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Friday, December 22, 2023

Lamington Reindeer Recipe | Christmas Party Snack

This is the season to savor and celebrate! Before we dive into today's recipe, I want to extend my warmest wishes to you. May your Christmas be filled with laughter, your holidays be brimming with joy, and your tables adorned with culinary delights! Advanced Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, dear readers! 

Let's move on to today's festive delight – Lamington Reindeer! Now, to be frank, it's not so much a recipe as it is a creative assembly of readily available treats. The Lamington Reindeer is a delightful twist on the classic lamington, infusing a touch of holiday whimsy into these delectable delights. So, get ready for a playful and stress-free way to add a dash of festive charm to your celebrations. Let the assembling fun begin! 

If you can't find lamingtons in your area, why not make them yourself? Simply cut sponge cakes into cubes, coat them in melted chocolate, and generously roll them in desiccated coconut.
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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Brinjal Peanut Masala Recipe

Hello, dear readers! It's been more than a year, and I'm finally back on the blog after an unintended break. Life has a way of throwing unexpected challenges, and for me, this past year has been a rollercoaster of emotions, loss, and rediscovery. Balancing my full-time job and family responsibilities kept me incredibly busy, with blogging taking a back seat. In the midst of this whirlwind, I felt really sad when my dad, who was always strong and wise, passed away. It left a big emptiness in my life, and the normal things I used to do every day felt really hard. It was like facing a huge mountain I didn't think I could climb. Grief can change how we see things and what matters most to us. The joy I've always found in food blogging has been a source of comfort in the past, and I'm hopeful that it will continue to provide solace during this challenging time.

As the saying goes, time heals wounds, and with each passing day, I will find strength in the memories of my father and the lessons he imparted—especially those about the importance of savoring life's simple pleasures. So, here I am, dusting off my apron and rekindling the flames on my stove, ready to embrace the therapeutic art of cooking and blogging once again.

Join me on this journey back to relaxation, where I will try to share simple, comforting recipes. Let's find peace in the midst of life's chaos, one delicious dish at a time. 
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Saturday, June 04, 2022

Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe

Hello everyone!! It's been a while since I posted anything in the blog. Today I am sharing the delicious chocolate banana cake that combines the sweet flavor of ripe bananas with chocolate. Making something with ripe bananas on weekends is my weekly routine since nobody at home likes to eat ripe bananas. Usually, I make unniyappam or whole wheat banana muffins or banana bread, but after trying this recipe, I am making this frequently as we all love this chocolate banana flavor. 
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Thursday, January 06, 2022

Kerala Egg Roast Recipe | Egg Roast | Chef Pillai Kerala Egg Roast Recipe

I spent my free time scrolling food pages in Instagram and some of the Kerala based food pages are so addictive. One such page is Chef Pillai and I love all his dishes. His dishes remind me of food at my maternal grand mothers house and I always drool over his egg roast which he pairs with Kerala parotta or Idiyappam. Recently, I am making it quiet often at home and hence thought of sharing it here.
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Saturday, January 01, 2022

Zucchini Corn Fritters Recipe | Vegetable Fritters

Wishing you all a very happy new year 2022. May the new year brings much happiness, peace and prosperity, and the world will be a safe place again. Today I am sharing a simple fritter recipe which I got from a local supermarket magazine. The original recipe uses halloumi along with corn and zucchini. I didn't have it in hand and I substituted it with grated cheese. It tasted so delicious and I love the addition of spring onion. It can be whipped super quickly for an evening snack. 
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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Walnut Chutney Recipe | Walnut Coconut Chutney

Idli and dosa are staple food in any south Indian house. Also, it would be amazing if we can make different side dish each time. I learned about this Walnut Chutney from Malathy's Instagram feed about two years back. From then this is one of the common chutney I make at home. To be honest, walnut is one my least favorite nuts for eating it as raw. So, I always try to include it in my baking or cooking as this is the easiest way to consume this nutritious nut. I have already compiled 15+ different chutney recipes for easy reference and if you make any of this chutney, please send a message in my Instagram page.
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Sarkara Varatti(Sweet Banana Chips)
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Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Suzhiyam
Pachaipayaru(Green Gram) Ladoo
Malai(Paneer) Ladoo
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Coconut Burfi
Sweet Bonda(Wheat Flour Unniyappam)
Munthiri Kothu
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Sweet Diamond Cuts
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