Guava and Mint Chutney or Dip

Whoever thought of Guava and Mint Chutney or Dip must have been a diehard foodie. A sweet and tangy chutney with guavas, lemon, chillies and fresh mint, this Chutney is another way to consume the magnificent yet humble guava. A dash of lime juice, green chillies along with the fruit’s natural sweetness makes this chutney…

Mango Puri or Deep Fried Unleavened Mango Bread

The mango mania continues and this time it is Mango Puri or Deep Fried Unleavened Mango Bread. Mango in a puri; that is a double whammy isn’t it? Mangoes are a universal favourite and when you add them to Puri which is also as relished, makes it a delectable and drool-worthy dish. A dough of wheat flour…

Paniyaram,appe, guntapunugulu or Spicy Dumplings

Paniyaram ,appe  or guntapunugulu as they are called here in Andhra are a traditional Konkan breakfast dish but now it has been modified by every region to suit the palates and ingredients. We in Andhra make a lot of idli and dosa and the batter is always ready in the fridge. Masala Appe or spiced…

Mysore Bajji or Flour Fritters

The sweltering dog days of sun-drenched roasting days are gone and the rain-drenched earth makes us crave for something hot and friend. It is time to take out the oil pot and fry some savoury dumplings, isn’t it? And that’s what I did; I made piping hot Mysore bajjis to welcome the season’s first showers.I…

MANGO PHIRNI

  Another in my list of mango recipes…Mango Phirni this time.I cannot have enough of these luscious juicy mangoes and before it is time to bid them goodbye, I am feasting on these beauties in any and every form.  Phirni is a light, creamy and sweet, chilled rice pudding flavoured with exotic saffron strands.  It…

Mango Kulfi Falooda

Mango kulfi recipe is a twist for regular Kulfi as it is flavoured with mango. It is lip-smacking, sinfully rich and creamy, frozen dessert. Being a mango lover I make good use of them in the summer season. Like samosa is incomplete without aloo (potato) so is summer incomplete without mangoes! We get small delectable…

VIRGIN LYCHEE MOJITO

I saw the first lychees of the season and I only thought of gobbling them then and not of making a VIRGIN LYCHEE MOJITO. OMG!! how I love them. If you love lychees and if you live in South India, then you can relate to my delight. Until a couple of years ago, Lychees were…

Jaljeera-Indian Summer Drink

A glass of chilled Jaljeera on a hot summer day is very refreshing. It is a traditional Indian summer drink with health benefits. Jal jeera literally means ‘cumin water’ but there are more cooling ingredients than just roasted and powdered cumin in it. The unique flavour in the jaljeera powder is an amalgamation of spices…

Keto Murgh Kali Mirch or Keto Pepper Chicken

Keto Murgh Kali Mirch or Keto Pepper Chicken is a flavourful recipe of Chicken cooked in Kali Mirch or black pepper which has a sharp taste. The daughter asked for a keto pepper chicken and the one I usually make is not keto but then I modified it and cooked it for her.  Again a little…

Keto Tomato Rice

Cooking Keto tomato rice was a novel experience for me. Tomato rice is a family favourite and nothing can beat the taste of the rice my mom used to rustle up especially for breakfast with leftover rice.My mom used black pepper powder every time she cooked Tomato rice and I guess that is what gives…

Hindi Medium Film Review

Many movies have been released this year; small budget to blazing blockbusters like Bahubali. But some movies affect me so much that I need to share my thoughts. I would give full marks to Saket Chaudhary’s Hindi Medium for the sheer attempt to expose this cancer in our society. Hindi Medium made me nostalgic as…

Keto Butter Chicken

Another in my series of Keto diet for my daughter is Keto Butter Chicken. Butter Chicken is a universal favourite Indian curry and is a widely loved by most Indians as well as westerners. My recipe of regular Butter Chicken is quite elaborate. But now I had to recreate it to be lower in carbs…