Baby Corn & Peas Masala Curry

Another fusion recipe from my kitchen is Baby Corn & Peas Masala Curry.  I like baby corn and I love to try fusion cooking as I try to blend different cultures to create a unique recipe of my own effectively. I love crunchy vegetables and baby corn is crunchy and used mostly in stir-fried veggies….

Easy Cherry & Coconut Jelly Cups

Easy Cherry & Coconut Jelly Cups is a kid-friendly dessert as kids love gobbly-wobbly jelly. This dessert is especially for my grandson, Arian as it is his birthday<3. Luscious ripe red Cherries are one of the delights of the summer. They are much loved for their scarlet juicy globules that are succulent, flavourful and look…

Virgin Mango Mojito Recipe

One specific summer drink that is my favourite is the mojito and this is a Virgin Mango Mojito Recipe. A Mojito is basically a rum-based drink that has crushed mint leaves, lemon juice (citrus flavours) and sugar. Mojitos without alcohol are known as‘virgin mojitos’ and are considered as mocktails. Mocktails are non-alcoholic drinks which consist…

Italian Chinese-Garlic Mushrooms

Fusion food is that where you merge different cuisines to make another and here I have brought Italian Chinese-Garlic Mushrooms served in Mexican tortillas on one plate. I have this fascination for mushrooms since childhood when I first saw pictures in Alice in Wonderland or the Pixies sitting on toadstools as they were called. The…

Luscious Lychee Fool

A Luscious Lychee Fool! Sounds interesting? God blessed summers with a fruity bounty for sure. When you get lemons you make lemonade and when you get lychees you make an ambrosial dessert? Lychees look like bumpy strawberries and grow in dense clusters. The succulent and luscious pulp is white and translucent. Lychee fruits have one…

Easy Mango Sago Pearl Swirl

Summer is the season of the “King of the Fruits” and I made this Easy Mango Sago Pearl Pudding to celebrate the king. Almost everyone I know loves this juicy favourite in different forms; popsicles, ice creams, pickles, beverages or just raw. These golden yellow beauties are the best fruit, round in shape and exceptionally…

Quick Chilli Mushroom Gravy

Cooking in summers is like being cooked yourself as the kitchen is like a sweltering cauldron. I made this Quick Chilli Mushroom Gravy which didn’t need much cooking time. I look for easy recipes that do not need much time in the furnace like kitchen. I love Chindian or Indo-Chinese recipes as they fit the…

How to make Nalleru Pachadi

A lesser-known climber, Nalleru or Winged Treebine, grows in the tropics and I made a relish or chutney or Pachadi (as it is known here in Andhra) with it. It has long spiky quadrangular stems with internodes and is a little acrid and bitter to taste. I first had Nalleru Pachadi in a friend’s house…

Mexico’s biggest freshwater lake-Chapala

The travel bug has latched on to me pretty late in life and it is embedded like a leech now. Travelling is actually a vice; drains your pocket, is addictive, imperious but nevertheless is a virtue as it imparts fresh vitality to the mind and body temple. While I was doing my Gma duties, I…

Watermelon Popsicles

Say hello summer with these Watermelon Popsicles and other flavours. ice cream season! I am strangely not a very ice-cream person but Popsicles are just my thing. Isn’t it awesome that you can make healthy tasty popsicles at home? Summer heat in South India is forgiven for the rich juicy fruits it blesses us with….

No-Cook No Churn Mango Ice Cream

Summer, South India and Mangoes is a symphony that is popular universally. Raw mangoes are made into chutneys, pickles or aam panna while the much-loved ripe mangoes are eaten as they are or as various shakes and desserts. I have posted Mango Kulfi earlier and now this is a No-Cook No Churn Mango Ice Cream recipe…

Tlaquepaque, Mexico-The Artisan Village

Tlaquepaque (“Tla-Keh-Pa-Keh”) not really a tongue twister is an artistic area, six miles from Guadalajara city. The name comes from the Nahuatl Native Indian language, and literally means the “best of everything.” Dating back to Hispanic times it now has trendy antique shops and restaurants along paved streets, gardens and street performers. The shade of the…