recipes to please….

Vegan

Soya and Vegetable Cutlets

Soya and Vegetable Cutlets

When I think about vegetarian food, I feel the need to be more creative and try new things with vegetables. This is often so that my daughter also enjoys the food and does not throw tantrums about having to eat vegetables! I prepare Soya chunks […]

Puran Poli with Amti / Flatbread with sweet stuffing and tangy sauce

Puran Poli with Amti / Flatbread with sweet stuffing and tangy sauce

Growing up in Pune, neighbouring city to Mumbai and the cultural capital of Maharashtra, it is almost impossible to not fall in love with traditional Maharashtrian cuisine. Marathi influence is very strong in Pune, as it was once the bastion of Maratha Empire and local […]

Hummus / Chickpeas dip

Hummus / Chickpeas dip

Looking for a great dip to go with breads and veggies for your next dinner party? Or maybe a healthy dip to snack on at work? Or perhaps just a simple vegan spread for your sandwiches and wraps? Enter the hummus! A versatile Middle Eastern […]

Pita Bread / Arabic Khubuz

Pita Bread / Arabic Khubuz

I find nothing more enticing than the aroma of fresh bread baking at home… Although baking bread takes a bit of practice, it is totally worth it. Fresh, warm bread served with dips, sauces or soups, is a classic comfort food – simple and satisfying! […]

Bhindi Masala / Spicy Okra

Bhindi Masala / Spicy Okra

I have said before, that bhindi / okra is one of the commonly cooked vegetables at home. Everyone likes it, and it is always a good addition to a whole Indian meal. Since it is such a versatile vegetable, you can cook it in several […]

Bidari Paratha

Bidari Paratha

This is a super easy Indian bread…. A bit heavy on your waistline perhaps but extremely easy on your palate and you wouldn’t know how they disappear. I am not really sure about the origins of this Indian bread or which part of Indian cuisine […]

Palappam / Rice flour pancakes

Palappam / Rice flour pancakes

Christmas season is the season of engagements, weddings, baptisms, house-warming ceremonies and other such family festivities amongst Keralites (people from Kerala). Since it is an auspicious season and the weather is cool, the entire month is always packed with many family functions…. That means loads […]

Tofu Bhurjee / Spicy Tofu Scramble

Tofu Bhurjee / Spicy Tofu Scramble

You know my discovery of tofu is fairly recent and I fell in love with it when I made the Tofu Mattar. Ever since I have been stocking up tofu in my refrigerator and trying to integrate it into different foods. Even tried it in […]

Cabbage Thoran / Cabbage with Coconut

Cabbage Thoran / Cabbage with Coconut

Let me start by explaining what a thoran is. Ideally I should have done this when I posted the colourful carrot, beetroot and tendli thoran when I just started the blog. Nevertheless, it is never too late… thoran is basically the Kerala version of a […]

Simple Yellow Dal

Simple Yellow Dal

This weekend one of my close friends came over to spend the evening at our place. The highlight of the evening was the Chicken Biryani which she had been lusting after ever since she saw it here. So she self-invited herself and we over-stuffed ourselves […]