Of Birthday Dinners & Blog Revivals

There are two parts to this post as you can gauge from the title: Birthday Dinner & Blog Revival. I'll tackle the blog revival first, as thats the less interesting of the two. I started my blog two years ago. Posted regularly. Life got in the way. I am reviving my blog again today. Now … Continue reading Of Birthday Dinners & Blog Revivals


Vendakkai Poriyal / Okra dry curry (with tomato)

Ladies finger or Okra is an oft-used vegetable in South Indian homes. It is called ‘Vendakkai’ in Tamil. We tend to normally use this vegetable in Sambar, Morkuzhambu and Poriyal. I was told by my mom that eating Vendakkai makes you a Maths whiz although I haven't really seen any specific, scientific evidence to prove … Continue reading Vendakkai Poriyal / Okra dry curry (with tomato)

Bisi Bele Bhath (Rice with Lentils and Vegetables)

This is an authentic Karnataka dish - the name translating roughly into Hot Lentils Rice. It is a staple breakfast/lunch/sunday brunch item in all Kannada households. Being from Bangalore myself, I love this dish in no small measure and we frequently prepared this at home on sunday afternoons 🙂 The tamil version of this is … Continue reading Bisi Bele Bhath (Rice with Lentils and Vegetables)