Egg Curry

It’s been a week I blogged ! Life has been busy with this and that. Such times calls for a quick and easy meal fix. Today’s recipe is mainly prepared in India and its neighbouring countries. There is no one recipe. Each state in India has its own version. Usage of locally found ingredients, spices…

Tomato Upma / Tomato Semolina Porrdige

Upma comes from southern part of India. It is made with Semolina / Rava which is nothing but coarsely ground ( tiny or medium big ) wheat or rice. Rava is believed to be nutritious. It contains carbohydrates, fiber, fat, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, sodium, etc….. With so many nutritive qualities, this hero…

Pizza Sauce / Nacho Dip

Pizza is a religion. Unarguably, it is the most popular food in the whole world. I am yet to meet a person who hasn’t eaten a slice of pizza in his/her life. How can it ever go wrong !!?? Yeasty flat bread baked to perfection; loaded with melted mozzarella cheese , tomato sauce and what…

Surti Undhiyu / Winter Vegetable Curry

Undhiyu is a delicacy from Gujarat in India. All the ingredients going in this recipe are mostly available during the winter months of November to February. It is community food. Often made when whole family has gathered for a feast. More the hands, less the work. It is tedious cleaning the vegetables.  People end up…

Corn Pakoda / Corn Fritters

Fried food and winters go hand in hand ! Scratch that … Fried food is imperative during winters ! 😆😆 Pakodas or pakoras are apparently from Indian subcontinent. My take on the matter is;  it’s part of world cuisine. Every country, ,state , city, town or village has its version; waiting to be discovered by…

Gajar Halwa / Carrot Pudding – Delicious Three Ingredient Dessert

Carrot is a root vegetable originally grown in parts of  Asia like Afghanistan and Iran mainly for its fragrant leaves and seeds. Back then, the root was not used much due to its bitter taste and woody texture. Quite different from what we eat today !! Thank God for advancements in agriculture, science and technology;…

One Pot Hyderabadi Biryani 

You read it right !!!! One Pot Hyderabadi Biryani. Being a clever cook ( read lazy and cheat cook 😄) has its benefits. You learn to innovate and create recipes and methods which suits your mood, time and inclination. This recipe is an adaptation of authentic Hyderabadi Biryani. It is quite close to the authentic…

Palak Pakoda Kadhi (Spinach Yoghurt Curry)

Fresh produce is now no longer dependant on weather. Green houses and agricultural boom has ensured that every vegetable is found on the super market shelves all year round. Back in the days when I was a child ( oh so long long ago 😅😅😅😅), my mum would stop buying green leafy vegetables around monsoon…

Verdi Pasta / Spinach Pasta

Pasta is a staple for Italy but is also loved and appreciated by rest of the world. Broadly speaking , pastas fall under two main categories. Dried and Fresh. Further segregated into long , short, minute, etc etc. Depending on the region, preparation of the dish varies and so does the ingredients. Each region in…

 Rasam

Rasam loosely translated means ‘Tasty Juice ‘ in Tamil . It’s a gift to us from the southern part of India. Usually fluid in consistency, there are more than 20 variation of this preparation. It is light , aromatic and bursting with flavours. More like a broth, it is easy on stomach and acts like…

Dal Khichdi – Restaurant Style 

Festivities and food go hand in hand. Indians feast on ghee and sugar laden sweets, fried snacks, rich gravies and what not during the five days of Diwali. It’s all delicious and has to be eaten…. Diwali comes only ones in a year. … then Why not !!?? But many a times our stomach takes…

Diwali Snack – Banana Chips 

Season’s greetings to my readers celebrating Diwali and New Year !!  Diwali is a crazy time filled with chores around the house, shopping for gifts, social gatherings, loads of snacks, sweets , crackers , rangoli , flowers and lots and lots of light all around… Happy times I say !!  Snacks and sweets form an…