Fruity Plum and Apple Mojito

Fruit of the season is the scarlet red plum and I made Fruity Plum and Apple Mojito with this cute globular fruit.  This small ruby red orb is sweet and sour and packs a punch. A handful of plums a day give you carbs, protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals and proteins to keep you healthy. Plums…

Easy Mango Desserts

When it is summer who can resist the king of fruits-Mango! Small or big, juicy or hard, raw or ripe are chopped and consumed just by themselves or as Juice, shakes, smoothies, lassi, mango custard or ice cream jelly. Summer is almost over and so are my mango dessert posts. Here I have brought 10…

Grilled Skewered Potatoes

Grilled Skewered Potatoes look fancy and are as tasty as can be. I enjoy potatoes in every way, grilled, boiled, curry or in patties but my favourite is homemade crisp crunchy potato chips. It’s been ages since I made them. I used to fry them for the kids when they came home from school. I…

Instant Ravva Paniyaram or Semolina Dumplings

Instant Ravva Paniyaram or Semolina dumplings is a very south Indian breakfast recipe; punnugullu in Andhra and paniyaram in Tamilnadu, also known as appe, I usually make with leftover dosa batter. I didn’t have it and wanted to have it for breakfast, so I decided to make this instant Paniyaram with sooji or semolina. You…

Petrichor; the essence of First Love

Extremely excited she was going to be travelling alone for the first time, Nupur was off to heaven on earth; Kashmir. Dreaming of going there since she was a little girl and finally, she was. Her nose glued to the window as the plane glided over the Himalayas, she stepped out of the plane, stretched…

Summer Drinks

I have assembled all the summer drinks here so that it is easier to locate and make a choice of your favourite.

Raw Mango Iced Tea or Aam Panna Iced Tea

When fusion is everywhere then why not in iced tea and here is a Raw Mango Iced tea or in desi lingo Aam Panna Iced Tea. It’s time to bid adieu to mangoes as the season is almost over. My mom would never let us eat ripe mangoes after the rains started and I too…

All About Eggs

All About Eggs! What came first?  The chicken or the egg? You can keep on arguing until the end of time! I love eggs! One little egg has so many ways to cook it as it is so adaptable and tastes and preferences differ. I am an ovo-vegetarian and am not going to stop eating…

Mango Mint Iced Tea

Mango Mint Iced tea is in my hands as the heat is on and we are on an extended summer after a couple of days rain. There is no dearth of drinks to breeze you through these sweltering days and the flavours are mind-boggling. Keep it fresh and keep it as natural as possible. The…

Egg Dosa or Savory Egg Pancake

Dosa is my favourite breakfast and why not as I was born in Dosa land. Idly has always lagged behind as it is plump to catch up. The variety of dosas that we get today is mindboggling from dosa pizza to chilli chicken stuffed dosa it has become a universal dish. I grew up mainly…

Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies

Black plum, java plum, Jamun or Jambul, what’s in a name? I love the dark wine colour and I made Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies just because it is my favourite colour. I have childhood memories of foraging for fallen Jamun under the tree and then when we were more adventurous we plucked them…