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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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…

Inji Manga Sadam | Ginger Raw Mango Rice

So I thought long and hard for a rice dish from the alphabet ‘I’. Finally I landed on this quick easy and totally delicious raw mango and ginger rice. Inji is Tamil for ginger and manga is raw mango. This is the mango season and so this raw mango and ginger rice is just in…

Chimichurri Rice

This is quite late to wish everyone a grand 2019 but in my defense I have been busy with holidays and family reunions and then recovering from the hangovers of the holidays and family reunions. So happy 2019 to everyone. I begin this year, surprisingly, not with a bread recipe which is usually the norm….

Inji Thokku Dosai | Ginger Pickle Dosai

So here we are on the 9th day of this marathon and my family’s enthusiasm for dosais has begun to wane. Also, my maid has started sighing and rolling her eyes when she sees the grinder / mixer in the sink to be washed every alternate day.┬áSo now I have to figure out different dosais…

Moong Dal Chilla

My mother turned 60 a couple of months ago and to celebrate the occasion we went for a family lunch to this small but amazing restaurant called Swati Snacks in Mumbai. Every item on the menu was so delicious that we ordered quite a few of them multiple times. One of those dishes was this…

Pongal

One of the easiest, simplest and hearty breakfast is Pongal. It hardly needs you to be around while it hets ready. You can put it in the pressure cooker and disappear for a while and saunter in once its done and add a few finishing touches and voila! Healthy breakfast ready. This is usually my…

Lentil Ginger Soup

If I ever get into a situation where I can have only one flavour to cook with, I would take ginger. It’s simply my favourite ingredient and finds its way into almost all my dishes.  Today’s soup is a delectable combination of lentils, ginger and vegetables. My guess is this recipe should work with most…