Chutney/Relish/Dip · Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Maharashtrian · Nuts · Seasoning · Street Food · Vegetarian

My take on the famous Lahsun/Garlic Chutney – Maharashtrian style


Being married to a Bangalorean, rather an Iyengar from Karnataka implies that your pantry will never run short of coconuts. You may wonder what the possible connection is. No, Iyengar’s don’t own coconut farms :P, they keep distributing coconuts for every Puja/Wedding/function they conduct. When you are just two in the house & you have… Continue reading My take on the famous Lahsun/Garlic Chutney – Maharashtrian style

Chutney/Relish/Dip · Fusion · Herbs · Oriental · Vegetarian

Soy-Chilli dip… A perfect dip for Momo’s/Dimsums/Dumplings or most Chinese starters….


People loved the Momo’s post so much that they also wanted me to post the dip to go with it. I do relish the tomato dip that the dimsums or the momo’s are usually served wit but like I said in my previous post, a friend introduced me to eating them with some soy sauce &… Continue reading Soy-Chilli dip… A perfect dip for Momo’s/Dimsums/Dumplings or most Chinese starters….

Comfort Food · Curry · Dairy · Herbs · Indian · Main Course · North Indian · Punjabi · Sides · Vegetarian · Yogurt

Dum-Aloo truly sinful baby potatoes in a spicy onion-cashew gravy….


A simple dish, yet so flavourful. This is something I have been meaning to post from a long time. Baby potatoes are a favourite in our kitchen. They have a very distinct sweet flavour & they are just so silky smooth in this curry… A definite must try for all potato & Indian curry lovers.… Continue reading Dum-Aloo truly sinful baby potatoes in a spicy onion-cashew gravy….

Breakfast · Chutney/Relish/Dip · Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Sides · South Indian · Vegetarian

Coriander-Pepper Chutney with hints of Garlic… !


Staying on the top floor has its advantages & flaws doesn’t it?? You get a good view yes but then you also have to put up with the intolerable heat during summers. Oh what am I talking about? South India has only 2 seasons, Summer & rainy. It’s summer for almost 8 months of the… Continue reading Coriander-Pepper Chutney with hints of Garlic… !

Dairy · Fusion · Herbs · No cooking required · Sides · Vegetarian · Yogurt

Strawberry-Basil Raita with toasted sesame seeds……


Experimenting should be my middle name, Oh well, that’s a lame one, don’t we all experiment with food?? Yes, of course we do. Now what made me experiment with strawberries & yogurt?? What could one possibly do when one ends up with half a litre of sourish yogurt & sour strawberries..? 😦 I did not… Continue reading Strawberry-Basil Raita with toasted sesame seeds……

Exotic · Herbs · Seasoning · Vegetarian

Chilli flavoured rock salt….


I love seasoning my pasta, pizza, focaccia, chips, wedges… yes, I love to season & pep up most continental, finger food with different kinds of flavoured salt or herbs. I end up doing this because I love different flavours in food. Even if it is mac & cheese, I have a few bites just the… Continue reading Chilli flavoured rock salt….

Breakfast · Comfort Food · Indian · Konkani · Mangalorean · Snack · South Indian · Vegetarian

Phova Chutney with Muga Daali Usli….. Classic GSB breakfast dish


This a classic breakfast dish of the GSB’s or Konkana’s. It is a very simple & delicious breakfast dish. Once you have a look at the ingredients you will agree that the days when you don’t have a breakfast idea, you can give this a try as you would have all these in your pantry… Continue reading Phova Chutney with Muga Daali Usli….. Classic GSB breakfast dish

Curry · Fish · Indian · Kerala · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Sides · South Indian

Meen Varatharachathu… another fish delicacy from Kerala..!


From the very first time I tasted Basa, I just fell in love with it. The meat was so juicy & it just melted in my mouth. I had, had a basa sizzler when I was out with a friend. The meat does not smell at all, unlike most other fish. If you like haddock,… Continue reading Meen Varatharachathu… another fish delicacy from Kerala..!

Dairy · European · Fusion · Herbs · Italian · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Pasta · Quick Bites · Seafood · To Go

Spaghetti Butter Garlic Prawns….


You know how cleaning up prawns is… I was so caught up with half a kilo of prawn cleaning today that I completely lost track of time,hunger began to creep in, had no lunch ready, a glance at the wall clock, it read thirty past two. K was home, I had to put together a… Continue reading Spaghetti Butter Garlic Prawns….

Baked · Comfort Food · Egg · Fusion

Ragi/Finger Millet Biscuits…. more healthier biscuits for all + they are Gluten free.. !


Baking some biscuits has been on my to-do list since a very long time. I’m not a biscuits lover, so this never got done until last week. I’m a wee bit late in posting this, I was out-of-town for a cousin’s wedding. I baked a huge lot of these biscuits for all my cousins &… Continue reading Ragi/Finger Millet Biscuits…. more healthier biscuits for all + they are Gluten free.. !