Jan 062013
Stuffed Bell Peppers with Broccoli and Quinoa

Wish you all a Very Happy New Year. I don’t want to start this New Year’s post with excuses of why I wasn’t active for the past two weeks or so…I was merrily vacationing with my husband’s family the first half of my vacation and with books that I thoroughly enjoyed the other half. Tomorrow the routine starts and I’m trying to switch off from my vacation booze and get my head straight with my Want to know more about this recipe?

Sep 232012
Spicy Stuffed Pearl Onions

I’ve always loved standing with two dresses in my hand asking my husband to be the judge of what to wear and I wouldn’t leave him until he chose the dress I had on mind. You may ask, why I do that? The reluctant look on his face with comments that would make me laugh would be the honest reasoning. There is an old saying, “What goes around, comes around” and that came true when Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 032012
Shakar Aloo Methi/ Sweet Potato Methi Curry

Have you every been bored of cooking the same vegetable over and over again? This happens often at our house and as many of you guessed it’s potato that haunts us over and over again. With so many different ways to eat them my kids don’t find it boring even if its served every meal, every day. I sometimes get so bored seeing that vegetable. The better alternative to this vegetable is sweet potatoes and Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 252012
Check Out my New Look--It's Cheppankizhangu/Arbi/Taro root/Colacassia fry

I cook my dishes to my family’s likings. Many days I end up asking my husband and kids the most dreaded question “What to cook?” and the look on their face would clearly mean “Not again!!!”. With each one demanding their favorites I mostly feel “Oh God, Why me?” Sometimes the stars do line up and shine on me with one answer and that recipe would sure have potatoes in it. Getting bored of cooking Want to know more about this recipe?

May 262012
Ivy Gourd & Paneer Stir Fry

I knew Ivy Gourd as its telegu name “Dondakai”. Now I don’t know why my mom chose to use the telegu name but it sure did give my husband an opportunity to make fun of me. When I was newly married, everything and anything I said was carefully watched so he can pick on a slang or language usage different from his and laugh about it. One morning when I said I’ll be making dondakai Want to know more about this recipe?

May 092012
Chettinad Aloo Bindi Subji

This month for Radhika’s Blog Hop I’m paired with Shree Rao. I had few recipes marked to try from her blog when the blog hop pairs were announced. As usual I completely lost track of the date, this is what’ll happen if my brain is overloaded with too many things to do ;). I wanted to try one of the baking recipes but my family will just scoff at me if I serve another baked 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 072012
Cheppankizhangu/Arbi/Taro root/Colacassia fry

In South Indian kitchen cheppankizhangu/taro root is usually cooked, deskined and deep fried or roasted in a pan. This recipe is very untraditional but super easy and very tasty. The ajwain/ommam/carom seeds gives this dish a strong flavor. As cheppankizhangu/Taro root is quite complex to digest, the ajwain and ginger gives a big hand to make it easy to digest. My kids thought this curry was potato and they were surprised when I told them Want to know more about this recipe?