Tag Archive: Recipes

Mamidikaya Pappu – Mango Dal

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  Ugadi is just a few days away and all the festive nostalgia has started hitting in. Mangoes are a significant part of this festival because this is the time when green, un-ripe… Continue reading

Matar Paneer

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  When I think of meatless Indian dishes for a fancy meal, the first thing that comes to my mind is paneer. I have always loved it whether it is paneer tikka, palak/saag… Continue reading

Semiya Payasam – Vermicelli Kheer

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  Weather has been crazy this winter! All of my years here in USA, I’ve always lived in colder states in the mid-west and north-east and yet this seems to be like the… Continue reading

Cranberry Maple Yogurt Cake

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  2014 is here and I’m sure many of you had a blast saying good-bye to the old year and welcoming the new one! I wish peace, good health and prosperity for one… Continue reading

Sesame and Peanut Soba Noodles

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    The upside to writing a food blog is that there is always a variety of food I want to try. My palate has grown enormously in the last couple of years.… Continue reading

Egg Fried Rice

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    I admit with reluctance, Summer is gone….and Autumn is here! A couple of weeks ago, the trees around were still bright and green under the beaming warmth of the sun. And… Continue reading

Plantain Stir Fry (Aratikaya Vepudu) with Coriander Parathas

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Plantain or Aratikaya (in Telugu) is one of my favorite vegetables. It is a non-sweet, starchy and tougher version of banana. It is particularly high in fiber and potassium. Widely grown and consumed… Continue reading

Bottle Gourd/Lauki Kofta Curry

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  I’ve been having a major writer’s block over the past couple of weeks. After being away from blogging for a bit, I guess my mind is crawling at a snail’s pace at-least… Continue reading

Nutella and Pine-Nut Cookies

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  It has been a pretty long hiatus from blogging. My parents and in-laws visited us here this summer and with a bunch of trips and get-togethers with cousins and relatives time just… Continue reading

Spice Roasted Cauliflower

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  Cauliflower is a huge favorite in our home. Husband loves it much more than I do which is why he always sneaks it into our shopping cart every-time at the groceries when… Continue reading

Chickpea Noodle Soup

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  Spring has been here for a while now but it still kinda feels like Winter is in no mood to say goodbye and go into hibernation! The sun is beaming brightly spreading… Continue reading

Coffee and Cinnamon-Almond Streusel Muffins

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  It often makes me ponder how the little things we do regularly turn into a habit and some of those habits gradually become compulsive rituals. They may not always be healthy to… Continue reading

Methi-Chana Dal Sabji / Fenugreek-Lentils Stir Fry

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  Methi/Fenugreek is quite versatile in the sense that – a) fresh leaves can be used similar to any leafy greens to make a parathas, curries or dal, b) dried leaves often referred… Continue reading

Mamidikaya Pulihora – Mango Rice

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  Just like ‘New Year’s Day’ is celebrated all across the world as per the Gregorian Calendar, ‘Ugadi‘ is celebrated as the ‘Telugu New Year’ in my native state of Andhra-Pradesh in India.… Continue reading

Lemon Coconut Custard

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As much as I drool over hot and spicy stuff, I am a complete dessert fanatic at heart! So much so that at-times to satisfy my sweet tooth I have cereal for dinner… Continue reading

Fada Upma – Cracked Wheat Porridge

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  Here is another breakfast/brunch kinda dish! And the best thing about it is that it is super healthy too. ‘Fada‘ as it is called in Hindi, is a coarse form of wheat… Continue reading