerals.  Coming to chutney, it is a vital side dish

Kutsinta Recipe

Kutsinta is one of the most food cravings in the Philippines for it’s a tasty and scrumptious native delicacy. This steamed rice cake filled with flours and a dash of sugar is packed with a large amount of carbohydrates to replace lost energy after tiring hours and to engage again in different kinds of activities. Its shiny texture on the outside and a sticky texture inside resulted by lye water

Palitaw Recipe

This delightful palitaw captivates a lot of people because of its distinctive taste and its plump consistency. These chewy dumplings can find especially in public markets and churchyards. Traditionally, It is mostly made of glutinous rice which is soaked in water overnight, then milled to make a dough which is also used in other native rice cakes such as bibingka, suman, espasol, sapin-sapin and puto. This glutinous rice has a

Chicken Tinola Recipe (Tinolang Manok)

Tinolang manok or Chicken Ginger Stew with Vegetables is a kind of a chicken soup filled with green papaya, malunggay leaves, chili plant leaves and/or sayote. The juice from a simmered chicken with ginger, garlic and onion makes the soup more interesting to consume. It makes the soup richer in flavor and natural. It’s good and so flavorful; the ginger gives a distinct flavor in this food making a big

Jam Jar Oreo Milkshake with Ice-Cream Recipe

Hi again, foodies. Summer is getting brutal with every passing day, isn’t it? Let’s combat the heat with something cold and soothing. Presenting to you the Extra Thick Jam Jar Oreo Milkshake! Oreos are the most beloved little cookies and boy oh boy they are so versatile! You might have seen many recipes that use regular Oreos with the vanilla cream filling. However, I used the one with chocolate cream

How to Make Vattayappam

Vattayappam  is a traditional dish of Kerala. It can be used as  a snack and as a  meal. It is a fermented steamed pan cake. It makes  in special occasions. This is soft and fluffy. We can make it in different  shapes . If we don’t have round vessel to fit correctly in the steamer .We can use idly pan. According to our preference  we  can  use  jaggery  or  white

Popcorn Bhel

  Preparation Time- 10 Mins Cooking Time- 5 mins Hello dear foodies. I am sharing an easy and quick recipe of Popcorn Bhel, which is a very healthy snack. Bhel is a popular Indian snack. It has a spicy and tangy taste. You can find a wide variety of bhel. Most bhel recipes call for puffed rice or the kurmura / murmura. Since I like fusion food, I used popcorn


Today’s recipe is pazham pori / banana fritters.  This is a special Kerala dish made with banana. In Malayalam,  pazham means “banana”.  Long sized bananas called as nendran pazham is made use of for making this dish.   Banana is cut into long size pieces and dipped in maida batter.  Then it is deep fried.  This is one of the favorite dish of all Keralites.  Pazham pori with a cup


Idli / dosa is a staple breakfast of South India, which is often served along with sambar which is a lentil based curry and chutney.  Chutney is a condiment which is served with South Indian breakfast items like idli / dosa.  There are many types of chutney’s prepared and each has its own unique flavor.  This chutney is very tasty and easy to prepare.  And since it contains carrots, it

Schezwan Bread Pakora Recipe

Hello, buddies. The weather has been a little hazy lately. The untimely rains made me crave for a hot and spicy fried snack. I didn’t have much at hand today, so I had to make do with whatever was available. I had half a bottle of schezwan sauce left from the Chicken Schezwan Noodles I made last week. A loaf of bread and some condiments. Bread pakora is what came


Prawns mango curry is a tasty Kerala based dish where prawns and mangoes are cooked in coconut milk.  It is not necessary that it should be cooked only in coconut milk, you can also grind coconut with onion, ginger, garlic and the other spice powders and make this tasty curry.  Apart from the process of taking coconut milk and de-veining the prawns, this curry can be made very easily.  Usually I


One day I was talking to my neighbour’s daughter and asked her what you had for breakfast.   She told me neeru dosa.  That was the first time in my life that I have heard this name. I thought they might have made a very complicated dish.  After that I asked her mother for the recipe.  They told me how to make that and you won’t believe me it was so easy


Kurma is a coconut based vegetable stew that is very popular across South India and is served as a side dish along with chapathi.  You will find vegetable kurma being served as a chapathi side dish in most of the hotels.  Potato kurma is a tasty side dish made with potatoes which can be served along with chapathi.  It can also be served along with rice.  This is very easy


Mutton pepper fry – a tasty recipe for mutton lovers.  My husband is hard core mutton fan and loves this pepper fry.  So I made this today.  This can be served with dosa, chapathi, or with rice.  I made this for lunch today.  Usually I serve this with plain rice and rasam, but today my daughter wanted peas pulao and hubby wanted mutton.  So I made this mutton pepper fry


Channa masala is a a tasty side dish which can be served along with chapathi / roti / phulka.  Channa masala / chole is a famous Indian side dish.  There are different versions of channa masala in India, with amritsari chole, kerala kadala curry and so on.  Usually I make kadala curry in Kerala style, which makes use of loads of coconut, but today, I am sharing a non-coconut version