How to make Fish Biriyani – with step by step illustration

I love to eat biriyani. What about you? Biriyani served with some raitha, mint chutney and pickle is just divine and a complete meal. Whether chicken, mutton or fish biriyani, all of them are delicious. Even if i have had a heavy lunch of biriyani meal, and still offered a plate again for dinner, I…

Gulab Jamun ‘In and As’ Italian Twist Cookies

Presenting Gulab Jamun ‘in and as’ Italian twist cookies. Gulab Jamun is one of the most popular desserts in India, that is prepared by people all over, irrespective of the region. It is part of the feast for all major occassions. Here is presenting the ‘no deep fry’ gulab jamuns, as the famous Italian twist…

Seviya Kheer Tartlets/ Semiya Payasam Tartlets

Semiya Payasam Tartlets: Who doesn’t like semiya payasam? It is one of the most popular desserts of India. Both, old and young, enjoy this creamy sweet. You can prepare semiya payasam in different ways. I have learnt to make this delicious treat from Umma. And so, it can never go wrong 🙂 So here, I…

Delicious Chicken Fondue – An easy recipe

Fondue is a part of Swiss cuisine. It is a dish made with melted cheese. This awesomely delicious chicken fondue recipe is from my lovely friend, Twinkle. I can’t thank her enough for sharing such a scrumptious recipe. So different from what we usually prepare at home with chicken. And it was so so yummmy, that Tanu…

Wholewheat Galette With Savory Filling

Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community (OMBC) is an FB group comprised of a bunch of moms pledged to bake healthy foods for their families. It is actually not a small bunch now, but rather a set close to around 7500 members, headed by Simran, a true idol for many of us there. So this OMBC is…

Tomato Dhokla

Your imagination runs wild when you have loads of hand plucked, farm fresh tomatoes lying on the counter, staring at you to be picked up. Yes, the other day we got ample fresh red tomatoes from the organic farm. One by one, we were trying out the recipes using tomatoes as the main ingredient. So this dhokla is a tweak into the traditional dhokla recipe by adding in tomatoes, not as puree, but as home-made ketchup. But puree could also be used by adding few ingredients for flavor. Do try out the recipe below to enjoy the khatta meetha bites….

Choco Mango Lava Cake

Molten chocolate lava cake is indeed a visual treat. The sight of rich chocolate cream center that oozes out when you prick the cake with a fork, is interesting and appealing too. Adding a twist by replacing the chocolate center by mango flavored filling was equally delicious, if not more. The chocolate and mango combination is just awesome. Here is how to make this delectable dessert. So the next time you plan to surprise your loved ones, do try these easy and yummy cuppy cakes with rich mangolicious cream center!! 🙂 Enjoy your yummilicious mango lava chocolate cupcakes!!

Chicken Spring Rolls – A Perfect Tea Time Snack

My daughter just loves this crispy snack. I realized this only when my sister once prepared these delicious rolls, when we were at her place. Not to mention, my sister prepares scrumptious and flavorsome dishes like a pro. So, that day my daughter had a very nice treat. Actually she is very choosy when it comes to savory dishes, but this one she would munch on at any time of the day! It might seem a bit lengthy process for a first timer, but once you get the knack of it, it is super easy. The crunchy crust and the…

White Chocolate Brownies

My first try on brownies.. The white chocolate brownies.. not blondies actually, as I’ve used chocolate chunks. Tastes divine, and is made with bajra (pearl millet) and wholewheat flours. This was made specially for my ‘chocolatey’ daughter to begin her holidays on a happy (& healthy) note 🙂 These are totally healthy as I’ve used pearl millet and whole wheat flours. You could try using equal parts of both, or only wheat flour to make the texture less crumbly. I have used brown chocolate curls as topping for more appeal and taste.

Fish Coconut Curry

Kerala is the land of coconuts. It is used every day, as part of almost every meal. Fish curries taste best when made using ground coconut mix. I learnt this tasty recipe from my mother-in-law. My husband and I come from two extreme regions of the state, and hence the tastes and methods of preparation are very different. Fish curry is one among the many dishes that was prepared differently from what I had known earlier. Here is how to make this spicy curry. Another specialty of this lip smacking curry is the use of malabar tamarind or pot tamarind…