Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Quick Tomato And Peas Rice

Have left over rice in the refrigerator? This recipe is perfect then. I make this on those lazy days when you just don't feel like cooking. This one gets over in a jiffy. It is spicy,tangy and delish. Its like a normal tomato rice but with a small twist. Do try it and let me know how it is .

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Apple Pulisseri

We are back after a long break. This time we will not disappoint and keep updating regularly. Pulisseri is a traditional dish in kerala cuisine. Its made with curd, coconut paste and generally with veggies like raw and sweet mango, kerala cucumber or white pumpkin. One of my very good friend brought a twist to this traditional recipe by adding Granny Smith Apples(Green Apples).I was a little wary as to how it would taste but to my surprise it was delish 😋. It had a mix of sweet,sour and spicy tastes. My little one loves this 😊 Do give it a try and let me know how it was!!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Zero Oil Mango Green Chilli Pickle

The King of fruits is back and so is the season for pickles, sauces, lassi, shakes, juices and puddings. One of my friends, a very enthusiastic cook, one who tries and gives a healthy twist to every recipe, came up with this recipe of mango and green chilli pickle. Thanks a lot for this one dear. The main attraction of this recipe is that it has zero oil and it is very easy to make. An instant one. Do try and let me know your feedback.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Stuffed Brinjal- Mom's Masterpiece Recipe

Happy Birthday Amma..My Best Friend...My Pride!! Today's recipe is dedicated to her, to celebrate her special day. This dish is her speciality, I have made this umpteen number of times but have never been able to replicate the same taste as she makes.Whatever I am today is because of her hardwork and dedication. She gave me a handwritten  book of recipes when I was beginning the new phase of my life. That book still gives me the confidence to cook and also gives me a feeling that she is always present beside me :) Love you lots Amma :)

Thursday, April 14, 2016


VISHU Greetings from Kitchen Tales!!-  Vishu, signifies the malayali New Year. All malayalis celebrate this day with much fanfare and vigour. The day starts with "Vishukanni" meaning the first thing seen on the day of Vishu. The elders give "Vishukaineetam" to the younger ones and this is followed by a grand sadhya / feast.

Aviyal is the most prominent dish of any malayali sadhya. Its a combination of mixed veggies and coconut paste. Generally a lot of coconut is used to make this dish and it is dry. I have given a healthy twist to this traditional dish by reducing the coconut and adding yoghurt. Hope you all like this version.I learnt this from one of my friend who dwells from the state of Palghat in Kerala.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Gobi (Cauliflower) Kadhi

Kadhi is a dish that is made in various parts of North India. There are many versions of this dish like pakoda kadhi, gujarathi kadhi, rajasthani kadhi etc. This being our family favourite is made quite often at our home. This time I wanted to try something hatke than the normal. So I added added cauliflower instead of pakodas. My entire family and friends loved this version. Hence I decided to blog this one. Hope you all like it :)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Kaju Katli

A traditional, most common and a very expensive one among the diwali sweets..Kaju Katli. There is an interesting story behind this. This is my first try of this royal sweet...Thanks to my little one. This is one of her favourite among Indian sweets. This year the first sweet box that we received was kaju katli. That's when she cutely asked me if i could make this at home for her. I accepted the challenge and completed it successfully. I was overwhelmed with joy to see her relish every bite that she took. I surfed various recipes on the net and this one is a combination of many recipes.