It’s nearing end Jan and finally we winter-starved Bombayites are finally feeling some cool. Afternoons are still hot. The tiled flooring does turn cold though. The cold water in the wash-basin gives me a little jolt as I sleepily open it early in the morning, reminding me that – Hey girl, enjoy this while it lasts
￼ Recipe for quick South Indian breakfast / tiffin of Puli Semia / Tamarind Semia Upma / Tamarind Vermicelli – All it takes is 15 minutes to prepare this satisfying, full-of-flavour breakfast from scratch!
Cold red rice salad with green and ripe mangoes, coconut, spinach and a spicy dressing ￼ is the perfect balance of flavours and textures. Impressive enough for a dinner party & simple enough for an everyday meal!
Try this traditional tamarind rice recipe made from scratch, often served as prasadam in the temples in South India and the perfect companion to long train journeys.
A twist on the traditional Moong Dal Cheela / Chila recipe, where it is served with a spicy-crunchy topping, instead of chutneys. Healthy breakfast is served!
This is a South Indian version of a Bell Pepper Pulao / Pilaf. A burst of aroma is the characteristic of this dish, from the freshly toasted and ground spices. Try this with plain yogurt or raita.
Batata Poha is my all time favourite tiffin. Once you get the poha-soaking technique right, the rest of it is very easy. The only problem that batata poha or potatoes with beaten rice is that it is an out and out carbohydrate breakfast. I prefer to start my day with a good mix of vegetables, protei