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..!

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…

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… !

Breakfast · Fusion · Herbs · Indian · Karnataka · South Indian · Vegetarian

Rava Rotti/Savoury Semolina pancakes….


Hiya, hope alls been well with all of you, I would like to share some awesome news with all of you, my recipe for Shahi Paneer has been nominated to be one among the best 200 recipe’s for Shahi Paneer recipe’s on the internet. The recipe with the maximum number of votes will be chosen… Continue reading Rava Rotti/Savoury Semolina pancakes….

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..!

Chicken · Indian · Kerala · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Sides · South Indian · Starters

Chicken Thoran.. from the yummy state of Kerala.. ;)


Chicken has been playing on my mind since a few days. K’s cousin also has been craving for some home cooked chicken. Unfortunately when K went to pick some chicken at the butchers, he gave him a very old chicken whose meat was very thready. I was so disappointed that I did not cook that… Continue reading Chicken Thoran.. from the yummy state of Kerala.. 😉

Curry · Fish · Indian · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · South Indian · Tamil Nadu

From the villages of Tamil Nadu, a yummy Fish curry – Makerel curry…


I’m sure you are surprised to see my post today.. been ages isn’t it? I’m not going to apologise this time.. because it looks like I have been doing the disappearing act too often. Whats kept me busy was shifting.. Can you believe it???@!!! Gosh yes,!! you read it right.. In the last 2 years… Continue reading From the villages of Tamil Nadu, a yummy Fish curry – Makerel curry…

Indian · Sides · South Indian · Vegetarian

Taro/Arbi/Alva Manda Masala Stir Fry


Arbi is a root vegetable eaten in many states of India.. Each state has different ways in which they prepare this vegetable. My MIL loved Arbi… K is not a big fan of it though. She would have loved this recipe..!! This is my moms way of preparing Taro. It is super easy, crispy &… Continue reading Taro/Arbi/Alva Manda Masala Stir Fry