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 […]

Thali#36


  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 […]

Thali#35


  Wishing everyone a very happy Raksha Bandhan… This festival is to celebrate the love and bond brothers and sisters share. The mythological story behind it goes like this. On Makar Sankranti, Krishna cut his little finger when handling sugarcane. His Queen, Rukmini immediately sent an official to get bandages. Meanwhile, […]

Thali#34


  Gond ke laddu or antina unde or dink laddu is a healthy snack made with edible gum, nuts, dried fruits, coconut and jaggery. This delicious little bites are very healthy and are highly recommended during winters and also to lactating mothers. This uniquely tasting laddu gets its main flavour from […]

Gond ke laddu/Antina unde/Dink laddu



  Tambittu is a traditional sweet dish from Karnataka made with roasted rice, Bengal gram, peanuts and coconut. These delicious laddus are refined sugar-free and are prepared during festivals and in the month of Shravana.  The nutty taste of this laddu is very unique and different from the other laddus. […]

Tambittu (Rice laddu)