Spicy Uttapam (Spicy Savoury Pancakes)

This is a breakfast item that we love and I make it often when I have dosa or idli batter older than 3 days. The addition of the spiced powder makes it an easy to eat item and you don’t have to add any other accompaniment. Its also a break from the plain idli and…

Chettinadu Style Mushroom Biryani

Its been long since i posted a recipe here. I got busy with this and that, spent a couple of months trying to recover with as much patience as I could from several things besides a very severe case of bronchitis. The year ended, a new one came and I still couldnt post anything.  I…

Kancheepuram Idly Recipe

I’ve always loved the little cylindrical kanchipuram idlies. Especially the ones served at Woody’s in Bangalore. A short internet search and I was all set to make them myself for breakfast one morning. Its an easy upgrade from regular idlies and since in our household we eat a LOT of them, I welcomed the beautiful…

Easy Mushroom Masala Recipe

When I see fresh mushrooms in the vegetable aisles anywhere, my hands automatically reach out and i grab not one, but two bags of them. A few days ago i was making a weekend dinner, and we had guests over and so i was wanting to quickly add another dish to the pulav, raitha &…

Soya Chunks and Potato Curry Recipe

There are times when I miss the flavours of meat. There, I have said it on a public forum. But since I would rather not contribute to the loss of a life just so that it should  feed me, I continue to be a vegetarian. Its pretty awesome sometimes when I come to think of…