Lunch @Maya, Jayanagar, Bangalore๐Ÿฝ

Jayanagar is one of the older suburbs in Bangalore, which still has broad tree lined roads enveloped in thick green canopy that blocks the sunlight from reaching the ground; hence even on a hot afternoon, it feels quite cool. “It’s where all the moneybags in Bangalore stay; not the nouveau riche, the old money.” remarked…

Biryani on Brigade road (Anjappar) ๐Ÿฒ

My first destination on the late Saturday morning was Commercial street in downtown Bangalore; it took more than an hour to reach there from Sarjapur side, the notorious Bangalore traffic is back in full josh. I was dropping off a few fabrics with the tailor, I had earlier bought a few Orissa Ikat printed fabrics…

Fever๐Ÿคง, food๐Ÿ˜‹ & frangipani๐Ÿ˜˜

Looking back, it was really a Friday the 13th; I woke up with a sore throat and in a sour mood from not getting much sleep in the night; constantly waking up and then rotating about in bed trying to fall back to sleep. I had no time to sleep in either, the kid had…

For special occasions ๐Ÿš

“Why can’t you make this coconut chutney more often ?” asked the kid, slicing off and scooping up a large spoonful from the red coconut chutney ball and adding to his bowl of hot kanji. Good Friday lunch has always been kanji (rice gruel) made from broken red rice (matta) grains, payar (this year it’s…

Nasi & Mee: A scrumptious affair ๐Ÿ

Our eating out expeditions usually see us heading towards the Koramangala, Indiranagar and MG Road neighbourhoods in Bangalore; but closer to home at Sarjapur, there are a few good places to dine out too and Nasi & Mee at the Bay building in the IT park Brookfields Ecoworld is one such place. The Bay building…

Sly Granny: A medley of flavours ๐Ÿ๐Ÿง†

1 Apr, Friday afternoon and we were off to downtown Bangalore for lunch. The traffic is back in full josh on Bangalore roads. The outer ring road in Bangalore has metro work going on and this has taken up one lane on the road; another lane was demarcated as an exclusive bus lane, thus leaving…

The Only Place (TOP) in Bangalore ๐Ÿ”

The restaurant is located along the Museum Cross Road which runs perpendicular to Church Street in downtown Bangalore; their USP are their meaty steaks and burgers, together with the nostalgia of yesteryears. It’s a standalone restaurant and an old establishment dating back to maybe thirty years or more; the brief history is printed out, laminated,…

Matar Pulao (Green Peas Pulao) ๐Ÿš

An easy way to know what veg/fruit is in season is to see what’s piled up on the pushcarts selling along the roadsides. Green peas are in season๐Ÿ’š; but yes, you can buy the frozen ones throughout the year, but while the fresh alternative is easily available, make the most of it ! The little…

Home is where the heart is…๐Ÿ’–

“What is a Porpoise ?” asks my seven year old nephew. “Maybe it’s something like the tortoise; lives on land and in water !?” I make a guess and reply (I was so wrong ๐Ÿ˜ฌ; I should have googled it!). The kid too soon realised that my answer was wrong ๐Ÿ˜… “If they lived on…

Plantain Fritters (Ethakka Appam)…a taste of home ๐Ÿ˜˜

I make no evening snacks at home in Bangalore, cooking three meals a day itself is never ending work for me. At tea time, we make do with biscuits or cake or even bread with peanut butter or jam, or some other bakery bought stuff and maybe even Maggie noodles but never actually attempted to…

Advent season special (veg fare)๐Ÿ†

It’s the season of Advent and the noyambu starts. As a norm, for the 24 days to Christmas we do not eat meat or fish. So it’s all veg food plus eggs till Christmas. The cooking during these days is both easy and challenging; easy as veg meals ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ… can be prepared in a relatively…

A glorious sunday brunch @Lavonne

It’s been a while since our last visit to Church Street and this cloudy Sunday seemed apt for a revisit. I had made a list of the books I wanted to read; deliberately avoided ordering them from Amazon just so that I have an excuse to go and browse at the bookstore๐Ÿ˜Œ And so Blossom…

Hearty Egg curry ๐Ÿฅš

On this cold, cloudy, windy Saturday morning in Bangalore, you see two broad groups of humankind – the ones who have jumped out of bed and are out and about on their morning power walk and the rest who are curled up under the blanket not wanting to get up, but wondering what’s for breakfast…

Cake Day (26 Nov) ๐Ÿฐ

Such a namesake day did not even exist for me until now. Now I am looking out for an occasion to bake (….practice) ๐Ÿ˜Œ Starting with the very easy and basic cakes; the first is a chocolate sponge cake and the second a vanilla sponge cake ๐Ÿฐ No frosting or decorations for the time being….baby…

Silver Pomfret fry with a tangy fresh coriander marinade ๐ŸŒฟ

White Avoli is what we call the fish in Kerala; there is also the black variety. Pomfret is the English name; it’s also known by names such as Paplet or Pamplet in Goa and Mumbai and Vavval in Tamil Nadu. It’s a tasty fish without the characteristic fishy smell. Unlike most other big fishes, the…

Broken wheat, chicken & pomegranate salad โ™ฅ๏ธ

Uppumavu made of Broken wheat (also called Dalia in Hindi) is a popular breakfast dish as it is considered filling and nutritious. I have not tried it out but I love the sweet payasam made with Broken wheat and jaggery; made it for Onam this year ๐Ÿ‘‰ A bespoke Onam Sadya ๐ŸŒบ Part ๐Ÿš and…