April 15th, 2015

Aloo Paratha

aloo paratha

The stuffed parathas are the thing of North Indians. We south Indians, though enjoy it in the restaurants and all, don’t make it that very often at home. Somehow it is not on our regular day today menu. But if you ask me, its a very quick easy weekday dinner to make. You don’t Continue reading…

January 12th, 2015




There are some things that taste good , only when its homemade. Murukku is one such snack. I haven’t tasted any store bought ones that tastes as good as my mother’s or my grandmother’s homemade ones. For those who don’t know what murukku is, its a crunchy yummy south Indian snack made Continue reading…

November 28th, 2014

Semiya payasam (Vermicelli kheer)


Payasam is something I have seen my mom make for birthdays and other special occasions.So even I follow the same practice. Me personally not a big fan of sweets and sweet delicacies, but the rest of my family is. Especially, my husband. Last week, it was his birthday and this payasam was the birthday Continue reading…

November 19th, 2014

Banana bread


This banana bread recipe is dedicated to everyone out there who have over ripe bananas sitting and staring at you in the fruit basket.We all (except hubby dear) eat banana in our house. But the minute you see the brown spots on the peels nobody wants them. Then they start sitting there day after Continue reading…

November 14th, 2014

Veppilakatti (Curry leaves chutney powder)



I graduated from a college far off from my hometown.I used to stay in the college hostel and got to visit my home maybe like once in a month or so. My mom used to pack me all kind of stuffs to eat, say pickles n snacks and what not. The hostel Continue reading…

November 12th, 2014

Parippu manga curry (Dal & raw mango curry)


We Indians have dal on our plates almost every day in one form or the other.Its kind of our staple food. Dal with rice, dal with roti, its an all time favorite in our house. My hubby can survive on dal and roti for days together without complaining Be it plain dal tadka, or Continue reading…

November 10th, 2014

Pepper chicken


My mother makes a meat masala at home.It adds all the good flavours to any nonveg curries she makes. Every time one of us visits her, she makes it for us, and it lasts for almost a year. Its like if you have it handy you don’t dread cooking chicken or beef….and as soon Continue reading…

October 23rd, 2014

Pudina thogayal / Mint thogayal (Mint chutney)


Mint has a very distinct flavour compared to coriander leaves or cilantro, which is a staple herb in every Indian kitchen.In the part of the world were we live, we don’t get mint that commonly in the market as we find the other herbs. So we tend to use it rarely and only when Continue reading…

October 21st, 2014

Chunky Peach preserve


Ok, let me not start with my usual lame excuses for not updating this space for quite a long long time. Because I don’t have any good one expect for the fact that I was lazy. there you go.. i said it. You call it writers block, lack of mojjo or whatever, I say Continue reading…

August 28th, 2013

Baked Crispy Kale chips


Okay, let me be very frank…I have never bought  this veggie though I have seen it every time i go the produce section of the super market.

I have told you earlier too, my veggie choices were very limited Of late, I have been seeing these kale chips all over the blogging world…wanna give Continue reading…