Methi Dana ki Sabzi (Indian style Fenugreek Seeds Stir-Fry)

Methi Dana ki Sabzi (Indian style Fenugreek Seeds Stir-Fry)

A traditional Indian dish using fenugreek seeds as the main ingredient

Uppu Kari (Chettinad Mutton Fry)

Uppu Kari (Chettinad Mutton Fry)

A conversation I had with my 6 year old last week….. Adi: Mama, I am watching a cooking show Me: Oh, that’s nice Adi; I am happy you are interested in cooking Adi: Yes Mama, I also want to learn to cook yummy food like you make before I get married. A flabbergasted me: Marriage? [...]

Kottayam Fish Curry

Kottayam Fish Curry

The international or global reach of food happened in the last 2 decades and today, most of us want to cook and enjoy all kinds of cuisines – Middle Eastern, Meditteranean, Asian, Indian, Italian, Mexican etc. to name a few. But there was a time when food was rather a ‘traditional affair’ and people ate [...]

Unakka Sravu Chammanthy with Podi Ari Kanji and Mulagitta Pappadom (Dry Shark Chammanthy with Broken Red Rice Gruel and Chilli Pappadom)

Unakka Sravu Chammanthy with Podi Ari Kanji and Mulagitta Pappadom (Dry Shark Chammanthy with Broken Red Rice Gruel and Chilli Pappadom)

A taste of my childhood….. While the title may sound like gibberish to most of you, it is actually Malayalam, my native tongue. And for my international readers, Malayalam is the language of Kerala – the state often referred to as ‘God’s own country’ residing at the southern tip of India. I contemplated, pondered and [...]

Kashmiri Harisa….and a Blessed Christmas to all of you.

Kashmiri Harisa….and a Blessed Christmas to all of you.

Transcending cultural barriers through food…..a topic so close to my heart! And that is exactly what I am sharing today. No traditional Christmassy recipe; instead a traditional lamb dish from Kashmir, a breathtakingly beautiful land conflicted by petty religious and geographical differences. Harissa, the North African spice blend is quite famous but do not confuse [...]