Sevaiyyan – the dry cousin of sheer khurma

On eid last week, having been confined to the house because of Sage’s continuous seizures, feeling quite sorry for myself, I decided to make myself some sheer khurma. Memories of eating it by the bowlful on eid days when as children we visited my parents friends and when I was older my own friends came…

Shakshuka like egg curry

On Thursday, Sage had two seizures on under two hours. I asked K to rush home and we kept vigil, gave him sedation and stayed up comforting him. He had a third one in under 12 hours and that is alarming. Taking the count to 5 in 40 days. I’m typing this after 4 days…

South Indian Style Shallot and Brinjal Masala

We had a surfiet of farm grown small onions. They arent the sambar onion variety, but regular onions, just small. After using them as per usual, I decided to try out a hybrid dish with them whole. I call it my baghara baingan meets pulusu gravy.It turned out so delicious that I am writing the…

Honey and apple loaf cake

I shared a picture of this cake on Instagram and a lot of comments came in asking for the recipe. This is a cake like most of my cake recipes – easy and fuss free. Using kitchen and pantry staples. It’s a super moist cake, and is mildly sweet. A good snack cake for chai…

Crispy Quinoa and Vegetable Balls

Since I discovered a bag of quinoa quickly approaching its expiry date in my pantry, I have been using it as frequently as possible. I had an assortment of vegetables, some cooked and some not, some cooked quinoa leftover from lunch and a little idli batter. Mixed everything together, added some spices and salt to…