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PINEAPPLE GALETTE

PINEAPPLE GALETTE

Pineapple galette, and galettes in general are a relatively new dish for us. But galettes are incredibly popular in Europe (France, mainly). Galette is for most parts a pretty loose term, and there is a lot to explore while making this pastry. The only set 

CHILLI GARLIC BABY CORN

CHILLI GARLIC BABY CORN

Chilli garlic baby corn is a delicious appetiser/side dish. We have already seen how to make honey chilli potato, in which potato can be replaced with baby corn. While that dish is delicious, it can also be a little more time consuming. However, this dish 

FLUFFY PURI

FLUFFY PURI

Who doesn’t love a fluffy and soft puri ? I know I do. Not just because they are amazingly delicious, and perfect carriers for a great side dish. But also because, puri-aloo to me is a dish with a lot of memories attached to it. 

BANANA BREAD (EGGLESS)

BANANA BREAD (EGGLESS)

Will this be a food blog if we don’t do a post on banana bread in this period especially ? Banana bread shot to so much fame during this quarantine period. In my opinion, it’s quite surprising that it took so long for people to 

VAZHAIPOO VADA / PLANTAIN FLOWER VADA

VAZHAIPOO VADA / PLANTAIN FLOWER VADA

We know everybody loves Vada, and a lot of people scrunch up their noses for vazhaipoo. How to make a dish with this plantain flower that everyone will like and appreciate ? Mix it with vada, ofcourse. Vazhaipoo vada is delicious, and I serve it 

ROASTED PUMPKIN SOUP

ROASTED PUMPKIN SOUP

Roasted Pumpkin Soup is quite literally soup made with roasted yellow pumpkin. Hear me out, this recipe will seem quite a handful, but it is so worth it. Especially in India, where we don’t get vegetable stock/broth quite easily. Ofcourse, you can always substitute broth 

PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE

PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE

Pineapple has managed to create a lot of riff-raff with pizza, but with fried rice ? Pineapple fried rice is a vastly undiscovered gem of a dish. I know, I know. A lot of you are going to be thinking, “is this even a legit 

PERSIAN RICE (TAH DIG)

PERSIAN RICE (TAH DIG)

Persian Rice is probably the most beautiful looking rice dish that I have come across. The delicious layer of golden brown rice covering the soft cooked rice is a delight to see and eat. I love watching shows centred around food, obviously. Shows that have 

KOZHUKKATTAI (MODAK)

KOZHUKKATTAI (MODAK)

Am sure we are all very familiar with Kozhukkattai. It is a delicious sweet that we most often associate with festivals and puja. Kozhukkattai is made as an offering for Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chathurthi. But we like making it as a nice snack or 

CHETTINADU VAZHAIKKAI CURRY

CHETTINADU VAZHAIKKAI CURRY

Chettinadu Vazhaikkai Curry is made with mashed raw bananas and a spice powder that we will be making. Every part of a plantain (banana) tree is useful in the kitchen. The stems, the fruit, the vegetable and the flower of the tree can be cooked. 

THAYIR SEMIYA (CURD SEMIYA)

THAYIR SEMIYA (CURD SEMIYA)

Thayir Semiya (Curd Semiya) is vermicelli that is mixed with curd. In a way, it can be described as curd rice, but with vermicelli instead of rice. On a daily basis, we eat a lot of rice. But curd rice is an inevitable part of 

MIXED VEGETABLE PORIYAL

MIXED VEGETABLE PORIYAL

Mixed vegetable poriyal as the name suggests is made with a mixture of vegetables. My daughter is the biggest fan of hot steamed rice. She is content with eating just rice and a good side dish. It is quite easy for me to simply whip 

RED BEAN PASTE BUNS

RED BEAN PASTE BUNS

Red Bean Paste Buns go by a lot of names in a lot of countries, especially in the East Asian Region. Anpan, Dau Sha Bao and DanPatBbang are some of the names of these buns. In this lockdown period, my daughter has been baking a 

ARBI MASALA

ARBI MASALA

Arbi Masala is a relatively new dish in our household. One of my daughters is a big fan of potatoes, and only potatoes. It is the only ‘kizhangu’ (starchy root vegetable) that she likes and eats. Over the years I have tried to include arbi, 

CHANNA PARANTHA

CHANNA PARANTHA

Channa Parantha, doesn’t the name sound sort of new and unfamiliar ? Well, I thought so too. I was not really looking to make a parantha with channa. We had a lot of chickpeas sundal leftover from lunch one day. And I was looking for 

COCONUT SEVAI

COCONUT SEVAI

Sevai (not to be confused with semiya) are thin white strands typically made of rice. Coconut sevai is sevai that is cooked with grated coconut. It is flavoured with delightful coconut and tastes great for a relaxed meal. Coming to sevai, I have already shared 

DRY GARLIC CHUTNEY

DRY GARLIC CHUTNEY

Dry Garlic Chutney is a popular condiment used in chaats. Mainly, in vada pav. It is quite spicy, but if we are making it at home we can adjust the spice accordingly. I have prepared this dry garlic chutney with a mixture of coconuts, sesame 

BAKED VADA PAV | PAV BUN

BAKED VADA PAV | PAV BUN

Vada Pav is an iconic chaat famous in Maharashtra, baked vada pav is a healthier version of the snack. Traditionally, vada pav has a fried potato vada sandwiched in between a pav (bun). Along with these are the Green Chutney and a Garlic Powder. I 

VEGETABLE CHUTNEY (THOGAIYAL)

VEGETABLE CHUTNEY (THOGAIYAL)

In our house, usually chutney means what we generally have with any tiffin item as a side dish. Whereas, we mix thogaiyal in with plain steamed rice. We have a lot of famed chutneys like Coconut Chutney and Tomato Chutney. And these mostly focus on 

VEGETABLE POHA

VEGETABLE POHA

Vegetable poha is a quick and healthy dish that can be served either as an evening snack or dinner or breakfast.