Shredded carrots combined with spices and gram flour, made into fritters or vada, a perfect evening snack… One of the popular evening snacks in South India is Onion vada or fritters. Onion vada with a cup of cardamom tea can turn your evenings into a beautiful one. If it’s a rainy day, then the beauty is beyond words. In my place, Spring is still in slumber...

Ground fish made into cutlets or patties, great for making sandwich or burger or top your salads or wrap in a tortilla or pita… I have a soft corner towards patties or cutlets, for that reason I often tend to turn any meat into patties. Add some seasonings to the ground meat or fish along with veggies, make into patties and pan fry or bake them. The patties...

Chapati and omelette rolled together and cut into rounds, perfect for brunch or lunch or dinner… Yesterday, I promised myself that I would take a break from the store bought tortillas, pita breads and rotis. So for dinner, I had to make chapatis from scratch. Though making any kind of rotis from scratch is a bit time consuming process, once I start making...

Cappuccino flavored biscotti makes a perfectly crunchy evening snack… Who wouldn’t love something sweet and crunchy along with a cup of coffee or tea??? This cappuccino biscotti is perfect with a cup of coffee or cappuccino or even tea. The difference between a cookie and biscotti is that biscottis are double baked, that’s what makes it crunchy...

    Shrimp and potato cooked together along with aromatic spices and made into a delicious curry… I hope you guys must have noticed the new theme, did you like it??? I had some issues with my old theme and my Man tried everything to fix it. But in vain. I got so used to that theme and it was quite dear to me. Saying goodbye to that one was not that easy....

Pan fried and blackened Trout, a healthy and easy recipe… One of my favorite ways of making fish is by pan frying the seasoned fillets in very little oil. Pan fried fish fillets go well with almost any kind of side dishes. Pilaf, mashed potatoes, roasted veggies, risotto, pasta or just steamed jasmine rice. This does make a healthy meal and great for those...

An easy to make yet delicious green pepper and tomato chutney… My most favorite chutney is tomato chutney and I first tried that at my Aunt’s house. That tomato chutney along with dosa, I literally licked my finger and had way too many dosas that day. Of course, I have already shared that recipe with you all and many of my readers have tried it and loved...

Carrot, celery, onions , cracked wheat and cilantro cooked together and made into a comforting soup… Cracked wheat, the name says it all- whole raw wheat kernels are cracked into smaller pieces. A popular grain used for making many dishes in India and other countries. There is another similar grains called Bulgur grains. For making Bulgur grains, wheat kernels...

  Protein rich egg white sandwich for breakfast in less than 2 minutes… My husband makes this egg white sandwich quite often for breakfast and is definitely one of his favorites. It’s important to have a protein rich breakfast. So, this egg white sandwich is perfect, you get the needed protein from the egg white and the fiber from the multi grain bread. We...

Hyderabadi Chicken Dum biryani- irresistibly delicious… I am back after a much needed 2 weeks vacation. We went on an awesome Caribbean cruise and roamed around 4 amazing islands. Of all the vacations I have had in the past, this one was way too relaxing as we didn’t have to worry about anything. The cruise literally had everything and the hospitality...