Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi/South Indian Style Banana Stem Raita/Yoghurt Based Dip

The Banana tree (Vaazhai maram in tamil) is sacred to Indian culture. In South India especially, the tree grows abundantly and is an important part of both culture as well as cuisine. Even blessings in tamil contain the name of the tree, thats how important this is! 🙂 The tree is such that no part … Continue reading Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi/South Indian Style Banana Stem Raita/Yoghurt Based Dip

Methi (Fenugreek Leaves) Rice/Pulao/Pulav- Step by Step Recipe

Methi Pulao is made so frequently at our household; mum makes it pretty frequently for lunch on Sundays. Methi/Fenugreek leaves have innumerable benefits and consuming them on a frequent basis is supposed to cool your stomach, aid in digestion and also help reduce cholesterol. These leaves often have a bitter taste, but are packed with … Continue reading Methi (Fenugreek Leaves) Rice/Pulao/Pulav- Step by Step Recipe

Made in Punjab, Bangalore (Lavelle road)- Restaurant Review

One fine evening, we just craved hot North Indian food for dinner, so off we went to Zomato for restaurant suggestions; what came up was the well-known Made In Punjab, a casual dining restaurant inside UB city mall, Lavelle Road. As the name suggests, they mostly serve North Indian (Punjabi) food, along with a few … Continue reading Made in Punjab, Bangalore (Lavelle road)- Restaurant Review

Thengai Poornam Mothagam/Modak/Kozhukattai for Vinayaka Chaturthi (Steamed Rice Flour Dumplings with Coconut – Jaggery Filling)

  Modhagam / Modak / Kozhukattai is said to be the most favorite offering (naivedhyam in tamil) of the benevolent Elephant-God, Vinayaka, remover of all obstacles (according to Hindu mythology). His birth is celebrated as a popular festival, Vinayaka Chaturthi, all across India. Different states of India submit different offerings for this day, however, this … Continue reading Thengai Poornam Mothagam/Modak/Kozhukattai for Vinayaka Chaturthi (Steamed Rice Flour Dumplings with Coconut – Jaggery Filling)

Restaurant Review: London Curry House, Bangalore

I recently visited London Curry House situated in Kumarapark, Bangalore, along with a friend. This is an upcoming casual/fine dining restaurant & is pretty popular among the city crowd in Bangalore. They have an extensive menu with dishes covering a variety of cuisines. Their food vibe is contemporary; traditional dishes are presented very creatively and … Continue reading Restaurant Review: London Curry House, Bangalore

Mamagoto (Phoenix Market City), Chennai – Restaurant Review

Mamagoto is a relatively recent arrival on the Chennai gastronomy scene, and has become quite popular in a short span of time. We've been meaning to visit for a while, but it never really worked out, so this is long overdue. My sister visited me recently and we were looking for a new food place … Continue reading Mamagoto (Phoenix Market City), Chennai – Restaurant Review

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)

Lasooni/Lehsuni (Garlic) Dal Tadka with Step-by-Step Pictures

Hello all! 😀 Lasooni Dal is one of my most frequently made recipes of all time. This goes really well with a plate of hot, plain basmati rice and of course, ghee on top! 😉 Its simplicity is what makes it taste so amazing; eat it with some pickle on the side and add some … Continue reading Lasooni/Lehsuni (Garlic) Dal Tadka with Step-by-Step Pictures

Paneer-Mint Chutney Sandwich

That I am a paneer lover is no secret. Also, this is such a yummy sandwich! Actually this wasn't even meant to be blogged. One fine morning, I just threw together a couple of available ingredients I had in the kitchen (of course I always have paneer in the fridge!) to make a decent filling … Continue reading Paneer-Mint Chutney Sandwich