“Food is the most primitive form of comfort” Comfort Food for me is almost always food that’s traditionally made at home , mingled with a gazillion memories of partaking it with my sisters. Everyting seemed a lot more fun with them around. Even a simple meal of Vethakuzhambu, Alu Fry, and Pepper Rasam would… Continue reading Millet Spinach Khichdi.
Navarathri is a celebration of the Goddesses that protect us and are the very epitome of power and knowledge. I have already a detailed post explaning the significance of this beautiful festival. Celebrating Navarathri also brings with it beautiful visions about Golu Dolls, celebrations, rustle of silk sarees, little girls decked in beautiful silk pavadais,… Continue reading Nilakadalai Sundal / Kadalai Sundal/ Peanut Sundal ( Steamed Raw Peanuts tossed in quick seasonings)
Rice Pidi Kozhukkatais has been an absolute favourite saturday night dinner, all through my childhood. Those were days when we would never go out all weekend. It would be spent at home with my sisters, catching up on the week`s lessons, cleaning, getting ready for the next week and of course chatting up with each… Continue reading Brown Rice Pidi Kozhukattai (Brown Rice Steamed Dumplings).
Pongal has always been my most favourite breakfast item at any south indian restaurant. Normally the pedigree of the restaurant can be measured by just tasting their “Venn Pongal”. Venn Pongal literally translated means Pongal thats white in colour and is differentiated from its sweetened variety “Chakkarai Pongal” which incidentally is the main offering for… Continue reading Oats Pongal – A healthy alternative to Ghee Pongal.
When the evenings are cold and the nights turn out to be cold and frosty, its an awesome feeling to come in to the warmth of one`s home, put away the jackets and boots, and settle down to a bowl of piping hot soup. There is magic in soup. Boring vegetables somehow transform in to… Continue reading Creamy & Healthy Broccoli & Pea Soup.
The best thing about a sandwich is that you dont need a spoon or a plate. All you need is your fingers and then one delightlful bite after another. Its filling, non-messy and extremely versatile, all the time allowing for so many variations every time you make it. Whenever I feel like making sandwich, I… Continue reading Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Peas, Arugula & Cilantro pesto.
The Taco Bell Cantina Bowl is my all time favourite one bowl lunch option! It has carbs from the rice, protein from the beans, fat which are abundant in avocados, the smoothness of the green goddess dressing, tart and crunchy corn salsa, all doused with the undertones of cilantro and lemon in every bite. The… Continue reading Taco Bell Cantina Bowl – Fresh, Low Carb and Low Sodium Version – A fitting 300`th Post!!!