Tag: Easy Recipes

Ellu Podi

Ellu Podi

Ellu podi (spiced sesame seeds powder) is delicious and aromatic dry chutney powder. I completely forgot its existence until my father spoke of it recently. The ellu podi holds a lot of special memories for me. It was a Saturday staple at home. For those who are not familiar with […]

Thenga Podi

Thenga Podi

Thenga podi is a dry chutney powder and an absolute favourite in our home. This pantry staple is a life-saver on days when I can’t be bothered to make a proper meal or just when the family craves a simple dinner comprising podi, rice and some appalam. Thenga podi is […]

Picture of Coconut Coriander Chutney for Idly Dosai

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. Coconut chutney especially for tiffin is a […]

Cheesy Chilli Garlic Toasts

Bread? Check. Cheese? Check. Triple cheese? Yes, yes, yes! Chillies? Hell yeah! I enjoy toasts or open sandwiches and when toasts come with the works, there is no room for restraint. Flexing that willpower can wait. The combination of chillies and cheese on bread is something out of this world; […]

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 […]

Ginger Chai

Chai, glorious chai! What is chai? Well, I am glad you asked! Chai is tea. Yes, that is all that it is. ‘Chai’ is the name the people of Indian subcontinent call it. Nope, it is not chai tea because it will simply make it tea tea. Something doesn’t sound […]

Simple Spinach Soup

Soup season is upon us Down Under, and I love it because they make for quick weeknight dinners. Hello, bulk freezing! At home, we have been consuming soups on most nights and no one is complaining! This week I have been craving a lot of greens and  a green smoothie […]

Crispy Oven-Roasted Asparagus

On my trip to Europe, I managed to squeeze a wee bit of time to watch some TV. Although many major channels there play shows in local languages (without subtitles of course!), it is not that hard to understand what they are showing. In one particular cookery show, the host […]

Pasta with Stir Fried Veggies

Bless the Italians for creating pasta! The oh-so-versatile noodle is a lifesaver in the kitchen. It works great as mains for dinner/lunch, salads and soups. There are thousands of things you could make with pasta. Soupy, saucy, dry, hot or cold, take your pick. Today, though, I am making a […]

Lemony Quinoa with Feta

Apart from a fair amount of cookbooks, I have a huge collection of recipes from magazines and catalogues. I collect them with the hope that someday I will try them out. I have tried a few of them. I love to adapt these recipes to suit my preference and it […]

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 […]