Thursday, November 26, 2009

Kerala chillie chicken

There should have been a great relation between the communist state of Kerala & the communist nation China ; as can be seen from the Malayalam names used for a few things  like Wok which is known as "Cheena Chatti" & Fishing Net known as "Cheena vala"...
( Rightly pointed out in the recent Malayalam Blockbuster "Arabikadha")

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mango Muffins

Mango Muffin

Mango, 'The King of Fruits' is my all time favorite. I can eat them in any form, in any season and at any time of the day ( unfortunately they are not available at all seasons) .

Friday, November 20, 2009

Spicy Prawn Pasta

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I was always reluctant to try pasta, keeping in mind the first commandment on serious eating by Michael Pollan...It says "Don't eat anything your grandmother wouldn't recognize as food"....!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Instant Carrot and Dates Pickle

I am usually very lazy when it comes to making pickles, considering the availability of them at Indian stores.
Also Mango pickle is the favourite in my home & I rarely get to see any raw mangoes in stores here....So I never used to take pain to make pickles except for the Onam Days to go with OnaSadya...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Prawn Pakoda / Fritters....

Prawn Pakoda

Last week some of my friends at my son's playgroup asked if anyone can cook some Indian food for our playgroups's morning tea session..I got to know that they all are great lovers of Indian food......

So I didn't have to give a second thought before volunteering , as it is always great pleasure to cook for my friends...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Puloa

Being from Kerala, we are used to having rice for our daily lunch accompanied by fish (curry or fry or even both :) ) , a veg curry (1 among these are the options .....rasam , sambar, parippu, pulicherry, theeyal etc) and 1 dry vegetable dish (like thoran or mezhukkupuratti).

I always used to think why to make soooooo many side dishes to have rice.... Instead why cant we put all veggeies together and cook....

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Sticky Dates Pudding

Baking is one of my favorites among the various cooking tricks. Thanks to mom ( as usual ) for teaching me the basics in this too. Previously,  the only cakes I used to try out were the simple vanilla and chocolate cakes. After coming here, I could find a lot of different varieties of cakes and muffins in the shops that make me tempted to try them out at home.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Deepavali (Diwali)..........The Festival of lights

Diwali Light

Belated Diwali Wishes to all !!!!!!

I was thinking of posting this blog in time for  Diwali. But these days nothing goes as per my plan, as my schedules are all decided by my little son. 

Thank God, at least now that I could finish my drafting.