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…

A week in pics ๐Ÿ›

The days are bright and sunny; not too hot and it rains sometimes late in the evening and at night. So pleasant weather in Bangalore. My pink pathumani poov (10 O’ clock flower) is the prettiest and brightest looking life around the house. It makes me happy ! We had guests over for lunch on…

A week in pics ๐ŸŽ‹

What’s news !? Rains โ˜”๏ธ The weather in Bangalore is dreamy. The lockdown here has been lifted and under the erstwhile normal we should be stepping out to explore the city esp. during the weekends; but not so much now. Surprisingly, we are still content to remain at home ! The home deliveries have been…

Easy Indian Meal (Set #10): Rice and curries ๐Ÿ›

“Cook with love, thinking about the people who are going to be eating your food. Think how much you want them to enjoy the meal. Put your heart into it !” my Dad’s secret to cooking tasty meals. In the midst of the lockdown, when everyday is the same, meals have taken up the additional…

Memorable Easter brunch ๐Ÿฅ‚

Easter was last Sunday (4 Apr); we had cousins over for brunch and here’s a glimpse of the spread. Why am I writing a week after Easter? Because things didn’t go as per plan and it’s the little surprises along the way that make the occasion memorable ๐Ÿ˜Œ. So let’s start with the menu –…

Easy Indian meal (Set #8): Kerala Fish biryani ๐Ÿš

Is it just me or is anyone else facing the predicament that by the time breakfast and lunch are done and dishes washed, it’s time to start the dinner preparations๐Ÿ˜ฌ!?  The work does not stop! The mornings are noiseless, pleasant and cool. Our day starts late, but that doesn’t translate to cutting back on the…

Easy Indian meal (Set #7)๐ŸŸand a fish tale๐Ÿ“–

“Following Fish” by Samanth Subramanian……what search terms do you need to enter into Amazon to throw up such a book? ๐Ÿค”Any guesses?? It’s not a collection of recipes on fish; it’s not a Moby Dick nor a Finding Nemo kind of a story. It’s a travelogue as the author traverses along the coast of the…

Easy Indian meal (Set #6)๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ–

Last week in Kochi, I was at my brother’s home for breakfast and my sister-in-law made the most crispy dosas ever ๐Ÿ˜‹ !! Back home in Bangalore, I was commending on the dosas and the kid said that he wants to have crispy dosas too. For me the humble dosa became an overnight celebrity when I saw Gary…

Easy Indian meal (Set #5)๐Ÿฅ˜๐ŸŒถ

Once my sister-in-law was home visiting and I asked her to stay for dinner. She asked what’s cooking ? I said chapati and chicken curry; but will take some time as the chicken pieces have only been marinated and the curry is yet to be made. She said there is an easier alternative – sliced…

Easy Indian meal (Set #4)๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅ’

I am pretty pleased with myself; I spent the last few hours tidying up and re-arranging the stuff in my cupboard and now admiring the new found order and space. My kid decides to break my reverie with the question “What’s for dinner tonight? “ Hubs is away on work; it’s just me and the kid,…

Easy Indian meal (Set #3)๐Ÿค๐Ÿ…

Rainy days…makes me languorous and hungry. Want to make something tasty but with minimum labour. Something easy to cook and packed with flavour – prawns come to mind. They are very versatile – fry them, curry them, add them to soups, salads or even make a meal out of them – prawns pulao will be…

Easy Indian meal (Set #2)

Anchovies, crispy fried and hot straight from the frying pan is everyone’s favourite; but a healthier option is cooking it with grated coconut. The preparation is called Meen Peera (Fish and coconut). In addition to the fish and grated coconut, the ingredients for Meen Peera include onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves, kudam puli. Easy…

Easy Indian meal (Set #1)

A few tried and tested meal sets are a great way to answer the perennial question of what to make for dinner tonight. At my home, dinner is the only meal the family eats together. It is an everyday meal; simple yet colourful and savoury. Here’s Set #1 – it includes Palak (Spinach) Chapati, Lady’s…