Chicken Béchamel Pasta Bake

A hearty baked pasta casserole with layers of chicken pasta and creamy béchamel sauce. It is topped with a mix of mozzarella and cheddar cheese which is baked until it turns golden and bubbly.  Here I am after the mandatory post Ramadan break with this Chicken Béchamel Pasta Bake. 😀 Cheesy pasta bake is alwaysRead more

Mango & White Chocolate Tiramisu

Mango & White Chocolate Tiramisu is a fruity and chocolatey version of the classic Italian dessert. It has layers of ladyfingers and mascarpone, white chocolate and mango mixture.  This delicious, creamy Tiramisu is an egg-less, no-bake dessert. You wouldn’t have to wait for the mango season to make this dessert. Just grab a tin ofRead more

Pistachio Milk Cake/ Pistachio Tres Leches

Pistachio Milk Cake or Tres Leches Cake is a super moist, sponge cake soaked in rich pistachio flavored milk sauce (which is made with three kinds of milk) and topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream. The result is a deliciously light, airy and fluffy cake. After the massive success of Rose Milk Cake recipe in my blogRead more

Chicken Fatira

Fatira is a flatbread that is a popular breakfast and snack item. It is made by pressing the dough very thin and adding chicken filling and finally folding all four sides to create a package. It is then shallow fried in oil till it gets crisp on outside. I am sure that the term fatiraRead more

Crazy Crust Pizza

A very unusual pizza where the crust forms while the pizza bakes. You wouldn’t require yeast, kneading, or rolling of the dough. The crust is simply made from a liquid batter. I was so out of ideas and didn’t know what to make for the blog. I had plans to make bao buns or SriRead more

Arayes/ Ara’es/ Araees

Arayes are pita bread sandwiches stuffed with meat (I used chicken), tomato, onion and different spices. This is a popular street food item throughout the Middle East and has different names in different countries. Arayes is my favorite Arabic food. During my childhood, whenever we go to Arabic restaurants (which was a rare thing becauseRead more

Tortilla Roll-Ups/Pinwheels

These saucy chicken tortillas are perfect for any party or get-together. Made with mouthwatering fried chicken filling and a flavorful mayo-tahini sauce which is rolled in soft tortillas, they’ll definitely be a favorite! I’m a big fan of anything with tortillas…burritos, quesadillas, wraps and now this roll ups/pinwheels. This is amazing as you can makeRead more

Fried Chicken Pies

A savory fried pie which boasts of a buttery pie crust which can be filled with chicken, beef, veggies etc and then deep fried to perfection. This delicious fried bite sized appetizer is perfect to have during Iftar or just anytime of the day. This is a lot similar to our traditional Malabar Kozhi Ada/Read more

Basbousa Cheesecake

This is a cheesecake with a Middle Eastern makeover. It features a buttery digestive biscuit base, a rich cheesecake layer topped with a delicious basbousa layer.  A drizzle with rose water scented sugar syrup ties the flavors together. You all will know well by now that I love Middle Eastern desserts. There are so manyRead more

Chocolate Biscuit Cake with Pudding

A very moist chocolate cake made with powdered chocolate biscuits which is topped with a luscious pudding. This chocolate biscuit cake is beyond decadent, topped with a delicious pudding that is literally to die for! The whole thing is crowned with melted chocolate and chocolate shavings which just takes everything to another level. I hadRead more

Crispy Fried Chicken Strips

Super Crispy Fried Chicken made with buttermilk, spice rubbed chicken and seasoned flour is crispy on the outside and super tender on the inside. Perfect treat for your little ones. We love homemade comfort food like these delicious chicken strips. I make this very often for my son, who is a big fan of allRead more

Simplest Chicken Biryani Ever

A super simple Chicken Biryani which can be made by anyone, even the most amateur cooks.  This recipe is for all of those newbie cooks who finds making biryani very tricky. For me it was a hit or a miss situation always in the beginning. Now with lots of experience, all thanks to my biryaniRead more