Easy Dahi Kadhi with Fresh Coriander Leaves Pakora Recipe

On Sankranthi this year, I was an incarnation of a sloth bear. I usually like to celebrate the festival because it teaches us to be thankful and grateful to the earth for its produce, the farmer who tills the land and the animals who work with the farmer. I am an spoilt urban brat, but … Continue reading Easy Dahi Kadhi with Fresh Coriander Leaves Pakora Recipe

Day 5 ~ {DIY} Lemon Infused Olive Oil for Salads and Soups

The aroma of a scented oil to finish off a salad or soup is enticing. After eyeing some fragrant flavoured oils on some online stores, I decided it wouldn't be so difficult to make some myself. The process is quite simple and yet, the resulting oil is such a great add on to finish a … Continue reading Day 5 ~ {DIY} Lemon Infused Olive Oil for Salads and Soups

Moong Dal with Spring Onion ~ Entry to MLLA

The use of lentils or the ones broadly referred to as ‘Dals' in my mother’s kitchen was not limited to sambhar(as is the common misconception). Lentils were cooked in various amounts of moisture, resulting in dishes that would range from very watery to dry. We ate almost equal amounts of all forms of dal, tur … Continue reading Moong Dal with Spring Onion ~ Entry to MLLA

Thanksgiving & Comfort Food ~ Palak Dal

  Today American's celebrate Thanksgiving. It was tough to escape this one because there were reminders all over fb, twitter and in my training room today as my client for the day is an american company with operations in India. I have a lot to be thankful for. this year in particular....its been a very … Continue reading Thanksgiving & Comfort Food ~ Palak Dal

Gongura Pappu ~ Andhra Style Lentils with Sorrel Leaves

The love of the sour Sorrel leaves or Gongura leaves in Andhra cooking is legendary. it is used as a souring agent in vegetable, dal/lentil and meat dishes and is world famous as Gongura Pachadi which is a chutney made out of it. As is normal, the preparation and the combination of foods it must … Continue reading Gongura Pappu ~ Andhra Style Lentils with Sorrel Leaves