Rava Laddu

Yesterday I suddenly started craving for some Rava Laddus at 10:30 in the night. The hubby was trying hard to find out a store that will be open at that time… no luck. So those Rava Laddus were written at the top of the to-do list for the next day. After consulting few friends, I…

Amma’s Dwaraka Special Chicken Fry

Dwaraka is a restaurant in my native, their specialty is a chicken fry called “Dwaraka Special”. Every visit to this restaurant isn’t complete without having this dish. My mom has a wonderful palette… like a master chef; she can guess almost every ingredient in a dish. One fine Sunday… reproduced this “Dwaraka Special “and it…

Munagaku Talimpu / Stir fried drumstick leaves

As a child I hated greens…. Was forced, bribed and what not by the granny and the mom to no avail! Even till recently I used to crinkle my nose and make a face at the sight of greens. The other day the husband’s aunt made this munagaku talimpu / stir fried drumstick leaves… And…

Gajar Halwa

A classic Indian sweet, often termed as a luxury as it is made of khoya, saffron, cardamom, loads of ghee: all very rich flavors. The husband who is a “sweet hater”, promptly agreed when I asked whether he wants me to make this sweet. One of the very less numbers of sweets he eats. The…

Neyyi Pongal

Wish you all a very happy New Year ! Welcoming the New Year with the best comfort brekkie of warm neyyi pongal, sambar and tomato pachadi… and is suitable for cold winters in Bangalore. My first taste of this amazingly simple pongal was when I was a kid. We had gone to Tirumala, the prasadam…