Tuesday, 13 February 2018


Celebrate  Valentine's day with this fudgy, cakey brownies with a ganache topping. A blissful indulgence to enjoy with your loved ones.

Happy Valentine's Day 😍😍😍

  • 3/4 cup coco powder
  • 200gm unsalted butter
  • 11/2 cup sugar
  • 11/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups cashew nuts chopped
  • 3/4teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
Beat sugar, egg and room temperature butter till it becomes airy and creamy. Mix the dry ingredients well and add this to the the butter mixture. This will be thick batter and dont overmix . Finally add chopped nuts and vanilla essence. Bake at 180 C for 30 min. For ganache, boil the whipping  cream in a pan and switch off the flame.Add chocolate chips to this. Let this sit for 5 minutes and then mix well. Once the brownie and ganache is cooled down well , spread the ganache on top of the brownie and garnish with some chopped nuts.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Healthy Oats Cookies

Health is wealth. So why not have a cookie without compromising neither your health nor your wealth.A nutritious and delicious chewy cookie recipe to curb your sudden sugar cravings .


  • 11/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup nuts 
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberry(optional)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Mix all the ingredients together. Scoop one tablespoon each dough to a baking tray. Bake at 180 C for 12 to 15 minutes. The texture of this cookie is bit chewy in the middle and crunchy outside. Around 15 cookies can be made from this dough. 

Monday, 15 January 2018

Fish Molee

Kerala's own fish molee does not need any special introduction. A quintessential dish straight from Kerala's culinary repertoire which can satiate your senses.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Aval Vilayichathu

Christmas is just around the corner. All over the world people are busy planning their vacations, get togethers, shopping and the list goes on. It's a special time to be grateful and get ready to welcome a new year ahead. Cake comes to our mind first when we think of Christmas. Somehow to be different or to rather save a snack before getting extinct i made this flattened rice flakes with coconut and jaggery known as "aval vilayichatu" which was served in every homes during festive times. But  nowadays this has been replaced by cookies, pies and tarts. So lets bring back our age old healthy snacks which was prepared by our grandmoms and make this Christmas a bit nostalgic!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.


  • 300gms flattened rice
  • 250 gms jaggery melted in 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cup coconut grated
  • 5 to 6 cardamom pods crushed
  • Raisins, channa dal, seasame seeds, nuts for tempering
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
Dry roast the coconut till it becomes light brown colour. To this add melted strained jaggery. Let this simmer for a minute. Lower the flame and add flattened rice. Mix well. Switch off the flame. In a small pan roast channadal and nuts in ghee . Add raisins and seasame seeds and pour this on to the flattened rice. Thinly sliced coconut can also be added to this. Add cardamom powder and mix everything well. Serve with ripe bananas. This will stay upto 2 weeks if stored in an air tight container.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Dosa Podi

Being a South Indian, Dosa and Idli is a staple food in our family. I can literally eat dosa for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Somedays when I'm too lazy to make chutney or sambhar, this podi makes life pretty much easy. This is a simple version of dosapodi with very few ingredients roasted and ground to a coarse powder which is mixed with coconut oil. There is a special way in which we were supposed to serve podi. A small well is made with this podi into which the oil is poured and mixed. Still I love to eat podi this way with dosa or idli.

  • 1 cup Urad dal
  • 3 to 4 cloves of garlic 
  • 3 teaspoon Kashmiri Chilly Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole pepper
  • Handfull of curry leaves and 1 teaspoon salt
Dry roast all ingredients except the chilly powder together for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the chilly powder and grind this mixture coarsely. Serve with coconut oil for dosa or idli.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Milk Powder Ras Malai

A very Happy Deepavali to all.

It's a time to rejoice, celebrate, have fun , cook and eat. But we always like to do something hassle free when it comes to making sweets. Just like this rasmalai recipe which is made easy and quick with very basic ingredients.


  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon maida (all purpose flour)
  • 2 tablespoon melted ghee
  • 1/ 2 cup condensed milk 
  • 3 cup milk 
  • 5 to 6 cardamon pods crushed
  • A pinch of saffron 
  • Nuts chopped 
  • Yellow colour (optional)
In a heavy bottom pan mix condensed milk and milk . Bring this to boil. Lower the flame and let this simmer. In a bowl add milkpowder, maida, baking powder and mix this well. To this add 1 beaten egg plus 1 tablespoon ghee. This will be a sticky dough. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon ghee to this dough and knead well. Make small disc shaped pedas. Roughly around 20 pedas can be made from this. Now gently drop each of these to simmering milk. Cook in low flame for about 10 to 15 minutes until they double up in size. Before switching off the flame add soaked saffron, cardamom powder, nuts and food colour. Serve hot or cold to your family and friends.