Pudhina Pulao (Mint Pilaf)

Pilaf/Pulao, is a dish in which rice is cooked with vegetables or meat and flavored with spices. The rice is cooked in a broth or milk or just plain water. There are hundreds of different varieties of pulao and it is a dish that is very  common to South Asian, Middle Eastern and Carribean cuisines. Pudhina is…

Spicy Curry Coated Chickpeas

You may have tasted quite many chickpea curry dishes. Most of them have the chickpea soaked in the curry. This recipe calls for a thicker curry that just coats the soft and tender chickpeas. They taste even better if you let the curry coated chickpea sit for a couple of hours after making. The chickpeas…

Creamy Tomato Soup

This is a very common vegetarian soup served in almost every restaurant in Chennai, India.  I have tried several recipes in the past to make this and I have finally landed on my own.  The taste, flavor, color and texture of this soup is quite close to what you can find in restaurants. This is so…

Cherry Tomato Rasam

Rasam is a South Indian comfort food. It is kind of a clear soup that is normally mixed with white rice and eaten as a second course of a South Indian meal. Some like to have it just as a soup. No matter how you have it, it helps you feel light and comfortable even…

Oven Roasted Broccoli

You’ll absolutely love this incredibly easy, healthy and delicious dish. The ingredients are just a handful and they are almost always available in your kitchen. The preparation is quite simple, straightforward and the prep time is just about 5-10 mins . The broccoli gets slightly crisper on the outside and soft/tender on the inside and…