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 –…

Semiya Upma – Vermicelli noodles 

Upma is such a healthy and delicious South Indian dish. We love to eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is very easy to prepare. This particular dish is made with roasted semolina noodles and it’s spiced with ginger, onions and veggies and garnished with coconut and peanuts. It is truly a vegan delight! …

Vegetable Biryani – Indian Paella 

I take classic recipes from around the world and put my own spin on it. This recipe is inspired by the tasty Spanish rice dish called Paella, it’s unbelievably delicious and has layers of flavors and texture which makes it so festive. The original Paella is a sea food dish. Since I’m a vegetarian I…

Kadala Curry – Creamy Brown Chickpeas gravy

Brown chickpeas are power packed with nutrition. It’s widely used in so many Indian dishes. This particular curry is a peasant dish which is specially made for breakfast. It is so versatile, easy to make and tastes so hearty and delicious!  Brown chickpeas are slightly smaller than the white ones, it is fiber rich and…

Beginners Guide To Indian Spices

Our Indian cusine is known for its flavorful spices. Many of you get overwhelmed by the amount of spices we use in our everyday cooking. If you get to know why we use them? and what they are used for? It will be of great use to you. These spices are not only used for…

Ooey Gooey Oatmeal Brownies 

Here is the brownie recipe I promised in my last post. Brownie recipes are so versatile it could be made the sinfully decadent way or the guilt free healthy way with a simple ingredient we all have in our pantry. There are so many variations, you can make it with almond flour,coconut flour, chickpea flour,…

Pongal – South Indian Thanksgiving Lunch Platter

Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated in south India, it is our thanksgiving. The word Pongal means abundance or overflow. The highlight of this festival is the delicious food we prepare to share with our family and friends. In this post I have shown how elaborate a southindian festive meal is. What do we have in common?…

Vanilla Almond Pancakes With Apple Cinnamon Syrup

When it comes to breakfast nothing beats the fluffy pancakes, they are so versatile, you can dress them up to fit the occasion. Since December is a festive month, I want my breakfast to reflect the flavors of the holiday season.  Nothing speaks “holidays” than apples and cinnamon, Just the thought of it brings warmth…

Veggie Stir Fry With Instant Noodles

If you have just moved out of your parents home for work or a college student living in a dorm and you are just now learning to cook this recipe will help you out big time. We all love to eat instant noodles, it’s tasty and satisfying but has no nutritional value so I like…