Sometimes I feel that we are missing the goodness of our traditional eating habits. When I was young, definitely there would be some leafy vegetable serving for lunch. My paternal grandmother was an expert in making thoran( stirfry with coconut) of muringa( drumstick) leaves and all different varieties of spinach leaves. Being a joint family, the ladies could easily… Read more →
Easiest & Yummiest Brinjal Fry!
Sometimes, I run out of veggies in my pantry. Onions are mostly the first to get finished in the list. Without onions, i find the full fledged cooking difficult. One such day, what I found in the fridge was just some long purple brinjal champs and a cut piece of lime. And this brinjal fry is what that turned out… Read more →
Easy Spinach / Cheera Thoran!
I love spinach, be it the common red or green version which are easily available in Kerala. Here in Singapore, I have not seen them anywhere else other than Little India. Here, I have used the chinese baby spinach which is commonly available in the local markets. Spinach or Cheera is the only veggie I craved for during my pregnancy… Read more →
Rich Beef Curry!
When I hear the word beef curry, two things come to my mind. Firstly, the best-est-est beef recipe I have ever tasted belongs to my amma. The dry roasted beef with lots of toasted coconut bits is not a thing to miss. Even the curry leaves are irresistable. Yumm! I do not know how to explain. ? Warning: Skip the… Read more →
Easy Fruit Preserve!
Sometimes, fruit prices become cheaper than usual. If my husband visits the shop on those days, he will buy almost all that he can carry back home. Then I will have no space for keeping other things in the fridge for the next few days. I always feel that apples are his weakness. Because, everyday he buys apples and never… Read more →
Soy Chunks / Soy Mealmaker Dry Roast!
These were introduced to me by my friend during a college lunch time. This friend of mine was totally against eating meat and especially beef. When I brought chicken or fish dishes for lunch, they always vanished in no time. But if it was beef, atleast she would never take her share. But one day when she opened the lunch… Read more →
Simple Potato Curry!
Saturdays and sundays were often spent at my ammumma’s house during our school days. She was an expert in making potato curry to eat with puttu, idlis or dosas. The curry ammumma made was something special. Adding coconut milk to the gravies was like her passion and she would use minimum seven or eight coconuts a week where my Amma… Read more →
Easy Kappa Curry (Tapioca Curry)!
Kappa & meen curry! This combo can even stop another world war, isn’t it? I think almost all non vegetarian malayalees would fall for this. In my amma’s words, ‘ nalla venna polathe kappa’ is almost every one’s favourite. As I have already added the recipe for meen curry (fish curry), I must put this lovely pair too. This kappa… Read more →
Flavourful Samosa !
During our childhood, waiting for amma to come back from office was really fun. The moment we hear the sound of amma’s scooter at the starting of our lane, we would be flying to the gate to welcome her in. My brother would climb on the gate and I would swing it open and amma drives the scooter in to… Read more →
Easy Carrot Halwa !
Carrots!! I love them. Carrot halwa is something I always love to eat with vanila ice cream. I made carrot halwa with loads of ghee, powdered nuts and milk so that, it is really good for little Jebu. Let us see how to make that easily. Ingredients: Finely grated carrots- 3 medium, 250 gms approx Condensed milk- 1/2 can… Read more →