Vegetable rice

  Ingredients 2 tbsp Vegetable oil 3 Cloves 3 Cardamom pods (lightly crushed) 1 Cinnamon stick 1 Bay leaf 2-3 Green Chillies (slit lengthwise) 1 tsp Cumin (Jeera) powder 1 tbsp Coriander powder 1/2 tbsp Red Chilli powder 1 cup Onion (sliced long and thin) 1.5 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste 1/4 cup Tomato slices 1 … More Vegetable rice

Spicy Fish Soup

Ingredients 1 tbsp Vegetable oil or sesame oil 5-6 Dry red chillies 1/2 tbsp Cayenne pepper powder 1 tsp Turmeric powder 1.5 tbsp Sichuan peppers (dry) 2 Star Anise (whole) 250 ml Broth (Fish/Vegetable/Chicken) 750 ml Water 2 tbsp Fish sauce 1 tbsp Soy sauce 1/2 cup Sliced Bamboo shoots 1 cup Celery stem and … More Spicy Fish Soup

Deviled Eggs

  Ingredients 4 Boiled eggs (Medium to hard boiled) 3 tbsp Yoghurt 1/2 tsp Cumin powder 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper powder 1/4 tsp Coriander powder 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder 1 tbsp Coriander leaves (finely chopped) 1 tsp Salt   Recipe Shell the boiled eggs and cut into halves length-wise Remove the yolks and add … More Deviled Eggs

Paneer Cashew curry

  Ingredients 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil 5 Dry Red chillies 1 tsp Turmeric powder 1 tbsp Coriander powder 1 tsp Cumin (Jeera) powder 3 tsp Red Chilli powder 1/2 cup Cashew nuts 2.5 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste 2 tbsp Coriander leaves and stems (chopped) 1 cup Onion (chopped) 1/2 cup Indian Yoghurt (Dahi) 1 cup … More Paneer Cashew curry

Chukkum Kurumulaku vellam (Black pepper & dried ginger tonic)

Black pepper and Dried ginger have known to help in reducing cold and cough and help in sinus infections. Throughout India, there are variations of tonics made with these ingredients sometimes further supplemented with Tulsi (holy basil), Karpooravalli/panikurukka (Indian borage), Turmeric etc. This very basic recipe acquired from my mother has been my go to … More Chukkum Kurumulaku vellam (Black pepper & dried ginger tonic)

Egg fried rice

Ingredients 4 cups Cooked rice (add 1/2 tbsp sesame oil while cooking the rice) 3 tbsp Vegetable oil 3 Eggs 2 tbsp Soy sauce 1 tbsp Fish sauce 3/4 cup Onion (chopped small) 1/2 cup Green beans (sliced small) 3/4 cup Carrot (shredded/grated) 1 stick Celery (chopped with leaves) 4 Green onions (sliced small) 2 … More Egg fried rice