CHICKEN KOFTE NOODLE SOUP

Soup is like my soul food! Chicken soup for my soul, would have been a better title but then that would have been too cheesy, right? I always loved soup and I always order soup whenever we eat out ....more

SAFARI THEMED BIRTHDAY CAKE

Do you all remember the Baby Carriage Baby Shower Cake I did for a little girl, last year? That little bundle of joy turned One, a week ago and her parents asked me if I could do her First Birthday Cake too! What an honour, right? ...more

CHOCOLATE - ESPRESSO DACQUOISE...as we turn 4!

We turned 4 and I still cannot believe that. Years are flying by especially after Ian Vaava was born.I have no clue about day or date unless there's some occasion that I need to remember.I jot down all our future activities on my kicthen calender or else,I will forget them for sure. Everytime when someone asks me for our dates for any kind of an activity, I have to check with Jobin to avoid ...more

BAKERY STYLE CHICKEN ROLLS

The earliest memories I have of these rolls are from Cochin Bakery, Kannur. It was many years ago when I was in school. That bakery was located in a corner on Fort Road and after a few years, they shut it down ....more

PERFECT KERALA PALAPPAM

It feels weird when I call a Palappam, Palappam because we always referred to it as appam. But in reality, it can be confusing to many, so calling it Palappam will clear all such doubts. This dish holds so many fond memories because it is always associated with celebrations.Nowadays people make it quite often at home but in the olden days, it was made only for celebrations.Amma always told me ...more

FOCCACIA CAPRESE

Every time I enroll myself for a challenge of any sort, I end up missing it. I usually don't make any resolutions as the new year rolls in, but this time, at the back of my mind, I did make a resolution to not to give up on something that I have started. It could be anything from exercising to cooking ....more

FRENCH APPLE CAKE

There was an era in my life,the dark ages, when I hated anything to do with baked apples. I totally hated it with all of my heart. If it had cinnamon sprinkled over, then just forget it! ...more

SPICED FRESH GINGER CAKE

Ialways loved the addition of fresh ginger to any savoury dishes and never quite liked the combination of the spicy ginger and sugar while growing up. I think it was mostly in the head because whenever I ate a Fruit Cake, I never had a problem biting into a piece of crystallised ginger.Infact, I enjoyed it. Recently, I've been baking sweet stuff with fresh ginger and I am loving it, totally! ...more

GRILLED CHICKEN & PESTO FARFALLE

Have I ever told you how fond I am about Basil Pesto?I really,really love it! Infact,I've been craving so much for a Grilled Chicken & Pesto Cheese Sandwich lately and I made that along with this pasta dish and we both, Ian & myself enjoyed every morsel of it. I find sandwiches make a great finger food for toddlers that they can munch on it doand do whatever they want at the same time ....more

RAWALPINDI CHOLE

I've always loved Channa. Even as a kid,I would eat boiled channa and be content.It did get me into a lot of gastric trouble but my love for Channa never died.Be it the black Channa or the white.I've already shared some recipes with you using Channa :...more