Black Chana Masala

Black Chana Masala/ Kadalekaalu saaru is a traditional and delicious dish from Karnataka made from black chickpeas. It’s a spicy, healthy, flavourful dish that goes perfectly with steamed rice or roti. Adding a small potato(and/or brinjal), enhances the flavour and tastes even better the next day. Include a tbsp of ghee to make it yummier….

Black Chana Chaat

Black chana/ chickpeas chaat is a spicy, tangy, healthy dish made with  black chickpeas, onion, tomatoes and flavored with spices. This yummy chaat makes for a great evening snack or it can be eaten as is for lunch as a salad. It’s oil-free, vegan, packed with protein and super super tasty. There are 2 methods…

Shrimp Curry

Shrimp Curry is one of the simplest and tastiest Indian curries. It requires no marination and is essentially fresh shrimp cooked in an onion-tomato-coconut based gravy along with powdered spices. Perfect for lunch and dinner, this flavorful shrimp curry is easy to prepare and tastes absolutely divine when eaten with steamed rice or rotis. Continue…

Toor Dal

Toor dal or dal tadka is an extremely popular Indian dish, which is essentially lentil cooked along with spices. It’s a common dish in Indian households because it’s healthy, flavorful and most importantly because it is super easy to make. Toor dal is usually eaten along with white rice or any type of Indian flat…

Vermicelli Upma

Vermicelli upma or Semiya Upma is a healthy, tasty, easy-to-prepare dish. It’s a popular South Indian breakfast made with vermicelli, lots of veggies, herbs and spices. Along with these ingredients I personally love a drizzle of lime on top of Upma for that citrusy taste. Continue reading if you want to know step by step…

Squid Pepper Fry

Squid/ Calamari pepper fry is a simple yet delicious appetizer that can be prepared in just about 30 minutes. Squid, freshly ground spices and ghee come together to make this dish lip smacking and spicy. However, if you cannot freshly grind spices, you can always use the already powdered ones which gives almost the same…

Heerekayi Bajji

Heerekayi bajji/ Ridge Gourd Fritters is essentially ridge gourd dipped in a spicy gram flour batter and deep fried in oil. It’s a famous and common evening snack in South India, especially in Karnataka. The best thing about this tasty snack is that it can be prepared in less than 20 minutes. This Bajji is…

Dal Palak

Spinach Dal or Dal palak is essentially lentils cooked with spinach and tempered with Indian spices. The type of lentil that is usually used is toor dal/ pigeon pea. Besides these, one can make use of other lentils such as Mung bean, Chick pea or mixed lentils. In this recipe I am using toor dal…