Corn Salad with Yogurt Dressing ~ Corn Raita

Corn raita is Indian version of corn salad in yogurt dressing. This is a quick, easy, under 15 minutes recipe and makes a great side dish as well as a light snack. Update March 2018 – This post is updated with new images and re-edited in March 2018. Corn is one of my favorite foods […]

Sorakaya Pachadi / Bottle Gourd Chutney

Sorakaya or anyapakaya belongs to squash family and is called bottle gourd in english.  In Indian cooking, it is used to make curries, gravies, chutneys or a dessert.  Sorayakaya pachadi is one of my favorite pachadis  or chutneys.  When making chutneys, whole spices are roasted in oil and ground to a fine paste with other […]

Fried or Sauteed Sweet Corn Kernels

How to make Fried or Sauteed Sweet Corn Kernels Total Time: 15 minutes Preparation Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 1-2 Ingredients: 1 tbsp Oil 3 Curry Leaves (opt) 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds 1/2 small size Onion chopped 3 Green Chillies chopped (adjust to your taste) 1 tsp Garlic […]

Spinach Rice

Rice can be cooked in many varieties such as Biryani, vegetable pulav, green peas rice, green chana rice, spinach rice and so on. I cook all the above mentioned rice very often in my kitchen, except spinach rice. Any variety of rice served with raita is a feast to me. When I saw the Mixed […]

Onion Raita / Onion Salad in Yogurt

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 small Onion chopped or diced 1 small Tomato thinly diced 2 Green Chillies seeded and chopped Cilantro chopped 1/2 tsp Lime Juice 1 cup Non Fat Yogurt 1 tbsp Non Fat Sour Cream (opt)  Salt to taste Method: Mix all the ingredients together refrigerate until ready to serve.

Pappu Charu

This is a common dish in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This is a lentil stew made of toor dal, tamarind and variety of vegetables such as okra, brinjal or egg plant, beans, carrots, radish, bottle gourd or aanyapakaya or kadhu, drum sticks, pearl onions and beans. In this recipe I use bottle gourd, carrots […]

Mutton Shorva

This is one of my early posts and I was meaning to either redo the post or update the pictures. For now I will update the post with a new picture. [April 2016] I shall leave this old picture, just to reflect the progress I made in photography in these 8 years. 🙂 Total Time: […]

Chocolate Strawberries

Last month I was in Chicago to attend my niece’s first birthday. The food for the party was catered from an Indian restaurant. My aunt wanted to make something at home for the party, her own touch for her first grand child’s, first birthday. For a gathering of 70-80 people, what would be easier than […]

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