Warm and Healing Tamil Rasam

Hey there, I’m sorry it’s taken me a while to write a post… I’ve been dealing with an ailing family member, followed by sudden bereavement. The matriarch, mother of  mothers, my rock, my dearest grandmother is no more. May god bless her soul. While we deal with this difficult time of collective mourning as a family…

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…

Poṟiyal, Palya or Thoran – Beets with Fresh Coconut

Hope it’s been a good start to your week so far. I know, Monday right!?! Feel like the days are just rolling past me, this year feels like it’s running too fast. Is it just me or do you think the same? Our recipe today: Palya – as it is called in Karnataka is a…

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,  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! 😉 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…