Carrot Cake

This is yet another recipe I got from watching celebrity chef Ree Drummond’s cooking show on Food Network. It’s one of my personal favorites and a break from the usual chocolate cakes. You can find the original recipe here. Also, a great recipe to make this Thanksgiving. Ingredients: Sugar – 3/4 cup Vegetable oil – […]

Kari Urundai Kuzhambu

This is a South Indian recipe for meat ball curry that is traditionally prepared with ground goat or keema. Since ground goat is not commonly sold here in the US, I used ground lamb and this doesn’t take away anything from the original. The fact that my mom prepared this dish occasionally only made it a […]

Bombay Tomato Pulav

This is a recipe I learnt from the Youtube channel of a couple who live in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India. The wife does the cooking while the husband does the videography and posts it online. This is a very easy recipe but tastes so so good! I used to make it quite often back home in […]

Chickpea Caesar Salad

Inspired by one of the best Caesar salads I have ever had, at Hopdoddy’s here in Austin, I came up with this quick and simple recipe that works well for a weeknight dinner. This is such a versatile salad and there are so many different variations you can try. Below is one using chickpeas. This recipe uses lettuce as […]

Cauliflower Masala

Ingredients: Cauliflower – 500 gms Onion – 1 medium-sized Tomato – 2 Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tbsp Turmeric – 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder – 1 tsp Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp Garam Masala – 1 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Fresh Coriander – 1/2 cup Salt  Water Oil Method: Chop the cauliflower and […]

Pottukadalai Murukku/ Chakli

Murukku is a South Indian snack typically prepared during festive seasons. You can find the traditional Murukku maker/press in almost every Tamil household and I have not come across a person who does not like this savory delicacy. This is a very easy recipe and if you follow the proportions, you cannot go wrong. Ingredients: Rice […]

Chocolate Cupcakes

This is a recipe I learnt from celebrity chef Ree Drummond’s show ‘The Pioneer Woman’ on Food Network. The original recipe can be found here and makes about 18 cupcakes. I halved the recipe since my pan can make only 12. However, I managed to get about 10 cupcakes. I chose not to make any […]