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  Tangy and nutty rice, so refreshing… When I have leftover rice, I get creative and try different dishes with rice. This time I added lemon juice and chick peas to the rice along with other ingredients. It was easy to make and tasted very refreshing. This rice along with pickle was purely comforting. Lemon Chick Peas Rice   Print Cook time 15...

An easy to make veggie stir fry, South Indian side dish… One of the side dishes that’s commonly served with South Indian lunch is a vegetarian stir fry in which any kind of veggies can be added. It can be either thoran or mezhukkupuratti. Only one kind of veggie is added or a combination of veggies are added. Thoran and mezhukkupuratti belong to the same...

Payasam that can be made in just a matter of minutes and still tastes yummy… Hope all Keralites had a fantastic Onam. I have written so much about Onam and Sadya in my previous posts so I am not starting all over again. FB is flooded with the pictures of Sadya, I can hardly resist. I first thought of making Sadya last weekend, but I found way too comfortable...

South Indian spicy and tangy curry known as Rasam, this is the most delicious rasam I’ve ever tasted… This is one of the vegetarian dishes commonly found in South India and a must dish for Sadya. This is also served as a soup at some restaurants. However, in South India this is usually served as a side curry along with rice, it is poured over rice and...

Delicious fruit and nuts upma… Upma or uppuma is a very common breakfast dish in South India. However, this dish was not common in my family, very rarely this was made in my home. The main ingredient in this dish is semolina which is dry roasted and combined with either veggies/meat and cooked by pouring water little by little. Last saturday morning while thinking...

A popular Maharastrian dish made with sabudana or tapioca pearls… Sabudana or sago (or Chavari in Malayalam) or Tapioca pearls, is a common ingredient in Payasam , a popular dessert in Kerala. I dig out sabudana only when I have payasam that too vermicelli (semiya) payasam, else I seldom take it out of my pantry. I haven’t made a savory dish with sabudana...

It’s Kerala style chutney made with green pepper… At times, I wish if my mind went blank for a few minutes without any kind of thoughts popping up now and then. This reminds me of how once my mind had actually gone blank for sometime when I had a concussion from skiing. I didn’t even get comfortable skiing in the beginner ski slopes that time....

This is a guest post submitted by Rafeeda. Hi Thas… The time I saw your email inviting guest posts, I thought of jumping up for your opportunity. I have started a blog which is just a month old and one of the inspiration is definitely you. I adore your blog and the way you come up with interesting recipes. I have tried a couple of them, one of them being the...

Colorful vegetarian comfort food… Lately, I have been embracing bright colors. I now dare to wear bright colorful clothes, carry colorful bags, walk on colorful shoes and my latest favorite lipstick color is fuschia. Yes,  I am all about bright colors now. It’s just not me the entire fashion world is talking and wearing color. I always used to be a...

South Indian comfort food… Why me??? Whenever there’s a flu season, I’ll be the first one to get it. Yesterday, was the coldest day of this winter, temperature dropped drastically to -16 C and it felt like -28 C. I was driving to work, all of a sudden car windshield got cloudy, turned on the water spray and voila! the reservoir was empty. Bought...