Recipe for Spicy Whole Red Lentils (Masoor ki Dal)

I am trying to eat more varieties of lentils and went searching for stuff in the supermarket aisles that i generally dont buy. i found a bag of whole red lentils (masoor ki dal) and while i love the skinned version of it, common sense told me the whole skin intact one would have a … Continue reading Recipe for Spicy Whole Red Lentils (Masoor ki Dal)

Black Pepper and Tomato Rasam Recipe

For my Dad, rasam had to be made fresh every single day. Whatever the meal, whatever the menu and whatever the occasion, he had to have plain steamed rice and rasam to round off the meal. I know for sure it irked amma....like she would plan this elaborate menu and she'd still have to make … Continue reading Black Pepper and Tomato Rasam Recipe

Introducing a brand new blogger and an easy Mixed Dal Recipe

All those of you who've encouraged me, please say hello to Swati, media person, executive producer, woman of today and Weekend Epicurean. Swati and I know each other through a dear friend U, and when she expressed her desire to start a food blog, i  told her of my tryst with blogging and how much … Continue reading Introducing a brand new blogger and an easy Mixed Dal Recipe

How to Make Idli and Araichavitta Sambar with Drumsticks (Sambar with Freshly Ground Spices)

Idlies are a staple in our home. We can eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes on the same day!! I try and make the batter on Sunday so as to see me through 3 meals. It saves precious time and energy when you would rather be doing something else than tearing you hair … Continue reading How to Make Idli and Araichavitta Sambar with Drumsticks (Sambar with Freshly Ground Spices)

Recipe for Homestyle Simple Tomato Dal (Andhra Style Lentils with Tomato)

What could be better than some hot dal with rice or rotis? this is comfort food at its best for most indians.... growing up, we complained that no two dals would never taste or look the same at home ....  as a child, that was something peculiar, now that would be a delight!! On a weeknight, … Continue reading Recipe for Homestyle Simple Tomato Dal (Andhra Style Lentils with Tomato)