There are some things that taste good , only when its homemade. Murukku is one such snack. I haven’t tasted any store bought ones that tastes as good as my mother’s or my grandmother’s homemade ones. For those who don’t know what murukku is, its a crunchy yummy south Indian snack made Continue reading…

Semiya payasam (Vermicelli kheer)


Payasam is something I have seen my mom make for birthdays and other special occasions.So even I follow the same practice. Me personally not a big fan of sweets and sweet delicacies, but the rest of my family is. Especially, my husband. Last week, it was his birthday and this payasam was the birthday Continue reading…

Parippu manga curry (Dal & raw mango curry)


We Indians have dal on our plates almost every day in one form or the other.Its kind of our staple food. Dal with rice, dal with roti, its an all time favorite in our house. My hubby can survive on dal and roti for days together without complaining Be it plain dal tadka, or Continue reading…

Pakkavada/Ribbon pakoda (A savory Kerala snack)


There are a few staple snacks my mom, my grand mom used to make when we were kids.They make them in bulk occasionally and its stored in airtight tin boxes. Me being a savory persons always loved them.My mom used to make spicy mixture (my cornflake mixture is an easy version of it), pakkavada, Continue reading…

Vazhakka Pulissery/Moru Curry(Raw plantain in Yogurt gravy)


Growing up, there were only a few handful dishes I knew to make…and I were only good at those ones…unlike my sis, who was ready to take risks and tried (and always succeeded) new recipes and dishes…jotting down recipes from every cookery shows we watched together…this pulissery is something I were good at making…..time after Continue reading…

Tangy mango curry….yummmm……mouth watering :)


When i hear of manga curry( thats what  we call mango in kerala), i get the tangy taste in my tounge….mangoes are kerala’s speciality..especially in the summer..we eat mangoes pretty much in its all stages…right from baby mangoes…we make kanni manga pickle(baby mango pickle)…raw mango, eat just like that with salt and red chili Continue reading…

Pazham pori /Ethakka appam (Banana fritters)


When ever I make pazham pori, my li’l sis comes to my mind. b’cos its her favorite. My achachan(dad) used to get us mid morning snacks when we are home (he still gets us those when go home for vacations) He gets each of us our own favs.mine is dal vada, my li’l sis’s Continue reading…

Nankhatai (Butter cookie)


This cookie is an all time favorite in our  family. Our mom used to make this for us and decorate it with a small piece of cherry on the top Its very easy and simple to make.It requires no special ingredients…only the common ones in everyone’s pantry-flour, butter and sugar.thats it


You’ll need:All-purpose Continue reading…