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…

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…

Watermelon Popsicles

Say hello summer with these Watermelon Popsicles and other flavours. ice cream season! I am strangely not a very ice-cream person but Popsicles are just my thing. Isn’t it awesome that you can make healthy tasty popsicles at home? Summer heat in South India is forgiven for the rich juicy fruits it blesses us with….

Healthy Grilled Garlicky Potato Wedges without Butter

These Healthy Grilled Garlicky Potato Wedges without Butter are as good as potato fries and actually good for you since they are not fried. It was a lazy Sunday morning and I did not want to cook lunch for me and my eyes fell on the potatoes and I wanted to have a potato meal…

Recipe for Tomato and Avocado Salsa

The recipe for Tomato and Avocado Salsa sauce was overdue and here it is now. I wouldn’t mind writing about Salsa dance or Salsa music either as they are both lively and vibrant like the spicy salsa sauce. I thought Salsa was only the Spanish word for sauce but I have learnt that it is…

Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos Recipe

Hola, from Guadalajara, Mexico! Today’s dish Mexican Chilaquiles Rojos Recipe  made by my son, Pratik. He is almost a master chef himself and conjures up exotic dishes through sheer innovation. I just took the pictures and followed him through the cooking process. Chilaquiles Rojos is considered a comfort food here and usually eaten for breakfast…

Easy Creamy Cheesy Chicken Kebab

An immensely popular chicken starter in India, Easy Creamy Cheesy Chicken Kebab is mouthwatering and melt in the mouth tasty. Traditionally it is minced chicken combined with a whole number of spices patted into a round or elongated shape and then shallow fried or deep fried.  It is generally served with mint and cilantro dip,…

Kale-Mushroom Bread Crusted Quiche Cups

Kale-Mushroom Bread Crusted Quiche Cups is another of my easy-breezy shortcuts to a delicious dish. My daughter was home after a long time and I was trying out something special at every meal. I gave the pastry a miss and used sandwich bread instead, filled with a quiche mixture made with eggs, kale, mushroom, onion…

Soft Mini-Idlis, Button-Idlis or Rice cakes

Button Idlis, Bullet Idlis, Mini Idlis or Baby Idlis Soft Mini-Idlis, Button-Idlis or Rice cakes and as my daughter used to call them; baby idlis, are usually served in a bowl of sambar. As they are spongy and bite sized they soak the sambar well and are really yummy in the tummy. Kids love to…

Whole Wheat Flour Pancakes or Meetha Poodas

Why does rain make me hungry?  Simple; because childhood memories of mom serving us hot fritters or  Roasted Corn on the cob or the yummy and tasty Whole Wheat Flour Pancakes or Meetha Poodas (as they are known in Punjabi) keep flashing in front of my eyes. My brother loved them and mom would indulge…

Bread Pakoras or Bread Fritters

Bread Pakoras or Bread Fritters; what is the connection one may wonder. Bread is a European discovery and as far as I know, there have not been any fritters or pakoras made with bread there! But believe me, Bread Pakoda is unequivocally the best desi snack that goes well with your chai tea. Bread Pakoras…