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…

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 –…

Tasty Tapioca Tikkis (Nuggets)

Tapioca pearls are widely used in Indian cuisine. Most of us think tapioca is just a thickening agent but do you know you can make tasty snacks with it?. Let me show you how I turned these tiny white pearls into these crispy golden nuggets… I call tapioca pearls “The Vegan Caviar” because these tiny…

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…

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…