CHICKEN KABABS

A kabab goes well with everything. Have it as it is or add it in your salad or in your sandwich.

DATES CHUTNEY

The thing that makes any chat item click is its chutney. Here’s a quick and healthy dates chutney for your samosas, kachoris,flatbreads, etc.
Oops and watch out. Its addictive.

GOBHI PARATHA/CAULIFLOWER FLATBREAD

Gobhi or Cauliflower is another wonderful vegetable. And good thing is you have so many wonderful recipes using it. Another wonderful news is most people love the vegetable. So it makes life easier right.

ADA DOSA

For those days when you are tired of eating the usual dosa try this ada dosa. Does not require fermenting time which is added bonus to the fact that it has 2 lentils .

SPAGHETTI AGLIO OLIO

Who doesn’t love spaghetti? Why to make the kids wait to visit a restaurant to eat nice spaghetti when you can make it at home. And why stop them? It is not junk food. It has the health quotient of olive oil, garlic and the spaghetti I used is wheat. Even toddlers like my son took an instant liking to spaghetti. I think the reason kids love spaghetti is due to the curiosity behind it. The art in picking up each noodle strap and placing it delicately inside mouth and chewing the deliciousness of al dente spaghetti is what makes them like spaghetti. Am I becoming poetic here?

RAWA UPMA VERSION 1

A humble upma anytime anywhere. Quick to prepare, ideal for kids, loads of goodness from veggies. Simplicity is beautiful.

PRAWNS IN ROASTED COCONUT GRAVY/CHEMEEN THEEYAL

Theeyal is an elaborate preparation with roasted coconuts with spices. It has beautiful flavors and coupled with prawns it tastes awesome.The preparation of theeyal itself is a joy to all your senses. You get beautiful aroma while roasting the coconut, visually appealing theeyal and it tickles your taste buds. Theeyal has roasted coconutty flavor that marries the spices and the tartness of the tamarind.

JACKFRUIT SEEDS & DRUMSTICK THORAN

Jackfruits are in season. Jackfruit seeds are rich in vitamins and is used in various ways. Here is nutritious thoran along with drumstick.

QUICK SIMPLE VEGGIE PULAV

Lightly spiced but with the goodness of a whole cart of vegetables. This light and quick pulav is great for any tiffin.

ETHEKYA APPAM STICKS/PAZHAMPURI STICKS/BANANA FRITTERS

Kerala’s famous snack is Ethekya appam or pazham puri. “Pazham” means fruit and puri means like snack. “Ethekya” is the name of the banana that is used for this. It is not the usual banana like Robusta. It is thick and lengthy banana that is used for this snack. A perfect ethekya appam is like a bite full of happiness. Its outer is crispy and inside it is sweet and soft.

FRENCH TOAST

Dedicating this post to my dad. A quick, healthy and tasty snack for your evening cravings or morning rush hours.

June 2016

Starting this section for food photography.