Pork Vindaloo

One of my favourite malayali dishes is pork vindaloo-soft, falling apart pork cooked in lots of garlic and pickling spices- What's not to love? Yes, it may have come from Goa, even originally ( in a completely different form I'm sure) from the Portuguese, but we Syrian Christians claim it as our own. 

Baking tips from Alice Medrich herself :)

I have some very exciting news that I just couldn't wait to share! Unfortunately my comp has been acting up and this is the first chance I got to post my fabulous, wonderful experience.
If you've been here a while, you know that I have a slight obsession (Ok, a full blown one!) with my favourite cook book author Alice Medrich! Well, this week end I had my chance to meet her!Finally! 

Low fat chocolate truffles from Alice Medrich & me :)

I made some heart shaped chocolate truffles today! Don't you think it looks adorable? Yes- it is a little rough around the edges, but just like your sweet valentine-it is perfect!
The slightly bitter exterior gives way to a melty soft, sweet chocolatey interior. I was talking about the truffles- Why, did that remind you of someone particular? I guess we all have that someone in our lives- someone who may seem gruff but who has a heart of gold. I think that someone deserves these truffles. They make the most adorable, most delicious, most easy to make Valentines day gift. 

Ina Garten's Bechamel sauce and Gnocchi

I had a sudden craving for Gnocchi a few days ago and I remembered making it with my mom a few years ago. Unfortunately it was too late to call and ask her for the recipe so I did a little googling and found a recipe that I tweaked with some shortcuts.

Low fat Chocolate Truffle Mousse from Alice Medrich

I promised to post a couple more dreamy desserts I made from the book I'm currently madly in love with "Chocolate and the Art of Low-Fat Desserts" by Chocolate guru Alice Medrich and just in time for Valentines day I present to you this decadent, versatile chocolate mousse.
It's rich, silky, extra chocolate-y with bittersweet chocolate and cocoa and has less than half the fat of regular mousse because it is lightened with egg whites and contains no cream! It can be eaten as it, or used as fillings and in the coming days I'll be showing you the many delicious uses I put it to :)

Swapna's Tasty Tuna Cutlets

I have been gushing about the lovely ladies I met through the Kerala Kitchen event last month. I also was introduced to some yummy dishes I had not tried making before and these awesome cutlets are one of them.

Nutella Brownies for World Nutella Day

Happy Nutella Day! After "Wear a green shirt day" and what not, now here's something worth celebrating! Not that I need a particular day to dig into that jar of Nutella I have been hiding.

Alice Medrich's low fat Buttermilk Pound cake and a warm thank you!

I had an exciting time playing host to my first ever event- Kerala Kitchen. It was so much fun and such a learning experience! I love that I now have a readily available collection of brilliant Kerala dishes some familiar and some completely new (well atleast to me), for whenever the Mallu food mood strikes!
Most of all it was so wonderful to connect with you amazingly talented and lovely ladies :) So this post is a warm thank you to to all those who graced the very first Kerala Kitchen-