Kannada Favorite – Lemon Rice/ Chitranna

Here is a recipe that is made regularly in most Kannada homes. It’s a great way to up-cycle leftover rice. Are you a regular rice eater? you would understand what I mean. Even if rice is part of your diet occasionally, we all tend to have some of it leftover don’t we? Thus was born…

Konkani Staple – Daalithoy

The Konkan region is based along the Western coastline of peninsular India. This a scenic part of the country, if you ever get a chance I recommend visiting. The cuisine here is varied – locals enjoy anything from fresh seafood, veg, ย meat and poultry prepared in methods that are unique to this region. Some ingredients…

Knockout Karnataka-Style Akki Roti

Apologies for being away for a while, since my last post, I’ve now relocated to the US and the past few weeks have been manic as you will imagine. I’ve been eager to write a recipe post for the last few weeks but have not had the time, mental space or creativity since the ‘big…

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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! ย 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 ‘clearย out/ de-clutterย ‘ phase at the moment, especially in the kitchen I’ve noticed…