This was the only pickle I liked as a kid, which I had fondly christened- ‘square maanga’ because it was cut in a square dice. In the hot summers of Bombay, curd rice would taste divine anyway. A tiny bit of this square maanga with the curd rice would always take it to another level of divine. Often
Last Saturday, I looked at my dinner plate and I felt “Damn, it should be illegal to eat this healthy on a Saturday night.” Yes it was so good that it was bad. And we were watching a brilliant brilliant series to add all the necessary wickedness and spice to this healthy plate. You may think food bl
Foxtail Millet is a healthy ancient grain. Get a recipe on how to use foxtail millet in a healthy salad. Naturally vegan and gluten free too!
I don’t bake cookies often. Just one simple reason – the quantity of butter that most cookie recipes ask for, totally intimidates me. But a few weeks ago, I was baking cookies for days in a row, starting with these unbelievably healthy flourless, butterless, eggless and almost sugarless cookies whic
I’ve separated the cauliflower into florets, kept the kadai on the flame and then, I call Amma. “…Amma, how do you make that Cauliflower koottu that you serve with rotis for dinner?” Amma laughs. “But there is no recipe for it. It is the easiest thing ever!” That’s how I extract recipes from my fa
A few days ago, Nandini Ajit, Bharath and me decided to cook up a mega Tambrahm feast for dinner. The menu was: Cucumber Salad Masala Vadai Seppankizhangu Roast Cabbage Koottu Radish arachuvitta Sambar Jeera Rasam Vetthakozhambu Arisi Appalam Banana Chips (from Hot Chips) Curds Rice Semia Payasam O
My three year old son and me have a morning routine nowadays. After his drink of milk, we go to the garden and check if there’s any red peeking out of the strawberry patch. If we didn’t do this, the squirrels and ants, who have been blessed with a better foraging sense than us human beings, will get
Celery Rice is a delicious recipe made using the stem and leaves of celery, flavoured with orange zest. Goes well with a continental baked dish or grilled veggies. Mild enough for kids too!
Dear Readers, I have managed to update the recipe index and the blog template after ages. Hope the index is helpful and the colours of the template are cheery enough for you to spend time on the blog. Your constructive feedback is welcome. Coming to this post, this is one of the simplest ways of pr
Mexican flavoured rice with corn and beans, a recipe that will fit into your Mexican Vegetarian menu PURFECTLY!
As a child, I didn’t have the choice to avoid any foods. Whatever was made at home, I had to eat – and while at that time I hated the rules, I now realise that thanks to this, I appreciate all kinds of foods today. Bitter gourd was one exception though at that time, where I would have the option to
Poha Idlis are a beginner friendly idli – turn out soft and fluffy without putting you through much hassle!