Neyyappam/Unniyappam/Sweet Paniyaram

Neyyappam/Unniyappam/Sweet Paniyaram

An all-time favorite sweet from south India made during Krishna Jayanthi and also on Karthigai Deepam. This sweet is a daily 'neivedyam' (prasad) in many temples across Kerala. Traditionally these ...

Wheat Flour Halwa (Aate Ka Halwa)

Wheat Flour Halwa (Aate Ka Halwa)

Though a south Indian, was born and raised in Mumbai, and with our neighbors from different states of India our food habits changed over the years and mother generally had ...

Spicy Goanese Potato Curry

Spicy Goanese Potato Curry

This is not just another potato curry. Very flavorful and spicy, the ingredients and masalas used for the gravy is from the goan region. Last week I made pathiri, by ...

Poppy Seed And Chilli Coated Cauliflower

Poppy Seed And Chilli Coated Cauliflower

"With one bite of this Indian-inspired dish, you will develop a new appreciation for cauliflower" - Chef Colin Cowie. Sunday is the day, rather Saturday evening onward, I do my ...

Khara Pongal (Spiced Lentil And Rice)

Khara Pongal (Spiced Lentil And Rice)

The 'khara pongal' or 'ven pongal' is a nutritious and sumptuous south Indian breakfast served with sambar and coconut chutney or with brinjal pachadi (also called kathrikkai gotsu or gojju). ...

Malabar Pathiri - Rice Flour Rotis

Malabar Pathiri - Rice Flour Rotis

These soft and stark white chappatis are made using powdered rice or rice flour that is kneaded into a dough with very hot water. This recipe originates in Kerala and ...

Gaajar Ka Halwa - Carrot Halwa

Gaajar Ka Halwa - Carrot Halwa

This dessert from North India is usually made with the red carrot which is seasonal. We used to call this 'Delhi Carrot' and this variety was available in Mumbai only ...

Creamy Penne Pasta With Roasted Tomatoes

Creamy Penne Pasta With Roasted Tomatoes

This pasta was made for dinner last week. Now pasta is something which will be lapped up by everyone gleefully so made this simple pasta with the white sauce and ...

Stuffed Rotis Toasted, Quesadilla Style

Stuffed Rotis Toasted, Quesadilla Style

Ever wondered what to do with loads of onion greens? Had bunches of them; the spring onions, left over after the Chinese menu day @home (when I had made the ...