Spicy Tawa Idli - Quick & Easy Indian Snack Recipe with Leftover Idlis

Tawa or Tava Idli is a delicious and quick snack - a medley of leftover idlis, some pav bhaji masala and basic spices, onion, tomato, and lemon juice. It takes all of 15 mins to make and tastes great as an evening snack with some tea or coffee. I also make a milder version of tawa idli for breakfast since it breaks the monotony of eating idli and chutney or idli upma, which is the usual way to use up leftover idlis ....more

Quick & Easy Pizza Crust Recipe (30-Min Eggless Pizza Dough)

Pizza is TH's absolute favourite food of all times. That and Palak Paneer - in fact I am planning to combine the two soon and try a fusion version! Wherever we travel to we taste the local pizza from there, he's that into it. On that note, the Japanese make amazing pizza (among almost all other things) and their version with mayo and sweet corn is incredible ....more

Potato Fry - Indian Potato or Aloo Fry Recipe (No Onion No Garlic Indian Recipe)

This super basic and easy potato fry is from my childhood memories. My grand mom used to make this on rare days when she was feeling indulgent. We rarely cooked with potatoes and my mom often refers to them as the backup vegetable, only to be used if we run out of the 'normal' vegetables in the refrigerator. She also doesn't believe in using too much masala and spices and I don't ever remember her buying or using garam ...more

Dingri Dolma - Mushroom Paneer Masala Recipe - Awadhi Cuisine

The name Dingri Dolma (or Dhingri Dolma) struck me as funny the first time we read it on a menu in one of our favourite Andhra recipes in Singapore. TH ordered it since the Dingri Dolma had two of his favourite ingredients - paneer and mushroom, a popular Awadhi dish from Lucknow beautiful because of its Mughal and royal influence. We both fell in love with the dish instantly and each time we go back to that restaurant, it's ...more

Easy Vegetable Biryani Recipe (Pressure Cooker-Rice Cooker Method)

I always turn to my trusted rice cooker when it comes to making an easy vegetable biryani on a busy weeknight or lazy weekend. Biryani is often seen as time-consuming and needing many ingredients but it needn't be that way. Often, I just make this one-pot, healthy, and easy vegetable biryani with whatever vegetables I have in hand and it makes a wholesome meal with some raita and papad ....more

Banana Mango Milkshake Recipe (Vegan Option Included)

Banana Mango Milkshake is a delicious and filling breakfast option if you are a lazy cook in the mornings or just want something quick and healthy. I have made a vegan version with coconut milk and a regular milkshake with cow's milk and love both. Take your pick!  This mango season has been very kind to us. Usually, the mangoes we buy in Singapore are average at best and I am nostalgic about the hot Kerala summers and mango ...more

Green Chutney for Chaat - Mint Coriander Green Chutney Recipe

I have been making green chutney (hari chutney) for years now. This mint coriander green chutney goes with all types of chaat, masala papad - this is the same green chutney or dip Indian restaurants serve with papadas as soon as you sit at your table - a spread for sandwiches, with dhokla and pakoras, heck, I even serve it with South Indian bajjis. One of my favourite ways to use green chutney is in a sandwich with cheese ....more

Tomato Thokku Recipe - Thakkali Thokku - Step by Step Recipe

Tomato Thokku is one of those condiments I make often and store in the refrigerator to serve with dosa, idli, chapati, rice, pretty much anything, on a busy weekday. A good tomato thokku is probably the easiest thing to make since most of the cooking time is passive and you can go about your other work while the thokku gets cooked on the stove ....more

South Indian Coconut Chutney Recipe for Idli Dosa (with Curd)

As I mentioned in the Tamil Hotel-Style Coconut Chutney post, South Indian chutneys come in many varieties and often are the best combination with idli and dosa. Fresh coconut ground with green chillies, roasted Bengal gram, ginger and tempered with mild spices - what's not to love? ...more

Ricotta Pancakes Recipe - Nigella Lawson Ricotta Hotcakes

Pancakes or hotcakes, whatever you call them, are one of my favourite breakfast dishes. They are quick to put together, and you can go sweet or savory with minimum effort. These ricotta pancakes was our breakfast the first day we landed in Melbourne in April for a vacation. We were staying with a good friend, Lavanya and her family, and she whipped up these pancakes for us a couple of hours after we landed from an overnight flight. They ...more