Swathi Iyer

Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) loves to explore cuisines from all over the world, and write about the ones that she and her family enjoyed on her blog Zesty South Indian kitchen. She loves to gives an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. She is also a mom to two wonderful young kids who gives a up or down vote to the food she creates.

Jalapeño-Cheddar Sourdough Bread

This delicious Jalapeño-Cheddar Sourdough Bread is made with pickled Jalapeños, sharp cheddar cheese and garlic chives. Perfect with soup or on its own.


Matcha Smoothie Bowl

A creamy green matcha smoothie bowl with banana, avocado and spinach. A super refreshing smoothie to start your day or a revitalizing afternoon snack.

Italian Rosemary and Olive Oil Bread

According to history, Luciano Pancaldo, a baker from Ferrara, a town in the north of Italy developed this bread inspired by the bread recipe for D’Este family, the rulers of Ferrara. Their bread was full of rosemary and had light crumb and golden crust, decorated with salt which resembles diamonds.


Double Chocolate and Pistachio Biscotti

The traditional flavors for these twice-baked cookies are anise and almond but chocolate with pistachio makes for a delicious treat to dip into your coffee.


Pumpkin and Whey Wheat Bread

From sandwiches to french toast this orange pumpkin loaf with subtle sweetness and a delicate crumb from the whey is a fun bread to make at home.

Kürtöskalács Chimney Cake

A unique Romanian pastry is a fun dessert to serve at dinner parties. The slightly sweetened yeast dough is sprinkled with a walnut cinnamon-sugar topping.


Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

A chocolate lovers dream, the irresistible recipe combines brownies, cookies, and coffee. Take out of the oven when they are still soft for a chewy texture.

Sweet Lentil Flatbread

Sweet Lentil Flatbread

This sweet, stuffed lentil-based flatbread, known as boli, is traditionally served with payasam at marriages or festivals in Kerala, India.

Beetroot Kichadi

Beetroot Kichadi

Cooked beetroot is grated and added to coconut paste and yogurt and then seasoned with mustard, red chilies and curry leaves.

Rúgbrauð: Icelandic Thunder Bread

Rúgbrauð: Icelandic Thunder Bread

Traditionally, Rúgbrauð is baked buried in the ground near hot springs. If you don’t have access to hot springs at home, adding a water bath to your oven to create steam will work just fine.

How To Roast Garlic

How To Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic is an easy way to take recipes for things like tomato sauce up a notch — or you can just smear it on bread for a delicious snack.