Feb 232015
Potato Vegetable Omlet

I’m not a morning person, sometimes I wonder if I’m even an afternoon person! So, I’m not responsible for things that come out of my mouth right after you wake me up. Weekdays are always a whirlwind running around to push my kids (my husband included) out of the house but weekends are a different story. Somehow, my body refuses to acknowledge that I can get up early and many times we end up lazing Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 162014
Perfect French Toast

When asked the origin of this dish without further ado I sputtered out a victorious France with some attitude and ‘duh!’ (courtesy of my kids lingo) as I presumably deducted from its name. But French toast existed long before France as a country even existed. French toast was created by cooks who had to feed their families with every scrap of food that was left. Even though the recipe calls for soft white bread, even Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 112013
Rava Semiya Idli

I have to be honest here, I don’t like idlis but my husband and his entire family like anything that remotely uses fermented idli batter. I try to find every excuse to push making the batter every two weeks instead of weekly. I like upma and H just abhors them. Aren’t we the perfect match made in heaven! Sigh! When I was searching for healthy breakfast alternatives I stumbled on this recipe which uses rava Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 182012
Fried Idli Upma

Ok, seriously I didn’t know what else to make and I successfully managed to change a healthy dish into an unhealthy one. I felt very guilty frying idlis (I usually pan fry them with minimal oil) but wanted to taste the fried idlis as I do let my family(myself included) to occasionally indulge in such sinful foods. Idli upma is generally made by crumbling leftover idlis but this time I deep fried mini idlis and Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 172012
Broken Wheat Upma (Broken Wheat Pilaf)

Do you believe in miracles? I didn’t, until yesterday when my husband came home and said his lunch, which was “Broken Wheat Upma” was delicious. I didn’t know if I heard it right and alarmingly he repeated he loved it. I didn’t know I would hear it from the same man who abhors upma and who can give me 10 different expressions of hate and disgruntled tone with a single mention of the name upma. Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 162012
Sabudana Upma (Tapioca Pearl Pilaf)

I can’t express my love for upma, I don’t know if its the ease in making or the mixed spicy taste that it provides with different textures all in one bite. My ears and eyes pop up every time some one mentions the name upma. My friends and I meet every Wednesday trying to catch up on local gossip (oh! I admit loud and clear that we love doing it) and more importantly share good Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 092012
Blueberry Chia Pudding[Vegan]

Every time I go shopping I swear and remind myself with reminder and a reminder for my first reminder to take my shopping list so I don’t end up spending on things not in my list. This time the list made it up to my minivan and I forgot to take them with me to the shop. They say everything happens for a reason and the best thing that happened was I got this small little pack Want to know more about this recipe?

May 252012
Sweet Corn & Tofu Mini Pancakes/Patties

Today, I started out to make corn fritters. But my experiment turned a steep slope towards south and the fritters transformed in to cute little pancakes/patties. I don’t think my kids cared about the name and thankfully they’ve never tasted fritters. So I narrowly escaped the scornful comments and looks. This recipe was adapted from Vegan with Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. The taste of my version of this recipe was more like a pancake Want to know more about this recipe?

May 222012
Easy Aapam

As a child I would model my older brother especially when we went out to eat in restaurants. I would wait till he ordered so I can order the same just so I didn’t want him to have a better meal. Even on very rare occasions if I did order a different dish my brother would just make it seem that I missed something terrible and that would be make me one grumpy person. Because Want to know more about this recipe?

May 202012
Aloo Paratha ---Weekend Brunch

I have been trying to sit and write this post for probably an hour. I have edited, reedited, deleted, started over this post for I don’t know how many times. This reminds me of love letters been written and rewritten to make it the perfect one. The house is calm and for once my kids who are already awake is not coming to disturb me, so can’t blame them this time. I’m so distracted that Want to know more about this recipe?