Kothu Parotta – Flatbread Hash 

This is an ingenious dish we’ve invented to make use of the stale bread or flatbreads. This recipe is so simple and easy to make, it’s tangy with crisp veggies and it tastes so good. This could be a quick snack or a side or it could be a lunch or a dinner depending on…

Plantain Fritters (Sweet and Savory) with Coconut Chutney 

Tea time is so special in Indian households. We not only make really good masala chai, we always make a quick homemade snack to go with it. Since I had these green and yellow plantains, I decided to make these yummy, easy to make sweet and savory fritters. For the dip I made a chutney…

My Personal Thank You Note! 

I can’t believe it has been a year since I started blogging. My blog child as my kids refer to, is exactly an Year old. It has been an amazing year! Thanks to all my Fellow Bloggers and Followers for the tremendous support, especially the wonderful Nominations, encouraging Comments and of course the generous Likes, I…

Rajma Masala – Red Kidney Bean Curry/Chili with Oregano Flatbread 

This is such a tangy and creamy curry/ chili, prepared in south Indian style. Our curries are always accompanied with a very flavorful flatbreads. This flatbread is seasoned with oregano (Omam) which makes it so aromatic.  Our Indian pantry is always stocked with all sorts of beans. We vegetarians make good use of them since…

Brownie Cupcakes – Baked With Love

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love. Where there is love there is chocolate! So I baked these decadent Brownie cupcakes for my chocoholic family to show how much I love them. This day is not only special for the couples, it is indeed very special for the whole family. we get a chance to show how…

Pattani Sundal – Peas Salad 

This is a very unique green salad which is exclusively made with peas and topped with shredded carrots, raw mango and coconut. This is such a tasty and healthy snack that everyone will enjoy, even the kids who hate green peas.  This is a boardwalk special at South Indian beaches. Among the other contenders like…

Skillet Fried Rice – Indian Style

Fried rice is one tasty dish we all love to eat. This is a healthy version made with a ton of vegetables and Indian spices. This recipe is eggless but you get the protein, carb and the veggies all in one bowl. Sounds yummy! right?  This a such a simple yet a delicious dish that…

Flavored Puddings With Homemade Granola Bites

We all have pudding mix in our pantry. It is such an easy thing to make, but it comes only in two basic flavors, vanilla and chocolate. Let me show you how easy it is to add your own flavors to it and make it gourmet. Can you believe it’s eggless, gelatin free and gluten…

Pongal (Thanksgiving). A Guide to South Indian Lunch Platter.

This weekend we celebrated our thanksgiving which is called “Pongal“. It is a harvest festival celebrated in south India. The word Pongal means abundance or overflow. The highlight of this festival is the delicious food we prepare to share with our friends and family. In this post I have shown how elaborate a southindian festive meal is. …

Grated Potato Pakoras – Fritters 

Pakoras are vegetables dipped in a very flavorful batter and then deep fried into these crispy golden nuggets of yumminess.  These grated potato pakoras are like Latkes that tastes like French Fries. Who could say no to this ?  In south India it’s called Pakoda, these are mainly made as tea time snacks, pakodas are…