Coconut Tamarind Chutney

The daughter’s school begins tomorrow and I am the nervous wreck. The husband finds it hilarious that she has to face a new environment and people and I am the one stressing. But I guess it goes with the territory. I always thought that the storage in my previous apartment was less but now I…

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Coriander Peanut Chutney

Lots of things have been happening this weekend past month. The daughter secured admission in a nice school far from where we stay. That required a move in to the new locality which incidentally is close to the husband’s work place. Since everything happened kind of last minute, I have been running around like a…

Cucumber Mint Cooler

I love mint. Just saying it if it is not evident already. So I keep adding it to whatever dish I can and I am mostly pleased with the results. Cucumber is another best friend for summers. We have it in multiple ways like raita, salad, etc. But I always find my daughter eating less…

Panagam

As I continue to bemoan the summer, I have another summer cooler today which is a huge relief from the heat. Panagam is a jaggery, lemon and ginger drink which is an instant refresher and easily made at home. Usually we make Panagam for Ram Navami but I love this one and so I continue…

Watermelon Mint Cooler

After the massive mega marathon of Biryani / Pulao / khichadis, we are back to the regular marathons. My theme for this week is Summer Coolers which is just perfect for this scorching heat I am being subject to. If the Bangalore heat was not enough, I had to make a trip to Chennai and…

A to Z Biryani / Pulao / Khichadi Round up

This is my round up for the A to Z Mega Blogging Marathon for the theme, ‘Biryani / Pulao / Khichadi’. I had a whole lot of fun doing this and discovered many new dishes and flavours during this one month of non stop blogging. The biggest lesson has been that anything tastes delicious with…

Zafrani Kofta Pulao

It is the final day of this amazing mega blogging marathon about 26 rice dishes. It has been so much fun and such an enriching experience to learn, cook, discover, innovate, blog and read about so many different rice dishes from across the world. My initial plan for the alphabet ‘Z’ was the classic Zafrani…

Yellu Sadam

I love sesame seeds and try to add it in as many dishes as possible. The only problem is that, for some reason, sesame seeds are not considered auspicious and not used during festivals and other celebrations. So, when growing up I could not eat much of this wonderful ingredient. But as I took charge…

Xacuti Garlic Rice

Ever since I discovered the aromatic Goan spice, Xacuti, it has been my go to ingredient for all A to Z marathon for the alphabet ‘X’. Though I can’t believe this marathon is nearly done. Everytime I start a mega blogging marathon, I am scared about how I would manage it but it breezes by…

West Indian Rice and Beans

The plan was to make watermelon rice for today. I had devised a lovely recipe using the flesh, rind and seeds of the watermelon. When I opened the refrigerator to start my prep, I discovered that the husband and daughter had finished up whatever watermelon I had saved up for the rice. Then I had…