Basale Soppu Kodhel – Malabar Spinach Sambhar

With the end of summer, and advent of monsoons we start spotting the Basale or Malabar Spinach in the market. Mom’s dal-based coconut curry is my favourite preparation. Steaming hot rice, fish-fry and this curry is one of the staples at home. We have not been able to get fresh fish these days due to…

Ragi-Choco Cake

It was my workplace’s third anniversary on June 1st. And like most people around the world we are working from home and decided to celebrate over a Zoom video call. I wanted to bake a cake and cut with the team to celebrate this special day. Since we would end up eating the cake at…

Ladi Pav – Mumbai’s Favourite Bread

The quest for this bread started in my few years of living outside India. I have tasted some of the yummiest loaves and rolls abroad, but there were those times when I wanted the soft Ladi pavs that the andawalla would get home for pav bhajis, omlette pav and of course the vada pav! The…

Eid special Saffron-Infused Bread & Butter Pudding

Eid Mubarak to everyone who is celebrating this special day. My neighbour friend Maria and I became closer in the last two years with common stories surrounding our lives. Like most festivals Eid is all about the amazing feasts shared with loved ones. She sends over delicious Biryanis, Saalans and Sheer Kurma every year. This…

Chicken Ghee Roast Baos

This lockdown has finally given me the opportunity to revive my food photography and blogging love. I have created a recipe section for this website so I can post both my photography and blogging stories in one place. Yesterday was a highlight as I created a fusion of two of my favourite foods into one…

5 Super-Quick Summer Dessert Recipes for Kids

Want to put together a filling sweet treat for your little one but have no time or patience to bake a cake? I have five no-fuss dessert recipes to satisfy those unstoppable cravings. Satisfying your kid’s sweet tooth can be a challenge at times. Especially when you are famished after a long work-week or decluttering…

Puffed Rice Reindeers

Involve your kids while making these cuties. Adding marshmallows keeps the treats chewable, yet crunchy. You can replace puffed rice ( charmuri, murmura or pori) with Rice Krispie cereal for even more crunch. Once you prepare the base of this recipe you can create a lot of fun shapes and decorate it your way. Best…

Diwali 2015 – Karanji

Happy Dhanteras! Tomorrow is Naraka Chaturdasi and it is one of the most important rituals of Diwali in Mangalorean homes. We perform the Abhyang Snan which is a ritual bath with oil before sunrise. We celebrate the victory of Krishna over the demon Narakasura. Once the body is massaged from head to toe with warm…