Samosa Swirls

Samosa Swirls

Samosa is a popular Indian snack. Hard and crisp outer crust made of all purpose flour and semolina, it has a filling of potatoes and green peas mainly flavored with […]

Cabbage Salad (Desi style)

Cabbage Salad (Desi style)

  Salads are always refreshing for any meal. What better than crunchy Cabbage! This is my mom’s recipe. We temper this salad with coconut oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and […]

Gobi Manchurian (baked)

Gobi Manchurian (baked)

‘Are you ready for your order?’ asks the waiter. ‘Gobi Manchurian for now, give us two minutes to order the rest.’ Familiar?? Gobi Manchurian or Cauliflower Manchurian is a staple […]

Sabudana Vada

Sabudana Vada

Deep fried snacks do not disappoint ever. Neither do Sabudana Vadas. So tasty. Make them spicy and devour with a cup of Ginger tea. How does that sound? Ok now […]

Mushroom & Peas Pulav

Mushroom & Peas Pulav

Cooking during weekdays are mostly the routine rice, dals, subjis, chapatis, pasta and so on. Quick fix pulavs are also as much a part of weekdays as these. Packing lunches […]

Medu Vada

Medu Vada

A meal at a South Indian restaurant is not complete without Medu vada or Uzhinnu Vada. Ok maybe dosa is a more important item on the menu but Medu vada […]

Methi Paneer

Methi Paneer

Methi Paneer is a gravy side dish for Chapati or Jeera rice. Chunks of cottage cheese in a flavorful onion-tomato gravy that is enriched with fenugreek leaves – I cannot […]



Pesarattu is a dosa made of whole green gram or moong and a tiny portion of rice. It is a traditional breakfast item in the southern Indian state of Andhra […]

Massaged Kale Salad

Massaged Kale Salad

This Kale salad with curly Kale is an Indianized version with raw onions! The only dressing on this salad is fresh lemon juice. We love salads at home, including my […]

Cherry Ginger Lemonade

Cherry Ginger Lemonade

Usually I am someone who goes and buys packaged drinks when I feel like one or have soda (when outside). Whether summer or winter, making juices from scratch is not […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts look and taste like mini cabbages. I always prepare them only one way and love it. It is simple and can have variations as per your taste. If […]

Okra Curry

Okra Curry

Okra or Lady’s finger is a generally loved vegetable. Known as Bhindi in Hindi, I have had only specific Okra items while growing up, like Bhindi stir fried with curry […]

Neer Dosa

Neer Dosa

The literal translation of Neer Dosa is “Water Dosa” in Kannada! Since my maternal family is from Mangalore, we used to have Neer Dosas during our childhood vacations in Mangalore […]

Horse Gram Rasam

Horse Gram Rasam

Horse gram rasam is a staple in Karnataka (a southern state in India). It is packed with nutrients – iron, calcium and has a much higher content of protein than […]

Besan Laddoo

We usually tend to cook what we love to eat. I hardly ever make sweets. You got the message – I do not have a sweet tooth! But of late, […]

Homemade Pav

In Bangalore, one of the things I used to miss badly was the Pav we get in Mumbai. It is super soft, very stretchy and tasty. In Bangalore pav is […]

Vermicelli Upma

Long ago in 1947 😁 I had no idea vermicelli has to be roasted before making upma with it. Obviously it became Vermicelli upma-khichdi 🙂Then I started roasting the vermicelli […]

Pav Bhaji

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Mumbai is the street food. Another reason for that could be the fact that I am synonymous with […]

Mushroom & Capsicum Masala

Hi everybody! It’s been forever that I haven’t written a single post for my hugely ignored, poor little blog. Guess some of us can’t make enough time or get ourselves […]

Matar Paneer

Matar paneer is a beautiful gravy with Green peas and Cottage cheese! It’s winter. And time for many winter-specials like oranges, grapes, red carrots, gooseberries, green peas (matar). During this […]

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is Cottage Cheese in Spinach gravy. It is one of the very first dishes that I learnt to make because I simply love it. To begin with, spinach […]

Russian Salad

Russian Salad, also known as Olivier Salad has many variants, mine being a vegetarian one. Traditionally, meat is an essential part of Russian Salad. In restaurants, I’ve had this salad […]

Horse gram Curry

Horse gram prepared in this style totally wins me over. This curry calls for brief grinding of horse gram. It is not very commonly known to everybody and those who […]

Palak Rice

Back to blogging after a long time! An elevation in professional life; I got promoted! Took quite some time getting used to my extended work timings, new responsibilities, new workplace […]

Tomato Rice

We never had anything like Tomato Rice at home (yes, I swear!), reason being Mummy’s Lemon Rice.Lemon Rice used to be Mummy’s ‘rescue’ rice. After marriage, I started to wonder about […]


Rasmalai is a very rich, divine-looking and delicious Indian sweet that has no mercy on calories. Nevertheless, Rasmalai cannot be resisted at any cost. I happened to make Rasmalai when […]


One morning, I opened the door to get the milk that the milkman puts in the bag hanging on the door. It seemed heavier than usual, much heavier.. 3 litres!!! […]

Wheat Dosa (Godambu Dosa)

Wheat flour Dosa or Godambu Dosa is an instant dosa made with wheat flour and one that you can make without any prior preparation. When Mummy used to make it, […]

Tomato Fry

This is one of the easiest and fastest recipes on my blog. I did not think this simple Tomato Fry would be worth a blog-post, but surprisingly a friend requested […]

Seviya Kheer/Semiya Payasam

My first post in the Desserts Section! Seviya Kheer/Semiya Payasam is a dessert with vermicelli and milk. Personally, I don’t really have a sweet tooth. So I make sweets on […]

Soya Nuggets Curry

Soya Nuggets or Chunks or Nutrela (that comes from the brand ‘Ruchi’) are made from Soya Beans. They are an alternative to meat for vegetarians in terms of texture and […]

Chana Masala/Chole

Chickpeas or Cabuli Chana or Garbanzo beans are high in protein. Also, it is preferred by many over other pulses or beans because it’s softer and tastier.  Chana masala or […]

Lapsi/Bansi Rava Upma

Lapsi is a healthy breakfast option. It is also called Bansi Rava or Broken Wheat. There are many people who are averse to upma of this category i.e. Rava upma, Dahlia, […]

Dal Palak

Dal Palak is Spinach and Lentils cooked together to form a delicious accompaniment to rice or chapati. I love Spinach. The smooth texture of spinach, when combines with lentils – […]

Kachiya Moru

Kachiya Moru is a curry with curd or buttermilk. Kachiya Moru literally means Fried Buttermilk. It is made by boiling buttermilk. Curd/yogurt or buttermilk both work fine. Sour curd or […]

Masala Dosa

(1) Dosa Masala Dosa is cited as one of the top 10 foods to ‘try before you die’! And mind you, it’s a world-wide survey! Surely, it should be. I […]


Fluffy Pancakes are hard to resist if you are like a breakfast that’s sweet. They are easy to make with all the ingredients available (often) in your kitchen. British or […]

Flat Beans Subzi

Flat Beans or Lima Beans are commonly found in our vegetable markets and it’s something I like too 🙂  They are also known as Paapdi, Avarekai. This is Mummy’s adaptation […]

Bread Upma

Mornings, I open the fridge to take the dosa batter. The times when I don’t find that, and instead find 3-4 days old leftover bread, this upma gets made. If […]

Punjabi Samosa

I always thought Samosa is a street-snack and meant to be had only from outside, relishing the Teekha(spicy) chutney and Meetha(sweet) chutney that is packed along. Once, while having one […]

Moong Dal Bhajiya

One of the numerous finger-licking street foods of Mumbai! Moong Bhajiya! It’s called Moong Pakora in Northern part of India, popularly known as Moong ke Pakode aur Pudine ki Chutney 🙂 A tasty […]

Mint Chutney

Spicy Mint chutney or Pudine ki chutney gives an awesome flavour to any sandwich or chaat. I was never able to make perfect mint chutney. Whenever I made it, it […]

Onion-Tomato Chutney

I enjoy all kinds of chutneys, some with dosa-idly, some with rice. Onion chutney is quite common in South India where the small onions or Shallots are widely used. Shallots give onion […]

Fusilli in Red Sauce

Whenever I think of any kind of Pasta, college days come to my mind, when we treated having pasta as a celebration! Today Pasta usually ‘happens’ when my younger cousins […]

Potato and Capsicum Bhajiya

Bhajiyas or Pakoras or Bhajjis are a hot favourite on any rainy day. Road-side vendors in Mumbai serve very tasty bhajiyas, but u can squeeze out a bottle-full of oil […]


Erissery or Elissery is a delicacy from Kerala, an indispensable item for Onam and Vishu Feast (sadya). It’s a semi-dry dish of vegetables with ground coconut and spices. It is also known […]

Poha (an Upma with Rice Flakes)

Yet another Maharashtrian classic, Poha (or Pohe). Gets ready in minutes! Poha is an upma with rice flakes mostly eaten as breakfast. This recipe is from the state of Maharashtra. […]

Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi is an upma made with Sabudana or Tapioca pearls or Sago pearls. It is a breakfast item common to the state of Maharashtra in India. My mom and […]

Potato Stew

Potato Stew or ‘Ishtu’ is a traditional dish of Kerala. A dish with potatoes seldom goes wrong. It’s one of the most versatile vegetables and my most favourites too! Potato […]

Dal Khichdi

Dal Khichdi is one of the easiest to prepare with the bare minimum items/ingredients available at home. People prepare it when somebody is sick at home or when the mind […]

Lemon Rice

Busy life. Manage house, cook food, go for work, what about some rest? When you think of a minute of pause, you are already thinking of what to carry for […]

Vegetable Cutlet

Vegetable Cutlet is a great idea for an evening snack or a starter for a meal. And if you are cooking for children, it’s a good way to include vegetables […]

Dal Makhni

Dal Makhni is one of the many famous dishes of Punjab. Whenever I order Dal Makhni in a restaurant, the delicious creamy taste remains with me for days and I plan […]