Kidz Korner

Hi All, my nephew Tejas sometime back bullied his grandmother to make him butter sugar toast and top it off with milo powder. His ever-loving grandmother set about making the toast as per his request and when it was ready, he casually says that he was just joking! Kidz these days! (that’s his favourite line…

Kesari

I was having a small function at home couple of weeks back and wanted kesari as dessert. Surprisingly, the others at home also wanted the same. So my mum was cornered into making it and she was kinda freaking out, cos it had been decades since she last made it. The kesari that you get…

Karela Fry (Bitter Gourd Fry)

I don’t know if you recall reading in my blog about how I’m not a huge fan of karela (bitter gourd), but of course over the past 4 years or so, I have developed a liking for it, provided it’s cooked my way and must ensure the bitterness is minimal…. ha ha! I tried to…

Channa Dal

I wanted to inaugurate my new kitchen with my favourite dishes and had planned to make dal fry. I soaked the dal in water (cos I don’t use pressure cooker!) and after a few hours, I started boiling it. As I usually use toor dal for this preparation, I only realized that I had used…

Crispy Fried Tempeh

I had to search high and low on the net to get the exact explanation for what tempeh is! So, the best explanation for those who don’t know what tempeh is, would be that it’s a protein rich soy food with a firm texture and nutty flavour and is made from fermented soybeans. Oh, and…

Beetroot Thoran

Thoran is a typical Kerala cuisine made with almost any vegetable and grated coconut. It is a quick dish to prepare using either cabbage, beans, snake gourd, cauliflower, cabbage-carrot, beans-carrot, cheera (spinach) and many many more variants. Thoran is a common side dish that you will find in any sadhya and it goes very well…

Pineapple Pachadi

Onam is round the corner; so I thought I would write up a dish or two over the coming weeks and you can try making them for the Onasadhya. I first had this dish on board the houseboat at Kumarakom. And yes, believe me when I say that all the designated guys in charge of…

Fried Ice Cream

I know that the concept of fried ice cream may be intriguing for some. Ice cream, fried, really? How would one do that? Well, it’s quite simple and most important is getting the oil hot when you’re about to fry the ice cream. This will brown the coating of the ice cream very quickly and…

BBQ Tofu

I love tofu, or some call it tahu, in any form and my all time favourite is tahu sambal. Tofu is bean curd and I have some friends in UAE who are my hardcore fans when it comes to tahu sambal. I so enjoy making it for them and I am sure they are missing…

Prata Goreng aka Kothu Prata

I came across this recipe in the Straits Times a long time ago. I had made it couple of times, but unfortunately I have misplaced the recipe. At that time, I felt it was a nice twist to the usual mee goreng (mee is for noodles and goreng means fry) and only later on did…