Skinny Pineapple Almond milk Smoothie | High Protein Low carb smoothie | Kukskitchen

Smoothie is a household favourite. I use it to get nutrients in my little one and it helps to finish off left over fruit. The high protein low carb craze means I had to try protein rich almond milk in my smoothie. Now, I have to warn you if you are making it for your kid, use full fat milk and add some honey or maple syrup for taste.

A glassful would keep you full for a good few hours..... Helps me 'the snacker'. :)

Naan with No yeast No egg | Tandoori roti | Kukskitchen

naan no egg no yeast tandoori roti kukskitchen

Last week we were at a reputed asian restaurant chain called Akbars. We always enjoy their food and their curries taste more like traditional curries and are far from their Anglesided versions you get in most Asian restaurant in UK. Little mathew took control. He ordered the curries and we ordered tandori roti. They were like naans but very light and fluffy and I was already thinking how to make them at home. One thing lead to the other and here is a brand new recipe for naan @kukskitchen. I have seen several techniques to get the tandoor effect of which my favourite is the pressure cooker method. Here you wet one side of the flattened dough disc and stick your dough disc to the side of a pressure cooker. Now place the cooker upside down on to medium flame and let the top side brown. However, I love my pressure cookers too much to even try this. :( ........So instead I pan cooked one side of the naan and using a tong flame cooked the other side. The results were perfectly fluffed and charred tandoori roti.... I was very pleased.

This is the second naan recipe on kuks kitchen, the first being my mum in law's recipe which is superb - find its recipe here. The one below gives you great results and the recipe takes no egg or yeast.

The direct flame technique is what makes this naan recipe a winner. Please do try this technique and let me know.

Dry baked fish with coconut milk | Neymeen pollichathu | Kukskitchen

Go to Keralan backwaters and the first thing you would want to eat is dry-baked fish in banana leaves - മീൻ  പൊള്ളിച്ചത് . It was hard to get fresh banana leaves in the capital city where I was born and brought up in. My mum would make something that tastes similar to it in a non-stick pan, finishing with  a drizzle of coconut milk.

Last week during my routine weekend cooking I decided to make her recipe. I wondered how it would taste with  a LOT of sliced onions and  some chopped tomatoes and some chillies. It came out so well so well that dear D had only praises to say. The beauty of this recipe is the fresh steamed delicate succulent taste of the onions and tomatoes.

Batura - Instant it is | Bhatura | Kukskitchen

batura chole kukskitchen

This recipe for Batura trumps all the other recipes I've tried in the past. This is what my mom-in-law uses and her baturas are gorgeous. She made them on her visit during school holidays . It was an instant hit when dear P came home one day. Well, how can it not be... you will know when you've tried it.

These instant baturas are crispy yet flaky with a melt in your mouth quality. You would have heard about the resting time that batura dough needs. This recipe proves all of that wrong by delivering the best tasting baturas.

Plum cake tatin | Plum upside down cake | Ina garten / Barefoot contessa | Kukskitchen

plum cake tatin kukskitchen ina garten barefoot contessa plum upside down cake

My maternity leave days were spend watching cooking programs on the television with my mum or my mum-in-law both of whom share my passion of cooking (or rather I share their passion for cooking). One of our favourite shows was barefoot contessa by Ina Garten. She explained recipes with such flow and you wanted to make them straight away. I recorded her shows and watched them when little Mathew went to sleep.

Rava kesari | Sooji Halwa | Semolina hob cake | Kukskitchen


Rava kesari is something that I grew up with. My mum used to make it like halwa. It was always yellow in colour and us kids loved it. I make it in a spoonable consistency and it tastes creamy.

Pazham Pradhaman | Nenthrappazham Pradhaman | Banana Payasam | Kukskitchen

ഏല്ലാവർക്കും kuks kitchen ന്ടെ ഹൃദയം നിറഞ്ഞ ഓണാശംസകൾ

Also it has been over two years since I started by blog. I dedicate this dessert to all my readers and dear friends and of course my dear husband and son who are constant testing grounds for my culinary experiments !

Hyderabadi Chicken Dum biriyani | Kukskitchen

Happy Eid everyone...

This is the second hyderabadi biriyani I will have on my blog now. I made it with mutton then. For the recipe try here. This one is quicker to make since chicken is not cooked before dum. It is quite straight forward and a great recipe for beginners.

Calimari / Kunthal / Kanava / Squid roast | Kukskitchen

Kanava (കണവ ) , also called squid / calamari / cuttle fish / കൂന്തൽ  is a delicacy of north kerala. My dear husband who was brought up in kannur savours it's taste. I make a variety of preparations using kanava. The one below is by far the best tasting recipe with approval from not only my dear D but also from our son.

Salmon baked in Indian Spices | Kukskitchen

Salmon is a great fish for its taste its essential oils and its low fat protein content. It is perfect if you want a low carb high protein dinner. The crispy skin, the juicy flesh and the spicy coat on top makes this dish a winner!!

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