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…

Persian Rice Cookies (Naan Berenji)

This gluten free cookie recipe is sure to bring appreciation to you from your friends and family. It is extremely delectable and very easy to prepare. These cookies are super delicate and light in texture that gives an almost melt in the mouth experience. Everyone at home loved them and has already become popular among friends. Do give it a try and experience the authentic taste of this traditional snack of Persia. These dainty white beauties are full of flavor. I have used rose essence. You may try with different flavors too like, cardamom.

Mango Caramel Custard

Caramel custard pudding deserves a place of its own in the world of desserts. Its softness and the taste soothe your mouth as well as tummy. If you are a mango lover, this tweak into the classic creme caramel recipe would make you go madly in love with it. Let us see how to make this interesting sweet. This dessert gives you a totally melt in the mouth experience, with the mango flavor awakening your taste buds. This would be a good try the next mango season, when you have ripe, juicy and fleshy mangoes available in abundance. Topped with…

Chicken Samosa

This is one of my all time favorite snacks. It is quite easy to prepare and super delicious too. Perfect to be had with a cup of hot tea. My mother is an expert in making samosas, and I learnt to make this scrumptious snack from her. It is a very common snack enjoyed throughout the country. But is prepared in different methods and with different flavors. Here is how it is most popularly prepared in the Malabar side of Kerala. The same procedure could be followed for making mutton samosas or vegetable samosas, by replacing chicken with mutton, or…

Chocolate Malpua with Orange Caramel Sauce

Yes, you read it right. This is a tweak into the authentic malpua recipe by adding chocolate flavor. Indulge in this super delicate treat with some refreshing orange flavored caramel sauce. The combination of chocolate and orange is just irresistable. Awaken your taste buds with this luscious dessert drenched in sugar syrup, and finally drizzled all over by rich orangy caramel sauce. Here is how to make this interesting yet easy sweet. You have a sweet tooth or not, this dessert is just irresistible. You definitely would be tempted for the second rounds.. 🙂 Do try this out for the…

Osh-e-bulbul

I am an ardent lover of Arabic sweets. I would go mad over a box of those crunchy whirls filled with nuts and sweetness. Here is my version of the famous and delectable ‘Osh-e-bulbul’, or ‘Bird’s nest’. This sweet has indeed made me popular among friends and relatives. Every time I used to pack this for my hubby’s office for any special occasion, I used to get overwhelming responses and feedback. And there were instances where in I had to make specially for few of his friends on request. And all credit goes to my Aunt Saleena, who taught me…

Spicy Prawn Fry

Prawns hold a special place in any non-veg lovers heart. Yes?? Who would not love those flavorful, crunchy fried prawns with some steaming rice? They are one of the favorite sea foods at my home too, especially the fried ones. This special prawn dry fry is my Mom’s super recipe. It has a distinct and delicious aroma and flavor. The prawns are just perfectly cooked. Below is how to prepare this interesting dish. This dish is quite easy to prepare. Many people I know are a bit reluctant to cook prawns at home, worrying about how to clean it. Well,…

Snickers Chocolate Cake

I love chocolates and Snickers is my all time favorite. This bake is a healthier version of the snickers chocolate, transformed to a cake loaf. The moist cake drizzled with the creamy caramel sauce is sure to cuddle your taste buds. And the roasted peanuts would add that extra crunch and flavor. Now satisfy your sweet cravings with these guilt free bites. It is made of 100% whole wheat flour. The cake is butter free too. Loaded with the goodness of peanuts, it would be a perfect snack for your little ones too, after school, or for their snack…