South Indian Style Pineapple Rasam : Step by Step Recipe

Our love for rasam is already documented on this blog, here. Being a South Indian Tamil Brahmin, rasam is a well-loved, time-tested, and central part of our everyday traditional cooking repertoire. Rasam is generally had as a soup after the meal, or eaten with rice as a main dish. Although this is a very simple … Continue reading South Indian Style Pineapple Rasam : Step by Step Recipe

Mixed Vegetable Cutlet – Step by Step Recipe

Two very popular snacks - the quintessential cutlet, and the samosa, are staples in Indian cuisine. A hot cup of tea, or 'chai' as we call it, accompanied by one of these flavourful, deep fried  delights, is the way we tackle our evening hunger pangs 😀 Especially in the rainy season, when all you crave … Continue reading Mixed Vegetable Cutlet – Step by Step Recipe

Coconut Milk Veggie Biryani: Step by Step Recipe

Coconut Milk Biryani is slightly different from the traditional biryani recipe, in that the addition of thick coconut milk adds a mild sweetness and creaminess to the biryani. It also balances the stronger spices in this dish beautifully. If you are looking for an intensely aromatic, mildly spiced, and incredibly flavourful biryani, this recipe is … Continue reading Coconut Milk Veggie Biryani: Step by Step Recipe

Iyengar Sakkarai/Chakkarai Pongal (Temple Style): Step by Step Recipe

Chakkarai/Sakkarai Pongal is perhaps the sweet dish that is made most often at my home. If there were ever a 'default' dessert in my house, it is this 😀 And that speaks volumes about the universal love that everyone has for its deliciousness, because people in my house especially have super picky palates. Be it … Continue reading Iyengar Sakkarai/Chakkarai Pongal (Temple Style): Step by Step Recipe

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

Boondhi Laddu / Laddoo: Step by Step

Like I said in my previous post, boondhis adapt well to both sweet as well as savoury flavours. This is a sweet dish - a laddoo made by immersing the fried boondhi in sugar syrup, and lightly spicing it with cardamom and cloves. For crunch, we add fried cashew nuts, sugar candy and raisins. A … Continue reading Boondhi Laddu / Laddoo: Step by Step

Kaara Boondhi / Khara Boondi

'Boondhi' is derived from the root word 'boondh' which means drops or droplets. It involves the process of dropping the chickpea flour batter from a perforated ladle, and the round droplets frying to a crisp in the hot oil. The boondi adapts well to sweet as well as savoury flavours. This recipe here is the … Continue reading Kaara Boondhi / Khara Boondi

Rasmalai/ Rasamalai- Recipe-Step by Step

Hello! 🙂 Hope you all are having (or had) a happy weekend. It is the month of India's biggest and grandest festival, Diwali, and it is raining offers and discounts. Be it clothing, home appliances, jewellery, or beauty products, there is a sale on pretty much everything. While everyone out there is busy shopping this weekend, … Continue reading Rasmalai/ Rasamalai- Recipe-Step by Step

Fried Banana Peppers Stuffed with Cheese- Cheese Stuffed Chilli Bajji- Step by Step

Hello 🙂 It has been pouring nonstop the last few days here in Bangalore, and I could not stop thinking of snacking over some hot bajjis (bajji: fritters made from any vegetable, coated with a gram flour based batter), of which nothing would beat Chilli (Molaga) bajji, the 'king' of all bajjis. A cult favourite, this bajji … Continue reading Fried Banana Peppers Stuffed with Cheese- Cheese Stuffed Chilli Bajji- Step by Step

Navarathri Special- Vijayadasami- Broken Wheat Rava Banana Kesari- Step by Step 

Happy Dussehra/Vijayadasami everyone! 🙂 With the Navarathri festive season coming to an end, I cannot help but wonder what I would do this weekend! Navarathri has kept us so busy the last few days. I live in an apartment complex full of Tam-Brahms (short for Tamil Brahmins), so everyone here is strong on the golu game, busy … Continue reading Navarathri Special- Vijayadasami- Broken Wheat Rava Banana Kesari- Step by Step