Spring onions, usually used a garnish, can also be made into a delicious curry along with besan (chickpea flour) that tastes really good with rotis. Try this healthy recipe with just 1 tsp oil!
Pomegranate Rasam | Spicy pomegranate lentil soup
Pomegranate-BBC news calls this the fruity panacea. Packed with anti-oxidants (note the ruby red colour), it’s known to protect the heart, prevent prostate cancer, reduce LDL (the bad cholesterol). It’s rich in ACE Vitamins and iron, and no wonder doctors and many others are recommending a glass of
4 Lentil Pancake ( Paruppu Adai )
Traditionally Adai (South Indian Lentil Pancake ) is made with a mixture of lentils in a certain proportion. This is my own version. Sometimes, you have a little bit of all dals remaining in your pantry, then this is the best way to clean up all those bottles. You have soak the dals and then grind
Jihva for Dal
As per the rules of Jihva for Dal, hosted by Sailu- I’m posting the entries I have prepared for the event. Dal is an everyday feature in our house-in some form or the other as it’s the vegetarian’s best source of protein. Do check out the Ton of Protein series written by Vaishali. I cooked up a tra
Quick Savoury French Toast Indian style
If you haven’t had a savoury French toast Indian style (Masala French toast), all spiced up, then it’s time to remedy that pronto. Pantry ingredients, 5 minutes, easy enough for a newbie cook and breakfast is ready. This is one of the quickest things you… [Read More…]
Khichdi – A comfort meal with rice and split mung beans
If you want something quick and delicious, this dal khichdi is for you. With simple ingredients and a easy process, this will be your favourite quick meal.
What goes into an Indian spice box
Basics of Indian cooking: This Indian Spice Box / Masala Dabba / Anjarai Petti is a must have in an Indian kitchen. Read on to find out about what I store in mine!
Weekend Breakast Blogging- A Fortnightly event on Saffrontrail
I’m sure most of us prefer to have a no-fuss breakfast on most weekdays. Hopefully all of us are at least eating some breakfast- as it’s the most important meal of the day-blah blah blah! I guess, everybody already know this and hence there’s no need for me to be preaching about the benefits of this good dietary habit
Brinjal Podi Curry
A South Indian style eggplant / brinjal curry prepared with freshly ground spice powder to give it a crunchy texture
Morning glory muffins
My morning glory muffins I was just thinking to myself- what is the difference between a recipe I find in a blog and a recipe that I come across in some general food site? The answers were very clear. When I see it in a blog, I know for sure, there is someone just like me, who has tried and tested
Recipe for Gujarati Handwo – Steamed lentil dish
Handwo is a savory rice and lentil cake that is served as breakfast or a snack. This recipe hails from the state of Gujarat in Western India. This makes one hell of a filling breakfast.
How to store grated coconut | Coconut Recipes
While I love using coconut in South Indian cooking, there’s never a chance to use the whole coconut. I end up using a couple of tablespoons while grinding a masala or a teaspoon for a garnish over a light Tambrahm style stir fry. One coconut, broken open and scraped / grated can be used in multipl