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…

Sweet And Savory Pongal

We begin everything new with a sweet note, it’s a lovely Indian tradition! So we make delicious sweets to welcome the very first day of the first month in our Tamil calendar. This festival is unique since its celebrated as Thanksgiving not as New Year. Sweet and savory pongal are the two signature dishes prepared…

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…

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…