Poondu puli kuzhambu

This is one of my go to dish when I have no vegetables in hand and we need to eat a happy meal. Chinna vengayam is  otherwise called pearl onions or shallots in other parts of the world is the main ingredient here. Adding Garlic pods generously elevates this dish to the next level. There…

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About me

Hi I am Divya bharathi (friends call me DB), I am from Chennai (Madras), a busy coastal city in  south of India. Where I come from food is served as a note of love. As a culture in India, we enjoy serving tasty home cooked meals to our friends and family and take great pride…

Mock chicken nuggets ( vegan nuggets)

We all love nuggets, I don’t know if its the cute bite sized goodness or crispy texture that brings absolutes satisfaction to us. But most of the time nuggets turn out to be labeled as junk food as many fast food chains serve them, heavily greased. There I wanted to make a healthy version of…

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo is a popular side dish from north India. Its one of my favorite side dishes to order when we go to a restaurant. There are many versions of dum aloo. Some make it using beaten yoghurt as a base , sans onions and tomatoes. There are some recipes which include just tomatoes and…

Javvarisi Upma / Sabudhana kichidi

Javvarisi Upma or sabudhana kichdi is a popular breakfast dish in India. It is often served as a super food on the fasting days. Javvarisi is nothing but tapioca starch balls and hence is dense in carbohydrates. It is also a very popular first foods for children in India. There are many ways to cook…

Idli Milagai Podi / Idli podi

  Idli milagai podi is a typical South Indian preparation made with roasted lentils, chillies and curry leaves. It is often mixed with sesame oil or ghee and served with Idli or dosa. It is a perfect quick vegetarian breakfast option.I always make a fresh batch of idli milagai podi and store it for a…