Kashmiri Pulao with Coconut Milk – A tasty treat

Kashmiri Pulao is a very special rice recipe. This traditional dish from Kashmir bursts with flavors and is packed with the goodness of dry fruits and fresh ones too. The original recipe calls for cooking rice in milk. But in this version of mine, the rice is cooked in rich coconut milk and flavored with rose essence. The subtle sweetness…

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…

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…

Chocolate Oats Cookies

Presenting oats in another interesting form.. as cookies. Not everybody would like to have oats the usual way. So why not disguise it by adding an interesting element..yes, chocolate. So these chocolate oats cookies are a perfect snack with a cup of hot milk or tea. They are sweet, chocolatey and little gooey. Yes, not crunchy and crisp like biscuits, they are soft, chewy and moist. Here is how to make this easy dish. You get bites of raisins too. Overall it is a total treat. You could relish them anytime, and feel happy that you have had something healthy….

Coconut Pickle

Do you like coconut shavings in unniyappams? The fried ones…Yummmm.. It tastes super delish. I just love the flavor and crunch of the fried coconuts. So this recipe happened as a sudden intuition to me. I was wondering what to submit as an entry for one of the food contests happening in a food group. Saw a lot of entries on cakes and sweets made of coconut, so thought why not try a savoury dish and submit something different than the usual. So came up with this idea of a spicy coconut pickle. Added raisins too for that little tangy…