This popular gluten free, vegan dish has so many names- paddu/gundponglu/paniyaram/guliappa.  It is prepared in what is called a paddu pan or appe pan. This was one utensil that was missing from my kitchen since I moved here, until recently. My brother who visited us a few weeks back […]

Paddu / Gundponglu / Paniyaram

  Ladi pav or pav bread are light and fluffy dinner rolls that are made with plain flour. Pav means bun and ladi in this case means 3-4 pav bread arranged together in a row. These delicate buns are perfect for pav-bhaji, vada-pav, misal-pav, and so on – which are […]

Ladi Pav or Pav Bread

  Mini Thali#19 Multi Layer Paratha –Triangle paratha or multi layer paratha is an easy flatbread and is made with just a few simple ingredients Navratam Korma – Navratan means nine gems – in this dish it’s nine vegetables and fruits. A combination of nuts, paneer (cottage cheese), and your favourite vegetables in a mild creamy […]

Mini Thali#19

Click on below links for individual recipes. Steamed rice Bittergourd fry – thinly sliced bittergourd or karela rubbed with salt and turmeric powder and shallow fried Salad made with fresh homegrown lettuce Mysore rasam – Pigeon pea lentil or toor dal cooked with tomatoes and freshly ground spice mix Cabbage dry curry – […]


  Anda bread or bread omelette is one of the most common foods that is great for breakfast, snack or even lunch. It’s a common street food too and has many variations in the way it is cooked. Everything that goes into making this quick and easy dish can be […]

Anda Bread (Bread Omelette)

  Mini Thali#18 Paneer tikka – Paneer cubes (cottage cheese) marinated and roasted to perfection Naan – Soft, fluffy leavened flatbread made with plain flour Dal Makhani – silky velvety dal makhani made with whole black lentil, red kidney beans, and butter; and finished with a touch of cream  

Mini Thali#18

  “A party without cake is just a meeting” – Julia Child How true is that! And with a cake like this one, there won’t be a person who would not be pleased with it. I have been wanting to bake a carrot cake since quite some time, and I’ve […]

Carrot Cake

  Overripe banana are never thrown away in my kitchen. I use it to make either Mangalore bun or banana bread. I have earlier shared the recipe for banana bread. That version used eggs and it was pretty common in my kitchen, until recently. My sister-in-law who visited us a […]

Eggless Banana Coconut Bread

  Bengali style pumpkin curry or kumro chokka is made with pumpkin, potatoes and brown chickpea (or kala chana). This simple no onion-no garlic dish is an excellent accompaniment to both rice and roti. Traditionally it is a summer dish as pumpkin is available only during summer, but these days […]

Bengali Pumpkin Curry

  Click on below links for individual recipes. Steamed rice Dal fry – pigeon pea lentil or toor dal slow cooked with onion, tomatoes and aromatic spices Okra fry – slices of okra or bhindi shallow fried and seasoned with salt Mung bean salad – sprouted mung bean seasoned with salt, red chilli […]