Lauki Thepla – Spiced Indian Flat Bread Recipe

September 17, 2011

  Theplas remind me of long train journeys in India. Because this spiced Indian flat bread keeps so well, it is perfect to take along for a trip. We wrap them in thin cloth towels and munch on them on our train as we watch the country side go by. Theplas are also ideal for [...]

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Chettinad Meal Maker Curry Recipe

September 2, 2011

Chettinad is a region in South India where many of my ancestors come from. It is a dry, arid land inhabited by a devout and enterprising people. And the food is simply sensational. There is no greater pleasure than eating at a chettinad wedding! Chettinad cuisine uses an abundance of spices like cumin, fennel, fenugreek, [...]

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Pineapple Semolina Pudding (Pineapple Kesari) Recipe

August 15, 2011

When I need a quick fix dessert recipe, I always resort to kesari – a semolina pudding with ghee, cashewnuts, and saffron. The ghee, nuts and saffron make this dessert exotic and special; but nobody will know you only spent 15 minutes making it! I am delighted with this variation on regular kesari (also called sooji [...]

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Vegetable, Paneer and Pasta Bake Recipe

August 5, 2011

I always enjoy the time I spend with my cousin Meena. She is such a pleasant and genuine person, and the time we spend together is always special. When we met last week (after more than a year!), we spent lazy afternoons gossipping, playing pallankuzhi, and cooking.  This delicious vegetable, pasta and paneer bake recipe comes [...]

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My Parents’ Indian Kitchen: a Peek

August 1, 2011

This is the house I grew up in. This is the kitchen that shaped my interest in food and cooking. When we were children, my sister, brother and I would come running in here requesting a cold, freshly squeezed lemonade, a quick snack of spiced, stir fried bread, or a deep fried treat. Even now, when [...]

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Paneer Paratha Recipe – a step by step

July 21, 2011

I am vacationing in India right now and enjoying some fabulous home cooked food. Every time I visit India, I ask my mother’s friend Veena aunty to teach me her amazing recipes. Veena aunty has such a love for cooking, you can taste the passion in her food. This time she showed me how to [...]

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Dahi ke Aloo (Potato and Yogurt Soup) from Prerna of Indian Simmer

July 7, 2011

I dont know many other people who are as passionate about Indian cooking as Prerna is. Today, I am delighted to introduce her to you, via her guest post and this delicious recipe for dahi ke aloo (potato and yogurt soup). Her gorgeous blog, Indian Simmer is full of mouthwatering recipes and some of the best [...]

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Mushroom Tikka Masala Recipe, a Guest Post on Rasa Malaysia

June 29, 2011

For many years, I have visited the Rasa Malaysia blog and drooled at the recipes and admired Bee’s photograpic talent. I was thrilled to bits when Bee invited me to guest blog for her! We picked a restaurant style vegetarian mushroom tikka masala for my guest post on Rasa Malaysia. This mushroom tikka masala recipe [...]

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