Fillings for all occasions

In the Malabar region of Kerala, we make a lot of palaharams (snacks). These snacks welcome the guests to our houses, is a great tea time companion and are starters to a meal or a meal in itself. Most of these snacks are stuffed with delicious fillings. Be it our samosas, cutlets, special kinds of…

Athisaya Pathiri

This is a name by which I know the dish. The name of the dish loosely translates to “Surprise Bread” in English. The first time I have tasted the dish was at Doha, at one of my aunt’s friends place. She is a great cook and creates great dishes! That week we stayed in Doha…

Breadcrumbs

You might be thinking, “Breadcrumbs??? Really???” I know, it is easier to get a store bought one. One easier step in the kitchen. But then, it’s not that hard to make in your kitchen too. Making breadcrumbs at home gives you the freedom to add different flavour  combinations to the breadcrumbs. The flavoured crumbs give a…

Coffee and cake Ice-cream

As the summer has set in full force in my part of the world, I am leaning towards making popsicles and ice-creams. I like making ice-creams at home, as it gives me the freedom to add and combine flavours. I have tried many techniques to making ice-creams but have always ended up getting cream icicles….

Mochaccino Blondie

My kids are hardcore brownie fans. In fact, they love all the baked things I make, especially if it involves chocolate. A pan of brownie disappears so quickly that I always think its magic. I had never tried blondies, when my friend suggested to make it. She told me it tastes great with vanilla ice-cream….

Kheema Sandwich

Sandwiches are something that I really enjoy eating. Whenever we go for a picnic, I like to have a sandwich in my picnic basket. My Blogging Marathon entries for the category – Picnic Hamper would not be complete without the recipe for a sandwich. My favourite sandwich is kheema sandwich! I am a cafeteria junkie.. I love…

Erachi Pathiri (Steamed-Layered Rice cake with meat stuffing)

As you get to the northern part of Kerala, you will come across various pathiris. Pathiris are basically a flat bread. Some are made with rice flour some with All-purpose flour and the other with wheat flour. It can be plain, stuffed, steamed, fried or cooked on a tawa. The names you hear for the…

Taco Try-Out

This is my first try at Tacos. Kids and I had fun making them. Lots of fun and mess..

Crunchy Bread Rolls

My family loves fried crunchy stuff. When I make cutlets, samosas, spring rolls etc., they fly off the plates. Because of my weight issue, I do not make it often. I tend to eat when I make it and when everyone is eating and when there are left overs (I don’t like wasting food!). Making fried…

Chicken Donuts

Being in the blogosphere is overwhelming. All those great posts out there, scares me to put my words out there! One thing I am aiming to achieve this year is ‘Courage’. I seem to be a courageous person to many people, but I am scared of many many things! An audience is the most scary thing…