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…

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…

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…

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…

Napa Cabbage Kimchi (Vegan)

Homemade Kimchi!! Absolutely! how about trying a vegan version of it, there are many variations of kimchi recipes as its traditionally handed down from generations and every Korean family’s recipe is distinctly different however some of the main ingredients & process remain the same Here’s is a confession: I love Korean food and absolutely adore their…

Coconut Rice & Okra Curry

Like coconuts? If yes, then have you tried coconut rice? Love it?! Here’s a simple South Indian version from my kitchen to your’s!! It’s been a crazy – busy week here  with a lot happening at work, home and otherwise, I’ve had family visiting from Canada, a deadline to meet at work and an exam to…