Curry Leaf Chicken Curry ( Andhra Style)/Karivepaku Kodi Kura

The weather outdoors is warming up a bit,  the tulips are abundant in the flower stands, Spring break for kids just begun. Time to get innovative and creative both in crafts and cooking, the sunshine outdoors is motivation enough. The grass in the lawn is slowly beginning to turn green, the birds have returned home,…

Black Eyed Peas Curry

We are under a Winter Storm warning and the snow has been falling non stop like it would go out of fashion. What better way then bring Hygge home with some warm spicy aromatic curry, cooking in your kitchen, with ingredients available in your pantry, since driving out to do your grocery in this weather…

Crispy Ragi Dosa / Finger Millet Crepe

This weekend has been miserable to say the least, we are snowed -in since Friday and are stuck indoors, in what seems like a longest winter of all. Keeping myself creative is the only way I could think of to chase the winter blues away.  A small portion of the idli batter I had made…

Karahi Chicken ( Bangladeshi style)

The winter days seems so long, the need to cook something spicy snd comforting seems to be the need of the hour every weekend.The only way I have discovered to keep the winter blue at bay is to cook up a storm in the kitchen.The desire to try something new settled like a comfortable ache…

Palak Phulka / Spinach Flat bread

Our temps are flirting in single digit numbers this morning on GroundHog Day. It’s too cold to even dream of Spring…….. …………wanting to see green so badly and aching for the color green,I decided to start the day with Spinach/Palak in Phulka’s (Indian Flat bread). The easiest way to incorporate greens in a kid’s diet…

Akki Roti

The southern state of Karnataka in India, is filled with diverse food, ranging from coastal sea food to central land to the spicy hilly zone, each one exhibiting the richness in the culinary heritage of the land. The varied cuisines of this land are: Northern Karnataka Cuisine Southern Karnataka Cuisine Udupi Cuisine Malendu Cuisine Kodagu…

Kara Pori / Spicy Puffed Rice

Grew up in a small town in South India, where Pori/Puffed Rice vendors were a common site either on their bicycles with their huge bag of light weight Pori/Puffed rice or in the little shops by the market that was meant exclusively for Pori vendors .It was open all through the year, yet got busy…

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…

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…