Red Sauce Chicken Spaghetti

My son loves red sauce pasta whereas white sauce pasta is my daughter’s favourite. But when it comes to spaghetti, both of them vote for red sauce. If I make it for dinner, generally kids prefer taking it for lunch to school as well the following day. So that definitely makes things a little easy!!…

Cucumber Boats

This recipe was a trial I had done for a Christmas party. Basically wanted to make a no-cook party starter which had an element of freshness to it and wasn’t too spicy. This was an instant hit with everyone. When I made this for the first time, it more or less went like a little…

Chilli Chicken

If you think of Indo-Chinese Chicken recipes, then Chilli Chicken will probably top the list. When traveling in the North of India, we had this food combination of Tandoori Roti, Dal Fry and Chilli Chicken. Sounds odd, right? But try ordering this from the dhabas and you will know why we loved this combo..:) Chilli…

Pancakes

Pancakes make for a wholesome breakfast and are very versatile in how you can pair them. A drizzle of honey or maple syrup to keep it simple or some fresh fruits, fruit compotes, berries, whipped cream, chocolate sauce to make it a royal breakfast! It is in fact very easy to put together a pancake…

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken doesn’t really need an introduction. A rich, flavorful and mildly spicy Chicken gravy dish is what I would describe it as! My kids like having this with rotis as well as rice. And I even put just the chicken pieces with a little gravy and make it a roll and pack for their…

Nankhatai

Nankhatai is a traditional Indian shortbread cookie. If you actually google Nankhatais, you will find many different versions. But every recipe will say one thing which is common – that these cookies are really crispy, crumbly and utterly delicious. I am going to share with you the recipe that I learnt from my mom and…

Ammachy’s Chicken Roast

You must be wondering why this name for a Chicken Roast. Well, I didn’t name it like that, my kids did. Ammachy, in Malayalam, is used to refer to mom or grandmom. In my case, my kids call my mother Ammachy. And the chicken roast recipe that I am sharing with you today tastes just…

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala is an Indian recipe which is usually liked by kids and adults alike. It isn’t very spicy and has a thick gravy, which makes it a good side dish with breads, rotis or rice. I have limited the use of butter and cream in the recipe, but you can adjust it and…

Strawberry Compote

Strawberry compote can be used as a filling/topping in cakes, crepes, pancakes etc or can be added to whipped cream or buttercream to make a strawberry flavoured cream. Well, these are just a few options of using this, but the options are limitless. Since strawberries are seasonal in most places, it is a good idea…

Easy Chicken Stew (Kerala Cuisine)

Stew forms an integral part of the Kerala Christian Cuisine. The word ‘Stew’ essentially means to cook slowly in a liquid in a covered vessel. In a kerala stew, the liquid which is used to cook the stew is coconut milk. The meat/vegetables is first cooked in the most diluted form of coconut milk. Just…