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…

Mutton Keema Fry

Mutton keema/ Minced meat is a traditional and popular south asian meat dish that is used to make variety of delicious dishes. Mutton Keema fry is one such dish that is that is commonly made in Indian non vegetarian households using keema, green peas and spice powders as the main ingredients. This simple and tasty…

Veggie Cutlet – A Perfect Evening Snack

Veggie cutlet is a spicy, tangy, delicious evening snack eaten with tomato ketchup or mint chutney as a dip. In India, this simple, easy to make snack is usually had with evening tea. To make cutlets you can use variety of vegetables with potato as the base. Cutlets can either be deep fried, shallow fried…

Mutton Keema Curry

Mutton keema saaru is a traditional karnataka style dish, that’s mainly prepared from mutton keema/minced meat. The list of ingredients and the process to make this mildly-spicy, super delicious dish may look exhaustive, but trust me you will love the result. I learnt cooking this from my mother-in-law and and also took inspiration from some…

Sprouted Horse Gram Curry

This is a popular and authentic dish from Karnataka. It’s tasty, super healthy and is made from sprouted horse gram, potato, and pressure cooked in a freshly ground paste containing onion, tomato, variety of spices and coconut. It tastes best with white/ brown rice and mudde with a tbsp of ghee on it. My mom…

Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Pulao is a delicious rice based Indian dish. It contains a variety of vegetables, whole spices and herbs which makes this so delectable. There are two ways of preparing this – ‘Pressure cooker’ method and ‘cooking on steam’ method. In this recipe blog I will explain how to prepare vegetable pulao in the second…