Bhel_ was the ultimate treat in school days. There used to be this bhel wala with his cart and a glass box mounted on top of the cart. He used to serve bhel puri, sev puri and pani puri like any other bhel wala. This ‘bhaiyya’ used to stand right opposite my balcony in Wadala, and that wouldn’t make life easier for me. My grandparents wouldn’t allow me to eat street food and it required many many days of excellent behaviour to convince them to let me indulge in that tangy treat
Upma, in its various forms, is a mainstay breakfast or tiffin item in most South Indian homes and Kozhakattai is something that Tamilians prepare during festivals. Upma Kozhakattai is none of these My grandma used to make this one, once in 3 months or so- making it one of my favourite tiffins. (You
Spring onions, usually used a garnish, can also be made into a delicious curry along with besan (chickpea flour) that tastes really good with rotis. Try this healthy recipe with just 1 tsp oil!
Traditionally Adai (South Indian Lentil Pancake ) is made with a mixture of lentils in a certain proportion. This is my own version. Sometimes, you have a little bit of all dals remaining in your pantry, then this is the best way to clean up all those bottles. You have soak the dals and then grind
A South Indian style eggplant / brinjal curry prepared with freshly ground spice powder to give it a crunchy texture
Handwo is a savory rice and lentil cake that is served as breakfast or a snack. This recipe hails from the state of Gujarat in Western India. This makes one hell of a filling breakfast.
We all love Chinese food don’t we? Especially when it is Indo-chinese, which means spicier than authentic chinese, and nothing like authentic chinese This is was one of the flavours I missed the most when I was in the US. The problem could be easily solved by making the trip to the local Indian stor
The ridge gourd was never a part of my veggie-shopping list until I started making this traditional south Indian Chutney called Peerkangai Thuvaiyal. The spiciness from the red chillies, the tanginess from the tamarind and the authentic south Indian taste from the asafoetida make it a delight to eat
My morning glass of chaas Masala Mor or spiced buttermilk is one of my favourite anytime beverages. Had chilled in the summers or at room temperature during all other months, I can never refuse a glass of this! In most parts of India, every family used to have a tradition of ‘setting’ dahi / thayir