Posts by Rajni Menon

Broccoli Stir-fry

Broccoli is a fantastic vegetable which is highly rich in vitamins and minerals and its a favorite vegetable in my home. I cook broccoli at least once a week. I steam it, saute it, and mash it too but I love to spice it up with some of my homemade spice mix to enhance the…

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Pandemic- March 2020!

Hello everyone! Firstly, I wish you are safe and healthy during this devastating time of our life. As I see the news, I am terribly taken aback by what people are undergoing with the attack of COVID-19. Thousands of people have lost their job including me and are trying to adjust to their new schedule…

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Pepperred Seabass

I love fish especially Halibut and Seabass. I grill it, bake it, mash it, panfry it as well as make a curry out of it. In my latest recipe, I have used very flavorful Green peppercorns among other spices as a marinade for Seabass and cooked it on a nonstick pan. This is my recipe…

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My Plantain Truffles

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I love the super-soft and overly ripe sweet plantains. I’ve grown up eating plantains in Kerala. It is cooked in a variety of ways but I love to experiment with the food. Hence I came up with this-Plantain truffles with absolutely no chocolate. This is plantains saute’d with very flavorful ghee and cardamom and rolled…

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Kerala Chilli Chicken

Its the Chinese new year on Feb 5th, celebrating the year of the pig. On this special day, I dedicate my artwork and a special Indian-Chinese dish to all my Chinese friends. Here’s my rough sketch of an artistic pig and my dish is the Kerala Chilli chicken. HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Wishing you all peace…

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Avil milk (Rice flakes Milkshake)

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Avil milk is the Kerala milkshake and it is my favorite. Avil or flattened rice flakes are very popular in Kerala dishes.  It can be used in sweet or savory dishes. Here, I have used it in a sweet preparation. The sweetness of the ice-cream mixed with the various nuts is heavenly. The fact I…

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Masala Cranberry & Mango Sauce

Cranberry sauce made with Indian spices is my way of creating a unique cranberry sauce. Mangoes are in abundance in Kerala. During the mango season, its hard to choose a mango since there’s quite a few varieties to choose from. Hence I thought to combine mangoes into this recipe.The star anise and the cardamom gives…

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Traditional Stuffing with Spiced Paneer

Stuffing at a thanksgiving table is a must. Here’s my creation – a stuffing recipe with spiced paneer(Indian cheese). The breadcrumbs are mixed with very flavorful vegetable broth along with spiced paneer, onions and celery. The soft bread and paneer along with crunchy celery is a party in the mouth. Traditional Stuffing with spiced Paneer…

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