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…

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 –…

Sinfully Good Penne Pasta

The word pasta means comfort in my dictionary. Once in awhile I like to kick it up a notch to please our spicy Indian palate so I decided to give this classic Italian dish an Asian flare. Sounds tempting right? Let’s see how to make this mighty delicious pasta. This recipe serves 2 – 4…

Methi Aloo – Flavorful Herbed Potatoes 

If you have to make a side dish that is tasty and simple, potatoes are your best bet. Seriously, who doesn’t like potatoes? A simple potato dish can be easily tweaked into a healthy one, just by adding fresh herbs. And that’s exactly what I did, an Indian style Pan fried, Herbed potatoes. It is…

Simple Paruppu – Yummy Mashed Lentils 

Paruppu is known for its simplicity, yet it’s power packed with nutrients. This humble mashed lentils is a delicious, hearty dish which has a very special place in our South Indian lunch platter.  South Indian Style Paruppu – Simple Dhal This recipe serves 4  Ingredients  Toor dhal ( split yellow lentils) – 1/2 cup  Turmeric…

Homemade Ghee – Clarified Butter

Ghee is a quintessential ingredient used in Indian cuisine. It’s known for the beautiful amber color and its exquisite aroma. Since this divine condiment is so rich, we use this in moderation. Its usually added at the end of the cooking process as a finishing touch to enhance the taste of a sweet or a…

Mouthwatering Mango Pickle

Pickling is a culinary art, it’s there in every culture and cuisine around the world. It’s a wonderful way to preserve seasonal produce and enjoy them throughout the year. This mango pickle is a very popular Indian condiment. It is made with a special type of raw green, pickling mangoes which are available only during…

Spicy Sautéed Okra – Vendakkai Poriyal 

Okra is also called vendakkai or bhindi in India. It is considered a delicacy in southern cuisine too. But this is a slimy vegetable, that’s why people are hesitant to buy and make anything with it. I make this dish in a special way so that they are slime free and taste absolutely delicious.  Eating…