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 · Konkani · Salad · Sides · South Indian · Vegetarian

Taushe Ullel – Spicy & Tangy, tempered Cucumber salad, Konkani style


This dish brings back memories of food from our family temple. Each Konkana Family has a family temple & their family God/Goddess. Our family temple is in Kerala, it’s a small village in the border of Karnataka & Kerala. An hours drive away from Mangalore. Most of the major festivals are celebrated together by the… Continue reading Taushe Ullel – Spicy & Tangy, tempered Cucumber salad, Konkani style

Chicken · Dairy · Fruits · Fusion · Herbs · Non Vegetarian · Quick Bites · Salad · Sides · Snack · Starters · Steamed · To Go

Russian Salad…


I feel guilty everyday for not being around & posting a new recipe for you… Sigh… something comes up every time I plan on posting something new.. I had mentioned in my previous post about the cooking contest I have on Keli Paan. This is the recipe from Suman Menezes who was the winner of… Continue reading Russian Salad…

Chutney/Relish/Dip · Comfort Food · European · Fusion · Greek · No cooking required · Quick Bites · Salad · Snack · Vegetarian

Homemade Olive Lemon Salad dressing…


Julia from Kitchenettefinds had posted a salad dressing recipe a while back. The way she had described the dressing was too tempting. Being a huge fan of salads I wanted to try it out. Link to the original recipe. I made a few changes to her recipe though… I gave up the cheese she added &… Continue reading Homemade Olive Lemon Salad dressing…

Herbs · Non Vegetarian · Salad · To Go

Broccoli & Bacon Salad..


Another sunny day in Glasgow.. & its been a good start to my day knowing that I have been featured as the “Chef of the Week” by http://www.erecipe.com. 🙂 Let’s get started with today’s recipe. K makes a fuss about eating Broccoli, I was browsing through the internet to make something interesting that may help… Continue reading Broccoli & Bacon Salad..

Cheese · Dairy · Fusion · Herbs · Italian · Pasta · Salad · Vegetarian

Fried Halloumi Pasta Salad


I love fried Halloumi. Do you know the kind of people who overeat things they like/love & develop an aversion towards it?? Yes, I belong to that category. So Halloumi was in that category for a while :). Until I came to the UK I did not know much about different types of cheese… I… Continue reading Fried Halloumi Pasta Salad

Fusion · Herbs · Quick Bites · Salad · Sides · Snack · Steamed · Vegetarian

Steamed tender-stem Broccoli tossed in Olive oil, garlic & chilli flakes


Something quick & healthy after all the dishes with loaded calories that I have posted this week. I love eating salads/steamed veggies. This dish is a no fuss yummy solution to feed small hunger pangs. You can even have this alongside a steak or as a hot salad. Love the lovely green colors of this… Continue reading Steamed tender-stem Broccoli tossed in Olive oil, garlic & chilli flakes

Cheese · Dairy · Salad · Sides · Vegetarian

SSS (Simple Salad Sticks)


Tried many ways to make your family members eat salads and failed?? These salad sticks may help you make them eat some. 🙂 The same basic ingredients but all together in a cocktail stick. Looks colourful and inviting. They may remind you of Cheese cherry pineapple sticks.  It’s so very juicy & refreshing that you will… Continue reading SSS (Simple Salad Sticks)

Indian · Microwave Cooking · North Indian · Salad · Sides · Vegetarian

Kala Chana Chaat/ Black Chickpeas Chaat


Kala chana refers to black chickpeas. Chaat is a medley of different flavours. There are different kinds of chaats available in India. To name a few – Bhel puri, paani Puri,Sev Puri, Masala Puri, Katori Chaat, Dahi Puri, Samosa Chaat, Tikki Chaat, Aloo Sev Puri, Chana Chaat and the list goes on. Chaat is mostly… Continue reading Kala Chana Chaat/ Black Chickpeas Chaat

Breakfast · Comfort Food · Dairy · Egg · Fruits · Fusion · Herbs · Non Vegetarian · Salad

Egg & Apple Salad


Dill is used a lot in Indian cooking. Especially in our house my mother-in-law used to make many Iyengar (A Tamilian Brahmin community) dishes with dill. I never liked the flavour of dill too much. It’s too overpowering when the main ingredient in the curry is dill. This salad has a hint of dill and… Continue reading Egg & Apple Salad