This Pumpkin and Carrot Halwa is my take on the traditional gajar halwa. A pressure pan cooks the halwa in no time, khoya adds to the richness and your pumpkin-carrot dessert is ready!
A potato curry from Himachal: A thick, smooth curry and punctuated by chunks of spiced boiled potatoes with the aroma of cardamom and hints of mustard oil.
I’m a bigger fan of coconut cookies, than I am of chocolate cookies. Blame it on the South Indian gene in me or the fact that coconut has such a full bodied flavour that stands head and shoulders above chocolate. Okay, chocolate lovers, this is not your cue to lynch me. I usually make these cookies
This is possibly the quickest and easiest Indian sweet you (or your child) can churn out. Be it for a festival or a potluck, this is a saviour in the life of a busy cook.
Ragi, flaxseed, jaggery, ginger, sesame seeds – you might wonder what these utterly healthy ingredients are doing in a cookie! You might even think it’s a complete madhouse of an idea. Ragi / nachni / mandwa / finger millets have been an Indian superfood well before everyone and their uncle started
This Diwali, I didn’t get down to making any of the traditional goodies. And I managed to find a valid excuse. Being down with the worst cough episode of the year during the festive season is such a dampener. But when loving neighbours get you home-made goodies, you can’t help but muster some enthus
Vazhakka or plantain is one of my favourite vegetables. There are at least three favourite ways I make this in true Tambrahm style. One is a roast, where it is sliced thinly and slow roasted until it turns crispy. The other way to make it is to cube it, cook it and saute it with whole red chillies,
Things have been kinda quiet around this blog. Those of you who follow me on Twitter might know the reason for the silence on the food blogging front. The husband became the first Indian to run the Atacama Desert. The Atacama Crossing happened between 6 -12 March in Chile. Here’s the blog where I ha
Recipe for Okkarai – a traditional Diwali recipe from my family that uses chana dal and jaggery