Rajma Masala

Rajma Masala – How to make Rajma curry Recipe Rajma is red kidney beans and we use it often in India as a side dish to rice. It is an excellent plant protein source for vegetarians. And this curry is one of my favorites and the combination of this curry with hot and fluffy basmati…

Matar Mushroom Curry

Matar Mushroom Curry Matar mushroom curry is a simple tomato based curry made with green peas and mushrooms. I have used button mushroom variety is used in this recipe, but any mushroom variety would work. This curry goes well with most Indian breads. I like to serve it along with hot poori. If you want…

Spicy Eggplant fry

Eggplant fry Easy and delicious egg plant fry, perfect combination for yoghurt rice and bland curries. Tips before you begin 🙂 If you find a lot of burned masala residue in the pan, clean it with a paper towel and then fry the next batch of eggplants. This is a spicy recipe, so adjust spice…

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…

Chana masala (Chickpea curry)

Chana masala / Chickpea curry Chole / chana / chickpeas is one of the best vegetarian protein source available to us. There are many popular recipes from India, from kadala curry from the south to popular chole in the northern part. As a food lover and as I love to explore different cuisines, I keep trying…

Easy dosa recipe

Dosa or Dosai is a very popular south Indian breakfast, it is served in every house and is usually eaten with sambar and different kinds of chutney. This is a very quick recipe for making dosa and its a very healthy breakfast option too as the batter is made with rice and lentils. While tamilnadu…

Poondu pulikuzhambu

Poondu pulikuzhambu Poondu Pulikuzhambu is basically a tamarind based curry, using shallots and garlic pods. This is a typical southindian recipe and every house has its own variation. I am happy to share, this recipe as it is one of our house favorite. I would make it so often and it always come handy for…

Tofu nuggets ( with step by step pics)

Tofu nuggets ( vegan chicken nuggets)   There is almost no one who won’t love nuggets, I wanted to make a healthy version of a nugget for my meat free Mondays which even vegetarians can enjoy. I learnt this recipe from popular vegan bloggers. They used a freeze technique to get the meaty texture from…

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Kashmiri Dum Aloo  KASHMIRI 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…

Idli Podi recipe | Idli Milagai Podi

Idli Podi is a spicy and flavorful roasted lentil and red chilli powder, often served as an accompaniment to Idli, Dosa, oothapam in South India. It is often called by different names such as gun powder or idli milagai podi or kara podi. ‘Podi’ in in South India means powder, and podi in any indian…