Cucumber Mango Salsa

  The weather is getting beautifully warm, birds chirping on trees, friendly neighbors sitting out in the porch chairs waving or greeting as you walk past, children playing outdoors, laughter and giggles…..signs of Summer approaching. Stepping out after nearly hibernating in Winter, into the green green grass seems like a blessing! The long weekend is…

Cilantro/Coriander Poha/Kothumali Aval Upma

  Spring has sprung in our parts , a glorious warm weather is what we have been having for the past few days. When the weather starts getting warm, a need for light breakfast arises. Gone are the winter days of dark and gloom, when all you wanted was to fill yourself with some comfort…

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…

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…

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…

Tomato Upma

A staple quick fix breakfast in every South Indian home, called by different names depending on the region in South India where it comes from , it is called Upma (short for Uppumavu), Uppitu, Uppindi, Kharabath etc. There are many variations in preparation of this simple breakfast dish, healthy and filling, it is made from…

‘Nei’/Ghee Idli’s

It  has been a cold and rainy day, dull and gloomy. Roads were slippery with the sleet, a cold bitter wind blew…… Times that make you want to stay home and enjoy the peace and quiet of cozy warmth…… There are foods that comfort you, memories wrapped in their aroma, recreate magic however far you…