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Hailing from Kerala and currently residing in Bengaluru,India, our family consists of self, and my favourite Guinea pigs – my loving hubby Jerry and son Daryl. Jerry being on a transferable job earlier, we got to travel all over the country, which gave us ample opportunities to experience different cultures and cuisines.

Though my experiments with cooking started way back when I was in the 7th class, the passion picked up pace after my son started to talk πŸ™‚ You know how kids are.. (I admit that I shammed it out a bit…You see, this is the problem you face when your hubby is not so particular about variety when it comes to food…hehehe) I am sure there are quite a few mothers out there who have gone through the same stage as I. So here I am, still on the process of learning…a long way to go.

As the name suggests, this blog is a collection of recipes that I have been collecting over the years from friends and families, magazines and the net. Instead of running helter-skelter figuring out where I have stored a particular recipe, I thought a blog of our family favourite recipes can be maintained so I know where to look for.These recipes are tried (sometimes with my own twist) and tasted and given a thumbs up.. πŸ™‚ Will be giving due credit to the source of recipes.

I hope you taste success with these recipes as I did!!


  1. Ann says:

    Thanks a lot dear….U hv presented it very well…Now this will be my favourite link for the

  2. sonia says:

    The only reason I think of a possibilty of ever having a blog is what u mentioned-so u have evrything in one place.Good Luck Mareena.!!

  3. Anuradha says:

    Hi Merri…Congratulations..!!eagerly waiting for your wonderful creations..all these time we have been drooling looking at the FB posts.. All the best..

  4. suzo0 says:

    CONGRATS my dear sis…..this is gonna be a hit!!!!! all the very best!!!

  5. suzo0 says:

    This is an interesting site and i am sure ladies will love it. All the best and my regards to J and D.

  6. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks di πŸ™‚

  7. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks Saji πŸ™‚

  8. Serah Cherian says:

    Hi Sis..good job!! nd thank u so much………….. πŸ™‚

  9. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks a lot Anu.. πŸ™‚

  10. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks a ton Sonia..Lots of compilations to be done to fit in all my favs πŸ™‚

  11. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Awww!! that’s so sweet..Thanks dear!!!

  12. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you dearie…Hope it helps…will be putting up north indian dishes soon πŸ™‚

  13. Ann says:

    I asked her to send some good links for the recipes on yesterday mornin n in th evening she has surprised me by posting her own ‘mareenasrecipes’….wonderful dear…all the very best…:)

  14. Shiby Raphael says:

    Mariyachi, What a fantastic blog. Easy to find the recipes .Well done you clever cookie!!

  15. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks Chippy:-)

  16. Priya Pinto says:

    Mareena I must admit it’s a great blog for all foodies like us who like to experiment with new recipes. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us. It will be success. Great job n keep it up πŸ™‚

  17. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks a lot Priya…:-)

  18. GEORGIE says:


  19. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks Georgie.. πŸ™‚

  20. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks da πŸ™‚ Looking forward to hear your feedbacks after trying out my recipes πŸ™‚

  21. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank You Diana πŸ™‚

  22. sudheer says:

    awesome – applause!!! this is a product of your amasing spirit, drive and dedication. You’re on your way to great things! ………….sanjeev kapoor , Vah chef (Sanjay Thuma) watch out !!!!

  23. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank You Sudheer. Truly appreciate you encouraging words..:-)

  24. Leena Manoj says:

    nice,,very nice. I should say ..a perfect sister- in- law to my dear friend jenu….we were classmates in TKM. this blog is going to help me a lot for sure..thanks a lot..

  25. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks a lot for your kind words Leena. Hoping to hear your feedbacks soon πŸ™‚

  26. vinicooksveg says:

    Wow! You have amazing blog! Loved the pictures!

  27. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks again Vini πŸ™‚ Glad you liked the pictures..thanks for appreciating..

  28. vinicooksveg says:

    Mareena, I need a help from you. I am hunting for oven from long time. I am new to baking. For cakes, cookies, pizzazs etc, will microwave with convection and grill work? I want an opinion for microwave. Some say microwave does not allow browning for biscuits and stuff. Is it true?Can you please help. Am so confused of much of information on internet.

  29. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Vini, An oven with microwave, grill and convection functions works perfectly. That’s what I have been using for years. The cakes cooked in microwave mode doesn’t brown. But when you bake biscuits cakes, cookies etc it browns absolutely fine as you can see in the pictures of my blog. Hope this helps you decide.. πŸ™‚

  30. vinicooksveg says:

    Thanks a lot Mareena!Can I ask which one do you use .Like how many litres, brand and things I should check. I am planing for lg (30 litres) covection+grill. We are 3 members.

  31. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Earlier I used to have LG Bar-B Cook. At present I have a Samsung (32 ltrs). Both are equally good. I would recommend you to have a look at the store and see for yourself. The design, use etc should be according to your taste and convenience. We had decided that it has to be either Samsung or LG.. If you are not particular about the brand, there are lot of options to choose from..I hope I didnt confuse you further πŸ™‚

  32. vinicooksveg says:

    No Mareena, You actually cleared my doubts. Thanks a ton! I had visited stores so many times for microwave. No one cleared my doubts. I have asked this on several blogs too. Finally , I will buy microwave happily this diwali(without doubts, lol!) Thanks again!

  33. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Glad to have helped… You are welcome anytime πŸ™‚

  34. vinicooksveg says:

    Hi Mareena , I enjoy your blog and so I want to present you ‘One Lovely Blog’ Award. Please do visit following link for further details
    Thank you.

  35. Mareena Jerrish says:

    HI Vini,

    Thanks a lot for appreciating my efforts. Will go through the link..Thanks again πŸ™‚

  36. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Vini, Did you buy the oven??

  37. vinicooksveg says:

    Yes Mareena ,it is coming home this weekend. It is lg 3087. I am super-excited. Thanks for helping through. I am going to bake my first cake from your blog. Any suggestion for first timers?

  38. Mareena Jerrish says:

    well…any cake is fine for first timers provided you follow the recipe to the T. A few tips on baking would be to sieve the flour nad baking powder at least 4 times for uniform distribution. All the ingredient(including eggs) should be at room temp. Rest just follow the recipe..Do not forget to preheat the oven…Good luck ..:-)

  39. vinicooksveg says:

    Thanks Mareena. So sweet of you. Will follow the recipe and will soon have my first cake. Will let you know soon. Thanks again.

  40. Mareena Jerrish says:

    you are most welcome πŸ™‚

  41. mjaayka says:

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  42. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you…:-)

  43. Varsha Sujith says:

    Mareena, can you please add a pudding recipe for my new year get together party? Thanks in advance …

  44. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Varsha, there are some easy recipes in the site…check out the desserts in the recipes page…

  45. veena says:

    very clear and beautiful recipes…

  46. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you Veena

  47. Musthafa Kottopadan says:

    hey Mareena…

    I think u’re not only a food blogger. U can also be a photographer and part time interior designer or something! seriously! everything looks good! hahahaha! πŸ™‚

  48. Sachin says:

    Mareena, It is amazing to see how a small idea has blossomed into something so big and useful for so many people.. as you know I dont venture too much into the kitchen to cook but do love food and every single one of your recipes get my mouth watering… Great Job with this and hoping to see you continue this passion for a long time…


  49. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks a lot for those wonderful words of encouragement buddy πŸ™‚

  50. Prashanth Bhandary says:

    Great ideas about cooking appreciated …. See you are from Agra but how you know mangalore style cooking .weather you have been to mangalore or you taken information from the source.?. lets i just want to know…

  51. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Hi Prashanth,

    I did my graduation from Mangalore. However quite a lot of recipes in my blog are collected from various sources

  52. Yasmeen says:

    Incidently came to your site. Wonderful recipes. I liked it very much The pictures are awesome. Hope to visit again.

  53. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank You yasmeen

  54. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Dear Manu,

    Thanks a lot for such encouraging words…Glad that you find them helpful …Thanks again…


  55. Satheesh says:

    Mareena Chechi.. We are happy to have a site like this. Before joining Ammachide adukala I have been checking this site. I and my wife is not an eperts in cooking. If we have any doubt please help us with valuable comments. One thing I want to say that the way of presentation and photos that have been updated in the site is Superb. I hope we can become an expert in cooking using this site.. If possible please add me in facebook also. I will send a request..

    With Regards,
    Satheesh & Nimmy..

  56. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks a lot Satheesh and Nimmy for your motivating words. I will try and help you in the best way I can πŸ™‚

  57. ancy says:

    Hello mareena. Keep going
    Most of ur recipes have been tried by me and appreciated by my family. U will be one of my all time favourite . Waitng for more

  58. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Awww…That’s such a sweet thing to hear.. Thanks a lot Ancy !!!

  59. albun says:

    woha verry nice recipes really i like it

  60. homelyrecipes says:

    I liked the presentation of your blog. Beautiful photographs.

  61. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you πŸ™‚

  62. anu priya says:

    read ur blog presentation without missin small word, xclnt; nic family photo & u dnt miss 2 describe ur fam… Its a good habit f mind”keep learning & share urs creations”.

  63. forgottenmeadows says:

    Hi there, I have featured you in my weekly rec list as I really like your food recipes: . Please let me know if you wish for me to remove you from the list for any reason and I will do so. Have a good weekend!

  64. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you πŸ™‚

  65. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you πŸ™‚

  66. maria.K says:

    Hi,where is your dosa recipe …i had to punch in to find out —great recipes!!

  67. maria.K says:

    hi, didnt find it on the breakfast/bread achives – was wondering where i had seen it. Isnt veg recipes a wrong
    place for it – probably the last place i’d look!! — anyway, thanku so much for a wonderful recipe – very enjoyable!!

  68. maria.K says:

    not sure, probably a lot more dosas– pl do a check and don’t take it in the wrong spirit – it certainly
    would save a lot of time!! god bless!

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