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…

Avial – Mixed Vegetable Stew

Every single dish that’s prepared in our kitchen has a very interesting story behind it, but we never bother to ask or find out, let me tell you how Avial originated. This vegan dish is a delicacy from the southern part of India, it is made with an array of colorful veggies simmered in a…

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…

Icy Vanilla Sorbet 

Sorbet is an icy treat usually made with fruit pulp but I made this unbelievably yummy vanilla sorbet exclusively with milk so it has the creamy taste of an ice cream and the classic texture of a sorbet. What’s not to like, right? It’s officially fall, but this this weekend was so warm, sunny and…

Sprouted Multibean Kurma 

This dish is a classic example of “healthy meets tasty”, Sprouted beans are very rich in protein, we make tasty salads, curries and gravies with it. This is a one pot wonder which is easy to make and it tastes so hearty and satisfying.  After two months of summer of summer vacation my kids went…

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…

Vadai – Crispy Golden Lentil Fritters 

Vadai is such an awesome snack, which is very easy to make and tastes so crunchy and satisfying. This deep fried snack has a special place in our South Indian breakfast, festive lunch and snack time.  Vadai is exclusively made with this particular white lentils called ulundu/ urad dal/ black gram, A heart healthy lentil…

Rasam – Mulligatawny Soup 

Rasam is an unbelievably tasty, soul soothing soup. We South Indians are known for this authentic, broth like soup which is made with tomatoes, pepper, garlic and flavorful spices like cumin and coriander. A soup which is sure to warm you up in an instant on cold rainy days.  Many of you must be familiar…

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…