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April 11, 2017

I love this time of the year. The birds are chirping and everything seems to be getting out of it's slumber. The trees and flower beds are blooming and it gives a sense of hope for the times ahead. I love the longer days filled with bright sunshine and fresh local prod...

April 6, 2017

I have very sweet memories of making different kinds of laddus with my mom while growing up. She would make besan laddu, muri (puffed rice) laddu and sometimes rava laddu. She would get everything ready and I would help her form them into round laddus. I liked the tast...

April 5, 2017

This is my spin on matar kachoris. Matar kachoris are deep fried dough balls that are filled with a spicy green peas mixture.  You will find different variants of this all across India. My matar katoris (bowls) have the same filling served in a crispy and flaky fillo d...

April 3, 2017

I used to love ordering these beauties at Indian Chinese restaurants. For those of you who are not familiar with Indian Chinese food, it is a different cuisine all together. I realized this after moving to the United States. We happily add paneer ( Indian cheese) and a...

March 9, 2017

I love the simplicity of this recipe. As the name suggests, it is eggplant flavored with ginger and green chillies. It is a super quick preparation requiring very few ingredients. It is perfect for days when you need to make a quick no fuss vegetable dish. The clean fl...

March 8, 2017

Here is another traditional Andhra style preparation of eggplant. Vankaya = eggplant, ulli= onion and kaaram= heat. These are pretty much the ingredients used in this preparation. The spice mix consists of lots of onions, dry red chillies and cumin seeds. It is unabash...

March 8, 2017

My love for eggplant is not unknown to my readers. I frequently use it in sandwiches too. This particular preparation is heavily inspired by Caponata ( Sicilian eggplant preparation). I dare not call it a caponata sandwich because it does not have some of the key ingre...

March 6, 2017

Waffles and pancakes have become a regular weekend breakfast at home. Leisurely unhurried mornings let me indulge my kiddo. I try to sneak in a few healthy ingredients without them looking and tasting overly 'healthy'. This weekend, I added whole wheat flour and sorghu...

March 6, 2017

Pulihora translates to sour/tangy rice. It is typically made using tamarind or lime juice. It is also made with seasonally available ingredients like amla (gooseberry) and raw mango. I love all of them. These dishes are usually made during festive occasions and celebra...

March 6, 2017

Making murukus at home is synonymous with expressing love. There is no dearth of these crispy crunchy treats in stores and we regularly buy some. However, nothing really comes close in taste to their home made counterparts. They are pretty straightforward to make. If w...