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Chicken Liver Pepper Fry!


Hola people.. How is your Friday shaping up?? Planning to cook something special this weekend for the family or you need an idea for a potluck planned with friends??!? Check this quick yet flavourful recipe out..! I’m sure you will make many happy if you happen to feed them this :).  How many of you… Continue reading Chicken Liver Pepper Fry!

Comfort Food · Indian · Konkani · Pickles · Seasonal · Sides · South Indian

Konkani style, Hog Plum pickle…


Summer is full of Sun, fun, travel & yumminess.. For those who love Mangoes its the season.. The kids have vacations… The markets are filled with an amazing array of fruits to choose from. There are negatives about summer, but why worry about that, let us focus on the goodness :)!! I’m super excited writing… Continue reading Konkani style, Hog Plum pickle…

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

Puli Koddel…


A very quintessential dish for the Konkani’s.. Reminds me of Kodiyal Teru/Car festival & all other festivals where this dish is served. A wonderful dish which has all the flavours – chilli, sweet, sourness with a little bitterness!! It has been ages since I attended any festival back home or even the Teru to get… Continue reading Puli Koddel…

Indian · Indian Chinese · Non Vegetarian · North Indian · Punjabi · Restaurant Reviews · Reviews · Vegetarian

Spice Elephant.. Bangalore


Spice Elephant  – BSK 3rd stage, Bangalore. Imagine you are blindfolded and left on a street… You free your eyes off of the blindfold, you are hungry, you walk around and look right, left… or all around you for a place to eat and all you see are SLV’s… Wondering what these are??? The places in… Continue reading Spice Elephant.. Bangalore

Comfort Food · Indian · Sides · Vegetarian

Raw Banana stir fry – Indian flavours


Oh my..!!! look whose back??!!?? is what most of you people may say..! After my disappearing act.. I know right!! I have been pretty busy with my baking venture “Floured” that I hardly had time to feed myself anything new or prepare something worth blogging. Even if I did manage & squeeze some time out… Continue reading Raw Banana stir fry – Indian flavours

Breakfast · Chutney/Relish/Dip · Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Karnataka · Mangalorean · Seasoning · South Indian · Tamil Nadu · Vegetarian

Curry Leaves Chutney Pudi/ Powder.. Hebbar Iyengar style..!


All organic.. home-grown ingredients are awesome to have & to eat.. Don’t you agree?? As a kid I remember my grandmother preparing this very fragrant chutney pudi from the freshest curry leaves available.. yup, plucking them from the 5 curry leaves tree we had in our garden :), using the copra she made from drying… Continue reading Curry Leaves Chutney Pudi/ Powder.. Hebbar Iyengar style..!

Cheese · Dairy · Fusion · Herbs · Indian · Main Course · North Indian · Nuts · Punjabi · Sides · Starters · Vegetarian

Paneer Shimla Mirchi…


Food for thought..! Ever wondered how some dishes/recipes were named.. !?! I’m sure every cuisine has some very interesting names.. Since my interaction has been the most with Indian food … Indian food  does have some real bizarre names like – pasanda, navratan, jalfrezi, tikka, ragda patties etc.. whoever came up with such fancy names..… Continue reading Paneer Shimla Mirchi…

Chicken · Curry · Fusion · Herbs · Indian · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Nuts · South Indian

Greens marinated Chicken-Curry with a Goan twist to it…


“Its been a while..” hmmmm… while I think what to write next.. & I kept staring at “Its been a while”… it reminded me of the number by the band – Staind..! nothing to do with the mood of the song.. it’s just the name of the song! Sadly…I have no pictures for this post..… Continue reading Greens marinated Chicken-Curry with a Goan twist to it…

Comfort Food · Exotic · Fruits · Herbs · Indian · Konkani · Mangalorean · No cooking required · Quick Bites · Salad · Sides · Snack · South Indian · Street Food · Vegetarian

Ambuli/Raw Mango Pachhodi or rather an instant raw mango pickle…


All that I can remember when I eat this is secretly stashing my lunch-bag packed for school with some raw mangoes that fell from our Mango tree during the season. We had two lovely, huge Mango trees at home. “HAD” Sad but true, one very close to the gate & it fell one nasty stormy… Continue reading Ambuli/Raw Mango Pachhodi or rather an instant raw mango pickle…

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