Spicy mushroom fry recipe (sukka)

Mushroom Pepper fry / Mushroom Pepper Sukka  Mushroom pepper roast or Sukka as we call it in south India… sukka means any dish that’s cooked to a dry consistency or sometimes it is called roast … This is an imitation recipe of the famous chicken pepper roast or sukka. I wanted to re-create the same…

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Saravana Bhavan Style Kurma

Saravana Bhavan Style Kurma If you are from the South India, you would have definitely tasted the flavorful and ever so popular vegetable kurma served in a popular vegetarian chain of restaurant called saravana bhavan. Some flavors and tastes sets a bench mark in our minds and this is one such kurma. Kurma in India…

Easy Shakshuka recipe

Easy Shakshuka recipe My love for egg recipes continues and here I am sharing one of my favorite recipes of recent times. Shakshuka is an poached egg recipe, popular in Middle Eastern cuisine often eaten for breakfast. It is kind of similar to Indian style poached egg recipe, leaving the link here if you want…

Green Chutney, How to make green Chutney

Green Chutney, How to make green chutney Green chutney is a very popular condiment in Indian cuisine. I can say almost 7 out of 10 street foods in India uses green chutney as an ingredient. My favorite is having it in chaat items. If you have gone to indian grocery shopping you might have come…

Vathal Kuzhambu

Vathal Kuzhambu Vathal Kuzhambu is a spicy tangy curry made with dried berries in India. There is definitely many versions of Vathal Kuzhambu, some use onions and tomatoes, you can also make vathal kuzhambu without them. As someone who is a big fan of this wonderful combination of sweet, tangy and spicy recipes, I like…

Indian green chicken curry

Indian green chicken curry This green chicken curry was an accidental recipe of mine when I had to use the left over green chutney. But turned out to be one of my favorite recipes to have with roti. This is yet again another one pot / pressure cooker recipe. So simple to make and is…

Salmon Fish Curry

Salmon Fish curry I think salmon would be my first choice of fish if I were asked to pick one. and in Japan we get the finest quality of salmon. Its a very fatty fish which make the curry very flavorful. This Salmon Fish Curry is is probably the easiest version of all. I have…

Gutti Vankaya Curry / Gutti Vankaya Kura

Gutti Vankaya is one  recipe which was on my bucket list for two reasons, one is because it is  my sarasu Avva’s recipe, (my moms mom who is in her late 80s,) and secondly brinjal is my favorite vegetable. If there is a soulmate in vegetable it must be brinjal, I could eat it in…

Samosa / How to make samosa

Aloo samosa is a an emotion was my title of my recent instagram post . It is so true because there is no party or evening tea without samosa in India. I have been so excited to post this recipe for one reason because this recipe turned out so delicious and perfect so I had to…

Muttai Thokku / Egg Thokku

I am an egg addict. I have grown up eating eggs everyday and I have great memories of my mom serving me hot rasam rice and eggs, I literally feel that’s more than enough for me to survive. Having said that I think eggs are very versatile and is a very nutritious food for anyone….

Prawn Thokku/ Prawn Masala

Prawn Thokku / Prawn masala  Prawns is my favorite seafood. I could eat it in every meal. I wanted to share this favorite way of making prawn thokku or prawn masala from my kitchen. I have managed to make a mini video for my viewers too. Hope this helps. Let me explain what thokku means…

Hemp Pancakes / hemp recipes

We love eating pancakes on lazy weekends. And my son sometimes wants them in his lunch box! So I keep experimenting with different flavors to make it more nutritious and healthy for him to eat. I have tried many pancakes with vegetables sneaked in such as pumpkin and beets just like those this was totally…

Mushroom Dum Biriyani

I Ama  big fan of biriyani and you would probably know that by now because I have posted so man versions of my biriyani in the last few months. I have been wanting to write down all my biriyani recipes for my readers as I love each one of them. This is a very simple…

Thayir Vadai / Dahi Vada

Thayir Vadai or dahi vada is a popular indian snack. Perfect for hot summers. This recipe is a south indian version of it. Check out medu vada recipe here

Sathumavu ladoo | Multigrain Ladoo

Sathumavu ladoo Sathumavu Ladoo is a recipe is a version of indian bliss ball. made from a multi grain mixture. I have used a ready made sathumavu mix, which is commonly found around indian super markets called manna health mix. I usually make peanut ladoos or green gram ladoos for my son’s snack time. One…

Chicken Kuzhambu with coconut milk

This is a very easy version of a traditional Recipe. Mostly this method kuzhambu (curry) is made with mutton back home in India. Every sunday my mother would make mutton kuzhambu and serve it with piping hot Idlies or Dosa. It was a part of childhood expeience for me. Sunday is always special as that…

Carrot Halwa / Gajar ka halwa

When winter is here we always are blessed with natures best carrots. I love to make carrot halwa from the fresh produce of carrots thats available. Its simple and quick method. The traditional recipes of carrot halwa requires cooking the shredded carrots in whole milk until everything is reduced to halwa consistency and then adding…

Chicken Biriyani in Pressure cooker

This is my favorite recipe to make on the weekends as my husband loves my biriyani so much so that he needs to eat it every Friday night. Its amazing to see how much I have evolved in cooking. Because making a good biriyani is always considered a bench mark to me. I always make…

Garlic Naan (without yeast)

Garlic Naan – Indian Flat Bread Made without yeast. I made these naans for the first time for my Japanese friends. I was looking for a recipe that doesn’t need too much time to fluff up and hence researched and after many trials and errors. This is the recipe which works for me.  This is…

Butter chicken curry / Murg Makhani

Best Butter chicken  Butter chicken is such a popular dish in Japan. Almost every Japanese I have met here who said I love Indian food is a big fan of Butter chicken and this is one gravy that I don’t mind loading on carbs. I mean literally there is everything in it that screams carbs,…

Coconut chutney / Raw coconut dip

Fresh and nutty tasting side dish for dosa , idli made with fresh coconut and roasted channa dal (a variety of chickpeas), mildly spiced with green chillies.

palak pesarattu

A protein rich savory crepe like dish made with whole green gram (moong beans), mildly spiced with cumin, ginger and green chillies. Often eaten as a breakfast in Andrapradesh and Telangana. It is very healthy as a vegan or vegetarian option for breakfast. Check this easy recipe below. I have added a slight twist to…

Onion Tomato chutney / 15 minutes onion tomato chutney

Chutney is basically like a dip in south India. Its used as a side dish for many main dish like dosa and idli. This is one of my favorite chutneys its so easy to make and truly finger licking good. It is Spicy, tangy side dish made with tomatoes, onions which is always a part…

Vella Poosanikai Kootu / white pumpkin kootu

Kootu is a very fragrant Lentils and pumpkin stew made with yellow moong beans and coconut and cumin seeds. Ash gourd or white pumpkin is called Poosanikai in southern part of India and is a delicious vegetable and is loved and added during the summer months. Its water content is high thus making it a…

Homemade pizza sauce – with hidden Veggies

Homemade pizza sauce – with hidden Veggies Often, we find that kids love pizza not any different from adults ourselves. I think the combination of tomatoes and the melted cheese and the bread is magical and will make you want to eat more. My son loves pizza and he wants to eat it at least…

South Indian Sambar Recipe

There is no south indian breakfast without sambar. Sambar is a tasty delicious vegetables and lentil stew, thats cooked with tamarind and freshly ground sambar powder.  Sambar is served with most breakfast items like dosa, idli, pongal, vada and even for Rice. One thing i like about sambar is so healthy as its rich in…

Eral Thokku / Prawns thokku

  Prawns or shrimps are one of the best seafoods available and its sure my family’s favourite. Am so happy to have finally put this recipe up as its my go to prawn recipe, not to forget my husbands favorite !! He would polish the bowl that i serve it in. After moving to Japan…

Udaitha Muttai Kuzhambu Recipe (Egg drop curry)

Udaitha Muttai Kuzhambu (Egg drop curry) Eggs have aways been a staple in my house. As my mom was working, she used to find making egg recipes quick for dinner. She would make burji or gravy or even serve plain omelette with Rasam (tomato lentil soup) and I would be a happy girl. This egg…

Egg salad sandwich with Minty Avocado

  Egg salad and minty avocado sandwich This is one of my favorite egg salad sandwich it is so simple to make with pantry ingredients. We all love eggs in our home, and avocado is  a fruit that is so healthy and I like to add avocado in my breakfast. What I love about this…