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…

Tawa Paneer

I’m one of those people that believed that fancy props made pictures beautiful. Like many of us, my journey with food photography started by falling for jaw dropping and drool worthy pictures of great photographers. No day passed without looking at a bunch of their photographs. I gazed at their work for hours and envied them…

My Pune Dhal

I waved goodbye to my family at the airport. They were heading back to the U.S after our short vacation in India from Bangalore. I was leaving to Pune for a two week Ayurvedic treatment and I wasn’t really looking forward to it. Well, I knew it was going to make me feel better and…

Silky and Creamy Mor Kozhambu

It is going to be almost a year (well, nine months to be precise) since we moved in to our new house. We’ve been enjoying the additional space, luxury and the sense of accomplishment every single day. It gives us so much of pleasure to decorate it, have friends over and build cherish-able memories one after the…

Spicy Curried Cauliflower (Ready in just 20 mins!)

Week days only get more busier and crazier by the day leaving me with very less time to make dinner every night. We however, prefer to eat homemade food as much as possible and seldom eat out/do take outs. To me, it is also much important to include a good portion of vegetables in our meals everyday.  It is…

Figs and Dates Smoothie

Aren’t smoothies just amazing for breakfast? They can be so filling, nutritious and very very easy to make. The best part of it is that you can have them on the go.  If you can make them ahead of time and refigerate, your work day breakfast will be made so much more easier. Just fill…

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.

Kid Friendly Broccoli Mushroom Quesadilla

I was not used to seeing picky eaters during my growing years. My two brothers and I ate whatever my mother made with barely any complaints. Of course she made the best/most tastiest food always. We had very few dislikes and we outgrew them as well over the years. That was pretty much the same…

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)…

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…

Toasted Ravioli – Five Ingredients, Fabulous Appetizer!

   Toasted or fried ravioli is a great appetizer/snack loved by people of ages. It is believed to be an Italian street food that is very crunchy, mildly cheesy and totally yummy. It is a great snack for kids’ parties to cocktail parties and a great appetizer for potlucks too. They remain crispy and crunchy for hours….