Cabbage Vada

This is one of my favorite types of Vada/ fritter and is pure bliss when had with rice and Sambar or Rasam. For those of you who are not big fans of cabbage, this dish will change your very perspective of this vegetable! Ingredients: Cabbage, chopped – 3 cups Roasted channa dal – 1.5 cups Onion, […]

Chicken Kurma

This recipe is from ‘Oggarane Dabbi’, a book that my father-in-law gave me. The book has a slew of non-vegetarian recipes, also featured in a cooking show on a Kannada television channel. This dish is super delicious and goes perfectly well with ghee rice or chapathi. Ingredients: Boneless chicken – 500 gms Onion – 1 […]

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake

My sister and I were looking for a healthy cake to bake for my nephew’s first birthday and finally zeroed in on this. It’s a no-fuss recipe and tastes very healthy too. Whether you are celebrating Diwali (it’s eggless!), Halloween, a birthday or an anniversary, this is a different cake you can try out. You can […]

Steamed Vada Curry

Vada curry is a popular side dish from Tamilnadu served with idlis or dosas. It is typically made using deep fried vadas.This is a healthier version of the same where the vada is steamed.  Ingredients: Channa dal/ Kadalai paruppu – 1 cup Green chillies – 3 Saunf/ Fennel seeds – 1 tsp Ginger, finely chopped – […]

Coconut Barfi

I’m always apprehensive about trying out Indian sweets but when my sister told me this recipe, it sounded very easy. And it turned out great! It takes a maximum of 15 minutes or less to make if you have all your ingredients ready. Ingredients: Grated coconut – 2 cups Ghee – 3 tbsp Sugar – […]

Corn on the Cob

I love eating corn especially the kind you can roast over an open flame or on charcoal, like you get on the streets of India. Since I have an electric stove range at home, I was looking for some other way of cooking it when my sister suggested using the ‘Broil’ option in the oven. […]

Chicken Biryani

This is one of my favorite recipes that I learnt from my mother-in-law and it is not your typical Chicken Biryani recipe. I have received compliments from everyone I have prepared this dish for and I am sure this will fetch you a lot of praise too!    Ingredients: Chicken, boneless – 1 pound Basmati rice – […]

Quick Dosai

This is one of the handiest recipes I have. On days when I don’t feel like spending much time cooking, this is a recipe I turn to. It’s quick and easy to make and tastes like a cross between a chapathi and dosai! And I mean that in a good way! Thanks to my sister’s […]