Plantains!

{Recipe}  Sautéed flavorful plantain bits in plantain skins and served with a spicy yoghurt dip INGREDIENTS: Plantains-1.5 Onion-1/2 Salt Pepper Minced garlic-1tbsp Lime juice – 1tsp Red chili flakes-1tbsp Fennel seeds-1tsp Coriander seeds-1tsp Mustard seeds-1tsp Cumin seeds-1tsp Coriander leaves Coconut Oil PREPARATION: 1)Peel the skin off the plantain gently. Then cut the plantain into small…

Green Beans & Pork

Growing up, one of my favorite vegetables or green foods was the humble green beans. The green beans recipes that I ate as a kid were mostly in the form of a thoran (a coconut based vegetable dish in Kerala with Indian spices and flavors). The beans were sauteed in fresh curry leaves, mustard and…

Cauli Rice & Pork

Over the last few years, cauliflower rice has become a new trend and a healthier alternative as compared to actual rice which is rich in carbohydrates and starch. It’s also seen as a smarter way to feed your kids their daily dose of veggies. So this week, I decided to try it out and what…

Snake Gourd Stir Fry

So this post brings out the Mallu (Malayalee – a person from Kerala, South India) in me. Thoran is basically a vegetable dish sautéed with Indian spices and coconut flakes/bits. It is quite frequently eaten in Kerala especially for lunch and is a delicious add on to steamed rice or fresh rotis. As a kid,…

Chicken Curry & Rice

Everyone is so busy these days! They all want things to be fast be it quick service, quick money, quick responses, quick delivery and most unfortunately (most times) quick or fast food! The number of people cooking food at home, taking their time and giving the food love, affection and care has reduced drastically over…

Peas Masala Curry

There’s always peas involved in any scene of a movie where the parents make sure that their kids are eating their veggies. While it is fine to eat it steamed or boiled with some tasty protein as the main course, it is even more delicious when paired with Indian spices and flavors in a curry….

Black Peppercorn Chicken

Chicken is probably my favorite non-vegetarian ingredient and my go-to meat if I need to cook for someone! Being classified as a white meat, it’s generally healthier as compared to the red meat. Chicken thighs and legs are the most juiciest and tender and taste great, no matter what the preparation. In this recipe, I…