Weekend gourmet dinner

We had just a week from Friday to plan and prepare a three course -‘Gourmet dinner’. A week is never enough to plan and cook for seven people, well that’s exactly how it happened and in fact we did it in a day’s time.  ‘The food should be fine dining quality and plated to five star…

It’s Vishu!

“Vishu’ is New years for Keralites which falls during the second week of April. It marks the first day of the Zodiac New year. The day starts with the ‘Vishu Kani’- “According to the age-old belief of Malayalees, an auspicious kani (first sight) at dawn on the Vishu day is lucky for the entire year. As…

Birthday Celebrations…

Note: This post is delayed by a few days. She is 3 today; she hasn’t realized it’s her birthday yet. I wished her this morning and she had the ‘Ma, please let me sleep’ look. This would be the first birthday where she understands what a birthday is about; cake, gifts, family and friends and I want…

Its the Holiday season…

  Lil R loves to hang out in the kitchen when I am cooking and loves to watch whats cooking in the stove. And I have been encouraging her, teaching her to smell and taste the spices. I love to watch her expressions, its hilarious. This weekend I thought I should let her help me bake cookies. She held…

Gulab Jamun

‘Gulab jamun’, every time i think of this dessert my mouth salivates. The lovely deep golden brown fried dumpling soaking in the cardamom infused sugar syrup. Each bite of the soft dumpling, just melts away in your mouth. Its a perfect ending to a lovely Indian meal.  I have grown up eaten this dessert a lot at…