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..!

Guest Post · Quick Bites

Turkey..!!! A must visit for a traveller who is a foodie as well..! Guest Post!


Heylo there..! I know it has been a long long time.. ! Hope you guys have been awesome at what you do.. I’m sure about that! Long long ago there lived a food blogger who used to blog at her space called Keli Paan… since the time she converted her passion to work, she has… Continue reading Turkey..!!! A must visit for a traveller who is a foodie as well..! Guest Post!

Quick Bites

My take on Rick Steins Chettinad Chicken……


If my TV is switched on, Cookery shows are my favourite pastime.. There is so much to learn about food both from these shows & the internet.. New ingredients.. New dishes.. world cuisine.. tips etc. When in the UK, I watched loads of cookery shows on BBC’s Food channel, about a couple of months before we… Continue reading My take on Rick Steins Chettinad Chicken……

Cheese · Dairy · Fusion · Herbs · Indian · Main Course · North Indian · Nuts · Punjabi · Sides · Starters · Vegetarian

Paneer Shimla Mirchi…


Food for thought..! Ever wondered how some dishes/recipes were named.. !?! I’m sure every cuisine has some very interesting names.. Since my interaction has been the most with Indian food … Indian food  does have some real bizarre names like – pasanda, navratan, jalfrezi, tikka, ragda patties etc.. whoever came up with such fancy names..… Continue reading Paneer Shimla Mirchi…

Breakfast · Dairy · Egg · Exotic · Fruits · Fusion

Spiced Mango Pancakes….


K loves mangoes…. Just the way I love crabs.. :D. You give him a couple of mangoes & I won’t feel his presence around.. He gets lost in his own world.. We suddenly have loads of Mangoes at home.. Thanks to a friends farmhouse & K’s cousin who brought us some from a friends orchard.… Continue reading Spiced Mango Pancakes….

Chutney/Relish/Dip · European · Exotic · Fusion · Greek · Herbs · Mediterranean · No cooking required · Quick Bites · Sides · Snack · Starters · Turkish · Vegetarian

Lemon-Coriander Hummus….


Hummus is a very popular dip in the Middle Eastern countries made from cooked chickpeas. This essentially needs a sesame seed paste known as Tahini. There are loads of flavoured hummus available in the market. It is a super healthy dip, made of fresh/boiled ingredients with loads of olive oil. Those of you who saw… Continue reading Lemon-Coriander Hummus….

Chutney/Relish/Dip · Exotic · Greek · Mediterranean · Vegetarian

Tahini… the nutty Middle Eastern dip/condiment.. !


As most of you would know Tahini is widely used in Turkish, Greek and Middle eastern cuisines. Tahini is paste made of ground sesame seeds, which is served on its own as it as or it can used to make loads of other yummy dishes like – Hummus, Baba Ghanoush etc. Tahini is also known… Continue reading Tahini… the nutty Middle Eastern dip/condiment.. !

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…

Chutney/Relish/Dip · Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Maharashtrian · Nuts · Seasoning · Street Food · Vegetarian

My take on the famous Lahsun/Garlic Chutney – Maharashtrian style


Being married to a Bangalorean, rather an Iyengar from Karnataka implies that your pantry will never run short of coconuts. You may wonder what the possible connection is. No, Iyengar’s don’t own coconut farms :P, they keep distributing coconuts for every Puja/Wedding/function they conduct. When you are just two in the house & you have… Continue reading My take on the famous Lahsun/Garlic Chutney – Maharashtrian style