Soppinna Palya – South Indian Style Spinach

Love Spinach? Well, you’ve clicked on the right recipe! Not a fan? Well, you’ll just have to keep an open mind! 😉 This is a Karnataka – style spinach recipe, its extremely simple but packs some great flavour combinations My husband is not a fan of spinach however this recipe has surely converted him, I’m…

Bengaluru-Style Breakfast – Upittu/ Upma

How has your weekend been so far? Did you get up to some cooking or just plain enjoying the sun being outdoors this weekend? I’m kicking back and taking things easy so being homebound after a busy week at work was a much needed break Here is what I had for breakfast today – Upittu…

Sundal – Traditional Black Chickpea Salad

Known as Kadlekalu Usali in Karnataka and Sundal in Tamil Nadu – it’s a very popular snack in both states. The beauty of this recipe is that it can be served either warm or at room temperature depending on the weather – I prefer it warm on a cold, rainy day as it tastes extra…

Beetroot and Daikon Raita

Love naturally colourful food? Well, then here’s a recipe you don’t want to miss out on! In anticipation of the festival of colours, I was in the mood for some creative exploration in the kitchen this weekend, I suddenly remembered a colourful raita (yogurt dip) I had at a friend’s place many years ago Holi…

Vibrant Bazaar of Bengaluru

On my recent trip to India, I visited the good old Gandhi Bazaar in Bengaluru. The sights, sounds and scents give you the real experience of the soul of this city. The streets are full of vendors selling fresh produce, fruits, flowers and herbs. This is truly a shoppers paradise for the everyday home cook…

Coconut & Raw Jackfruit Curry

Have you tasted raw jackfruit in a curry before? I have tried it before however this was my first time cooking it. I’ve heard from some of my meat loving friends that the texture is similar to pulled pork, I wouldn’t know as I have not tried pulled pork myself. To keep it simple, I’ve…

Essentials of a South Indian Masala Dabba

Hope you all had a lovely week – guess what its just 3 weeks to the end on 2016!! Can you believe it?! I sure can’t as this year has gone by so quick… so many things to do and so less time!! Speaking of masala dabbas, I know this is by far, the most…

Creamy Soya Chunk Curry

Have you ever cooked with soya chunks ? Here’s an idea that is both tasty & super easy to make!  If you have other recipes on this ingredient, please leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you I’m going through a ‘clear out/ de-clutter ‘ phase at the moment, especially in the kitchen I’ve noticed…

Oi Sobagi – Instant Cucumber Kimchi

Friday is finally here!! Wishing you all a great weekend ahead 🙂 Love kimchi?? Well, I know I do, here is an instant kimchi recipe which can be ready to eat in just a few minutes! Oi kimchi is one of my favorite type as it has a distinctly refreshing, crunchy and light taste, if…

Indian Savoury Breakfast – Kanda Poha

Are you a sweet or savoury breakfast person?? If you are used to sweet breakfasts such as smoothies, porridge, pancakes peanut butter on toast then the thought of a savoury breakfast can seem odd or vice-versa. It’s been a while since my last post. I’m just back from a great holiday in Iceland! Feeling relaxed…

Instant Fresh Coconut & Oats Dosa

Hello!! Tried Dosas and like it? Not sure how to make them? Here is a simple instant dosa recipe. Dosa is the South Indian version of savory pancakes or crepes It’s simple: just prepare the batter, fry it and then add any fillings of your choice or just have it plain with some fresh coconut…

Vermicelli Pudding

Here is a tribute to my mother’s cooking and a pudding that she used to cook for me as a child. I have such fond memories of it as I enjoyed the texture of vermicelli as a child especially in puddings Mom is here visiting me at the moment and she made this for me…