Strawberry Ginger Limeade/Margarita Mix

Happy Spring everyone! The trees are in full bloom, the days are warmer and the grass is so vibrant and greener; isn’t Spring gorgeous? It is also one of my favorite seasons of the year, next to Fall. I must not complain much about this past Winter. It wasn’t all that bad at all but still…

Mom’s Garlic Pepper Rasam

My daughter was two when my mom passed. She knows her maternal grandma through pictures only and can’t recollect any experiences with her.  It is so unfortunate that I couldn’t have my little girl enjoy the love, pampering and warmth of the most wonderful person on earth. Most girls look up to their moms as…

Spinach Dhal With Chickpeas (Keerai Kadalai Koottu)

We are a family of good eaters. When I say ‘good’, it is eating to our heart’s content :). My little girl used to give me a very hard time feeding her right from her birth until a few years ago. But she’s gotten into the groove with the rest of us now and loves to…

Happy Valentine’s Day

I have a forty five minute drive to work one way. If traffic gets bad, it could take an hour or even more sometimes. Although it is not fun to be driving alone for nearly an hour twice every day, it happens to be the only quiet time of the day that is entirely  mine….

Loaded Veggie Sheet Pan Nachos!

Happy New Year everyone! Please don’t give me that strange look; I know, the first month of the year is on its way out and  it feels like 2017 has been here forever. Although late,  I really wanted my best wishes to be with you through the remainder of the year and bring to you all…

Green Salad With Spicy Tofu Croutons

As George Michael sings in his Heartbeat song, “Another summer, another vacation is over …” . It felt like just yesterday when the chirping birds, the bright and beautiful flowers, and the sweet juicy berries announced the arrival of Summer. It is hard to believe that the season is now behind us and we’ve started…

Bruschetta Caprese (ready in ten minutes)

You may have observed that unlike many other bloggers I do not make posts very frequently. Well, it certainly is my wish and interest to make a few posts every month. With a full time job in the IT industry and two lovely kids that occupy rest of my time, it is certainly a challenge to find…

Your Ultimate Dosa Reference

Jump to “Your Ultimate Dosa Reference” straight if you’d want to skip reading my story. It was a nice and memorable evening of the first day of my hostel life  This beautiful town Tirunelveli of southern India that I had to call my home for the next four years was a few hundreds of miles away…

Medhu Vadai

Vadais are savory lentil donuts of South Indian origin. ‘Medhu Vadai’ is a popular and most sought after type of Vadais. The crispy outer layer and soft/spongy inner layer makes it an irresistible snack/appetizer.  I have not yet come across anyone in India who is not a fan of this super yummy food. I know of people who…