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Medu Vada

Crunchy from the outside, pillowy soft on the inside, savoury with a hint of pepper, dunked in piping hot sambar or eaten with a chutney, the humble Medu Vada is an indulgence & ritual at the same time. You might call it something as simple as a lentil fritter but for many, the vada is […]

Dal Fry

Somehow Dal Fry always tastes more delicious at dhabas than it does at home. Ever wondered why? It’s because of the bold, smoky flavours that they add without shying. At home, no matter how hard we try, we always add a little less chilli, a tad less garlic, skimp on ghee etc. Sorry to break […]

Chunky Pasta Sauce

I used to buy pasta sauce from the supermarket. That was a long, long time ago. Now I don’t get why I did that 🤔 No matter what brand I bought, I always had to make additions to suit our palate. What was the point then in spending so much money when I could have easily […]

Majjiga Charu

I strongly dislike cooking in hot weather 😪 It drains me out completely & neither can I think straight nor am I left with any energy to cook. That’s actually saying something considering how much I love spending time in the kitchen! Last summer I came across this recipe for a spiced buttermilk curry that requires […]

Gatte की Sabzi

Say hello to our current heartthrob 😍 Gatte ki Sabzi is winning us right now! We are making it often, savouring it with rice as well as rotis & absolutely loving the robust flavours in this one. By no means is this a delicate curry, like many of you might think. It’s bang on full of […]

Chilli Garlic Mushrooms

We eat mushrooms fortnightly at least. Sometimes a curry with peas, sometimes in fried rice. I like how quickly they cook & how versatile they can be. You add them to omelettes, to rice, to salads…grill them, stuff them, throw they over pizza & so much more! Each time they result in a beautiful, meaty […]

Matki Chi Usal

Matki is a lentil that remained unknown to me until about a couple of years ago. Since I’m not a big fan of lentils, I do not usually explore that segment too much. I spotted matki (moth bean) in the grocery store one day & decided to pick up a pack. I had no idea […]

Bhuna Chicken Masala

Last year I won a fantastic giveaway on Instagram hosted by the sassy Lapetit Chef (Swayampurna). I was over the moon when I got her recipe book My Indian Kitchen as a prize 🤩 It has so many delicious recipes right from breakfast items to snacks to non-vegetarian main course to dessert! Needless to say, I […]

Vengaya Sambar

Vengaya Sambar is my second favourite sambar type, after the drumstick one course! This simple recipe is primarily made with pearl onions, arhar (tur) dal & sambar powder. Just like other varieties of sambar, this one pairs very well with plain steamed rice & a kootu on the side 😋 A lot of restaurants serve this […]

Kaanji

The season is long gone & i’m still dreaming about this amazing Kali Gaajar ki Kaanji.Some things stay with you forever, no matter where you go, what you become. Some little things keep you grounded, holding you to your roots.As a kid, I remember sipping on this delicious gut-cleansing drink in winter months. We’d sit […]

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