Monthly Archives: February 2017

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 »