Paneer Tikka Masala

I’ve been contemplating quite seriously over the last few months to become vegan. I know it is very tough and I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be successful doing it too, but my mind keeps pushing me hard. The more I get to read about the unhealthy facts of animal based food and the…

Absolutely Heavenly Badam Kheer!

By now I’m sure you would have known that I’m really crazy about saffron. Most of the dessert recipes I’ve posted so far have saffron as a key ingredient. The color and flavor that you get from it is simply out of the world. Why do you think I named the blog as ‘7 Saffron Street’…

Finger Licking Sun Dried Tomato Chutney!

I’ve always been sharing only success stories from my kitchen with you. For a change, I thought I’ll share a kitchen disaster experience this time.  Don’t worry, it was not with this recipe that I’m posting today.

Pan Roasted Baby Potatoes, 5 ingredients only!

This is one of my family’s favorites that gets over even before it makes it to the plate from the pan. Believe me, it is so so delicious. It is very kid friendly and the cute looking baby potatoes make it even more appealing for them. I found some really gorgeous (and tinier than usual)…

Avial (Veggies in a Creamy Coconut Yogurt Sauce)

Is there anyone that knows ‘God’s own country (Kerala)’ and does not love it? I can’t tell you how much I love this most beautiful state of India. God perhaps had a soft corner while creating Kerala, he has made anything and everything about it so extraordinarily beautiful. I can’t stop admiring its scenic and serene landscapes, sculpted…

Masala Chai (Indian Spiced Tea)

I’m one of the very few coffee haters in the world. Everyone around me are big time coffee lovers and many raise their eyebrows when I say I do not like coffee. Anything that has coffee in it is a big no to me, but occasionally I do like  to have a cup of steaming hot tea. Since it is…

Arachuvitta Sambar

We all know that there is no one way of making anything and it holds pretty good when it comes to food. Sambar is such a classical example for this. It is a South Indian spicy sauce that has pigeon peas and tamarind as its key ingredients. Although Sambar is said to have originated in Tamilnadu,…

Carrot Cucumber Raita (A South Indian Thayir Pachadi)

When I run out of veggies, or just have a little bit of this and a little bit of that, simple and comforting Raitas are the ones that come to my rescue. Raita is a yogurt based sauce or dip that can be made in so many different ways by altering the veggies, herbs and spices….

Raw Green Mango Pickle

The word ‘Mango’ makes me feel very nostalgic and brings about a lot of good memories of my childhood. It may be an interesting ride for you as I take you down my memory lane.  You could find very few houses in Chennai  that have big back/sideyards and ours was/is one of them. My father…

Paneer Tikka

Does it really have to be summer to grill stuff? In fact, I enjoy grilled food more in winter than in summer. How nice would it be to eat something hot off of the grill that is spicy with a mild smoky flavor and nice charred marks on it when it is cold and snowy outside. To me…

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

 Recreating restaurant dishes is one of my favorite things to do. I think, Gajar Ka Halwa or Carrot Halwa is the first dish that I tried to recreate. This is a very commonly served dessert in Indian buffet lunches and most of the five star restaurants in India make this so well. I’ve not seen my…

Badam Katli

This is such an addicting dessert. Just take one bite and you’ll keep going for more and more. I’ve been making this for the last few years for Diwali and for some other special family occasions of ours. My family loves it and is such a favorite of my children. My little girl calls it…