Oct 252015
Tomato Kootu [Raw Tomato Gravy]

I don’t like to plan my meals…..its too much effort and time-consuming. I rather start my cooking by standing in front of my refrigerator doors wide open. I then ponder on what to cook with ingredients in my pantry and let my creativity take its shape. I reserve complex and elaborate¬†dishes for holidays as I need to give its due justice by providing the required time in enjoying and savoring the dish rather than rushing Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 232015
Stuffed Eggplant Curry

Good things come to those who wait…..and this recipe has done its due diligence in waiting to be published. I made this wonderful recipe as a side for Kashmiri pulao (recipe here) long time back and I’ve been wanting to post the eggplant side dish but didn’t get the right opportunity. Now that I’m still on the hunt for my dslr I’m using my saved recipes as pictures are more appealing than the ones that Want to know more about this recipe?

May 162014
Kesar Paneer

Many cuisines have a mix of spices specific to them. Spices are used in many different forms and every spice adds their signature taste to its dish. Most Indian dishes have their own unique mixture of spices and many of these dishes have their unique taste based on the method of cooking and the addition of spices either in the earlier or later part of cooking. For example lighter spices are added last to retain Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 252013
Soya Chunks Kofta Curry

Losing weight is an ongoing battle that I struggle to keep pace every now and then. When I curiously asked my doctor how come I don’t lose weight even though I eat consciously and try to exercise as much as I can. His simple answer a typical male answer where everything in the universe can be simplified in to a single equation amount of weight loss = calorie in – calorie out(expelled during exercise or Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 112013
Jalfrezi Vegetables

We deal with peer pressure from schools to work and anywhere else and its better we don’t let them affect us (Easier said than done isn’t it?). I sometimes feel peer pressure is just not applicable to us but to dishes and cuisine. When I heard “Jalfrezi” I immediately assumed that its got to be complicated with rich exotic taste and the hype went on without scanning through the recipe as such. Poor thing I Want to know more about this recipe?

May 152013
Mushroom Peas Makhani

First, my apologies…I’ve been hibernating in my hermit hole the past few days for reasons I’m unable to decipher myself. That being said, I’ve truly felt the extra love, attention, and care from my family, friends(including my lovely blogger friends) and their understanding and support during this low period of my life. Snapping out of the irrelevant emotions this recipe which is due over a month ago is from one of my fellow blogger and Want to know more about this recipe?

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?

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?