Walnut cake

Now that Christmas is approaching I am more in to a baking mood. Christmas season reminds us of the fruit cakes with soaked dry fruits right? Since few years that I started baking, soaking dry fruits in rum, baking fruit cakes and sharing it with family and friends has become a part of our Xmas…

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A Barbie Doll Birthday Cake

I made this Barbie doll cake a while back. Today when I opened the laptop to do some blogging work, this cake suddenly caught my mind…How come? right:) My daughter’s favorite plush toy was lying next to the laptop. It’s a stuffed lamb doll, a character from the famous American animated TV series for kids…

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Cauliflower and Chinese Potato(Koorka) Stir Fry

As far as cooking is concerned, even if I try to be planned, many times it just ends up something to my surprise. I am talking about this cauliflower and Chinese potato stir fry. This just happened to be a surprise addition to our dinner tales. I had to make a stir fry for lunch…

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Fish Mango Curry in Coconut Milk

I shared my favorite Kottayam style fish curry few weeks back. Have you tried it? Now I am coming back with another fish curry, but this time the star of this fish curry is sour raw mangoes. It was during summer season when mangoes were in plenty, that my mother used to make this tasty…

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French Yogurt Cake

It was a lazy evening and was drizzling outside. It is not a surprise for me that I get in to baking mood on such cool and cozy weather. Is it the warm air filling the whole house from the hot oven the secret driving force?:) Or did I notice somebody visiting frequently in to…

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Swiss Chard and Red Cow Peas(Vanpayar) Thoran

Thoran or coconut based stir fries are always an unavoidable part of our naadan oonu. I like to try thoran with different varieties of veggies. Thoran with leafy vegetables is one of our favorite. Adding a legume variety like red cow peas makes it extra tasty and even the not so great veggie fans in…

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Beef Ularthiyathu/ Kerala Style Beef fry

I am an ardent fan of beef recipes. I have already shared my beef cutlet and beef puffs recipes. Of all the beef recipes that I tried, this is the one which is very close to my heart. I learned to prepare this dish from my mother. This was one of her staple dish which…

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Easy Chocolate Cake

I got this chocolate cake recipe from my Aunt on our last trip to India. When we visited them, she baked this cake for us. I remember, she was telling that it is a beginner friendly recipe. She was clearing all my baking queries while she was whipping up the cake. It was such a…

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Easy Creamy Mushroom Soup

It’s autumn season here and the weather is getting chillier now a days… The trees are getting ready to dress up in their most beautiful attire…The foggy mornings and cold breezy wind makes me feel so cozy and a bit lazy:) So it is time for a bowl of hot soup to warm up. Isn’t…

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Classic Brownies

I baked these classic brownies few weeks back while we were visiting a friend and have been thinking of sharing it here from then on…But sometimes I don’t get the energy or enthusiasm to do the blog writing…So these brownie snaps have been patiently waiting for their turn:)… always giving me a cute smile (looks…

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Bread pudding with caramel sauce

When we have guests visiting, I spend more time digging my brain to choose a dessert that I would serve them. Maybe because I am a sweet lover:) Or is it the same with you too? I believe that a good meal is complete only with a comforting dessert. I always search for an easy…

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Beetroot Pachadi

This is the season of Onam, the main festive holiday season of Kerala and I am back with an Onam sadya(feast) recipe this time. My childhood memories of Onam sadya were always three or four vegetarian dishes along with a non veg presence served on a banana leaf. Frankly speaking I was more curious about…

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Molasses Sugar Cookies

I get inspired by the wonderful creations that others post on Instagram and always think of recreating them in my workspace. Many of them are still in my bucket list. Today I was in a mood to bake something for snacking. Our stock of snacks was almost over and the kids have been searching all…

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Avocado Ice Cream

For me, homemade ice cream was the custard based ice cream that my mother used to prepare at home. I remember how I used to enjoy licking the bowl and spoon until the last trace of ice cream was finished. That hasn’t changed a bit even now. Moving to the US, it was interesting to…

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