Dairy Free

Kothamalli Chutney (Coriander Coconut Chutney)

South Indian tiffin is incomplete without the accompaniment of chutney(s). Chutneys with or without coconut is a usual feature in South Indian tiffins and breakfast dishes. It is amazing how a combination of simple ingredients elevate your meal to a whole new level. Kothamalli chutney is a delicious, light and […]

Onion Coconut Chutney

This chutney is inspired by the super delicious chutney served in Guest Hotel, Chennai. This small, old restaurant has been a family favourite for years. It’s one of our go-to eateries for breakfast. If I am being completely honest with you, they serve three delicious chutneys, which is the real […]

Mushroom Pepper Curry

If you have been to the states of South India and had the pleasure of savouring food in the restaurants there, you would have then most certainly come across a menu item that involves pepper and mushroom in some combination. In most restaurants Mushroom Pepper Varuval/ Mushroom Pepper Fry is […]

Vegan Green Smoothie

I am the traditional toast-for-brekkie or Indian food kinda girl. Have been for several years. You wouldn’t have caught me having a smoothie for breakfast; anyone who’d try to sell me the concept of smoothies for breakfast would have a mocking remark about what a joke of a meal that […]

Mango-berry Rice Paper Rolls

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I can’t help but think of the love affair I have with food. Gone are the days when I treated food like an answer to all my problems in the world. I have developed a healthy and special relationship with food. I have […]

Broccoli Salad with Mango-Sriracha Dressing

Sweet? Check. Savoury? Check. Tart? Check. Spicy? Hell, yes! This is the salad that has a bit of everything and sure packs a punch. Where do I begin with my love for Sriracha sauce? I drizzle this sauce on most things I eat. I was thinking of ways to incorporating […]

Idly/Dosai Milagai Podi

Growing up in a home where people loved a spicy hit in their food, it was not very hard to train my tastebuds to like milagai podi. This lentil and spice blend was a common feature in my home. It was so loved that the podi was preferred over chutneys […]

Bhel Puri

Bhel puri holds a prized spot in the Indian street food list. This savoury snack is a combination of puffed rice tossed with vegetables, an assortment of spice powders and condiments. To me though, bhel puri is a salad of sorts with the veggies, carbs, dressing and interesting elements. This […]