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…

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…

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…

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…

Roasted Lentil & Coconut Milk Pudding

Ever tried a South Indian Lentil Pudding?? Here’s the recipe… I’ve been in the mood for something sweet the past few weeks and so I had to find time to make this. It took me just 20 mins to put together  🙂 It can be served chilled or warm – it’s a traditional pudding cooked in many parts of Karnataka,…

South Indian Sprouts Salad

Have you had a good start to your weekend? If you were inspired to try sprouting at home as discussed in the last post  – here is a simple idea for what you could make with it in under 15 mins! Have you ever tried a South Indian sprout salad? Kosambari as it’s traditionally called…

The Magic of Sprouts

Have you ever tried sprouting any seeds or beans?? If yes, how do you describe your experience?? If you have not, then I definitely recommend you trying it soon! let me know your thoughts I find that it’s such a positive and emotional exercise because all you are doing is soaking some seeds that were…