Dark Chocolate & Candied Orange Peel Cookies with Ragi (Eggless): Step by Step

I'm a citrus girl. I love any kind of citrus in just about anything. Lemon, lime, ┬ágrapefruit, orange, citron - LOVE all of them. Be it perfumes, creams, shampoos, or lotions, I always pick citrus over floral scents, every single time. That said, I LOVE chocolate. So when I combined dark chocolate and orange in … Continue reading Dark Chocolate & Candied Orange Peel Cookies with Ragi (Eggless): Step by Step

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

Hello! ­čÖé 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

Easy Spaghetti Arrabbiata with Black Olives, Green Peppers and Jalapeños 

Pasta all'Arrabbiata (pasta in an arrabbiata sauce), where 'Arrabbiata' literally refers to 'fiery' or 'angry' in Italian, meaning that the heat comes from the chillies used in the sauce. It is generally said to go best with Penne┬ápasta.┬áToday, I bring to you Spaghetti in an Arrabbiata sauce base with some capsicum, olives and jalapenos, just … Continue reading Easy Spaghetti Arrabbiata with Black Olives, Green Peppers and Jalape├▒os┬á

Homemade Khoya / Khova / Mawa : Step by Step

Milk gives you several by-products with varied consistencies at different stages of boiling - and a variety of sweets or savouries can be made with the resultant products. ┬áKhoya, or Khoa, or Mawa, is basically evaporated milk solids that is prepared by boiling full cream milk over a low flame continuously over an extended period … Continue reading Homemade Khoya / Khova / Mawa : Step by Step

Thattai Payir/Kaaramani (Cowpeas / Lobia / Black-eyed Peas) Sundal with Jaggery and Coconut- Sweet Version

Day 8 of Navarathri- A sweet karamani/black-eyed peas sundal, a delight to the taste buds! For day eight of Navarathri, it is the sweet version of the Karamani sundal, as promised! This is made very often at temples as offering/neivedhiyam to the gods and it is also one of our most favourites! My mom always … Continue reading Thattai Payir/Kaaramani (Cowpeas / Lobia / Black-eyed Peas) Sundal with Jaggery and Coconut- Sweet Version

Navarathri Special Sundal Recipe: Brown Channa (Chickpeas)/Karuppu Kondakadalai Sundal

Happy Navarathri !! A while ago, I had blogged about Navarathri festivities at our home here┬áalong with a basic sundal recipe. This year, we're not setting up the dolls or having any festive celebrations; however, I will blog the recipe for one type of Sundal each of the 9 days ­čÖé A 'sundal' in Tamil … Continue reading Navarathri Special Sundal Recipe: Brown Channa (Chickpeas)/Karuppu Kondakadalai Sundal

Fresh Pomegranate Salsa With An Indian Twist & A Brand New Header !

In India, we have year-round availability of juicy, fresh, ruby red pomegranates ­čśÇ We grow pomegranates for most of the world, and export it to several countries. I grew up in Bangalore, where we got the choicest and most delicious varieties of this fruit all through the year.┬áRipe pomegranate, when peeled will reveal either pale … Continue reading Fresh Pomegranate Salsa With An Indian Twist & A Brand New Header !

Easy Tawa/Pan Grilled Vegetables & Cheese Sandwich

The process of grilling, along with the flames and the seasoning, works wonders for the flavor of any dish. Caramelizing beautifully, it ups the taste of the said vegetable by several notches. There are some vegetables that take amazingly to grilling - such as sweetcorn, onions, eggplant, squash/zucchini, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms etc. … Continue reading Easy Tawa/Pan Grilled Vegetables & Cheese Sandwich

Kadala Curry (Black Channa Curry/Gravy) for Appam, Rice and Phulkas

Appam is a dish that gets regularly made for breakfast at my place, atleast twice a month on rotation. But this blog post is not about appam; it is, rather, about the quintessential companion of this popular Kerala dish, the humble but delicious Kadala Curry. Appams are usually made slightly sweetish due to the fermentation, … Continue reading Kadala Curry (Black Channa Curry/Gravy) for Appam, Rice and Phulkas

Green Moong Sprouts & Paneer Bhurji (Gravy Style)

Another protein-rich, healthy and nutritious side to rice and chapatis / phulkas, this green moong sprouts and paneer bhurji is incredibly tasty, but really easy to throw together. This recipe was a result of a 'clean out the fridge' kinda day for me. I had a little bit of leftover paneer, and some fresh mung … Continue reading Green Moong Sprouts & Paneer Bhurji (Gravy Style)