Oven Cooked Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican jerk chicken is of the most popular foods from Caribbean and Jamaican cuisines. Jerk chicken is aromatic, smoky and fiery hot. Chicken is marinated for at least 24 – 48 hours and cooked for a longer period, which gives Jamaican jerk chicken a smoky flavor and also keeps the chicken good for longer periods […]

Thandai, Sweet & Spicy Drink for Holi

Holi is a festival of colors, celebrated all across India. The way it is celebrated varies from region to region. Regardless of region, common element is playing with colors, applying to friends and family. In many western and northern Indian states, food is also an important element in celebrating this Spring festival. Apart from array […]

Multi Colored Vermicelli Pudding ~ Vermicelli Payasam

Vermicelli payasam or kheer is one of the traditional sweets prepared all across India. It is a delicious, quick & easy preparation for many festivals Vermicelli is also known as semiya or seviyan. To prepare paysam, roast it in ghee, then cook in milk and garnish with roasted nuts. As with any recipe, there are […]

Fenugreek Flavored Buttermilk ~ Menthi Majjiga

I am a procrastinator! This week was suppose to be the easiest and a relaxed week in this marathon. I had first 3 days of posts drafted and scheduled long ago. All I had to do was proofread before publishing them. The other three recipes are easy ones and could have breezed through the week, […]

Ellipaya Karam ~ Garlic Dry Chilies Powder

Ellipayalu, ellipayalu, ellipayalu!! I could not think or go past ellipayalu for ‘E’. Ellipayalu or elligaddalu are garlic. If you are following my blog regularly you would know how liberal I am with it’s usage! Before going any further, let me warn you, today’s post is loaded with pictures, a total of 8. There are […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

For this week’s Cooking from Cookbook Challenge (CCC), I baked a recipe from Wall Street Journal. This is the last recipe I baked for the bake-a-thon, that I can use for CCC as well. This recipe calls for refrigerating the dough for up to 4 days. I baked a small batch of cookies to take […]

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Apple Cake

As I mentioned couple of weeks ago, I baked a handful of Food 52 contest winning recipes. This is another contest winning recipe. This chocolate chip cake can be served as a dessert or as a snack. I made this cake couple of months ago for a get together. Everyone seemed to have liked it […]

Oats Butterscotch Cookies for Home Bakers Challenge

Crunchy oats butterscotch cookies are so delicious that kids can’t stop eating. This past Thursday I met some of my blogging friends for lunch. Pavani gave us some cookies that she baked for Home Bakers Challenge (HBC). Cookies were delicious. I had checked the recipes we were suppose to bake for this month but I […]

Salsa Roja from Mexico

Salsa Roja is a red sauce from Mexico. It is used to make enchiladas and can also be served with corn chips or tortillas. There are many versions of this salsa online. The main ingredients though, are tomatoes, chilies, garlic, onion and cilantro. One method of making this salsa is to puree all the ingredients […]

Harissa from Tunisia

Harissa is a spicy red chili sauce from Tunisia. It is also common in Algeria, Libya and Morocco. Red chilies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic cloves and herbs are ground together to a paste to make this sauce and oil is used as a preservative. it is the national condiment of Tunisia and the largest […]

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