Cranberry Rasam/ Soup

“Rasa” in Sanskrit means an extract. Rasam is a heartwarming soup made in South India. Talk to any South Indian and they would tell you endless stories of their favorite rasam.It is basically a thin extract made with lentils or thuvar dhal spiced in various ways by adding black pepper, tamarind, tomatoes, lime, jaggery/cane sugar,…

Holidays are done, now what?

When the holidays are done and all that is left is a handful of chocolates and the sweet memories. Savor and cherish them, they are delicious !

First Coffee, everything else later!

My first blog post of the year. Happy New Year, everyone ! Coffee is my spirit animal ! Life begins after coffee!! How about you ? What’s your morning ritual ? Winter mornings .

Meatball /Kofta Curry

  Fall is almost coming to an end, the weather forecaster predicts more snow tonight. Time for the indoors and the cozy warmth of the fireplace, hot cocoa, spicy food, sweaters & boots,  while the countdown for the holidays and  the winter break has already begun. With Thanksgiving and Black Friday behind us, we need…

Chickpeas in Spinach soup (Chole Palak)

The season for soups has officially begun, our temps are in the teens these days. Snowfall started early this year and it gets pretty dark early in the evenings too.The desire to have a hot bowl of soup when you get back home in the evening is the need of the hour.There’s no better way to…

Marinated Spicy Chicken Gravy in Yogurt Pepper Mix

                          We had our first snowfall yesterday, a little too early for snow but here it is.The landscape suddenly turned magical with a little sprinkling of snow dust on the fall leaves, the earth was filled with bright vibrant colors on a white…

Eggplant/Brinjal and Sesame Seed curry

  The past few days has been a tad bit cold even for Fall weather.The need to stay indoors was  a welcoming thought, though the need to go see the Fall foliage in all it’s glory was an endless ache within. How do we deal with two opposite emotions, yet come home to a spicy…

Hyderabadi Marag Soup / Mutton Soup/Fall soups

        Light the fire, throw on a sweater and make a pot of soup, coz there is no better comfort food in Fall than a steamy bowl of hot delicious spicy soup or stew. Our temps have nosedived into the 30’s today, frigid outdoors & the only way to beat the cold…

Spinach Fritters/Keerai Vadai

Summer suddenly fell into Fall and the air has turned crispy. Plump red berries adorn the sidewalk coloring the landscape in the brightest of hues….. ……while the temps have taken a nose drive this weekend. Dark clouds hang low and it’s raining on & off over the weekend…… ……..all setting the mood for some Fall…

Honeydew Sorbet

sor·bet : a dessert consisting of frozen fruit juice or flavored water and sugar.    When you have a glut of fresh summer fruit, sorbets are the answer. You don’t need a recipe — just a basic template to follow and a little creativity. Strawberry-peach sorbet? Mint-infused watermelon sorbet? Raspberry-rosé sorbet? Yes, let’s make all of…