Ingredient: Turmeric powder

Easy Chicken Dum Biriyani using National Masala

There are thousands biriyani recipes and I make at least half a dozen recipes mylself. But this recipe is my new found favorite because its quick and easy to make and is an absolute crowd pleaser resulting in restaurant-style dum biriyani. I have tried many brands of biriyani masalas before but none is as good […]

Kale Stir-Fry

I used to not like kale. Until my mom visited me from India and Indianized it. Western world’s new discovery “moringa” is a staple in South Indian cuisine for centuries. In fact, most households have a moringa tree in the backyard. That’s how common moringa is in South India, especially in the states of Kerala […]

Egg pulusu – Poached egg curry in tamarind sauce

Looking for a simple curry to wake up your taste buds? Check out this step by step guide to making a spicy and tangy egg curry!

Crackling Chicken

This chicken dish is so easy to prep, make and devour that whenever I’m not sure what to make for a quick dinner, this is my go-to dish. I got the inspiration for this recipe on NomNomPaleo.com, put my own spin to it and have been hooked ever since. I always get my meat from […]

Chicken Cacciatore – Slow cooker version

Cacciatore in Italian means “hunter-style”. Basically if a hunter came home empty-handed, his wife would kill a chicken for the meal instead. I use my slow cooker a lot, a LOT, coz its so easy to throw things in before going to bed with a wonderful aroma waking me up in the morning. I have […]

Broccoli and Peppers Frittata

This stir-and-bake frittata recipe is so easy to make, its a no-brainer. Best part about making frittata is that you can throw in whatEver you have left in your fridge and it will turn out delicious. I’m on my Whole30 diet, so have not added cheese which is a main part of frittatas. I don’t […]

Cauliflower Rice – Egg Fried Rice

Alright, I can’t believe i’m saying this. But friends, Cauliflower “rice” is mind-blowing. This fried rice tasted absolutely delicious and my coworker who tasted it couldn’t tell it wasn’t rice. I just started my Whole30 cleanse and I was pretty skeptical to substitute my beloved rice with cauliflower, but i’m Sold! I had come home […]

Aaloo Samosa – aka Samosas filled with spiced potatoes

Samosas are the most popular Indian snack across the world and I have not come across anyone that is not intrigued by them. There are hundreds of varieties of samosas and what I’m sharing here is the classic version of em all. There are no hard and fast rule as to what goes in the […]

Easy Kerala Avial

Kerala Avial is the queen of all avials out there. This nutritious comfort food made using a variety of fresh South Indian vegetables cooked in coconut paste is the star of all Kerala festivals such as Onam and Vishu. Outside of festivals, its a great side dish for adai, another nutritious Indian multigrain pancake you […]