DAL PURI

DAL PURI

Last time when I uploaded the puri recipe my daughter asked me why I am always making the traditional puris. She asked me why can’t you think out of the box and make some puris which is different from the normal wheat puris. That is 

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. 

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 

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 

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 POHA

VEGETABLE POHA

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

PEPPER SEVAI (Milagu Sevai)

PEPPER SEVAI (Milagu Sevai)

Sevai (not to be confused with semiya) are thin white strands typically made of rice. Pepper sevai is sevai that is seasoned and cooked with pepper. It has the spicy kick of pepper along with a laid back flavour of a comforting meal. Coming to 

MANGO RICE

MANGO RICE

Since rice is our staple dish, most of us prefer having it for lunch. But in this extremely hot and annoying summer, having hot sambhar, rasam or kuzhambu everyday does not seem very preferable at home. Moreover, standing near the stove for a long time 

VEGETABLE RAVA KHICHDI

VEGETABLE RAVA KHICHDI

I know a lot of people who will scrunch up their noses just at the mention of khichdi. However, I have also seen the same people eyeing khichdis served in restaurants because of the inviting colour and look. So here I have tried to create 

JEERA RICE

JEERA RICE

Jeera rice is a simple but elegant rice dish. As straightforward as the name, it is literally rice flavoured with jeera (cumin). It is very aromatic and delicious. You can serve this rice with any North Indian side dish, and for a more simpler meal, 

ARISI UPMA (RICE UPMA)

ARISI UPMA (RICE UPMA)

Upma is a very famousbreakfast dish in South India. However, when we think of upma, we generally think of rava upma (which is more commonly available in restaurants). To make this is Arisi (Rice) Upma, I have used broken down rice, and it is a 

MANGALORE BUNS

MANGALORE BUNS

I first had mangalore buns at Eating Circles in Chennai. Initially, I was very skeptical on how these would taste as I had never had them before. I was not sure if it is a sweet dish or a savoury ones. But lo, and behold 

MURUNGAI KEERAI ROTI (DRUMSTICK LEAVES ROTI)

MURUNGAI KEERAI ROTI (DRUMSTICK LEAVES ROTI)

Each and every part of a drumstick tree has some nutritional value. More often than not, we consume just the drumsticks. However, the leaves (Murunga Keerai) are just as healthy if not more, and should be included in our diet. But blame it on our 

IDLY WITH COCONUT CHUTNEY

IDLY WITH COCONUT CHUTNEY

Idly is a South Indian breakfast staple. Light, fluffy cakes that are served with steaming hot sambhar or chutney. What’s not to love ? Making an idly starts with making the batter, which (if you wanna make the urad dal idly) is a little time 

KADAMBA RICE

KADAMBA RICE

Kadambam means mixing, so this Kadamba rice literally translates to ‘mixed rice’. I was on the search for making something that had a little bit of everything, all at once. I was looking for something like ‘one-pot rice’, when I found this rice here (Click 

MASALA DOSA

MASALA DOSA

Dosa is now a world famous South Indian vegetarian recipe, made with a fermented batter of rice and urad dal. Dosa has a lot of variations, mainly in the filling or the topping. One such variation is the masala dosa. Now, I call it the 

PANEER MASALA DOSA

PANEER MASALA DOSA

All of us at home are extremely fond of dosa. But with the recent crisis, having plain dosa a lot has become a boring affair, no matter what the side dish is. I was wondering how I could make the dosa more interesting, and I 

PULIYODHARAI

PULIYODHARAI

Puliyodharai always reminds us of temples and prasadham. But apart from that, they are quick and easy to make. They taste great with just the right amount of tanginess. They can be made in various ways, they can be made by making a paste first 

TOMATO RICE

TOMATO RICE

This recipe of tomato rice is quick and easy, it is also very tasty. While, we can make tomato rice in a lot of ways, my children like this method more because it has a very restaurant style taste to it.

GARLIC AND HERB NAAN WITHOUT YEAST

GARLIC AND HERB NAAN WITHOUT YEAST

Naan is an Indian bread that is generally associated with restaurants because of the way they are prepared, with a tandoor. But it is also possible to make the same at home on the stove with just a pan. Its a delicious dish that acts