Comfort Food · Curry · Fish · Indian · Konkani · Main Course · Mangalorean · Non Vegetarian · South Indian

Alle Piyava Ghashi/Konkani style Fish curry..


My mouth waters; just writing this post. The sad part is that I had prepared this dish long back, but never had the time to write the recipe down & post it.. Last week when we were in London visiting friends & trying to enjoy some British Sun.. I ended up preparing this curry for… Continue reading Alle Piyava Ghashi/Konkani style Fish curry..

Andhra Pradesh · Breakfast · Comfort Food · Fusion · Indian · Karnataka · Kerala · Konkani · Mangalorean · Quick Bites · Snack · South Indian · Tamil Nadu · Vegetarian

Mix-Veg Couscous Upma….


To begin with.. I’ll mention a few facts about Couscous… for the benefit of those who don’t know what couscous is all about… 🙂 they are tiny granules of Durum wheat which are cooking by steaming. It is traditionally served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it. Couscous is a staple food throughput… Continue reading Mix-Veg Couscous Upma….

Chicken · Comfort Food · Curry · Indian · Karnataka · Konkani · Main Course · Mangalorean · Non Vegetarian · South Indian

Chicken Puli Munchi/Chicken in Tangy Hot curry- Mangalorean style


The last couple of days I have been missing home a lot, was feeling a wee bit low…. to pep me up, I prepared just that dish which I knew would help me feel better.. 🙂 & guess what.. it did soar my spirits up.. 🙂 Just a whiff of it simmering away made me… Continue reading Chicken Puli Munchi/Chicken in Tangy Hot curry- Mangalorean style

Comfort Food · Curry · Indian · Konkani · Main Course · Mangalorean · South Indian · Vegetarian

Kale Koddel/ Raw plantain in a tangy coconut curry…


Koddel is a Konkani curry.. Looking at the main ingredients of the curry, you may wonder how is this different from the other konkani curry’s like ambat or ghashi, the secret to all these various coconut, chilli & tamarind based curry’s is that is that the name decides the tempering.. The tempering of garlic in… Continue reading Kale Koddel/ Raw plantain in a tangy coconut curry…

Comfort Food · Fusion · Herbs · Indian · Konkani · Mangalorean · South Indian · Vegetarian

Peppery Raw plantain sabji…


As much as I enjoyed eating all the yummy food during my trip to Europe, I did miss eating all the hot & spicy Indian food.. 🙂 K did too… So we went hunting for a street in Paris where there are South Indian restaurants & ate in Saravana Bhavan… 🙂 So had to prepare… Continue reading Peppery Raw plantain sabji…

Comfort Food · Indian · Konkani · Mangalorean · Sides · South Indian · Vegetarian

Simple yet very comforting!…. Batata Piyava Upkari/Stir fried Potato Onion sabzi…


Mangalore gets more than a fair amount of rains during the Monsoon season.. The monsoon season lasts for about 4 months.. Starts end of May & extends to September..It pours cats & dogs & the roads used to get ruined.. giving birth to potholes whose depth you would not know until & unless your bike… Continue reading Simple yet very comforting!…. Batata Piyava Upkari/Stir fried Potato Onion sabzi…

Comfort Food · Konkani · Mangalorean · Sides · South Indian · Vegetarian

Mums style Beetroot Upkari..!!


I know loads of people back in India think that other than salads, there is nothing you can do with beetroot.. & there are people who dislike it.. I love this root vegetable.. My mum prepares a dry sabzi (cooked dry vegetable dish in Hindi) or palya (cooked dry vegetable dish in Kannada) or Upkari… Continue reading Mums style Beetroot Upkari..!!

Breakfast · Chutney/Relish/Dip · Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Kerala · Konkani · Mangalorean · South Indian · Tamil Nadu · Vegetarian

Alle Chutney/ Ginger Chutney


When you think of Pongal/Dosa/Idli/Vada/Akki Rotti/Rice Bhath/Ade/Semiya Upma… or any other South Indian breakfast dishes, the first accompaniment any South Indian will come up with would be this chutney. Very simple. Requires very basic ingredients & voila there you are this finger licking good chutney is ready.. Alle is what ginger is called in Konkani.… Continue reading Alle Chutney/ Ginger Chutney

Fish · Indian · Konkani · Main Course · Mangalorean · Non Vegetarian · Seafood · Sides · South Indian · Starters

Fish Fry with a Konkani style batter


FISH… brings a galore of memories for me.. just the smell of fish frying in the kitchen takes me back to those times as a kid back at my ancestral house… the picture of my grandmother sitting out in the backyard on a traditional Indian chopping seat called “Addoli in konkani”, removing the scales out… Continue reading Fish Fry with a Konkani style batter

Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Konkani · Mangalorean · North Indian · Quick Bites · Snack · South Indian · Starters · Street Food · Tamil Nadu · To Go · Vegetarian

Onion/Kanda/Piyav/Eerulli Bajji/Pakoda’s/Bajo


Onion bajji’s are a favourite snack with chai all over India. If you have had a chance to attend any evening gathering that takes place among Indian communities anywhere in the world, you may have noticed these being served. You can never go wrong serving onion bajji’s. They turn yummy & go well with all… Continue reading Onion/Kanda/Piyav/Eerulli Bajji/Pakoda’s/Bajo