Easy LunchBox Series. · Italian Cuisine.

Spaghetti in Basil Kale Pesto.

Spaghetti has always always been a favored dinner entree in our home teamed always with plain marinara. There is something very comforting about a plate of spaghetti dunked in hot marinara sauce and topped with melted parmesan. No additions, nothing. The simpler, the better. On cold winter nights, the kids find it as comforting as… Continue reading Spaghetti in Basil Kale Pesto.

Poriyals / Kootu Varieties. · Side Dishes for Rotis/Dosas/ Naan.

Nagapattinam Nei Mittai Kadai (Madurai) Kizhangu Pottlam – Spicy Potato Podimas.

Madurai – Arguably has the most glorious history of all the Indian cities and conjures up images of so many many things for me  – the Meenakshi Amman Temple, crowded roads, my Alma Mater, the station, KPN Bus Stand where I have spent many hours patiently waiting to board the bus which would take me… Continue reading Nagapattinam Nei Mittai Kadai (Madurai) Kizhangu Pottlam – Spicy Potato Podimas.

No Need of Onions!!! · Rice Varieties.

Saravana Bhavan “Rangoli” Gujrati Khichdi.

You just cant go wrong with relatively simple comfort food. The most comforting foods are the most hearties and the most easiest. The very first time we went to the Rangoli Restaurant at T.Nagar was something I could never forget. I got to sample comforting, wholesome gujrathi and rajasthani rustic cuisine here and I was… Continue reading Saravana Bhavan “Rangoli” Gujrati Khichdi.

Cakes / Pastries / Cookies/ Bread/Muffins.

Easy Spongy Black Forest Cake. ( Layers of chocolate cake, lined with whipped cream and maraschino cherries)

I love Black Forest Cake. And I love Buttercream! Period! Contrasting as it may sound,I love the light whipped cream slathered over the Black Forest Cake. I guess its got to do with the fact that its light and airy, not dripping with sweet, and the tartness from the maraschino cherries all bundled in to… Continue reading Easy Spongy Black Forest Cake. ( Layers of chocolate cake, lined with whipped cream and maraschino cherries)

Naivedhyams/ Festival Offerings. · Sweets

Jangiri/ Emarti – Sweets for Diwali, Holi and pretty much any occasion!

As a kid I was never too fond of sweets and would shy away from anything that was too sweet and dripping with syrup. The only exception was of course Gulab Jamun, but even that I could never have more than two at any one point.  My all time favourite sweet was always the soft… Continue reading Jangiri/ Emarti – Sweets for Diwali, Holi and pretty much any occasion!

Easy LunchBox Series. · Kid Friendly Recipes. · Snacks & Tiffin Items

Aloo Kathi Roll / Tibbs Frankie -Bombay Street Food.

  “Brilliant!!!” was the first word that came to my mind when I saw the Tibbs Frankies Counter right outside the Globus Store in Chennai. It was everything packaged in to one tiny roll of goodness. When I bit in to the hot veggie frankie, I attained instant nirvana. It was a combination of sorts… Continue reading Aloo Kathi Roll / Tibbs Frankie -Bombay Street Food.

Sambar / Rasam / Kuzhambu Varieties.

Ginger Rasam – No Need of Rasam Powder !!!

There are really only two ways people look at Ginger – They either love it or they hate it! In my opinion Ginger is pretty under rated. We use it in appetisers, main courses, salads, dressings, desserts, cookies and even bread! It supposedly helps with digestion, is an effective cure for coughs and colds, boosts… Continue reading Ginger Rasam – No Need of Rasam Powder !!!