Kothamalli Thokku

Kothamalli / Fresh Coriander leaves thokku is a pickle like chutney that will stay good for a week or two when refrigerated. The thokku goes well with all tiffin items like Idli, dosai, paniyaram,etc. It requires a handful of ingredients that are regularly available in the kitchen. This is our family favorite and Amma makes…

Parupu Thogayal

Parupu Thogayal is one of the easiest thing to make for lunch. It’s an ideal option when you have an almost empty fridge and very basic pantry. With very few ingredients it tastes well with hot rice and nallennai/gingely oil. You can also add ghee instead. Fry a papad or make an omelette, lunch is…

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…

Kothu Chapathi

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

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…

My first cooking competition

When you are living abroad, it is always a pleasure to meet people from your own state/town. Like any other country, Kuwait also has many forums and communities where people gather to celebrate their festivities, technical seminars, cultural programs for kids and adults and also for protesting against any issue in India to express solidarity to our…

Weekend Cooking Episodes – Barbecue

We have been having very pleasant temperatures in Kuwait for the past few weeks and summer hasn’t really shown its presence yet. There were continuous rains and we even experienced flooding! Climatic changes are for real, huh! Evenings are cool and breezy; perfect for a walk and some spicy food. The plan for a barbecue…