Recipe for Mysore Rasam – a special kind of rasam made using a freshly ground spice mix If you ask me, Mysore Rasam is THE best variety of rasam. If rasam and rice spell comfort… [Continue Reading]
Source: Wikimedia commons Chow chow doesn’t mean eating twice. It is the name of a squash. Tambrahms and their obsession with all vegetables of the gourd family is legendary. Such a gourd-loving community we are. Give us a gourd and we’ll make a koottu, a curry or a thogayal out of it and call it a
Bottle Gourd is a boring vegetable, no doubt. There is hardly a person who loves it. It’s one of those “damn! it’s dudhi for lunch today” kind of vegetables, very difficult to glam up or make delicious. It has no flavour of its own, so when fried into a kofta or made into a spicy koottu, it is somew
The one potato recipe you MUST have in your folder of favourite recipes – crispy masaledaar, crusted with dry spices, super delicious with naan, roti or dal and rice. Get it here!
This authentic recipe for Punjabi style Khatti Meethi Kaddu ki Sabzi comes from a friend’s mother who is a brilliant cook. This is THE sabzi to eat with Pooris.
The summer is coming to an end and not one mango post on the blog, or so I was thinking. And then life presented me a sour mango this morning… You cut open a luscious looking mango anticipating sweet and juicy fruit, which is already making your mouth water. Sometimes, the mango lives up to your e
My first story (and photographs) for BBC Good Food India magazine covers the restaurant Chez Mariannick, in the Off the Eaten Track section. Do check the April 2012 issue. If you love good food, you must subscribe to BBC Good Food online. And I’m not saying this only because I’m writing for them. Th
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.
I first tasted these fluffy rice cakes when my ex-boss got them in her lunch box. She said her mom made them with ground rice and yeast and it is quite simple. Several google searches later, trying all possible spellings, I landed on this recipe given by a forum member of Forum Hub, which was dug ou
Kala chana – Kaale chane is a North Indian chickpea curry, a dry preparation made using brown chickpeas. This is usually served with Pooris / puris, the deep fried Indian bread made using whole wheat… [Continue Reading]
Dhansak is a delicious Parsi dish made using a mix of lentils (dhan) and vegetables (sakh). My vegetarian version comes with the stamp of approval from my Parsi friends 🙂 You must try this!
A South Indian style eggplant / brinjal curry prepared with freshly ground spice powder to give it a crunchy texture