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Mushroom and Spinach with Burnt Garlic

Mushroom and Spinach with Burnt Garlic

I have been asked why my posts are always about chicken, meat, fish or seafood. They ask “Do you not eat (or cook) any vegetables?”. The answer is “yes, I do.” In fact, while growing up, for every meal, my mom used to serve two vegetable based curries. Even now, we have at least one vegetable dish included in our lunch and dinner meals. But, for me, the “hero” in all those meals has been the protein, which is the aforesaid chicken, meat or fish. That’s why I almost, always, post these “hero” recipes.

Coriander Fried Chicken

Coriander Fried Chicken

This is not a typical batter fried chicken. This is not a typical Indian chicken fry either! Enough of all the negativity. It takes less than 45 minutes from reading this recipe to serving some great food – try this recipe, and cook some amazing fried chicken. Crispy on the outside, tender and juicy inside – this fried chicken ticks all the boxes! By the way, the name comes from the coriander powder used in the marinade.

Kerala Mixture (Chivda)

Kerala Mixture (Chivda)

Spicy Mixture – This humble snack, in its various avatars, is a popular, omnipresent item in all bakeries and hot chips shops across Kerala. When you have guests at home for tea, the spread is not complete without a serving of mixture. Despite being a big fan of the mixture, I had never thought that one day I’ll make this at home.

You can also make this at home. No additives, no preservatives, and no reused oil! Just a tasty, crispy snack!

Erachi Choru (Meat Rice Kerala Style)

Erachi Choru (Meat Rice Kerala Style)

Erachi Choru is a traditional meat and rice recipe from the Malabar region of Kerala. Made with all the great spices of Malabar, and flavorful coconut oil, it is the taste and love of Kerala in a plate. For me, this recipe started from an insatiable craving for Biriyani, my favourite rice dish on a Sunday afternoon. It was a lazy weekend, and I didn’t have the patience or time to cook a proper biriyani. Nevertheless, the craving to devour some rice and meat cooked with spices was not just going away. Just before I was about to order a…

Passion Fruit and Mango Fool

Fruit fool is a classic English dessert, and probably one of the easiest to make. This recipe has a twist – we are replacing whipped cream seen in the traditional recipes with low fat yogurt making it not just tasty and refreshing, but healthy as well. This four ingredient dessert is a real treat for this mango season!

Ivy Gourd (Tindora/ Kovakka/ Tendli) Stir Fry

Ivy Gourd Stir Fry

ÔŅľIvy Gourd, also known as Tindora or baby watermelon, is a tropical plant which grows as a vine. It is a popular ingredient in Indian, Malaysian and Thai recipes.

This is an ideal summer recipe – requires you to spend very less time in kitchen, without compromising on taste!

'The Take-It-Easy' Fish Fried Rice

‘The Take-It-Easy’ Fried Rice

Every time we have a get-together, my cousin makes this signature dish of his. And each time we cannot get enough of it. To celebrate the Easter long weekend, I thought of making this amazing dish myself. It turned out really well. Here it is…’The Take-It-Easy’ version of the fish fried rice. Replace the fish, with small pieces of chicken, and you have a delicious chicken fried rice. Alternatively, you can make this fried rice with your choice of vegetables (cauliflower works great). * If you are not a big fan of fish, replace with small pieces of chicken, and…

15 minutes No-Bake Cheesecake

15 minutes No-Bake Cheesecake

Next time you feel like having a cheesecake, make (not bake) it at home. This recipe will help you make a refreshing no-bake strawberry cheesecake in no time. With all the ingredients ready, which isn’t many, you can make this cheesecake in 15 mins. For best results, leave it in the fridge for at least 5-6 hours before serving.