Making noodles from scratch was something I had never imagined I will do. And fermented noodles – I didn’t even know about them until recently. However, of late, we have been more inclined to consume grains in the fermented form. Rice and rotis are often replaced with idli, dosa and […]

Thai Fermented Rice Noodles


Uttapam is a type of dosa and a popular breakfast dish of South India. Unlike typical dosa, uttapam is thick and fluffy loaded with topping e.g. onion, carrot, tomatoes, capsicum etc. In this recipe, I have used onion, chillies and coriander leaf as toppings, hence onion uttapam. I also like […]

Onion Uttapam


Almond milk is a great substitute for regular milk. The creamy texture and nutty flavour make it very flavourful and delicious. It is a great substitute for making drinks like hot chocolate if you are allergic to dairy. Almonds are rich in healthy fat, fiber, protein and vitamin E. While […]

How to make almond milk (plus almond meal)



Idli upma is the perfect way to give your regular idlis a twist or use up leftover idlis. But more importantly, we love this dish because it is gluten-free. My daughter is on a gluten-free diet but loves upma or uppittu; so this is the best way to make what […]

Idli Upma


Puliyogare or tamarind rice is a rice preparation famous in South India. In Karnataka, it is prepared by making “gojju” or a spice mixture which is then mixed with cooked rice. If the puliyogare gojju is ready, this dish is ready in no time. The gojju stays good for up […]

Puliyogare (Karnataka style Tamarind Rice)


Curd chilli is a popular condiment of South India, which is similar to papad. It is usually made during summer as the chillies are sundried under direct sunlight. You can make a large batch and store it to be used throughout the year. This dish calls for mildly spiced chillies. […]

Curd Chilli



Click on individual links for recipes Steamed rice, cucumber slicesRadish Sambar – Toor dal (pigeon pea lentil) cooked with freshly roasted spices and radishChayote Palya – Chayote squash cooked with minimal spices and loads of coconut and lemonPlantain Stirfry – A simple dish made with just a handful of ingredients […]

Thali#48


Click on individual links for recipes Steamed rice, cucumber slicesBeans Palya – french beans cooked with minimal spices and loaded coconutMajjigehuli – yogurt-based bottle gourd curry (similar to the north Indian kadhi)Green Mung Usli – Healthy and simple dish made with green mung dal and finished with loads of coconut […]

Thali#47


#humpday lunchbox that I packed for her today… Lamb kofta sans the curry (she likes to dip them in yogurt) – Succulent lamb mince is mixed with versatile Indian spices and deep fried Almond bread bites – super healthy and delicious bread made with almond meal Homemade Yogurt – Making […]

Kids Lunchbox#9



Her soul food in her lunchbox today. Idli – or steamed lentil-rice cake is healthy, protein-rich breakfast is a staple in South IndiaSambar – Simple and nutritious sambar pairs perfectly with idlisBeans stir fry – Beans cooked with mild spices and finished off with loads of coconut Cheese and strawberries

Kids Lunchbox#8