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…

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…

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…

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…

Mouthwatering Mango Pickle

Pickling is a culinary art, it’s there in every culture and cuisine around the world. It’s a wonderful way to preserve seasonal produce and enjoy them throughout the year. This mango pickle is a very popular Indian condiment. It is made with a special type of raw green, pickling mangoes which are available only during…

Raspberry Oatmeal Cake

Whenever there is a special occasion I bake a special cake. This raspberry oatmeal cake has a very unique taste. It’s tart, sweet and decadent! It not only looks so fancy it tastes delicious too! Raspberries are my favorite.They are so delicate and I love the color, texture and the flavor of these berries. I…

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! …

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…

Almond Oatmeal Loaf

I love breakfast treats! There is nothing equivalent to starting your day with a hot cup of Joe and a healthy, yummy homemade pastries. If you are a person who likes to eat pound cake and banana bread you are going to be a happy camper! This recipe is made just for you! I love…