Mother-InLaw’s Beets in Mustard and Coconut Sauce – Sasmi

Marriages not only bring new customs and traditions but also bring a whole new set of recipes to one’s repository of ideas/ skills in the kitchen. Cooking knowledge, ideas and skills that one might have not been exposed to previously. My cooking skills have expanded since to explore many other traditional recipes that I had not…

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…

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…

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…

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…