Vegan Orange Cake

A couple of months back, I baked Dutch Apple Cake and that was an utter failure. I shared with my friends here and poor guys they could not say right on my face that it was bad so texted saying “Cake was good, had a different flavor” 😀 So when I said I was thinking of…

Kongunadu Chicken Kuzhambu

Sunday breakfast in many households of Coimbatore and surrounded places like Tirupur, Erode and Kangayam starts with idly and chicken kuzhambu or mutton elumbu kuzhambu, followed by full meals with rice, the kuzhambu from morning and addition of a dry version of chicken or mutton, rasam and homemade thayir or curd.  Not to forget the…

Easy Snack Ideas for Cold Winter Evenings

It is that time of the year when the sun goes home early and the evenings are longer, darker and colder. We spend to get more time indoors and go for an additional round of coffee, tea or any hot beverage demanded by the weather. Biting into something nice along with a cuppa would not harm…

Kothu Chapathi

Easy way to use the leftover chapathi or rotis. Best for lunchbox.

Aapam and Kadala Curry

One of my cousins gifted me a set of useful kitchen cookware for my wedding and I took them with me to Kuwait when I moved here. Aapam kadai was one in the set. I made aapams only once in the past two years and that too because a friend here gave me a pack…

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

When people were cooking for Onam Sadya with pumpkin, I chose to make these Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins. Though I was so skeptical when I read the recipe on Saffrontrail’s blog about adding pumpkin to muffins, I decided to give it a try. The original recipe can be found here. I used two eggs. I didn’t have…

Ramadan Special – Semolina Cake

The Holy month of Ramadan started on May 28th. Living in Kuwait, the month of Ramadan is an experience by itself. People who believe in Islam, start their fast before the sunrise and break the fast after sunset. People even stop on the highway and do namaz without minding the extreme temperatures. Temporary tents are…

Mutton Sukka

After procrastinating for more than an year, I finally gave one of the certifications related to the technology I work in yesterday and I successfully cleared it! It’s been a few years since I spent time studying and the past few days were really tough to go through books, learn and prepare. When I got…

Kerala Fish Curry

Mothers are always special and any Michelin restaurant cannot match a mother’s cooking. My mom is a great cook who enjoys cooking for others and I am sure most of the mothers have that quality. When I was a kid we wouldn’t get paneer, capsicum, mushrooms, bangalore tomatoes in my town and those were like…

Pavakkai Thokku (Bitter gourd Thokku)

Bitter  gourd is not everyone’s favourite vegetable but I like it. Amma makes kulambu, poriyal and this simple thokku. Everything goes well with rice,idly and dosa. This thokku is an ultimate combo with curd rice. Temperatures have gone high and no one wants to spend time in the kitchen preparing elaborate meals. Also this stays in…