Orange & Almond Muffins

Get your Vitamin C kick with these super soft, moist and delightful orange & almond muffins topped with caramelized orange syrup. Made with freshly squeezed orange juice, zest and jaggery, this was such a joy to bake. My home smells like a bakery and I smell like oranges 🙂 This recipe was a rebound recipe…

Soya & Lentil Kebabs

You think kebabs, you instantly think meat. This version is bound to break those kebab stereotypes 🙂 These soft, succulent minced soya chunks and lentils are first cooked in an aromatic, roasted spice blend and finally pan-fried and served along with a refreshing mint- tamarind chutney (dip). Makes for a healthy and wholesome appetizer or…

Kerala Style Egg Curry

I can live on an eggs-only diet for the rest of my life. Give them to me in any form, at any time of the day and you’ll find that my smile (and appetite) only keeps getting bigger. That’s how obsessed I am with them 🙂 This version feels and tastes like home. For those…

Beetroot & Banana Millet Pancakes

I can’t stop gushing over the splendid red of the beets 🙂 These eggless pancakes are soft, spongy and absolutely delicious. Made with ragi (finger millet) flour, beetroot and bananas, these make a healthy and wholesome alternative to the regular buttery pancakes that you might be used to. Top it with some honey and dried…

Traditional Kerala Kadala Curry (Black Chickpea/Kala Channa)

Amma makes the best Kadala curry in the world, I kid you not. She is not particularly experimental with her cooking and relies heavily on her repertoire of simple, homely, traditional Kerala recipes passed down to her by her mother and grandmother. These handful of dishes however, are enough to light up our every meal….

Choco-Hazelnut Banana Bread

A lockdown favourite worldwide, I knew I had to give this a try. Made out of part oat flour, these loaves turned out super soft, moist and chocolatey. This recipe is an absolute winner and a must try for anyone looking for a healthy-ish yet slightly indulgent weekend dessert, snack or lunch (in my case)…

Almond Butter & Chocolate Granola Bars

These crispy, crunchy, chewy & chocolate drizzled granola bars literally fill me with joy. This is my go-to recipe anytime I need a quick pick-me-up. It also helps that these are nutrient packed, gluten free and refined sugar free. Being the dark-chocolate fanatic I am, I can’t help but drizzle some of that goodness on…

Street-Style Steamed Chicken Momos

I woke up to an overcast sky today. The early monsoon had weaved it’s magic; the trees outside my balcony lush from last night’s rain and swaying to the tune of the gentle, cold breeze. You immerse yourself in the silence, your senses fully focused on the sight, smell and sounds of nature. You soon…

Oven Grilled Alfaham Chicken

Inspired by the charcoal infused/grilled version found across the state of Kerala. Grilled Chicken marinated with dry roasted, ground spices and yoghurt to give you a mouth watering and healthy dish that explodes with flavour. We don’t consume or cook a lot of meat at home. On the occasions that we do, fish usually dominates…

Decadent Chocolate Cheesecake

This dark, dreamy and decadent chocolate cheesecake is my best creation so far. This simple, no bake cheesecake has a digestive biscuit base, a creamy chocolate filling, topped with a thin layer of luscious ganache. Crafted with homemade cream cheese and a lot of love 🙂 Just the perfect balance of sweet and bitter of…