Hi Tea Spread | Masala Chai Muffins

This is the final post in this week’s Thali series. My sister-in-law gifted me a cupcake / hi tea stand and I have been planning to use it in the blog for ages now. I didn’t want to miss the chance this time and so I figured making a hi tea spread for the Thali…

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Karnataka Breakfast Thali | Thatte Idli Recipe

After a sumptuous Karnataka lunch yesterday, today is the turn of its amazing breakfast. I am a breakfast person, i.e. I can eat breakfast for lunch and dinner too. This breakfast is one of the most amazing things you can ever taste. Each dish is a full fledged breakfast dish in itself and put it…

Mixed Vegetable Sagu – Karnataka Special Meals

I am back to Blogging after what seems like ages though it’s actually been just a month. This week I will be posting three different thalis or combo menus. When Valli announced this theme, she was benevolent to allow us to post one recipe from our previous thali menus. So when I checked on the…

North Indian Thali

As a South Indian who lived in Mumbai most of my life, I have been frequently irritated when people assumed that all South Indians were ‘Madrasis’ without understanding the significant cultural and linguistic differences between the four southern states. Later, when I moved to Chennai and then to Bangalore I realized that the reverse was…

Italian Lunch Spread

Anyone who has spent more than a few minutes on my blog or talking to me will know I adore all things cheese and all food Italian. I have been planning on making a full fledged Italian meal forever now but never got around to doing it. The Thali theme for this month’s Blogging Marathon…

Andhra Breakfast Thali

As I mentioned in my previous post, I started exploring the Telugu language and cuisine last year. As usual my fascination met with the strong disapproval  of my husband. His idea was that I should be more interested in Kannada since we were to move to Bangalore. My point was that it would be far easier…

Karnataka Special Meals

When we returned from Malaysia to Bangalore, we were provided accommodation by the husband’s company for a month or so. Thankfully, we were staying very close to an MTR restaurant and went there almost everyday for a meal. In that one month, we have eaten almost everything on their menu and some more than once,…

Indo Continental Breakfast

Like I said before, I love breakfast spreads and it is a perfect way to ensure the rest of your day goes well – begin with a hearty breakfast. Usually when we travel, most hotels provide a combination of bed and breakfast. In the past two years during all our travels, the husband and I…

Tamil Breakfast Thali

I am a breakfast person. I love elaborate breakfast spreads. The variety of dishes with so many sides and drink to wash it all down with is food heaven for me and that is also my favourite part about Tamil cuisine. It lends itself beautifully to breakfast spreads and combo menus. The range of dishes…