Mango Thokku (Grated Raw Mango Pickle)

Summer means mangoes. I like mangoes of all kinds, all colours and all shapes from all states 😀 Although a ripe orange-yellow mango is the most sought after, the humble raw mango is no less in terms of taste and its contribution to the repertoire of finger-licking dishes. The beaches in Chennai are filled with…

Homemade Fresh Ground Garam Masala

Garam Masala – ‘Garam’ meaning hot and ‘Masala’ meaning mixture of spices in Hindi, is an integral part of North Indian cooking. This can be used in Curries, Gravies, Pulao and Biryani preparations to boost the flavor and impart a distinct & robust aroma to the dishes. There are many store-bought, packaged varieties of Garam…

Pomegranate Raita

Raita is an Indian yoghurt-based condiment commonly used as a side-dish to pair up with spicy rice dishes like biriyani and pulao. It is also served as a side to round off a meal of roti / chapati with a vegetable curry (like I did). Yoghurt is very versatile and can be paired with a…