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Bajra Khichdi

Khichdi is a one-pot comfort meal made in India. It is essentially a mix of rice, lentils, vegetables and spices. All you need with a bowl of piping hot khichdi is some pickle and may be a papad..:) The bajra khichdi uses bajra or pearl millet instead of rice and hence has a better nutritional […]Read More

Vegan Tempeh Vindaloo

If you are looking for a vegan/vegetarian ingredient that you can use when you want an alternative to tofu or paneer, then Tempayy cubes from Hello Tempayy are just perfect. These are made from fermented whole soya beans and healthy and very nutritious. And not just that – these cubes absorb flavours really well – […]Read More

Instant Mawa/Khoa/Khoya

Festivals in India means a lot of sweets..:) And many of our sweets are also made using milk or milk products. One such ingredient which is commonly used in a lot of Indian sweets is mawa (or khoya or khoa). The traditional method to prepare mawa is to reduce the milk till you have the […]Read More

Instant Coconut Burfi

Sweets are an integral part of our festivals. Some traditional sweets require time, effort and patience to prepare while some are quick and easy. And sometimes, we also look for cheat recipes which give us flavours close to the traditional recipes of sweets, but are much easier and quicker to make. And I personally keep […]Read More

Batata Nu Shaak

Batata Nu Shaak is a dry potato side dish from the state of Gujarat. Is it liberally flavoured with sesame seeds. Many Gujarati dishes have a very simple flavouring of ground green chillies and ginger and this potato dish also has the same. It is a no onion, no garlic recipe that can be enjoyed […]Read More

Pineapple Lemonade

A twist from the usual lemonade preparation.. Flavour it with pineapple and enjoy this cool drink. Why don’t you sit back and let the young ones in the family make this delicious pineapple lemonade for you!Read More

Nendra Pazham Pradhaman (Banana Payasam)

Be it Onam or Vishu or a special celebration at home – making a payasam is mandatory. Birthdays never seem complete without a special payasam. And there are so many different varieties of payasams that you can make. Though payasam is the general term used across Kerala, it is actually the milk based white color […]Read More

Rava Dosa

If you love dosas but don’t like the whole process of soaking the rice and lentils, grinding it and then the long wait for the batter to be fermented, then am sure you will love instant dosas. Rava dosa is my favorite type of dosa. In fact, I like it better than the regular fermented […]Read More

Sambharam (Kerala Style Spiced Buttermilk)

Sambharam or Morum Vellam is a spiced buttermilk drink from Kerala. It is healthy summer drink which leaves you feeling totally refreshed. This drink is also part of the Kerala Sadya. I usually make it in a blender and then sieve it. But, you can also just crush together all the spices and add it […]Read More

Carrot and Beans Thoran

Thoran is a general malayalam word used for a stir-fry which has grated coconut added to it. Thoran preparations made using different vegetables is a part of our regular meals. It makes for a good side dish with rice. Though thoran typically refers to a vegetable stir-fry, but it isn’t uncommon to make a thoran […]Read More