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..!

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….

Comfort Food · Guest Post · Indian · Karnataka · Konkani · South Indian · Sweet Dish

Charmure Undo.. A guest post by Manjula..


It’s been a while since I had gotten to know Manjula who is a fellow Konkana blogger.  She has a lovely blog called Lakshmi Canteen & she specializes in Konkani cuisine & has some amazing recipe’s. Since she lives in the US she has access to a wider variety of Indian vegetables & ingredients, so… Continue reading Charmure Undo.. A guest post by Manjula..

Andhra Pradesh · Bread & Savoury Bakes · Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Karnataka · Kerala · Quick Bites · Snack · South Indian · Tamil Nadu

Egg Puffs – A Savoury, South Indian Bakery treat


Is there anyone who has not had puffs for a snack? I guess there won’t be anyone I know of, unless of course you don’t like it.. Bakery products are quite famous in the Southern States of India… Apart from Bread, you get cream rolls, jam rolls, apple cakes, their basic cupcakes, different kinds of… Continue reading Egg Puffs – A Savoury, South Indian Bakery treat

Andhra Pradesh · Breakfast · Herbs · Indian · Karnataka · Kerala · Quick Bites · Sides · Snack · South Indian · Tamil Nadu · To Go · Vegetarian

The Versatile Aloo/Potato Bhaji – South Indian style


Who doesn’t love a good Masala Dosa.. what makes a Masala Dosa really special? Of course the bhaji added in between the dosa. This bhaji is so simple to prepare that if you’re a dosa lover, you will instantly stop going to restaurants once you learn to prepare this bhaji at home… This recipe is… Continue reading The Versatile Aloo/Potato Bhaji – South Indian style

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….

Indian · Karnataka · Main Course · Sides · South Indian · Vegetarian

North Karnataka Badanekai yenagai/ Small purple Brinjals in a sweet & nutty sauce


This dish is like a favourite among all dwelling in the Northern part of Karnataka. The first time I ever tasted this, was when I used to stay with about 20 other girls in a hostel in Bangalore. My roommate was from Bellary & she brought this from home, when she got back after a… Continue reading North Karnataka Badanekai yenagai/ Small purple Brinjals in a sweet & nutty sauce

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

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

Kori Ghassi/Mangalorean style chicken curry


Again K to the rescue for this recipe. I clicked the pics but he helped in preparing it.. My necks still stiff though.. went & saw a doctor yesterday,, I’m on some meds now.. hope to get well soon & back into action.. feel so tied up.. a fully filled pantry & I’m lying down,… Continue reading Kori Ghassi/Mangalorean style chicken curry

Breakfast · Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Karnataka · South Indian · Vegetarian

Akki Rotti/Savoury Rice Pancakes from Karnataka


This is a famous breakfast dish from the state of Karnataka, India.  It’s a savoury pancake made of rice flour, chopped onions, spices, salt & water all kneaded well to form a firm soft dough. Just like pancakes you add a handful of dough enough to make a large pancake on the griddle/tava/fry pan &… Continue reading Akki Rotti/Savoury Rice Pancakes from Karnataka