Spicy Kozhukattai/Modaks

Sunday morning started with a draft of blustery winds followed by gentle snow flakes which almost looked like rain drops to begin with soon turning into sleet on the roads.It has been awfully cold this past week. The comfort of staying indoors has it’s own joys…… the need to make some comfort food to beat…

Carrot Paniyaram with Tomato Onion Chutney

It’s been a downpour this weekend, all day rains, dull & gloomy weather. It’s  that time  of the year for the home fire’s to be burning creating all that spicy “beat the cold” kinda yummy food, be it breakfast, evening snacks or the in-between, each one is a well thought of innovation and a labor…

November Rain

It’s been a cold start to November, the rains and the gusty winds are slashing on my windshield, as I drive through the slippery roads that reflect the traffic lights.  A song plays in my head, the lyrics from Gun’s & Roses crystal clear….. “…..Nothin’ lasts forever And we both know hearts can change And…

Still Photography

No particular reason, was getting ready to wash the apples I got home last evening after my grocery shopping, turned around to find an amazing shot waiting to happen in still photography, among those honey crisp apples placed in a make- do- colander of sorts ! Decided to share it on my #PhotoOfTheDay category !

I’ve never met a pumpkin, I didn’t like !

Everyone around is in the mood for carving Jack-O- Lanterns this weekend, Halloween is almost here !  A visit to the pumpkin patch each year has almost become a tradition at our home, ever since I moved to this country. Something about those orange balls lying on the hay or farm grounds  warms my soul.It…

Mangalorean Puli Munchi Fish Curry

It was a ‘Piri Piri Barsa’ day in Fall, which in the South Indian language of Tulu, literally means  ‘gentle drizzling of rain’ this morning.   The clouds were heavy and dark, looked like there was more rain to follow. The kind of day when you want to cozy up indoors and have some yummy…

Hyderabadi Marag Soup/Spicy South Indian Mutton Soup

The Fall season is upon us, gently she tiptoed in at the heels of Summer turning the air crispy and sending the leaves flying in the breeze, yet how sweetly she colors the leaves each one a magnificent proof that the Creator indeed was an artist to begin with. Wanting to make a spicy soup…

Sabudhana Kichidi / Tapioca Pearls Kichidi

The festive season of Navaratri  has begun …….  It is one of the most significant festivals in Hinduism, celebrating the Mother Goddess Shakti/Durga in her various avatars for nine consecutive days.   Sharad Navaratri which is celebrated each year around the months of September to October coincides with the beginning of Fall in the northern…

Green Peas Pulao

There are days when you ache for a change in the way you prepare rice, you want it to look festive, yet don’t want an elaborate preparation, what do you do on days like that ? For inspiration I rummage through the freezer section in my refrigerator, there sat a half opened bag of Green…

A foggy morning…

It was one of those magical mornings that unfolds like pictures from a postcard, the fog was thick and lay low.  It would be a shame” to not stop and smell the roses” I thought as I drove through the streets . The buildings were hardly visible, like the moors of a page from a…

Mussel Meat Stir Fry

Food always stirs memories,  good ones coz’ I have shared food amidst laughter and fun be it friends or family, there is always joy around the dining table and oodles of laughter too. Summer vacations as a kid meant visiting grand moms at our native, a coastal village bursting with seafood fresh off the boat…