Masala puri is the most popular street food of Karnataka. I love this chaat –  without a doubt it’s my favourite. Crushed crunchy puris soaked up in the spicy, tangy masala gravy, topped with onion, tomato and carrots… no other street food can beat this! This was one of the […]

Masala Puri


  On a lazy Sunday afternoon, the husband was watching a travel show on TV on Mathura. After covering the famous Sri Krishna temple and the rustic streets of the beautiful city, they showed how a local street vendor made the very famous Mathura Peda. Now, the Mathura peda is […]

Mathura Peda


  A swiss roll is a cylindrical cake with a spiral cross section, made from a flat sponge cake spread with a filling such as jam and rolled up. Today I have made a chocolate cake with chocolate cream filling. This wonderful chocolate swiss roll with chocolate cream filling is […]

Chocolate Swiss Roll



    Click on below links for individual recipes. Jeera Rice – cooked basmati rice stir fried with ghee, cumin seeds and parboiled green peas Dal fry – pigeon pea lentil or toor dal slow cooked with onion, tomatoes and aromatic spices Matar Paneer – Cottage cheese and green peas cooked in a rich creamy […]

Thali#25


  Lachha paratha is a popular north Indian flat bread made with whole wheat flour. This multi layer flaky, yet soft paratha is made by creating many pleated folds while rolling the paratha. It is similar to the malabar paratha but is more healthier as lachha paratha is made with […]

Lachha Paratha


  If there is one food that needs no introduction, specially for the 80’s kids, it is this – Maggi noodles. I have eaten Maggi not just as a school kid, but during my hostel days, early career life, when bored, when not in a mood to cook, when tired […]

Street Style Maggi Masala Noodles with Vegetables



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    Set dosa or set dose is yet another popular dosa from Karnataka. It is called set dosa as they are served in a set of 2 or 3. Set dosa is thicker, softer and fluffier than regular dosas. They are similar to pancakes and are served in stacks […]

Set Dosa


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Khoya or khoa or mawa is dried milk solids that is used for making several Indian sweets and desserts. You just need one ingredient, and lots of time and patience to make khoya. I don’t prefer store-bought khoya as I find it is loaded with preservatives. The sweets I make […]

How to make Khoya


  This meal is typically served as ‘bhog’ or offering to God during festivals in Bengal. There are many variations of bhog and this is my take on it. Click on below links for individual recipes. Khichuri – rice, lentils and vegetables slow cooked together with minimal spices Panchmesali – medley of vegetables […]

Thali#24



  Pumpkin peel chutney is a very simple flavourful and highly nutritious chutney that serves as a great accompaniment for south indian breakfast/tiffin foods like idli, dosa, vadas, etc. It can be a great spread for your toasts and sandwiches as well. And the best part is you can adjust […]

Pumpkin Peel Chutney