California Avocado Red Onion Tomato Salad

Spring is here! Really, my backyard trees made this proud declaration with their baby green leaves. Weather has been pretty mild all week other than a slight weekend chill. Not to be dampened with the rain and the cooler weather, I set out making my favourite spring salad. I was recently invited to California to present…

Cardamom Ginger Chai with soymilk

Its raining in Toronto! I’m easily transported to Delhi’s magical monsoon season. I’m sure you’ll agree no monsoon is complete without sipping a cup of cardamom chai. Fae of Fae’s Twist and Tango asked for a cardamom chai recipe, it was raining, we had soymilk in the fridge so the timing was just right to…

Plantain bajji with coconut chutney

Delicious plantains wrapped in nutritious chickpea flour, and coconut the miracle fruit star in a mom-daughter exchange program. A secret ingredient adds the crispy touch to these southern indian plantain fritters or bajjis.  My mom shared her secret for bajjis & I share my tip for coconut chutney 🙂 After volunteering to help 5-year olds in…

Mysore Rasam

Mysore Rasam is just what the Doctor ordered. An all season nourishing favourite. Packed with lentils, black pepper, and a unique combination of spices it will lift the appetite of the slowest digestive system. If you or your child have been down with the flu and want to recover fast, then you must absolutely read…

Appreciation-5 awards

Awards make me smile. I love giving out awards and receiving them. It gives me a chance to share and showcase the creativity of my many blogger friends. It makes my work feel validated and appreciated. As a blogger who’s continuously creating new recipes, its a treat to know that readers find her recipes useful….

Crispy Ginger Tofu

Tofu! Does the name conjure up boring, bland and soft textureless food. I’ve steered clear of for long. Now that I’m home bound every evening mostly because of snow all around me. I’ve been experimenting a lot. I want to share my new secret. These crispy ginger tofu with a southern touch are a dream come…

Ginger Clove Chai

Cool weather sometimes means a cold like the one I have had going since yesterday. The only thing I’m always in the mood for—ginger clove chai. I make at least 4-5 cups at one go & store in a flask by my bedside. Sipping this flavourful chai every now & then helps me forget my…

Roasted Peanut Chutney

After my last post on idli, I realized that some of you might think that was coconut chutney in the last picture. You are forgiven if your thoughts wandered coconut way, as the colour is really close to the roasted peanut chutney I actually made, to go with idlis or on wraps as a spread. Nice bonus…

Idli

Soft, fluffy and nutritrious, idlis are delicious, spongy and easily digestible.. even children in southern india are fed idlis. While in India, I could easily have idlis for breakfast, lunch & dinner, that’s how light, tasty and nutritious they are. About 10 years ago if you asked me to make these in Canada I’d have…

Thanjavur Podimaas

Just in time for thanksgiving come these yummy mashed potatoes. Watch out! with sweet coconut slivers, tart lemon juice and spicy pepper overtones, this no buttermilk mashed potato dish from thanjavur is sure to tease your taste buds and quite possibly take center stage on your dinner table. Ingredients 2 cups boiled, peeled and grated white potatoes  -go…