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..!

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…

Chutney/Relish/Dip · Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Sides · South Indian · Tamil Nadu · Vegetarian

Takkali/Tomato Thokku…


Tomatoes available in abundance in the market???? or have the prices of tomatoes dropped?? or do you have loads of ripe tomatoes, wondering what to do & how to use them?? or are you are a dip/chutney lover???  look no further!!! You will enjoy both the preparation bit & the eating bit of this thokku.… Continue reading Takkali/Tomato Thokku…

Chicken · Curry · Main Course · Non Vegetarian · Sides · South Indian · Starters · Tamil Nadu

Karuveppilai/kadipatta/curry leaves chicken……


I’m visiting Mangalore after about 2 years. Feels awesome being home. All the lazing around, the silence (hate the traffic noise all over Bangalore, you rarely find a place where it is quiet unless you have noise eliminating windows fitted), all yummy food you get at home & small quaint places around. My little brother… Continue reading Karuveppilai/kadipatta/curry leaves chicken……

Chutney/Relish/Dip · Indian · Quick Bites · South Indian · Tamil Nadu · Vegetarian

Courgette/Zucchini Thokku


Courgette was something new I had to work with when I landed here in the UK. With the limitations to the veggies available at my disposal here I had to begin exploring my options with it. I had tried them a couple of times at a barbecue restaurant back in India, but had not tasted… Continue reading Courgette/Zucchini Thokku

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

Breakfast · Chutney/Relish/Dip · Comfort Food · Curry · Herbs · Indian · Sides · South Indian · Tamil Nadu · Vegetarian

Takkali Kolumbu/Kohzumbu…. a perfect dip for your Dosa/Idli


Its been a hot day.. Man..!! the sun is so strong today,, temperatures have soared up to 24 degrees.. & damn how I miss having a ceiling fan or an air-conditioner.. Phew..!! have sweat trickling down my forehead & its getting unbearable.. too hot to even have a decent nights sleep.. 😦 I know it… Continue reading Takkali Kolumbu/Kohzumbu…. a perfect dip for your Dosa/Idli

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….

Breakfast · Chutney/Relish/Dip · Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Kerala · Konkani · Mangalorean · South Indian · Tamil Nadu · Vegetarian

Alle Chutney/ Ginger Chutney


When you think of Pongal/Dosa/Idli/Vada/Akki Rotti/Rice Bhath/Ade/Semiya Upma… or any other South Indian breakfast dishes, the first accompaniment any South Indian will come up with would be this chutney. Very simple. Requires very basic ingredients & voila there you are this finger licking good chutney is ready.. Alle is what ginger is called in Konkani.… Continue reading Alle Chutney/ Ginger Chutney