Easy Spaghetti Arrabbiata with Black Olives, Green Peppers and Jalapeños 

Pasta all'Arrabbiata (pasta in an arrabbiata sauce), where 'Arrabbiata' literally refers to 'fiery' or 'angry' in Italian, meaning that the heat comes from the chillies used in the sauce. It is generally said to go best with Penne pasta. Today, I bring to you Spaghetti in an Arrabbiata sauce base with some capsicum, olives and jalapenos, just … Continue reading Easy Spaghetti Arrabbiata with Black Olives, Green Peppers and Jalapeños 


Easy One Pot Khichdi with Moong Dal & Vegetables

Khichdi is the quintessential North Indian comfort food, among others like rajma-chawal, dal-chawal, and kadhi-chawal. It's what they eat when they crave comfort food, or when you need warmth during the cold winter months 🙂 This dish is very versatile in that it tastes great plain, with spices, and with as many or as little … Continue reading Easy One Pot Khichdi with Moong Dal & Vegetables

Easy Tawa/Pan Grilled Vegetables & Cheese Sandwich

The process of grilling, along with the flames and the seasoning, works wonders for the flavor of any dish. Caramelizing beautifully, it ups the taste of the said vegetable by several notches. There are some vegetables that take amazingly to grilling - such as sweetcorn, onions, eggplant, squash/zucchini, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms etc. … Continue reading Easy Tawa/Pan Grilled Vegetables & Cheese Sandwich

Paneer-Mint Chutney Sandwich

That I am a paneer lover is no secret. Also, this is such a yummy sandwich! Actually this wasn't even meant to be blogged. One fine morning, I just threw together a couple of available ingredients I had in the kitchen (of course I always have paneer in the fridge!) to make a decent filling … Continue reading Paneer-Mint Chutney Sandwich

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 … Continue reading Corn Capsicum Masala

Homemade Veg Pizza

Hello! This is a guest post from my sister Sathya - who has also been bitten by the culinary bug like me 😀 My sister is my partner in crime - we discuss recipes, cookery shows, restaurants, flavour combinations and such things endlessly. Although we've been in different cities after I got married - and … Continue reading Homemade Veg Pizza

Red Bell Pepper (Capsicum) Chutney

This is a slightly unusual, but extremely tasty chutney. It breaks the monotony of having the usual coconut/tomato/onion chutneys with South indian breakfast mains like idly, dosa, upma etc. This chutney is delicious and versatile in that it has a variety of uses. Add some cream, oregano, pepper and use it as a pasta sauce, … Continue reading Red Bell Pepper (Capsicum) Chutney

Kadai Paneer (Cottage Cheese Curry with Bell Peppers)

It is surprising how quick this dish is to put together; yet the end result does not at all look like it has come together in a matter of minutes. Kadai Paneer is an aromatic, colorful and delicious curry. IMHO, although the main ingredient is cottage cheese, the hero of this dish is (surprisingly again) … Continue reading Kadai Paneer (Cottage Cheese Curry with Bell Peppers)