Paalooda – A classic malabar drink (Cardamom flavored cashew milk)

Hot beverage – a milk based drink enriched with the goodness of cashew nuts and flavored with cardamom powder. Very simple drink, lightly sweetened and perfect to make on any occasion! You can prepare this delicious drink in no time.  This is a very first guest post since I started my blogging journey, and I…

Aish el saraya (Middle eastern pudding with bread and custard)

Here is another Middle eastern dessert – Aish el saraya which literally means “palace bread”. The bottom layered with bread and topped with milk pudding/ custard. This luxurious Lebanese treat can be prepared with simple and easy steps and minimal ingredients. A perfect summer dessert too.  Eid is already at the door step and muslims all around the…

Minced meat Lavash Roll (Kheema Roll)

Do you know why I love minced meat?! They are so versatile and gets cooked easily. Throw in some simple ingredients and you are good to go. This easy filling which I made is very delicious and can have by its own, or side to any other bread or even rice.  When I asked hubby…

Sweet chatti pathiri with Apple and cheese filling (Atti pathil/Atti pathiri)

This is my first ever post for MFB monthly challenge and the theme is “Ramadan memories”. Thank you so much Rafeeda letting me know about this group and events!! I would have chosen something with plantain as ramadan’s most memorable snack, but unfortunately I can only dream of preparing plantain snacks here 😦 , plantain not available…

Fatayer with Spinach and Feta (Middle eastern triangle pie)

Fatayers are famous middle eastern snacks prepared with pizza dough filled with different delicious fillings. Meat, spinach and cheese fillings are commonly used. As promised here is my fatayer recipe.I have made Spinach and feta combination and it became our favorite filling now for fatayer. By making all lots of non veg items for Iftar,…

Mini Kunafa/Kanafa with home made Kunafa Dough

Kunafa is a delicious cream and cheese filled middle eastern dessert. This sweet dessert is called by different name like Kanafe,  Knafe, Kunafa, or Kanafa. Some call it as Queen of middle eastern dessert. No wonder why Kunafa called so…. it is sooo scrumptious dessert which you can’t stop having it.They are prepared stuffing the shredded…

Nombu Kanji (Rice & Greengram porridge with Coconut Milk)

Ramadan Kareem everyone! May you all have the best one!Here its second day of Ramadan today….Alhamdulillah so far it went well!Nombu Kanji (‘Nombu’ means fasting and ‘Kanji’ means porridge, in my mother tongue – Malayalam) is one of the comforting and unavoidable dish to make during Ramadan. That aroma of roasting green gram itself is…

Strawberry Iced Tea

Iced tea are summer refreshment of all tea lovers. I have one die heart fan of tea here…non other than my hubby. I also became a tea person after making so much tea for him ;). This fresh fruit infused tea is something which you can’t stop drinking!!  When I got first fruit in season…

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake and Almond crusted Pie

Last weekend was a long weekend here, since 21st was ‘Navruz’ and we got holiday on 20th as well!! It is considered as 1st day of Spring and one of the biggest celebration in Uzbekistan. They celebrate it by making sweets &  Uzbek Plov (Pilaf) and share with friends and relatives. The most important and…

Pumpkin Payasam Panna Cotta

Another really simple dessert – Pumpkin Payasam Panna Cotta, Indo-italian Fusion Dessert. Sounds interesting right?? Yes, fusion of two of my favorite desserts, Payasam (Kerala Special dessert) and Panna Cotta (Italian Dessert).  I love the veggy Pumpkin and it goes very well with both sweet and savory dishes. Very first post of my blog is…

Kayi Ada/Unna Kaya (Stuffed Plantain-Fried)

Here is one of my all time favorite recipe for you. I love love and love anything with plantain. Kayi Ada/Unna kaya is one of the most popular snacks of Malabar. This delicious snack will be there on all occasions. Without Kayi ada and Erachi Ada (Malabar style Meat Pockets) no snack platters of Malabarians especially…

Layali Lubnan (Lebanese Nights) – Semolina Pudding Pie

Yet another easiest Middle Eastern Dessert is here for you – Layali Lebnan/Lubnan (Labanese Night). I am not sure why this delicate sweet dish got this name, but I know one thing – this is one among scrumptious desserts middle easetern people were/are enjoying for years. This goes well on any occasion and/or for ending…