Indian Dishes

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 […]

Dal Fry

This classic lentil-based Indian curry is comfort food at its best. This dish is a common feature in many restaurants and roadside eateries called dhabas. For the dal fry, lentils are cooked to perfection; the real flavour however comes from the beautifully cooked onions & tomatoes, and the aromatic spices. […]

Vegetable Manchow Soup

Vegetable manchow soup is an Indo-Chinese soup; this soup enjoys popularity in large & small restaurants and in the street-side food carts. Making this soup has marked a couple of firsts for me – this my first attempt at making an Indo-Chinese soup and this is the first time I […]