Blood Orange Nut Cake with White Chocolate Butter Cream

  We are past mid- March and the scorching summer is on its way to hit UAE very soon. Starting from now is the time we go nuts over everything citrus. It’s a different thing that UAE is not a place where you have to wait for a particular season to have any seasonal fruit….

Caramel Milk Cake

This is a very special cake to me as I made it with a lot of love and affection for some lovely & naughty kids. The moment I knew I was baking for kids I made a mental note of making something special but not with the usual artificial colors and sprinkles. Yeah, that’s something…

Marble Cake

Being a foodie with a sweet tooth, it is difficult to make people understand that I prefer plain cakes to the ones with frosting. Not that I never liked frosted cakes, I used to eat a lot of cream cakes and pastries as a kid but even then I preferred plain cakes with my evening…

Unniyappam

Unniyappam! The traditional Kerala snack made of rice flour and jaggery is also a popular Prasad given at the Ganesh temples of the region. There is barely any Keralite who doesn’t like this mildly sweet and comforting rice fritters. When made at home for immediate consumption it is usually made with bananas (Dwarf Cavendish variety)…

Soy Chunk Cutlets

I don’t know about the rest of the world but cutlets/ croquettes are popular tea time snacks in my hometown. You step into any local café this savoury goodness is a must to see on their menu. It’s one of my favourites and I love the way they serve it with ketchup and onion-green chilli…

Gajar Halwa/ Carrot Halwa

  Winters are all about hot drinks and comfort foods but what about our traditional superfoods that are eaten to keep you warm and cozy during the cold season? Please don’t roll your eyes on me before hearing me out.  I am not talking about any exotic ingredients and their health benefits to keep you…

A Nostalgic Food Experience in UAE – Kappa Chakka Kanthari

Being a Keralite NRI what do you miss the most about your hometown? Obviously your home, your loved ones, the feel and lifestyle of being a Malayali and most importantly the homemade typical Kerala household food. In a way we are lucky that Kerala cuisine has carved a niche for itself in the world of…

Neypayasam

Payasam! The word that holds a significant value in every proud Malayali’s diet. It is needless to mention that being a true Keralite it will always have a special place in my heart and diet too. For us, any auspicious occasion calls for a delicious variety of payasam. So, what is this Payasam? I think…

Rum & Raisin Cookie with Hot Dark Chocolate

Christmas is over and so is the fruitcake season. But winter is still on and what we would probably have in our kitchen cupboards is the leftover rum soaked dried fruits, eagerly waiting for next December. Instead of making it wait that long why not use them up to make some winter cookies and snuggle…

It Bit Me – The Travel Bug – Georgian Chapter

Disclaimer: After seeing the above title, if you think I am one of those cool travellers who is ready to explore the world with their backpacks on, then you are terribly mistaken. I am definitely not one yet. In fact, I am a very lazy person by nature so travelling and all that jazz are…

That Boozy Cake Mix

Guys, only 5 days left for Christmas! I mean Just 5 days and there’s so much to be done. No, I am not doing any countdown here, although I wish if I had done that. It didn’t strike me till my annoying friends at work (Guys I love you so much don’t look at me…

Christmas with Mr. & Mrs. Banker

December is undoubtedly one of the most wonderful times of the year with a whole lot of Christmassy feel to it. The colours, lights, decorations, traditions, cakes & cookies, weather everything together creates a magical festive mood in the air, and I absolutely love it. This year, I am enjoying every bits & piece of…