Black Chickpea Usli

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Black chickpea usli/Kadle usli/Kadle upkari This is one easy recipe one can ever make. It may not be really quick as soaking and cooking will take sometime. But if you have some left over cooked black chana then you can prepare this usli/upkari in 5 minutes. I have fond memories of eating usli, served in temples as ‘Prasad’. At home,… Read more »

Tater Tots

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A plate full of fried goodies, looks inviting. So easy to pop them in your mouth while watching your favourite movie, isn’t it? I am sure you have seen the ads of frozen French fries or potato specialities, claiming to treat you under 3 minutes time. How about making these fried bites at home? Trust me, it is easy to… Read more »

Masala Poha

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A quick, healthy and super delicious breakfast recipe. It is quite a popular breakfast dish in Maharashtra. Poha is a Hindi name for flattened rice. AvalakkI is a Kannada name and gojjavalakki (spice masala Poha, Karnataka style) is often made in most Karnataka homes. Masala Poha for me is a saviour dish, be it for a lazy Sunday breakfast or… Read more »

Pineapple Sweet Curry

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Pineapple Sweet Curry / Menaskai is a tangy-sweet medley of vegetable/fruit in coconut gravy. It is an essential and integral part of Udupi Brahmin cuisine. We call it as Muddhuli, but Menaskai is a more popular name and easily identifiable. Menaskai is a thick concoction of several elements. A usual coconut based curry in coastal region will essentially have chillies, coriander,… Read more »

Onion Rasam

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A recipe shared by Nithin, he calls it – Onion Rasam with a twist. It is a simple preparation with lots of onion and spices. He shared the recipe on whatsapp and I made it exactly as he said. The first time I made it, the spice level was too bland for me. But second time geared up with a… Read more »

Sweet Pongal

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The first festival of the year is here-Happy Makara Sankranthi to all. It is one of the major festivals of Karnataka and also the suggi (harvest festival) for farmers. Throughout India, Sankranthi celebration takes different form and name, with different rituals, customs and activity. Lohiri, Pongal, Uttarayan, Magh bihu, Magh saaji are all different names of same auspicious day when… Read more »

Harive Soppu Sambar

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Harive soppu or amaranth leaves as it is known is a powerhouse of nutrients. This red leafy vegetable rich in iron and is a good source of protein, vitamins, calcium and what not; don’t believe me? Google it, you will be amazed to know its benefits. Apart from being healthy, you can make tasty curry/gravy out of this super food…. Read more »

Bhindi Fry

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I am sharing an easy starter recipe that will be a hit instantly. Easily available spice powders are stuffed to slit bhindi and gently shallow fried. Small sized okras are ideal for stuffing and shallow frying. Alternatively okra can be sliced and used in preparation. This is my most liked preparation of bhindi. There is another recipe of okra posted… Read more »