Eggless Banana Bread Recipe- Step by Step

Hello! 🙂 This Banana Bread is something that I tried my hand at during the holiday season, when I had family visiting. I realised I had neither the baking powder nor the chocolate chips for the recipe; no nuts for any crunch, or brown sugar that generally goes best with banana-based desserts, but I had … Continue reading Eggless Banana Bread Recipe- Step by Step

Basic Vegetable Korma/Kurma (South Indian Style)- Recipe- Step by Step

Hello! Mixed Vegetable Kurma is something we make pretty often, especially for dinners alongside roti/chapati, puri, or even dosa at times- in which case the gravy is slightly more watery. We typically make two versions of this kurma- a red and a green type. The red one uses tomatoes/onions as base (with or without coconut, … Continue reading Basic Vegetable Korma/Kurma (South Indian Style)- Recipe- Step by Step

Karnataka Style Ghee Rice- Coconut Milk Pulao- Recipe- Step by Step

Ghee rice (Ghee: Clarified Butter) is a special kind of Pulao (a rice dish), generally served at special occasions, most commonly at weddings. One of the very famous dishes of South India, Ghee Rice is said to have originated from the Mughlai Cuisine. Especially in Karnataka, this dish is extremely popular and served at restaurants at … Continue reading Karnataka Style Ghee Rice- Coconut Milk Pulao- Recipe- Step by Step

Hamsa (Adyar, Chennai)- Restaurant Review

Hello! 🙂 Hamsa is a luxury style Indian Vegetarian Restaurant located in Adyar, Chennai. They serve unique, selective delicacies, from both the North as well as the South Indian cuisines. Nithya and I visited them once for lunch, and we were blown away by their oh-so-delicious food and extremely prompt service. Read on to find … Continue reading Hamsa (Adyar, Chennai)- Restaurant Review

Pav Bhaji (with Whole Wheat Pav) Recipe: Step by Step

Pav Bhaji or Pao Bhaji (Pav: a kind of soft, fluffy bread; Bhaji: a tomato based curry made from mixed veggies and a special blend of spices), is the "quintessential" snack food that originated from the bustling streets of Mumbai. Here in Bengaluru, Pav Bhaji is equally famous, and many enjoy it as an evening snack, or meal. … Continue reading Pav Bhaji (with Whole Wheat Pav) Recipe: Step by Step

Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls / Pav Bun Recipe: Step by Step

Hello! 🙂 Dinner rolls are really soft, spongy buns that are usually served at restaurants and dinner parties, usually as an accompaniment. While I was living in the UK, I often noticed that almost every Italian restaurant served Dinner Rolls or a kind of bread (usually for free), as a starter before you even make … Continue reading Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls / Pav Bun Recipe: Step by Step

Khara Biscuit (Iyengar bakery style): Step by Step

Khara biscuit (khara translates to spicy/hot in Kannada) is an extremely well-known savoury style bakery item enjoyed by people of all ages. They're flavoured with a delicious paste of of fresh coriander, green chillies and ginger - giving them their characteristic pastel green colour. I remember those times as a child when we enjoyed the … Continue reading Khara Biscuit (Iyengar bakery style): Step by Step

Basic Vegetable Bajji: Step by Step

Bajji, a type of vegetable fritter made from gram flour, is a famous street-style food enjoyed all across India, particularly during the monsoons. In most homes, just cloudy weather and/or rain, or even just a Sunday is enough reason for bajji to be made 😀 There are several vegetables from which this fritter can be made, … Continue reading Basic Vegetable Bajji: Step by Step

Aloo Matar (Potatoes & Peas Curry in Gravy Style)- Recipe- Step by Step

Aloo matar (Aloo: potato, matar: green peas) was one of the first gravies I learnt when I was just starting off and exploring the world of cooking. This is an incredibly delicious dish, and today's recipe houses Aloo and Matar cooked with spices in an unbelievably silky, smooth, tomato-onion-cashew gravy. Cashew nuts give the gravy its … Continue reading Aloo Matar (Potatoes & Peas Curry in Gravy Style)- Recipe- Step by Step

Butter Naan (Indian Flatbread made without Tandoor, on Tava)- Step by Step Recipe

Butter Naan (or Naan with a generous drizzle of melted butter), the most delectable of all Indian flatbreads, is one of the most famous dishes of the North Indian cuisine. It is generally made with all purpose flour (maida), which is known to give you an incredibly soft and bubbly texture. This is one dish … Continue reading Butter Naan (Indian Flatbread made without Tandoor, on Tava)- Step by Step Recipe