Sambar is a staple in my kitchen. Sambar is called ‘huli’ in kannada. Either sambar or rasam will be in my menu at least 5 times a week and we never get tired of it. While I always make rasam with tomatoes, sambar can be made with different vegetables […]

Radish Sambar

  Happy Yugadi/Ugadi to everyone… Yugadi habbada shubhashayagalu 🙂 And like every festival, food was the highlight of our celebration. Our Yugadi celebration thali had: Lemon rice – a simple flavourful dish where cooked rice is tossed with an easy tempering and a generous serving of lemon juice Mysore rasam – Pigeon […]


Bottle gourd is known for its health benefits. This simple vegetable is full of goodness and helps you stay healthy in many ways. I cook with this vegetable very often. My personal favourite is majjigehuli, which is a yogurt based curry. Next in line is lau ghonto, which is a […]

Bottle gourd curry (Lau ghonto)

Badusha or balushahi – flaky and crunchy from outside, soft and melt-in-mouth from inside, these Indian doughnuts are to die for… I make them for festivals like Diwali and Ugadi and it is always an absolute hit. Definitely a hero of any festive food. Trust me it is not as […]

Badusha/Balushahi (Indian Doughnuts)

If there is one rice dish that is as simple as steamed rice, it is this: Jeera rice or steamed rice flavoured with cumin seeds. There is not a single curry or dal I can think of that doesn’t go with jeera rice. So simple to make and takes just […]

Jeera Rice

  Mini Thali #11 Multi Layer Paratha –Triangle paratha or multi layer paratha is an easy flatbread and is made with just a few simple ingredients Palak paneer – Soft cottage cheese cooked in silky, mildly spicy spinach gravy and finished with a touch of cream Kalakand – cottage cheese milk fudge that tastes so good […]

Mini Thali#11

  Click on below links for individual recipes. Amaranth Greens Stir fry – quick and healthy side dish where amaranth is stir fried with garlic and dry red chilli Eggplant Fry – slices of eggplant rubbed with turmeric and salt, and shallow fried Mysore rasam – Pigeon pea lentil or toor dal cooked […]


  Mini Thali#10 Steamed rice Radish Sambar – sambar cooked with radish Chayote stir fry – made similar to beans stir fry Amaranth stir fry – quick and healthy side dish where amaranth is stir fried with garlic and dry red chilli

Mini Thali#10

  Mini Thali#9 Kachuri – deep fried bread with black gram stuffing Cholar dal – made with Bengal gram, whole spices and coconut, and is on the sweeter side Motichoor laddu (store bought)– Delicious laddu made with tiny gram flour (boondi) which is soaked in sugar syrup and then shaped into round balls

Mini Thali#9

  Mini Thali #8 Steamed rice Egg curry – Hard boiled eggs cooked with potatoes and peas in a onion-tomato gravy Salad and pickle

Mini Thali#8