Oct 242012
Pineapple Gojju [A typical Kannada Dish]

When I first tasted Gojju made by my friend I just knew I had to have the recipe and remake it at home. Somehow I never made a note of the recipe and I completely forgot about this dish until I saw it at Suma’s Veggie Platter. The recipe brought back some good memories of lunch sharing with my friend and the wonderful time we had together as colleagues. We usually enjoy pineapple slices sprinkled Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 042012
Raw Banana and Black Eyed Peas Curry

In south Indian cuisine poriyals and dry curries are a must as an accompaniment to rice. When I ask my mom for some tips and ideas to experiment with these curries, her answer would be that it’s the usual seasoning and roasting with not much room for experimentation. I couldn’t take that answer without trying. When I saw my husband soaking some black eyed peas in an attempt to increase our protein intake, I wanted Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 022012
Kale Soybean Poriyal

Kale, Swiss Chard, Broccoli all belong to the same cruciferous vegetable family and are supposed to be healthy. Somehow the word “healthy” is not my kid’s favorite word and they would happily take it away from the English dictionary if they have the power to do so. The ordeal of making them eat their required serving of vegetables makes me sound like a person even I would detest. Nowadays I don’t tell them the nutritional Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 232012
Picture Makeover --- Spicy Vegetable Korma (South Indian Style) Revisited

When I started to blog I had no idea what it takes to host a food blog. I knew I was good at cooking and had passion to experiment new dishes from around the world, but thats not the only qualification needed to host a successful blog. One needs to be a good writer, detail oriented covering each hidden details on recipe writing, good photographer, understand the effects of props and food styling, good color Want to know more about this recipe?

Apr 092012
Easy Eggplant Gravy

I’m not a big fan of eggplant but my husband loves eggplant. So I learnt to make different variations of eggplant recipes to suit my palate. This recipe is my friend Swetha’s and its one of easy, quick recipes that you can make and the resulting dish is awesome. From start to finish this recipe takes hardly takes 30 minutes. The gravy and the tomato gets cooked in the pressure cooker and so it needs Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 192012
Thenga Araicha Kuzhambu of course with a twist

Today is my Day 4, Blogging Marathon #14. I love to bake and the past two blogging marathon posts were baked goodies. Today I forced myself to think of something that will not need the oven and this kuzhambu came to my mind. I’ve been wanting to blog about this super delicious kuzhambu for a while. It’s a mix of both traditional tamarind kuzhambu as well as moor kuzhambu (buttermilk stew). I learnt this recipe Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 162012
Kiwi Rasam

Today is Day 1 of Blogging Marathon#14, started by Srivalli. The theme I took is somewhat challenging, “Traditional recipes with a twist”. Today I experimented with Aloo Paneer pie and got a wonderful whiplash from my family for spoiling their food and I sheepishly thanked them for being my guinea pigs. This recipe is a backup recipe I made during the weekend, to make mends with such disasters in my kitchen trials. This rasam my Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 142012
Cauliflower Pepper Fry

It’s raining outside and I wanted to make something spicy yet not super hot for my kids to run around the house for water but enough to get a sizzle with the taste and I guess peppercorn is one of the right ingredient. The combination of ghee (clarified butter) and pepper gives the right kick of spiciness with every bite. I got this recipe from one of my cookbooks and it’s super easy to make Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 112012
Vazhakai Podimas ( Raw Bananna Curry)

This is one of the many dishes that I learnt from my mother-in-law. My inlaws family is from Tirunelveli and my parents are from Tanjavur. I constantly make fun of mother-in-law that she always puts coconut in all of her dishes. She retreats back saying Tanjavur people sautee every curry till they are like chips and add chilli powder. As a matter of fact what she’s saying is true. I sautee most of the curries Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 102012
Karuveppellai Kuzhambu (Spicy Curry Leaves Kuzhambu)

I was pestering my mom to send me some of her traditional recipes for my blog and she sent me this one recently. I don’t have fresh curry leaves at home (even though I have curry leaves plant, now is not the season yet!!!), I was so skeptical about the outcome of this dish. But to my surprise, my referigerated curry leaves did give out its flavor and aroma. The flavor and taste was devouring Want to know more about this recipe?