Mexican Vegetable Rice

I used the left over chopped mixed vegetables from the baked vegetable jalfrazi, to prepare Mexican rice. The recipe is by no means authentic. I liked the flavors of cumin, tomato sauce and worchestershire sauce mingle with the vegetables and rice. The recipe calls for cheese and cream which I avoided and served the cooked […]

Basic White Bread

There is joy in bread making and it is not as difficult as I imagined it to be. It does take practice, good yeast and a lot of kneading to achieve a reasonably good loaf of bread. I’m satisfied at the outcome of my second attempt at bread making.

8 Healthy Summer Coolers

Carrot Delight How do you beat the heat during hot summer days? Do you take to aerated colas or home made healthy juices and natural drinks like tender coconut water to quench thirst and soothe parched throats? There was a time during my growing years when I indulged in aerated cold drinks like Goldspot, Limca […]

Chocolate Brownies

Who can resist chocolate and a brownie at that. A basic easy chocolate brownie recipe where nuts are optional and so is the frosting. I like brownies without nuts, just plain simple chocolatey flavor, chewy and with a bit of fudge.

Quick & Easy Summer Meals

I receive many e-mail requests from visitors to blog recipes for pregnant and post-pregnant women, toddler recipes, lunch-box recipes, 30 minute Indian meals, tiffins, party recipes, how to cook for more than 50 people and many many more. I usually blog about the food our family eats and its very difficult to cater to the […]

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Rava Dosa – A Photo Tutorial

Its raining dosas in the food blogosphere, thanks to Srivalli’s Dosa Mela. Not to be left behind, I’m joining in to have some fun with this entry – instant, golden, crispy, Rava Dosa, my most favorite breakfast/tiffin item (other than Masala Dosa, of course):). My whole family are fans of dosas, all varieties. We used […]

Mamsam Pulusu – Mutton Curry

If you want to experience the ‘kaaram’ (spicy hot) ruchi that Andhra food is known for, then you should taste the non-vegetarian fare which is sure to get taste buds tingling and set your tongue on fire. The fiery hot flavor is there and not in the vegetarian food which is definitely not spicy rather […]

Vermicelli (Semiya) Upma

Honestly, I have a blissful relationship with ‘vermicelli’ – always there to comfort me during crisis times. A blessing in my pantry and a life-saver during times when I run out of dosa or idli batter. Doesn’t need much to work on, just add vegetables for some nutrition and you have a one pot meal […]

Capsicum Pachadi

This morning, there was no way I could pass up the capsicums sitting in the refrigerator screaming for attention. I set out to prepare a pachadi in combination with green chillis to mellow down the sweetness of capsicums. Capsicum and green chilli pieces are sauteed in oil, ground to a coarse paste and slow cooked […]

Methi Chole – Bhatura

Chole Bhatura, popular Punjabi street food fare is one of my favorite brunch items. Our Sunday brunch was Methi Chole and deep-fried indulgence, Batura. A comforting brunch you’d want to eat on a cold winter morning to nuture your body and soul. Its the first time I prepared this winning combination of kabuli channa and […]