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…

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…

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…

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…

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…