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…

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…

Puttu

Puttu or some call it pittu, is generally a breakfast dish and in my house it’s a dinner dish. Traditionally you have puttu with kadala (chickpea, the smaller & darker variety) curry, green moong dal curry, or my personal favourite which is with butter, sugar and banana! You must have it while it’s still a…

Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizzas? And better yet, if it’s homemade! This is one of the easiest meals to dish up, as you can always keep stock of the pizza base in the freezer and just buy the ingredients you like to go as your toppings when you’re in the mood for some homemade pizzas. Skip…

Quinoa Fried “Rice”

Hi All, this quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) recipe is from my sister, Shyamala. I have only tried it once in a salad form and liked it very much. I plan to try the below recipe and hope you will try it out as well and let me know how it goes. I was introduced to quinoa…

Kiribath (Milk Rice)

Kiribath is a traditional Sri Lankan dish usually prepared for all special occasions like Avurudu (Sri Lankan New Year), first day of each month and for any auspicious occasion like birthday, wedding, anniversary, etc. This dish is prepared by cooking rice with coconut milk. Kiribath is best served with lunu miris, which is made from…