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Kappa(tapioca) puzhukku and Sardine chilli curry

An irresistible combination..An authentic Malabar dish… loved by all..Even though some of us moved out of Gods Own Country we still love and cherish our authentic dishes…The rare combination of coconut oil and coconut make these dishes lip smacking…mouthwatering..

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Cheese Garlic Toast

Anything garlicky is delicious…I love the flavor of garlic…This I made from leftover bread…An easiest to make toast..A good starter or we can use as an evening snack..Garlic with coriander leaves, cheese and the spiciness of green chilli elate the taste…

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Veg Frankie Or Veg Roll

Yesterday’s dinner…I was very skeptical when making this thinking I may have to make dosa or idly for my husband…he hates all these fancy cooking…even though this is not fancy for me…Just the usual wrap that we fill with the vegetables that are available and make into an exotic tasty roll…Anyhow, this clicked and he had it fully without any complaints…So, from now onward I am going to graduate to the next level.. These wraps are calorie packed and nutritious…A very good dish for snacking for kids, and to take in their lunchbox…This Frankie is my version…different ways you can…

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Apple Chutney (a perfect combination with parathas).

Even with bread for that matter. Make a sandwich and you are going to love this..I love this tangy zesty appiley flavor with little spice to balance the sweetness. I used this as a filling in paratha and it was quite tasty..And the paratha becomes soft when you stuff with this chutney…A good way to feed kids who does not like parathas and apples…

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Masala Dosa

Today’s breakfast…No stories to write about this…When you always have idly or dosa, this comes as a welcome change…No doubt Idly is comforting…Once in a while we add a little more calorie by eating these delicacies…Anything stuffed, whether it is roties or dosas, the taste is enhanced..

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Mango Panna Cotta

An easy to make Italian dessert…Very soft creamy pudding made with milk, sugar, cream and gelatin…Effortless pudding to make in a jiffy in any occasion…We usually think of a payasam or custard pudding as a dessert…being a Malabari..Now we have started thinking laterally thinking that the horizon is endless..

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Shrimp fritters (a tasty delicacy of shrimp)

Shrimp is a shellfish only found in sea…They belong to the crustacean family…a very delicious shellfish..its taste is otherworldly…You do not have to be an expert to make a tasty dish out of shrimps…Today I wanted to make fritters of shrimps…these can be eaten as a starter or as a teatime snack…It is best to have it when it is warm..do not wait for it to become cold to have it. Here I marinated the shrimps to infuse the masala flavour, then deep fried.

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Sun-dried Bitter gourd fry

As the name suggests the bittterest vegetable possible…Most people have an aversion to this vegetable mainly bcz of its bitter taste…Its nutritional value is enormous…Mainly it is the main source of plant insulin and reduces the ill effects of diabetes if you consume raw as juice…But when you dry it in the sun, then fry, the bitterness practically nullifies and becomes very tasty…In fact you start loving this vegetable…A good combination with rice.

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