Punjabi style Pakora Kadhi made healthier by preparing the onion pakodas in an appam pan. Enjoy this reduced calorie and easier to prepare version of Kadhi Pakodi.
A delicious way to eat the nutritious sweet potatoes – baked sweet potato sticks with chilli mayo. Try this for your next party as an appetiser!
It’s high time I posted one of my favourite Tambrahm recipes. Poricha Koottu, a mix of vegetables, dal and either a masala ground with coconut or a spice powder is perfect soul food. Eaten with rice along with raita and roasted papad is true comfort food who has grown up eating this meal. As a kid,
An eggplant dish from Persia that migrated to Jaunpur and became a part of Avadhi cuisine –
Banana Raita/Pazham Pachadi is simple, frugal dish from a Tamil Brahmin kitchen and my favourite way to use overripe bananas. A perfect match to spicy rice dishes or an accompaniment to rotis and curries too.
Egg fried rice is one recipe for which you can actually ensure that there’s a box full of leftover rice sitting in the refrigerator. Finely chop a bunch of vegetables, scramble a few eggs and you have a wholesome meal ready in minutes.
Tofu Chilli and Egg Fried Rice How to make tofu taste more edible is a question I am often asked in my cooking workshops. Tofu is like a blank canvas. Good tofu, that is. Good tofu is clean tasting, with no flavour of its own. Marinate it in a good dressing and it will behave like a most obedient
I love to grow radishes, more for the greens, than the radishes themselves. Fresh, pungent and full of goodness, I start snipping the leaves as and when they appear (not all, but some from each radish). Use them in salads, both raw and lightly wilted. They happily go into a Sambar and also pair with veggies like potatoes or carrots. Radish greens can also be sneaked into your kid’s pasta along with basil and other greens 🙂 You can also make a simple curry using the radish and the greens
In the quest to get you some authentic and yet somewhat lesser known recipes from Karnataka, this one is a flat beans curry. This recipe is from Malnad or Malenadu and a very simple stir fry curry using fresh beans. The main flavour here is that of garlic. Since avare / chikadi kai / flat beans / Indian broad beans (yes, they have tons of names) are in season and growing in plenty in my little kitchen garden, I am happy to put them to use in whatever way possible. I served this curry with steamed rice and cucumber sassive, and the whole meal came together in less than 30 minutes. You can make a more elaborate Karnataka themed meal with the recipes I have shared this month
Gassi (also spelt as Ghassi or Gashi) is a popular curry from Mangalore, made using fresh ground spices and coconut. The most popular one is Kori Gassi, which is a chicken curry. While the spice paste for the curry remains the same, you can make vegetarian versions of the gassi using chickpeas (ch
Noodles with plenty of vegetables, a lip-smacking dressing and lots of crushed peanuts make this a happy lunch! Or something to pack in your lunchbox.
Lunchboxes need to be quick, healthy AND tasty, and something that will stay tasty 4 hours after you fill them up. Even though I am an early morning person, a number of chores miraculously line up for my mornings, no matter how well I try to organise them. I am on most days left with no more than 15