Mar 102016
Kale Tofu Quinoa Salad

“I’m not gaining weight, I’m retaining food” — author unkown Currently my weighing scale and I are on a hiatus as we don’t communicate well with one another. I want the scale to tip in the right direction but no matter what I do, they seem to tip the wrong way. I’ve stopped caring about weight gain and started focusing on clean and healthy eating, with small indulgences every now and then. Don’t question me Want to know more about this recipe?

Jan 182015
Paneer Biryani

We have all heard the quote, “Simplicity is a sign of perfection”. I’m not a very complex person and I love when things connect to me in base level. I extrapolate many of my beliefs in cooking too. As much as I love to challenge myself in cooking/baking, labor intensive dishes I also love to kick back and relax myself by enjoying a simple meal. There is nothing more comforting to make one pot meals Want to know more about this recipe?

Jan 172015
Soya Chunks Biryani

I truly believe in the adage –“Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one.” ~Astrid Alauda. I’ve always struggled with my weight from my early teens. I’ve tried diets upon diets just to see if there is a magic cure that’ll transform me into a preconceived body with minimal to no effort. Once I even asked my doctor why do I find it so hard to lose weight and his Want to know more about this recipe?

Jan 162015
Aloo Biryani

My first post this year and I would like to begin this post with warm wishes for a very Happy New Year to all of you. We started this New Year with our dearest friends and family and that’s a huge improvement from last year. Last year was filled with a mix of emotions and I was undergoing some health issues that impacted my cooking and blogging. I hope this year even though has already Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 312013
Kashmiri Pulao

Kashmiri cuisine is very rich and aromatic with mild and sweet taste that’s usually due to the addition of fruits and nuts and calls for a celebratory occasion to enjoy such exquisite dishes. Often exquisite dishes needs elaborate preparation that are labor intensive and my lazy bones just wouldn’t budge. When I saw this dish and the promises of richness with ease in preparation made me pump my fist in the air to have landed Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 252012
Jackfruit Biryani

Just like how Halley’s comet is visible from Earth every 75-76 years, my husband enters our kitchen once in a blue moon to cook this delicious biryani for our Sunday lunch. My husband would begin by boasting that he’s the chief chef and I’m his sous-chef. If he’s the one who pulls out every container from the shelf and spreads it around the kitchen counter, I’m the one who has to put it back in Want to know more about this recipe?

May 232012
South Indian Thaali featuring Tomato Pachadi

I prepared this thaali for Tamil New Years Day and I haven’t had a chance to post it. Don’t get this wrong, I haven’t taken up thaali theme for this week’s marathon. I just conveniently chose to post this thaali as part of the combination theme. I don’t cook elaborate dishes but sometimes when we include simple yet different items in the menu it becomes a feast. One of H’s friend presented us with a Want to know more about this recipe?

Apr 112012
Mavinakayi Chitranna

Don’t be intimidated by the name and don’t ask me if I learnt Kannada or Telugu in a day. Thanks to Nagashree for giving the English name in the title which I didn’t to instill your curiosity. Ok, “Mavinakayi Chitranna” means Mango Rice. Its been a while that I’ve made any prepared rice. I narrowed down couple of recipes from Nagashree’s blog (sattvaa.blogspot) for my first “Blog Hop” Wednesdays. The first recipe I wanted to Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 152012
Bell pepper Rice (Kodamillagai Sadam)

I was in a rush to make something quick for lunch and the only vegetable I had in my refrigerator was bell peppers, so I made Bell pepper rice. The recipe is extrapolated from my mother-in-law’s Vangi Bath (Eggplant rice) recipe. It’s quick and easy to make and very yummy. The crispy and colorful green and red bell peppers, the aromatic masala powder along with crunchy bites of peanuts and cashew nuts gives a super Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 162012
Spicy Pineapple Fried Quinoa

Quinoa is a super nutritous grain. Its loaded with nutrients and I’m the only one in the family who eats quinoa on daily basis. This recipe is the same procedure as Spicy Pineapple Fried Rice that I posted earlier, except that I’ve substituted Quinoa for rice. For more details on how to make this recipe, click here. For health and nutritional facts about Quinoa please visit here.   Quinoa a closer look— Thank you for Want to know more about this recipe?