KaLi and thalagam are a unique combination in Tamil Brahmin cuisine. Kali is a kind of jaggery sweetened upma and thalagam is a curry made using 7 vegetables, specially on this day of the year. Generally sambars are always had with rice or tiffin items like idlis and dosais. It is quite unusual that here a savoury thalagam is made to pair with the sweet Kali
Cauliflower, spinach and pasta in a casserole – baked to cheesy perfection
A healthier way to cook everyone’s favourite Indo-Chinese recipe – Veg Manchurian in gravy. The vegetable balls are steamed instead of fried, keeping the dish healthy & delicious.
Inspirations come in different ways. The inspiration to cook Bengali vegetarian food came after my visit to Oh! Calcutta – one of the more authentic Bengali cuisine restaurants in Bombay. S and I actually wrote down all that we had ordered in detail so that one of us could blog about it. We even fou
Last week we had a pre-Independence day party at home. The night before the party, since I was already busy with all preparations, I was in no mood for any elaborate cooking. We generally do not have rice on a week night, because we both prefer to have rotis or pasta / noodles. Rice comes to rescue
Ratatouille with Cochiglie Rigate – an inspired pasta dish that’s perfect for a one dish dinner.
When Anita, one of my favourite people among the food bloggers called out to us to make pooris, I could not bear to refuse. And let me confess, this is the first time I’ve ever made them. They puffed up beautifully and were a great colour, but I did not want to handle the camera with oily hands, hen
Prepare a delicious meal of Sambar, beans poriyal and rice/broken wheat with sliced cucumbers in under 30 minutes! Healthy and vegan quick cooking.
Update: Do check out the WBB # 13 – Oats for breakfast round up at Madhuli’sFoodcourt for 20 delicious ways to make your breakfast healthier! Chargrill an eggplant and you have a whole host of options. I can list 4 right away 1. Prepare a gravy with onions, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste and spice po
A simple fried rice dish made using mustard greens (sarson ka saag) that you can easily grow in a pot on your window sill.
A simple, flavoursome Bitter-gourd curry which is similar to a thick sambar, to be served with rice. This is a family recipe and a very popular way to use bitter gourd in Tambrahm cuisine .
Ivy gourd prepared with steamed and crumbled lentils – paruppu usili is a much loved Tamil veggie preparation!