Podi – Spicy Fairy Dust!

Podi is a spicy condiment made as an alternative for chutneys. It’s specially invented for busy moms and lazy cooks. Since chutneys take more time to make we wanted an alternative that is quick, easy and has a longer shelf life. Tada! Podi is born! Podi is a very flavorful dry powder made with different…

Green Goddess Cilantro Chutney

Cilantro aka coriander is my favorite herb. There is not a single dish that goes out of our kitchen without being garnished with this flavorful herb. Whenever I get my hands on this lush coriander I make delicious chutneys, dipping sauces, marinates, pestos and so on. As you can see, I don’t have to say…

Chow Chow Kichadi – Chayote Chutney

Apart from the traditional coconut chutney and sambar, we also make delectable kichadis to go with our dosas and idlis. It’s a type of chutney that is tangy and spicy and It can be made with a variety of veggies like Chayote, Bottle gourd, Eggplants and Ridge gourd. This recipe is made with chayote which…

Sweet And Savory Pongal

We begin everything new with a sweet note, it’s a lovely Indian tradition! So we make delicious sweets to welcome the very first day of the first month in our Tamil calendar. This festival is unique since its celebrated as Thanksgiving not as New Year. Sweet and savory pongal are the two signature dishes prepared…

Yummy Potato Sabji

After a good vacation, it’s so hard to go back to routine. To make things easy I always keep pre cooked potatoes in my fridge. Let me show you how easy it is to whip up a good sabji (side dish), that can double up as a filling for sandwiches and wraps. Potato Sabji –…

Pina Colada Upside-down Cake

‘‘Tis the season for fruit cakes. Instead of a traditional fruit cake I made something special for this holiday season. A cake a that tastes like Pina colada! What’s not to like, right? I’m a big fan of pineapple coconut flavor. I have tasted this flavor in many desserts like ice cream, flan, panna cotta…

Tasty Tapioca Tikkis (Nuggets)

Tapioca pearls are widely used in Indian cuisine. Most of us think tapioca is just a thickening agent but do you know you can make tasty snacks with it?. Let me show you how I turned these tiny white pearls into these crispy golden nuggets… I call tapioca pearls “The Vegan Caviar” because these tiny…

South Indian SAMBAR

Nowadays, you can eat any type of food from any part of the country at the comfort of your own home. Just by the click of a button, you can get it delivered in a matter of minutes. But the one that pleases you the most is, the dish that is prepared by your mom…

Fall Flavored Mini Almond Loaf

I was looking through my window, the trees have changed colors. It was drizzling, the chilly autumn breeze reminded me that fall has arrived. It is absolutely my favorite time of the year. Fall marks the start of all the festivities here, This inspired me to bake this almond loaf with warm cozy spices and…

Festive Mango Muffins – Diwali Special

Homes decked up in festive colors, beautiful candles sparkling everywhere, the exotic aroma of cardamom that greets you all when you step into our home is an indication that Diwali is around the corner! As you all know Diwali is all about decadent sweets. Well, Of course I made some sweets too but it’s a…