When I was little and fell sick, Amma would crush the tablets, mix it in with honey and feed me so that the medicine goes in without fuss.I don't know if it was just that one reason why I hate honey so much in it's original form.I love to...
I have a lot of good memories when it comes to Pistachios. We wouldn't get them in Kannur when I was little so whenever my cousins brought them,I would wait to lick the shells that they were discarding. I love how salty those were.Finding shelled pistachios were impossible until...

JHINGA VINDALOO

I grew up on a seaside town in Kerala called Kannur and my house is like a 5 minute walk away from the beach. Fresh seafood was one of the biggest benefits of living in a coastal town. When I moved to Minneapolis, finding fresh seafood was one of...
Though the name of the dish sounds fancy this curry is made with simple and easily available ingredients. You will not need “Madras curry powder” or any namesakes to make this fiery and lip-smacking curry. Simple spices like garlic, ginger, coriander and black pepper add zing to this dish Ingredients: 1...
Motichoor ladoo is made from fine boondi where the balls are tiny and is cooked with ghee or oil. Originally this ladoo was a Tamil sweet, but it is now popular throughout India. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup chickpea flour/besan For the sugar syrup: 1 1/4 cups (250 grams) sugar 1 ½ cups of water 2-3...

Garlic Sev

Spicy sev with garlic flavor is the easiest of all Diwali snacks. After cooking some time consuming Diwali snacks like Chakali and Karanji, I wanted to make something easy to wrap my day. Trust me this is the most uncomplicated Diwali recipe and tastes absolutely yum. Ingredients: 2 cups of besan/chickpea...
An amazingly simple recipe that needs only 5 ingredients + Love to make anyone eat Brussel Sprouts. Ingredients: 2 lb /.9 kg Brussels Sprouts 3 tsp Olive Oil 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp Habanero sauce 2 tbsp lemon juice Baking sheet pan lined with Aluminium oil or Parchment paper Read full post: Spicy Oven Roasted...
After a day long work and an hour drive it feels good to be home and spend some time with myself while waiting for the husband to return. As soon as I step in I rush to the kitchen to feed my growling stomach. I make a glass of...
Usually we don’t need recipes to sneak in veggies in our diet. Even the little one doesn’t say “No” to veggies including the forbidden Broccoli. Touch wood! But we have a love hate relationship with Avocados. We love them if it gets encapsulated with spices. So I am always...
Every time we return from India, our bags are filled with several pounds of aromatic spice mixes; Sambar Podi, Dhaniya podi, Tiffin Sambar podi, Red chili podi, Kuzhambu Milagai Podi, Idli Molagai podi, Karuvapellai podi (curry leaves powder). The concoction of their aromas would even help us identify our...

Ambat Bhath

Centuries ago, Sourashtrians migrated from the Sourashtra region in Gujarat to the southern states. There are many historic reasons quoted for their migration. Since then their language and culture has transformed. When they settled down in south, they adapted the southern style cooking into their daily lives. Food we...

Puran Tarts

A modern Indian dessert with puran and puff pastry. It is sure to wow your guests Ingredients: Ingredients •Store bought or Homemade Puff Pastry Sheets •1/4 cup All purpose flour to work on the pastry sheets •1/2 cup slivered almonds for garnish •1 cup ghee to smear For the lentil base: •1 cup channa dahl •1 cup powdered...