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..!

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 · 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

Comfort Food · Curry · Herbs · Indian · Main Course · Mangalorean · Non Vegetarian · Red Meat · South Indian

Dukra Maas – as they call it in Mangalore; the best Pork curry ever!!!


Anyone born or brought up or who has something to do with Mangalore would have definitely heard about the famous Dukra Maas.. If you have not,then its a shame.. go bury your head somewhere !! I’m kidding, of course. If you have not heard of it, well then there is always a first time.. &… Continue reading Dukra Maas – as they call it in Mangalore; the best Pork curry ever!!!

Comfort Food · Curry · Fish · Indian · Konkani · Main Course · Mangalorean · Non Vegetarian

Quick fish curry – Salmon Phanna Upkari


I was meaning to have this This typical Konkani post done once I was back in India & when in Mangalore; with the traditional varieties of fish generally used to prepare this dish like Sardines/mackerel, but damn I missed this curry so much that I had to post this. Another reason being I love Salmon.… Continue reading Quick fish curry – Salmon Phanna Upkari

Comfort Food · Fusion · Indian · Konkani · Mangalorean · Quick Bites · Sides · Snack · South Indian · Starters · Vegetarian

Crispy Rice flour battered Mushrooms….


Mushrooms & mushrooms.. can I ever get enough of them.. I don’t think so… just like my other vegetarian friends love paneer.. my favourite starter when I think of going vegetarian for a meal is always Mushroom.. 😀 I have been meaning to post this recipe from a while.. But never got down to it..… Continue reading Crispy Rice flour battered Mushrooms….

Comfort Food · Indian · Konkani · Main Course · Mangalorean · South Indian · Vegetarian

Soyee Bhajjile Chana Ghashi/Black chickpeas in sautéed coconut paste curry..


Being away from home always makes you crave for those things that you miss.. people of course would top everyone’s list.. next would be food for sure.. Its hard to find all the ingredients from your home country when abroad.. specially the fresh ingredients, so you have to do with canned ones if your lucky… Continue reading Soyee Bhajjile Chana Ghashi/Black chickpeas in sautéed coconut paste curry..

Comfort Food · Dessert · Fruits · Indian · Konkani · Mangalorean · South Indian · Vegetarian

Madgane – one of the quintessential Konkani Payasam/sweet-dish….


First things first, for all those who don’t know what Payasam is… let me explain.. It is a thick or a little runny sweet dish prepared in the Southern states of India; an integral part of a South Indian meal. It is traditionally served after a meal, on the banana leaf & is scooped out with… Continue reading Madgane – one of the quintessential Konkani Payasam/sweet-dish….

Comfort Food · Curry · Fish · Indian · Konkani · Main Course · Mangalorean · Non Vegetarian · South Indian

Alle Piyava Ghashi/Konkani style Fish curry..


My mouth waters; just writing this post. The sad part is that I had prepared this dish long back, but never had the time to write the recipe down & post it.. Last week when we were in London visiting friends & trying to enjoy some British Sun.. I ended up preparing this curry for… Continue reading Alle Piyava Ghashi/Konkani style Fish curry..

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….