Indian Dishes

Mango & Kesar Lassi (Mango and saffron smoothie)

When the king of fruits and the king of spices, come together, can this be anything short of amazing? Sweet mangoes, fragrant saffron and dairy make this lassi the deliciousness this is. It is not your regular lassi, it comes fully-loaded with all things rich and luxurious. Saffron adds a […]

Tamarind-date Chutney

The sweet, tangy and spicy condiment is a common feature in Indian chaats. This chutney perfectly complements the delectable chaats and many Indian savoury snacks. The chutney can be prepared in many ways; for sweetness, some prefer using just jaggery instead of dates; some like it extra hot or tangy. […]

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 […]

Apple & Ginger Lassi – A yoghurt-based drink

Lassi is a yoghurt-based drink that can be consumed sweet or savoury. It is a popular drink in the Indian sub-continent, and comes in so many variations that you’ll be spoilt for choice! This quick & refreshing drink is easy to blend, and is very tasty. The sweetness of the […]

Tomato Shorba (Pressure cooked)

Shorba simply means soup/gravy. Shorba is a common dish found in many parts of the world, and goes by the names chorba, sorpa, shurpa, and much more. In India, this soup is commonly called ‘shorba’, and I am sticking to that. ☺ There are many variants of this soup – […]

Indian-spiced Cauliflower Soup (Pressure Cooked)

Among all the vegetables is a tough health crusader in the form of cauliflower. This tasty yet understated vegetable packs a punch when it comes to goodness. Cauliflower is rich in fibre, Vitamins C & K, folate and several micro-nutrients; besides having all these amazing health benefits, it is a […]

Bread Upma (A bread-based savoury dish)

Bread Upma (A bread-based savoury dish) This is one of the easiest dishes to make for a lazy weekend breakfast or for a quick-fix weeknight dinner. This super easy upma is my go-to dish when a pack of bread is nearing the end of its shelf life. It is also […]

Chole Masala (Spicy and Tangy Chickpeas Curry)

This chickpeas-based curry is a popular Indian dish, which is typically served with pooris or bhatura (both flat breads). This curry is a gorgeous blend of whole and ground spices with a hint of tanginess. Chole masala originated in North India, and is widely popular across the country. This dish […]

Street-style Sandwich Chutney

I have always enjoyed a sandwich or two from the street-side vendors at Egmore, Chennai. Their sandwiches are so tasty that is hard to stop at one. So what it is that makes their sandwiches tasty? Well, it is that spicy, tangy, nutty, minty chutney they spread on the bread […]