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Fire Chicken/ Indian Dynamite Chicken

Batter fried, crispy chicken chunks tempered with mustard seeds, chili flakes and curry leaves and coated with a spicy mayo sauce giving a dynamite flavor explosion.     I have been scripting the recipe for this delicious fire chicken in my mind for a long time now. It started going on an endless loop inRead more

Pappa Roti/Mexican Buns/Roti Boy

These are pillowy soft, butter flavored sweet buns with a crispy coffee flavored topping and butter filling. They have different names like PappaRoti, Mexican Buns, Coffee Buns, and Roti Boy.     Pappa Roti, this name won’t be unfamiliar to most of you. If you have not heard of this, then I am pretty sure that you willRead more

Mini Chicken Puff Pies

Mini Chicken Puff Pies with a spicy chicken filling. These are perfect mini treats which are great for groups if you wish to share. Don’t these pies looks so adorable? I noticed that you all love appetizers and so I am very excited to post the recipe of this delicious, super easy Mini Chicken PuffRead more

Cashew Chicken Stuffed Buns

These are the softest and fluffiest homemade pull-apart buns and they are filled with delicious Cashew Chicken. Doesn’t these rolls look amazing? When you bite into it, it will hit you with the most pleasant burst of flavors. The cashew chicken tucked inside is awesome. I can’t decide which part I like more, the theRead more

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Beef

Spicy Beef Fry

A Kerala style beef fry which is not for the faint of heart. It is very spicy and is fried in quite a lot of coconut oil giving this dish a very traditional aroma and taste.      My hometown Kerala, though very small on the map is actually the ultimate place for food lovers.Read more

Spicy Beef Curry

Create beautiful aromas in your kitchen with this delicious and spicy beef curry.     We south Indians, especially the Keralites love beef. Beef is a favourite in my home too. In my family there are members who don’t like fish, some don’t like mutton…but beef is all of our ultimate favourite.     IRead more

Beef Fry

This beef fry is a flavorful, eye-catching entry. If I had to nominate a favourite beef recipe, this might be it. Today i am going to share with you the recipe of a simple beef fry, a dish that uses minimal ingredients and very less time to prepare. If you have a pressure cooker andRead more

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Breads/Rotis

Malabar Porota

Malabar Porota, Parota or Barota is a layered flatbread made from all purpose four which required a lot of kneading in order to get a soft dough. This flat bread is flaky and fluffy, crisp, yet soft. This is a delicacy of the Malabar region of North Kerala.  The famous Malabar Porota, even though weRead more

Pappa Roti/Mexican Buns/Roti Boy

These are pillowy soft, butter flavored sweet buns with a crispy coffee flavored topping and butter filling. They have different names like PappaRoti, Mexican Buns, Coffee Buns, and Roti Boy.     Pappa Roti, this name won’t be unfamiliar to most of you. If you have not heard of this, then I am pretty sure that you willRead more

Moong Poori

Moong Poori/Puri is perfectly puffed up fried bread, containing the goodness of moong beans.    Getting kids to eat good food can be the most satisfying at the same time most stressful part of parenting. Nothing feels better than watching your kids polish off a healthy homemade food.  Most kids love pooris. My son lovesRead more

Cashew Chicken Stuffed Buns

These are the softest and fluffiest homemade pull-apart buns and they are filled with delicious Cashew Chicken. Doesn’t these rolls look amazing? When you bite into it, it will hit you with the most pleasant burst of flavors. The cashew chicken tucked inside is awesome. I can’t decide which part I like more, the theRead more

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Breakfast

Goli Baje/ Mangalore Bhajji

Goli Baje/ Mangalore bajji are deep fried fritters made mainly with all purpose flour, rice flour and yoghurt. It is so addictive and very delicious. The super crispy exterior and the fluffy, pillowy soft interior is the main feature of this dish. Serve this with coconut chutney and enjoy it as your breakfast or asRead more

Fatteh

Fatteh is a popular breakfast dish all over the Levant. It can be eaten for lunch or dinner too. It is made of crumbled fried or toasted pita bread, seasoned yoghurt with tahini, chickpeas plus other ingredients and finally garnished with toasted nuts. I added pomegranate seeds to it too.       The nameRead more
Khameer

Khameer/ Bakhmri

Khameer / Bakhmri is a Yemeni/Emarati bread. Khameer is similar to doughnuts, having a little bit of a sweet taste. However; they are typically less sweet than the usual style of doughnuts and are served without any glazing or frosting.    They are frequently made triangular in shape (similar to samosas), but are also commonlyRead more

Nutella Stuffed Pancakes 

  I love an indulgent breakfast, usually on the weekends or holidays when my loved ones are there at home. I get so excited to make breakfast that time. I made these Nutella stuffed pancake yumminess and served it with strawberries this weekend and it was no doubt, a success story here.     When i sawRead more

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Cakes

Malva Pudding

Malva Pudding is a classic South African dessert which has a spongy caramelized texture which is doused in a buttery cream sauce. This pudding is traditionally served with custard or ice cream.   A big shout out to all my wonderful South African readers, thank you very much guys for coming to my little spaceRead more

Flourless Almond & Coconut Cake

A Gluten Free Flourless Almond and Coconut Cake that’s moist, tender and incredibly delicious. It takes just few minutes to whip up this recipe, best for busy days.    I love this cake, the texture of this cake is ethereal – it’s so moist and buttery with the rich flavor from the almonds and coconut.Read more

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding, a classic British dessert consisting of a moist sponge cake made with dates, smothered in luscious toffee sauce and served with vanilla ice-cream. It is also called Sticky Date Pudding. I am not a great admirer of dates. But this my friends….this is my absolute favorite. You guys won’t believe me, butRead more

Pistachio Cake

This Pistachio Cake with creamy and rich Rose Water flavored Mascarpone frosting is a true celebration cake. The taste of pistachio in this moist cake and the delectable frosting is just too good. I keep hearing “2017” and feel that it is in like 5 years. But here it is, the countdown ended…fireworks extinguished andRead more

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Chicken

Fire Chicken/ Indian Dynamite Chicken

Batter fried, crispy chicken chunks tempered with mustard seeds, chili flakes and curry leaves and coated with a spicy mayo sauce giving a dynamite flavor explosion.     I have been scripting the recipe for this delicious fire chicken in my mind for a long time now. It started going on an endless loop inRead more

Chicken Korma

A creamy, spiced Chicken Korma, consisting of chicken braised with yoghurt and spices to give a thick gravy full of flavors.     This is my first entry to the Muslim Food Bloggers Challenge. This is the fourth event my dear friend Rafeeda is conducting. I missed all the previous challenges and I feel prettyRead more

Paragon Style Alleppey Chicken Curry

This Alleppey Chicken Curry is a dish made with chicken simmered in coconut milk and Indian spices. The addition of crushed black peppercorns gives a wonderful aroma to the curry. This resembles the Alleppey Chicken Curry served at the famous Indian restaurant named Calicut Paragon.     Firstly, I’ll start this post by thanking myRead more

Chicken Vella (White) Curry

Chicken vella curry is a very light and soothing curry. It doesn’t have any masala in it but still the gravy is full of flavors. It goes superbly well with ghee rice.     After I fell for my Husband post marriage, the second thing I fell for was this Chicken Vella Curry. 😉 😀Read more

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Cookies

White Chocolate Cookies

Rich, buttery chocolate chip cookies which are loaded with chunks of white chocolate and nuts. Make it soft or crispy as per your choice by altering the baking times. I personally love a fresh batch of soft cookies.  Sorry for the disappearing act which I did again. I really didn’t want to stay away fromRead more

Nutella/Lotus Stuffed Skillet Cookies

A gooey skillet cookie filled with Nutella or Lotus Biscoff spread, loaded with chocolate bits. It can be served with a scoop or two of your favourite ice cream and then drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce. It can’t get better than this. This is one absolute pan of glory! In one bite of thisRead more

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

   If you are craving chocolate, these are definitely the cookies to make as there are chocolate incorporated in these beauties in three ways: Nutella, chocolate chips and cocoa powder. They are rich, decadent fudgy, dense and thick with…….wait for it…..an amazing lava like nutella flowing from the center. Yummmy!     If you are oneRead more

Melting Moments

There are so many butter cookie recipes out there! Its hard to pick a favorite. However, I’ve seen that my people particularly give these melting moments cookies special attention. They are so addictive that every time i make these, everyone snacks without stopping until they are all gone. Melting Moments cookies are aptly named forRead more

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Desserts

Malva Pudding

Malva Pudding is a classic South African dessert which has a spongy caramelized texture which is doused in a buttery cream sauce. This pudding is traditionally served with custard or ice cream.   A big shout out to all my wonderful South African readers, thank you very much guys for coming to my little spaceRead more

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding, a classic British dessert consisting of a moist sponge cake made with dates, smothered in luscious toffee sauce and served with vanilla ice-cream. It is also called Sticky Date Pudding. I am not a great admirer of dates. But this my friends….this is my absolute favorite. You guys won’t believe me, butRead more

Kit Kat Pudding

An easy no-bake dessert made with layers of sweetened whipped cream/ cream cheese mix and crushed Kit Kat candy bars. It is very simple to put this together.     One of my favorite things to do is make puddings. I have a big sweet tooth, so does my family. We like to eat dessertsRead more

Lotus Pudding Cake

A very simple cake, made with crushed lotus biscuits. Then a creamy and delicious pudding made with whipping cream and more crushed biscuits is poured on top of the cake. It is then beautifully garnished with melted biscoff spread. Perfect!     Hope you all are familiar with Lotus biscuits. It is a caramelized biscuitRead more

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Drinks

Strawberry-Lime Soda

Strawberry-Lime Soda, a wonderfully sweet and slightly tangy drink with strawberries and lemon juice which is finished off with sparkling club soda. It is easy to make and absolutely refreshing. This can be called Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade too.     I know its winter now and most of you wouldn’t prefer to drink a coldRead more

Spicy Coconut Lemonade

Spicy Coconut Lemonade is a very refreshing drink made with coconut water, lemon juice, green chillies and ginger. This drink is perfect during the summers. So people its Ramadan tomorrow, yaaay! Soo so happy! 🙂 This year, Ramadan falls on summer, which means that fasting hours become longer. So during this time try to eatRead more

Perfectly Thick Nutella Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate is incredibly rich and thick- almost like drinking pudding or a chocolate bar or Nutella in liquid form. Thick hot chocolate is hands down the best type of hot chocolate. If you haven’t tried such thick hot chocolate, imagine hot chocolate pudding or a chocolate bar or Nutella in liquid form. ThatRead more

Mango Ginger Lemonade-Ramdan Specials #9

   Ramadan is almost coming to an end and i was just thinking that i didn’t post any drinks recipe yet. So here is the recipe of a very refreshing and delicious mango lemonade with a nice kick of the ginger.         Hot summer days call for this mango ginger lemonade. I love icyRead more

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Fish

Fish Thenga/Coconut Curry

Fish Thenga/Coconut Curry, a Kerala style fish curry, with a coconut based thick gravy. Perfect with a bowl of steaming hot white rice, preferably parboiled rice.    Nothing makes me feel more at home than a good old spicy fish curry. I am not a big fan of fish, but I really crave my Mom’sRead more

FISH BIRYANI

This fish biryani will be loved by both fish lovers and haters. A dish that would be perfect for a family gathering or just to enjoy your weekend with your loved ones.      I rarely make fish biryani at home. I made it just once long back. Biryani means its always chicken or muttonRead more

Kerala Style Red Fish Curry/ Meen Mulagu Curry

A red fish curry/ Meen Mulagu Curry prepared the Kerala way with spices like red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Tamarind is added for the sourness. Tomato paste added to the curry makes the gravy very thick and the coconut oil and fenugreek seeds imparts a very authentic flavour to the curry.  Read more

Simple 6 Ingredient Prawns Roast 

6 ingredient spicy prawns roast!!! You all love these few ingredients, quick fix recipes, don’t ya? So here is another such post for you, just for you! 😃 Last week I stumbled across one of my old posts, 5 ingredient incredibly easy chicken masala and i thought that it’s time to bring another few ingredient recipe hereRead more

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Mutton

Bhuna Ghosht

Bhuna Ghosht, is a thick, rich curry made with goat meat/lamb where the meat is slow cooked with spices, simmering for long hours, till the sauce is reduced until it is so thick that it clings to the meat, making the meat appear browned.     Dishes cooked in bhuna style are very rich andRead more

Mutton/Lamb Chops Masala

  After two sweet food posts, lets go onto something spicy, meaty and classy. Something with a woow factor. Like this mutton chops i made few days back. This recipe, i am telling you will be a keeper for sure.      I just realized that its been quite sometime since i posted any red meat recipe.Read more

Mutton Do Pyaza

  Today i am going to present a very rich and flavorful mutton recipe. This is my first mutton recipe post, i guess…..yah! It is. I had bookmarked this recipe from this amazing blog ecurry sometime back and finally made it last week. It was exactly what i expected, a spicy dish loaded with flavor….Mutton doRead more

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Pasta and pizza

Spicy Prawn Pasta in Coconut Cream/ Milk

A spicy Prawn Pasta made in Coconut Milk/Cream. This pasta has a strong Indian flavor as it contains several Indian spices. This is so good that you will want to go for seconds.     ‘Prawn Lovers Delight’, that is what this is. I love to cook with Prawns and Coconut Milk. Whatever I make withRead more

Stove-Top Chicken Fajita Pizza

Chicken Fajita Pizza, a very spicy and flavorful pizza with the Mexican flavors. It has salsa, chicken fajita mix and lots of cheese baked on a crispy crust which is cooked on stop stove top in a skillet.     I totally love Mexican flavors and this pizza is full of them. It is spicyRead more

Chicken Pasta Bake

This mouth watering one dish meal, Chicken Pasta Bake is perfect for the whole family. Chicken, macaroni in white sauce, beautifully flavored red sauce, melting mozzarella and finally crisp buttery bread crumbs on top is just amazing. Pasta casseroles are usually a cheesy and luxurious affair for us. I make such dishes usually twice orRead more

One Pan Chicken Fajita Pasta

Chicken Fajita Pasta — a dish made in one single pan, even the pasta gets cooked in the same pan. How easy is that? The word fajita, cajun, taco makes me so happy. I simply love Mexican food. I am slightly Mexican food OBSESSED. Maybe because of their zesty flavours. They’re such a fun foodRead more

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Pickles

Instant No Oil, No Cook Mango Pickle

   Just the thought of this pickle makes my mouth water. This pickle has the tanginess and sourness from the mangoes, sweetness from the sugar, spice from the red chilli powder and that kick from the garlic. It is sooo soooooo easy, that you cant make it anytime, just anytime you want.        JustRead more

Sweet and Sour Date-Lemon Pickle

This is the first pickle recipe in my blog, actually this is the first pickle i made ever. But i soo enjoyed making it and eating it, that i cant wait to try out many more pickle recipes. I have always been afraid to make any sort of Indian pickle. There is too much laborRead more

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Rice

FISH BIRYANI

This fish biryani will be loved by both fish lovers and haters. A dish that would be perfect for a family gathering or just to enjoy your weekend with your loved ones.      I rarely make fish biryani at home. I made it just once long back. Biryani means its always chicken or muttonRead more

Fried Chicken Pulao

Fried chicken pulao is a one pan chicken and rice dish with amazing Indian flavors.     This fried chicken pulao is like a simplified biryani. It has all the masalas and flavors of a biryani.      You must be thinking, there are very few photographs for this post and that too not veryRead more

Malai Chicken Biryani

A very tasty chicken biryani, with fragrant spices such as coriander, turmeric, and kasuri methi (Dried fenugreek leaves) infused into a creamy and rich masala and assembled with layers of rice which is finally sprinkled with a highly aromatic saffron milk.   Eid Mubarak everybody! This biryani my friends would be a perfect one toRead more

Chicken Biryani

A family favourite, this delicious Chicken Biryani is a perfect dish to have on a lovely weekend.   OH yes! And here I am finally with a biryani recipe after a loot of requests from you guys. I am really sorry, that I delayed this post so much. The truth is that I didn’t haveRead more

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Salads

Chicken Caesar Salad

A classic caesar salad with a homemade Caesar dressing, flavorful grilled chicken and croutons makes this a satisfying meal to have at any time of the day.     Caesar Salad, I am sure that almost all of you have had this at least once in your life. This will be the most popular saladRead more

Fatteh

Fatteh is a popular breakfast dish all over the Levant. It can be eaten for lunch or dinner too. It is made of crumbled fried or toasted pita bread, seasoned yoghurt with tahini, chickpeas plus other ingredients and finally garnished with toasted nuts. I added pomegranate seeds to it too.       The nameRead more

Chopped Salad

Chopped salad are the perfect way to enjoy a salad, each forkful will have a snippet of all the ingredients.       This salad is delicious and easy to eat with a riot of flavor, color, and texture in each and every bite. Salads have become a popular lunch fare nowadays. Especially the healthy ones.Read more

Thai Chicken Salad

Thai food- as exotic as it is- needs no introduction. I simply love it. Wouldn’t miss a chance to eat thai food. But unfortunately I’m not very familiar with cooking thai food. So i have been doing a lot of research lately on thai recipes and i saw this very easy thai chicken salad recipe.Read more

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Sandwich

Chicken Shawarma Wrap

Homemade chicken shawarma wrapped inside tortillas. This is so good that it will be a crowd pleaser even among the fussiest of eaters.      Chicken Shawarma needs no introduction. It is popular all around the world now and also all around the blogosphere. There will be thousands of Shawarma recipes out there and I’mRead more

Chicken Club Sandwich

A sandwich of toasted bread, sliced crumb fried chicken, crisp lettuce, avocado, tomato, cheese, fries and a delicious honey mustard sauce. I love sandwiches, my husband loves it, my whole family loves sandwiches. I really enjoy making it too. Its mainly just about piling delicious things onto fresh toasted bread. It’s no rocket science. ButRead more

Caramelised Banana and Coconut Sandwich

A sandwich made with a mixture of caramelised bananas, sweet coconut mix and cashew nuts placed inside white bread which is then toasted in butter till crisp. This recipe is my moms simple discovery. She started making this recently, and I had it when I visited mom few months back. I really really loved thisRead more

Cheesy Chicken Sliders

This pull apart cheesy chicken sliders make a perfect food for iftar or a party. A spicy chicken filling along with a flavour filled coriander mint chutney and melted stringy mozzarella cheese packed inside soft buns, are too much fun to eat and so delicious.     Ramadan calls for many recipes and unfortunately inRead more

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Soups

Sweet Corn Chicken Soup

Sweet Corn Chicken Soup is a light and creamy soup made with creamed sweet corn, chicken stock and egg white drop.       This is a classic soup which I guess most of you love. This has been one of the most requested recipes. So I thought its high time I post it now. Read more

Dairy Free Cream of Chicken Soup

Cream of chicken soup is one of those soups that always sounds good. This soup has been my all time favorite. A dairy free cream of chicken soup is a great way for people who are allergic to dairy (lactose intolerant) to once again enjoy their favorite soup.     Lactose intolerance is a common digestiveRead more

Malabar Chicken Soup

I just realized recently that I didn’t post any soup recipe yet. Two years of blogging and no soup recipe!! Oh my!! So, to make up for this delay, here is a recipe of a very light and comforting soup with a touch of Malabar flavors. Last week I had a yummy chicken soup from this MalabarRead more

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Your Opinion Matters

Hello everyone! I’m on vacation now, so was not in a mood to post any recipes. But I will start posting again very soon. Have some yummy things lined up for you guys. Today I would like to ask your valuable opinions/suggestions on few things. I have been thinking of doing this for quite someRead more

Eid Mubarak you all <3

Eid Mubarak everybody! Have a great day. 🙂

30 Eid Desserts Recipe Round-Up 2016

HEYY! As Eid is coming up, I am sure everybody will be in search for some good dessert recipes. After seeing that you all liked the Ramadan recipes round-up so much, I thought why not make one for Eid too. Hope this list will be useful for you all. Please do try recipes from hereRead more

Guest Post- Bread and Butter Pudding with Caramelised Nuts

I felt very honoured when Rafeeda of The Big Sweet Tooth had asked me to do a guest post for her blog. I didn’t have to think twice to say yes. So here I am, doing a guest post for one of my most favourite food bloggers, whose blog I used to follow even before IRead more

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Vegetarian

Potato Curry in Cashew-Coconut Milk Gravy

A very thick and rich potato curry with a gravy made with coconut milk and cashew nuts. It is spiced very well with the indian spices, and a final touch of kasuri methi and butter gives the curry a whole new taste.     Nowadays I am always in search for good vegetarian recipes, justRead more

Vegetable & Daal Curry in Coconut Milk

A mildly flavored mixed vegetable curry with the goodness of moong seeds and richness of coconut milk.    193 posts and only two vegetable curry recipe in the blog. I know, not a good thing. 😐 Since you guys have been requesting for veg recipes for so long and also because there were so manyRead more

Sri Lankan Eggplant Coconut Curry

Here i am with a vegetarian recipe after a long time. You might have already noticed that there are very few veggie items in my blog. I admit that i suck at vegetarian dishes. I never used to like it much too, maybe because i didn’t know any good veg recipes. But i am reallyRead more

Spicy and Tangy Grilled Chutney sandwich

I am posting a vegetarian recipe after a long, long time. I really suck big time at vegetarian dishes. But i was so happy with the results after making this spicy, tangy, sweet, cheesy vegetable grilled sandwich, that i couldn’t stop myself from posting it. Its too good. My sister, for whom the title ofRead more

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