Shrikhand is a simple dessert made with hung curd (or yogurt). The hung curd is nothing but plain yogurt with all the whey drained out, making it very thick and creamy. This hung curd is then flavoured as per our likings. I have earlier shared the recipe of shrikhand […]

Strawberry Shrikhand


Kadabu is deep fried sweet dumplings with a dried coconut filling. It is a mandatory food during Ganesha Chaturthi. There are two types of filling that goes in them – one is hoorna (chana dal, jaggery and coconut) and the other one is dried coconut. I have shared the recipe […]

Fried Sweet Dumplings (Kadabu)


  Pineapple gojju is a sweet-spicy-tangy Karnataka dish similar to a curry. A ‘gojju’ a slightly thick curry which can be made with different vegetables like okra, bitter gourd, raw mango, but the best-tasting gojju is made with pineapples. It is a traditional dish that is a part of festivals […]

Pineapple Gojju (Pineapple Curry)



A very happy Ganesha Chaturthi to everyone celebrating ❤️ May Lord Ganesha bless you with all the happiness 🙏 And this was our festival meal. Starting from the left, clockwise… Cabbage palya – finely shredded cabbage cooked with minimal spices and loaded coconut (made similar to beans palya) Pineapple gojju […]

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  We all love those delicious buttery shortbread cookies with our cuppa. The traditional shortbread cookies are baked with flour, butter and sugar. Recently I came across this recipe of gluten-free shortbread where the flour was replaced with almond meal. I tried it and we all loved it. This simple […]

Gluten-free almond shortbread cookies


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  Nuchina unde or steamed lentil dumpling is a healthy snack popular in the state of Karnataka. ‘Nuchu’ means broken and unde means ball or dumpling. In this recipe, the dal is broken by coarsely grinding it and is then shaped into dumplings and steamed in an idli stand. This […]

Steamed lentil dumplings (Nuchina Unde)



Mini Thali#22 Mavinakayi Chitranna – or raw mango rice. The recipe I have shared uses dry red chillies, but here I have used green chillies as a variation. Cooked rice is tossed with a mix of raw mango, coconut and spices – simple and flavourful Mosarrana – or curd rice. Mosaru means […]

Mini Thali#22


  Shrikhand is a simple dessert made with hung curd (or yogurt). Hung curd is nothing but plain yogurt with all the whey drained out, making it very thick and creamy. This hung curd is then flavoured as per our likings. Here I have flavoured it with saffron. You can […]

Shrikhand


  Holige is a flatbread with a sweet stuffing. There are two types of stuffing that goes into holige – either chana dal or coconut. I have shared the recipe of chana dal stuffed holige earlier. Here is the recipe of making the coconut stuffed sweet flatbread or kayi holige. […]

Kayi Holige (Coconut stuffed sweet flatbread)



Wishing everyone a very happy Janmashtami… a festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. This was our offering to Krishna with tulasi and love: Jeera Rice – basmati rice cooked with ghee, cumin seeds and green peas Homemade butter – or makhan. Lord Krishna’s favourite […]

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