Kadala Curry (Black Channa Curry/Gravy) for Appam, Rice and Phulkas

Appam is a dish that gets regularly made for breakfast at my place, atleast twice a month on rotation. But this blog post is not about appam; it is, rather, about the quintessential companion of this popular Kerala dish, the humble but delicious Kadala Curry. Appams are usually made slightly sweetish due to the fermentation,…

Green Moong Sprouts & Paneer Bhurji (Gravy Style)

Another protein-rich, healthy and nutritious side to rice and chapatis / phulkas, this green moong sprouts and paneer bhurji is incredibly tasty, but really easy to throw together. This recipe was a result of a ‘clean out the fridge’ kinda day for me. I had a little bit of leftover paneer, and some fresh mung…

Corn Capsicum Masala

Hi Everyone! 🙂 I’m Sathya! You guys must know me as Nithya’s sister – I’m not new to this blog, and i’ve already written a post here (Veg Pizza). I’m taking over this blog for a while just so that we can fill in for each other when busy, so you as readers won’t see…

Easy Biscuit – Dark Chocolate – Dairy Milk Caramello Truffles

These truffles come together in a pinch. They’re really, really easy to make, and don’t contain any complicated methods or crazy combination of ingredients. I made these for a colleague and friend’s farewell at office, and it received rave reviews 😀 I’d taken exactly 6 of them, wondering how they’d receive it. I needn’t have…

Fried Fruit Pies filled with Cranberry & Blackberry Orange Jam

Hello!   For people who know DH, he’s generally very calm and collected about things. And when I say things, I also mean in his reaction to food. Its really rare that I’ve seen him enthusiastically appreciate food and ask for more. The most superlative acknowledgement coming from him so far has been ‘its good’;…

Mango & Cardamom Pannacotta with Berry Coulis – No gelatine

Hello !   This is my first ever try at making pannacotta. My interest in making this Italian dessert stems from watching Masterchef Australia, where contestants put up endless varieties of  lip-smacking pannacotta in beautiful shapes and sizes of glasses. My only problem – being a vegetarian, I was reluctant to use animal gelatine. So…

Vegetable Hakka Noodles

Ingredients Hakka veg noodles (I use Ching’s which is usually 150 gm  – I use two packets) Capsicum – Red, yellow and green –1 of each (small) Carrot – 2 Cabbage – 1 (small) Onion – 1 big Oil – 2 tbsp Soy Sauce – 2 to 3 tsp Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp…

Coconut Coriander Chutney

Coconut based chutneys are the loyal friends of a variety of quintessential South Indian breakfast dishes like Dosa, Idli, Vada, Upma, Uthappam (and sometimes even Poori and Chapathi if we can’t be bothered to make anything else 😀 ).  Every South Indian household will have mixers whirring in the morning whipping up one of these…

Sweet corn Mayo Sandwich

This sandwich is very easily put together and makes a scrumptious meal by itself or with some salad on the side. I had this for breakfast with a side of ketchup and found it to be quite filling . In fact, since I used some homemade, medium-spicy Tomato Chutney  in the sandwich, the filling was…