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Fried Chicken On Sticks

Flavorful breaded chicken cubes, skewered on sticks and deep fried. Best way to eat fried chicken!! We are ardent lovers of fried chicken, be it chicken strips, chicken popcorn, chicken on bone anything. Fried chicken in any form is our weakness. When it is skewered on sticks, it is even better. It looks good, lessRead more

Hot Sauce Chicken Cones

Our special spicy hot sauce chicken filling gets kicked up a notch by presenting them in cute tortilla cones. If you have been following me for some time, you may have noticed that I have a special love for this hot sauce spicy chicken filling which I use in quite a lot of my recipes.Read more

Mini Felafel Tacos with Flavorful Tahini Sauce

Felafel along with fried eggplant and lots of pickled relishes and hot sauce packed inside crisp mini taco shells drizzled with generous amount of flavorful tahina sauce. You have to check out how to make these mini taco shells in the oven, it is super cool!! We have reached the last beautiful 10 days ofRead more

Cheese Fatayer with the Softest Melt in the Mouth Bread

Fatayer is a Middle Eastern savory pastries that are stuffed with either cheese or meat. This recipe that I have here makes super soft melt in the mouth bread and we are in love with this recipe. This is one dish that I am making on repeat this Ramadan for Iftar. We just can’t getRead more

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Beef

Spicy Lamb Kofta

Kofta, Kebab, Kabob whatever you may call it, these are flavor packed, spicy, and beyond delicious. Serve them with yoghurt tahini sauce and pita bread or alongside rice. This is the first time that I am posting a recipe with minced meat. Kebabs, kheema masala, pasta sauce with minced meat etc are my favorite, butRead more

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

Hotdog Bread Rolls

Light, fluffy, buttery hotdog bread rolls that are impossible to resist. These homemade bread just requires a handful of simple ingredients but the result is just amazing!! I love making dishes like this which involves bread. The whole process of making any sort of bread is very satisfying for me. And if the bread turns outRead more

Cinnamon Doughnut Bread-Can’t get softer than this

A very moist and soft Cinnamon flavored bread with texture that is just like a cake. You can actually call it cinnamon swirl cake too. I never was a fan of cinnamon until I started making cinnamon french toast. Now it just grew on me and I really enjoy a light woody, sweet cinnamon flavorRead more

Nutella Filled Malasadas – Portuguese Doughnuts

Light and fluffy Nutella Filled Doughnuts which has a Portuguese origin. This is like a fried cloud. It is light inside with a slightly crisp exterior.  Malasadas are basically yeast doughnuts, sans hole. This is distinguished from other usual doughnuts by its use of eggs and also by the use of milk. I felt theRead more

Cheese Fatayer with the Softest Melt in the Mouth Bread

Fatayer is a Middle Eastern savory pastries that are stuffed with either cheese or meat. This recipe that I have here makes super soft melt in the mouth bread and we are in love with this recipe. This is one dish that I am making on repeat this Ramadan for Iftar. We just can’t getRead more

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Breakfast

Hotdog Bread Rolls

Light, fluffy, buttery hotdog bread rolls that are impossible to resist. These homemade bread just requires a handful of simple ingredients but the result is just amazing!! I love making dishes like this which involves bread. The whole process of making any sort of bread is very satisfying for me. And if the bread turns outRead more

Vella Pola | Spongy and Soft Fermented Rice Cakes

Vella Pola is a soft and spongy fermented rice cake that is served with coconut milk, sugar and small Kerala banana. This is a Malabar delicacy. Vella Pola is a popular breakfast item in the Malabar region of Kerala. This is a soft and spongy rice cake is very commonly eaten during Ramadan for SuhoorRead more

Egg Sandwich – 2 Ways

This post contains two very delicious Egg Sandwich recipes which are very easy to put together and will be a great dish for brunch or breakfast. I love a savory breakfast any day than a sweet one. Sipping on hot tea or coffee after a flavorful, savory breakfast definitely hits the spot. I got aRead more

Sheet Pan Pancakes

Sheet Pan Pancakes are the perfect way to make breakfast for a crowd without having to spend a lot of time in front of the hot griddle. These fluffy pancakes can be baked in the oven and will be ready in 5-7 minutes. See how easy it is to make this in this video. IRead more

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Cakes

Digestive Biscuit Cake with Pistachio Pudding

A very moist cake made with powdered digestive biscuit topped with a rich pistachio pudding.  I love making cake with pudding on top. I have posted many other cake recipes like this before. And all of it are amazing and I make them regularly for parties. It never fails to impress the guests. If youRead more

Chocolate Swiss Roll (in pan) with Lotus Pudding Cream

This Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake is very easy to put together and you wouldn’t need an oven to make this cake, this is made on stovetop in a pan. I filled it with a simple Lotus Pudding Cream and that took the cake to the next level. Fill it with Nutella or your favorite filling andRead more

Sandwich Maker Marble Cake

A very soft marble cake made easily without oven in the sandwich maker. Who doesn’t like easy peasy recipes which can be made within minutes with the basic ingredients? This sandwich maker marble cake is one recipe like that. Some people love vanilla cake and some chocolate cake, but almost everyone will love this marbleRead more

Gulab Jamun Cake | Eggless | Flourless

A very light and moist cake which is made out of Semolina (Rava), yoghurt, milk and oil. This cake doesn’t contain gulab jamun but tastes a lot like it in a cake form, that’s why the name. The cake is served warm with rose water scented sugar syrup. I have never been this excited toRead more

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Chicken

Chicken Manchurian-Semi Gravy

A popular Indo-Chinese dish- Chicken Manchurian. Deep fried succulent pieces of chicken tossed in a spicy and saucy gravy. Chicken Manchurian is my all time favorite. I used to love this dish since I was a child. Chicken Manchurian and Fried Rice is the ultimate combo. But this tastes great with noodles and plain boiledRead more

Fried Chicken On Sticks

Flavorful breaded chicken cubes, skewered on sticks and deep fried. Best way to eat fried chicken!! We are ardent lovers of fried chicken, be it chicken strips, chicken popcorn, chicken on bone anything. Fried chicken in any form is our weakness. When it is skewered on sticks, it is even better. It looks good, lessRead more

Reshmi Malai Chicken Curry

A creamy, rich curry with flavors from many aromatic spices, and dried fenugreek leaves. This thick gravy goes well with chapathi, paratha or rice. I love mild, simple curries. But mildly flavored doesn’t mean bland, it should have lots of flavors. I love this Reshmi Malai Chicken curry because it screams flavor. It really tastesRead more

Peri Peri Grilled Chicken (Indian flavored)

This Peri Peri Chicken is tender, spicy and loaded with flavor! Since I’ve added Indian spices to it, this version of peri peri chicken is the ultimate grilled chicken recipe you will ever need. Today, I’m sharing the recipe of these super spicy Peri Peri Chicken that are the perfect companion to all your summerRead more

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Cookies

Brownie Swirl Cookies

This BROWNIE SWIRL COOKIES are another easy cookie recipe where you make both brownie and cookie dough with a ready box mix. Combine the both and slice into pinwheel shapes and bake. It looks pretty and tastes delicious. I absolutely love making and eating chocolate based desserts and my love for it is evident seeingRead more

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Super easy melty, yummy chocolate chip awesomeness right out of the oven. If you are lazy to make individual cookies, these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars will be the right choice for you. Life in the time of lockdown is not easy. The amount of stress and anxiety everybody is going through at this time isRead more

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

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Desserts

White Chocolate Cheesecake

A delicious no-bake white chocolate cheesecake which is truly one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had!! Looking for a decadent treat? Indulge in this creamy, smooth and rich white chocolate cheese cake. I have the confidence to describe this recipe as “perfect”. Because this is simply the best, one of the most wonderful cheesecakesRead more

Digestive Biscuit Cake with Pistachio Pudding

A very moist cake made with powdered digestive biscuit topped with a rich pistachio pudding.  I love making cake with pudding on top. I have posted many other cake recipes like this before. And all of it are amazing and I make them regularly for parties. It never fails to impress the guests. If youRead more

Gulab Jamun Cake | Eggless | Flourless

A very light and moist cake which is made out of Semolina (Rava), yoghurt, milk and oil. This cake doesn’t contain gulab jamun but tastes a lot like it in a cake form, that’s why the name. The cake is served warm with rose water scented sugar syrup. I have never been this excited toRead more

Choco-Biscuit Rolls

Soft and fudgy biscuit rolls dipped in melted chocolate. Perfect bite sized dessert which can be prepared in no time. I am back in Kuwait after the 2 month long vacation in Dubai with my family. The kids had a great time with their cousins, making it the nicest visit yet. We all made beautifulRead more

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Drinks

Ice cold Lemonade Pouches-Perfect for summer beach outings

Lemonade is a classic, refreshing summer drink, but having them chilled in these pouches on a hot summer day is amazing!! I love taking refreshing drinks for the kids whenever we go to the beach, especially during this scorching summer heat. What I do is simply fill the bags with whatever drink my kids like, andRead more

Cappuccino

Restaurant like cappuccino which can be made easily at home. I was never a coffee drinker. In my family we were all about tea. Everyone liked milk tea and I was a black tea supporter, then and now. It was after I got married to Fadal that I started making coffee, as he loves aRead more

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

A delicious mix of milk chocolate chips, caramel sauce, sea salt and dairy. This drink is like a hug in a mug. A perfect winter drink! INGREDIENTS: 3 cups of whole milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup of sugar 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 cup of milk chocolate chips marshmallows, whipped cream for garnishRead more

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

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Fish

Chemeen Nirachath/ Meenkaayi/ Stuffed Prawns

Steamed rice cakes with spicy prawn filling stuffed inside a pancake made with coconut and fennel seeds flavored rice flour, which is then marinated with red chili powder and shallow fried. Soo yumm!! We love Kallumakayi Nirachath with a passion. That tops the list of our favorite dishes. Kallumakayi Nirachath is a North Kerala specialityRead more

Prawn Fry Masala

A simple Prawn Fry Masala with very few ingredients but has big flavors. Last week we were craving for a hearty prawn dish, not fried prawn which we make on repeat, nor a curry type dish. We wanted something with a nice masala, that is not heavily flavored with spices. I created this dish onRead more

Crisp Prawn Fry

A spicy Prawn Fry with delicious crumbs from the fried marinade. It sure is a mouth watering dish!     Most of the Keralites would be familiar with Calicut Paragon Prawn Fry. I simply love it. Every time we go there this dish never misses our table. I have been trying to recreate it inRead more

Garlic Prawns in Cream Sauce

Pan seared prawns smothered in flavorful homemade cream sauce. This can be your easiest weeknight meal, which goes well with a nice hot bowl of rice, bread or pasta.     This is not a curry, but it does serve the purpose of a curry. But in this recipe I did not use any sortRead more

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Mutton

Mutton Garlic

Mutton garlic is a flavorful semi-gravy dish which is cooked with lots of fried garlic. It is then roasted along with other spices till you get dry, slightly crisp mutton pieces which at the same time will be very tender inside. I’m sure this will be your go-to mutton dish once you try it. If you areRead more

Spicy Lamb Kofta

Kofta, Kebab, Kabob whatever you may call it, these are flavor packed, spicy, and beyond delicious. Serve them with yoghurt tahini sauce and pita bread or alongside rice. This is the first time that I am posting a recipe with minced meat. Kebabs, kheema masala, pasta sauce with minced meat etc are my favorite, butRead more

Instant Pot Mutton/Lamb Stew

A very comforting Lamb Stew with amazing flavors, pressure cooked in an Instant Pot. Serve it with rice, bread, couscous or even quinoa. It can be enjoyed on its own as a soup too. I have been looking to buy new pressure cooker as I wanted to replace all of my aluminium cookers. That’s whenRead more

Naadan Mutton Masala (Super Simple)

The easiest Mutton Masala recipe which has true flavors of Kerala. If you are in a hurry and want to finish off your dinner or lunch preps fast, then this recipe is just for you. This doesn’t require chopping lots of onions or tomatoes, sautéing for a long time, slow cooking, or long marination time.Read more

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Pasta and pizza

Cheese Bread with a No Knead, Melt in the Mouth Bread

A very simple to make cheese bread with a soft, melt in the mouth bread base. The dough can be prepared in no time as it involves only blending the wet ingredients and pouringit into the flour and mixing it together, no kneading required.  This cheese bread resembles the Arabic Fatayer/Manaish a lot but IRead more

Mexican Street Corn Macaroni Salad

This Mexican street style corn macaroni salad is loaded with toasted corn, pickled veggies, and macaroni tossed in a tangy and flavor packed parmesan based sauce. I unintentionally took a small break from blogging after Ramadan, even though I didn’t plan to take one. But usually when I am at my parents place, a veryRead more

Chicken Crepe Bake

Savory crepes wrapped around a creamy chicken filling, topped with a cream cheese thick sauce and mozzarella. I always wanted to try out baked chicken crepes. But I had doubts if it will taste good. But it really tastes like a pasta dish, where the pasta is substituted with crepes. This was one dish whichRead more

Cannelloni Bread Bake

Bread roll with a flavorful chicken filling that is smothered with a cream cheese sauce and baked with loads of mozzarella cheese on top. This resembles cannelloni bake as the bread roll looks like the cylindrical canneloni pasta when baked and out of the oven. Today I am doing a food bloggers collaboration with 4Read 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

Chicken Maqlouba/Maqloubeh

Maqlouba/Maqloubeh is a Palestinian traditional food which literally means upside-down rice. It consists of meat, rice and fried vegetable like potato and eggplant placed in a pot which is flipped upside down at the time of serving. I have been thinking of trying out Maqloubah for a long time and I finally got to makingRead more

Simple Chicken Biryani in Coconut Milk

A simple biryani with very few steps where the masala and the rice is cooked in coconut milk. The flavor and aroma of this biryani is insanely good. If you are looking for a simple biryani recipe for Eid, then look no further. This simple coconut milk based chicken biryani has amazing flavor and isRead more

Bombay Chicken Biryani

This Bombay style biryani has all the features a delicious biryani should have- the heady aromas, the vibrant colors, fluffy rice and the strong addictive flavors.  Being a strong Malabari at heart, I always prefer our own Malabar Biryani over any other type of Biryani. Even though I make many different types of biryani atRead 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

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Salads

Chicken Shawarma Buddha Bowl

This Buddha bowl is a healthy version of chicken shawarma served in a bowl in a salad form.  You can make your own shawarma bowls at home and enjoy the mouth watering flavors. This is a filling and nutritious salad and so this can be served as a meal for dinner or lunch. Well, thisRead more

Mexican Street Corn Macaroni Salad

This Mexican street style corn macaroni salad is loaded with toasted corn, pickled veggies, and macaroni tossed in a tangy and flavor packed parmesan based sauce. I unintentionally took a small break from blogging after Ramadan, even though I didn’t plan to take one. But usually when I am at my parents place, a veryRead more

Mexican Macaroni Salad

This is a tasty, creamy macaroni salad with a Mexican twist.  Macaroni salad is a party/ potluck/ cookout staple. No get-together is complete without a giant chilled bowl of macaroni salad. If you are bored with the usual classic salad, try this Mexican inspired one with a mayo and salsa based dressing.  I had preparedRead more

Mexican Street Corn Salad

This Mexican Street Corn Salad is a delicious blend of sour, sweet and spicy flavors. It goes perfectly well as sides or you can serve this as a meal too.     I have mentioned a lot of times that I enjoy Mexican food too much. I can cook Mexican food every single day, notRead more

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Sandwich

Freezable Juicy Chicken Burgers

Very juicy and flavorful homemade chicken burger that can be pre-prepped and frozen.  When you are in need of a simple dinner in a hurry, or thinking what to give your kids for their lunch box in the morning, this straight-from-the-freezer burger recipe is all you’ll need to save the day! I usually make dishesRead more

Peri Peri Chicken Wrap

A spicy and saucy chicken wrap with peri peri flavored chicken and sauce.  A spicy and saucy chicken wrap with peri peri flavored chicken and sauce.

Spicy Chicken Shawarma Pita Pockets with Harissa Sauce

Chicken Shawarma style pita pockets with spicy homemade Harissa sauce. This Chicken Shawarma style pita pockets is a popular recipe here, for a good reason. The flavors are simply superb!!  As I grew up in Dubai, Shawarma was a major part of our lives. Shawarma is the Middle East’s most savoured dish. I have aRead more

Mini Cheese Burger with homemade Potato Buns- Ramadan Recipe 1

Mini mutton burger with Indian spices sandwiched between homemade mini potato buns. These are too cute to see and delicious to eat. The holy month of Ramadan is almost here and I feel I have planned and prepared a lot this time. All thanks to the YouTube videos I am posting, I have become moreRead 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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Uncategorized

EDIBLE GIFTS 1 – BROWNIE IN A JAR

A wonderful edible gift, brownie in a jar that can be made in advance. This brownie in a jar only needs raw dry ingredients, a recipe card and the packaging. Best of all, you don’t have to bake them yourself. Homemade food gifts can be the best gift you can give someone as they areRead more

Korean Chicken Bao Bun

Super soft, pillowy steamed buns with a spicy Korean chicken filling. Have you ever tried bao buns? These pillowy soft buns are simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. These are fluffy buns with succulent pieces of chicken popcorn coated with sweet and spicy sauce, adorned with crisp veggies like cabbage and onions and garnished with sesame seeds and freshRead more

Cannelloni Bread Bake

Bread roll with a flavorful chicken filling that is smothered with a cream cheese sauce and baked with loads of mozzarella cheese on top. This resembles cannelloni bake as the bread roll looks like the cylindrical canneloni pasta when baked and out of the oven. Today I am doing a food bloggers collaboration with 4Read more

White Hot Chocolate

Winters means warm and cozy drink for us. I really enjoy drinking warm drinks mainly because it will keep my hands warm. 😀 I usually drink clear flavored tea in the morning but during the evening a thick hot chocolate is what I need. No, I don’t have this every single day, but when IRead more

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Vegetarian

Tadka Daal/ Tempered Lentils Curry

Rich lentils (daal) curry with a flavor packed tempering (Tadka) that takes this daal curry to the next level. Have it with rice, chapathi or even just as it is and I promise that it is outrageously delicious. Daal is the most staple dish in most Indian households. All you need is a handful ofRead more

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

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