Sweet Potato Cutlet

Sweet potato cutlet / tikki is an easy, delicious and great snack for the evening. Also you can prepare it for kids snacks for the  tiffin. This one I made from the left over boiled potatoes. You can cook the sweet potatoes in pressure cooker with little salt and water for 3-4 whistles in medium…

Banana Dates Milk Shake

This is a combination of ripe plantain and dates along with milk. It is a very rich, delicious and filling drink.To make the drink cool, use cold milk and ice cubes or keep the milk in freezer for some time and use the thick milk. Instead of plantain you can use Robusta banana also, in…

Dal Khichdi

It is a dish made from rice and lentils.  It is considered as one of the first solid foods that babies eat. There are different types of khichdis in which I have already shared the vegetable khichdi. Here I have used the basmati rice and moong dal. Both rice and dal  soaked in water for half…

Fish Dum Biriyani

Fish biriyani is a tasty and delicious meal. Even though these dum biriyanis  will take more time to prepare, you can try it during any special occasions.You can use any fleshy type fishes like Salmon, King fish, Pomfret etc. Checkout out for some other types of biriyanis in this blog. Ingredients Fish – 500 gram…

Mango Popsicle

This super easy ice pops will be a super hit among kids. During mango season, try this popsicle which needs 2-3 ingredients only. Try to choose sweet and juicy mangoes, so you don’t have to add more sugar/honey for the sweetness. No cooking required and I haven’t added any diary products like milk, cream etc….

Beetroot Juice

A simple  and healthy juice which can easily make with few ingredients. It is a detox which will clear the toxins in our body. I have used only beetroot here, additionally you can use carrots also along with beetroot. you won’t be like the raw taste of beetroot, so we can add bit of lemon…

Karimeen Mappas

Karimeen or pearl spot is the state fish of Kerala. Whether fry or pollichathu it will give a special taste to the dish because of this fish. This time it is a coconut milk based curry which can be served with appam, chapathi, idiyappam etc. Ingredients Karimeen / Pearl Spot – 500 gram Onion –…

Maan Erachi Curry / Deer Meat Curry

Venison or deer meat is available in hypermarkets during festive season. Here I have used Gazelle meat instead of venison.  Gazelle is a deer like animal in antelope species. Also the preparation is like any meat curry with south Indian masala. This has a thick gravy which goes well with rice and breads. Ingredients Meat …

Semiya Laddu

This is a quick and easy recipe for making laddu with vermicelli/semiya. Usually we use semiya for preparing payasam or upma . But this time for a variety I have tried laddus. You can try this for any festive season or simply in the evenings as a snack. If you don’t like the smell of ghee,…

Palappam Chammanthi

This is a dry coconut chutney served with palappam. It is very easy to prepare and tasty too. Even though it is a dry chutney, this goes well with palappam. I’m very much  familiar with this chutney from my aunt. Ingredients Grated coconut – 1 cup Shallots – 3 Kashmiri chili  powder – 1 teaspoon…

Strawberry Wine

Wine making is a patience testing job because if something goes wrong in between, the whole effort is gone. Always remember to keep the utensils and pots without any moist all the time. It should be washed and sun dried always.This time I have tried it with fresh strawberries but with less quantity. Ingredients Strawberry…

Watermelon Popsicle

Popsicle  is easy to make and everyone likes it. The best thing is that you can try it with  fresh fruit puree or juice. Last time I tried with strawberry and kiwi fruits. This time it is with watermelon but method is same. Here I have added kiwi slice along with the puree in the…