Kulcha is another popular flat bread from the Indian subcontinent. This is the flat bread you get more often from street food vendors served with a variety of spicy curries. If you have friends from Delhi , chances are they have a favorite street food joint that sells spicy chole and kulcha .
Red onions soaked in vinegar turn beautiful shade of pink. We love these pickled onions or Sirke Wale Pyaz. The only thing I remember from my first ever Punjabi thali are these beautiful pink onions. Wonder how many years (decades!) ago was that ? I am glad that I could remember anything atRead more
Sunday morning breakfasts deserve something special, don’t you agree?. No, I am not talking about extra work for the cook. I like to keep it simple, anything elaborate on a Sunday should be brunch, at least in my book !! Here is such a breakfast treat that we love – Berne Brot. Make itRead more
It is that time again when you start to wake up to birds singing outside the window. It is definitely spring , whether officially acknowledged or not. Mind you, this is also the season when the eyes are watery and nose is itchy , but that is not what this post is about.
Look at that bowl of Goji Berries .. aren’t those gorgeous ? These berries are a powerhouse of nutrition as well. There has to be some catch right ? Yes, a small one.. These little nuggets are not much fun to eat plain. I am happy to pop a few in the mouth, but asRead more
Ishtu is a simple breakfast side dish. Vegetables and sometimes meat cooked in coconut milk and a few assorted spices. Mild and flavorful this is the side dish of choice to be served with assorted appams and other breakfast breads.
Looking for a vegan snack ? Here is one – Parippu Vada or Lentil Fritters . These are popular in parts of South India, and SriLanka. This region gets heavy monsoon rainfalls lasting nonstop for days at a time . Guess what everyone craves for on days like those ? –Read more
Want to go for an old fashioned train ride ? Try the Nilgiri Mountain Railway ride between Coonnoor and Udagamandalam (Ooty). Here is an old fashioned steam engine, chugging up and down the steepest grades in Asia. It may look like an adult sized charming version of toy trains, but don’t let itsRead more
Nothing matches the versatility of the puff pastry sheets when it comes to making easy appetizers. Sweet, savory , crunchy or soft all these tastes and textures are easy to achieve with these unassuming looking sheets of dough. Here is a good example – Two Bite Curried Chicken Puffs. Bite sizeRead more
This dish is inspired by my childhood. No there were no Salmon in South India, but fish was plentiful, as were Amaranth leaves. Purple amaranth was our favorite Mom used to make “Cheera thoran” or stir fried amaranth leaves with coconut . Amaranth leaves are more nutritious than spinach and a mealRead more