Idli & Peanuts Chutney

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day yet, that is the most neglected in my house. U doesn’t eat breakfast and I just munch on some junk. Lately, instant oatmeal and cream of wheat have become my saviors. They have become my favorite, not for their taste but for the ease of fixing […]

Vegetable Dum Biryani

Biryani is one of my favorite one pot meals. I usually make non-veg biryani and when it comes to vegetable biryani, it is always Vegetable Pulao or Vegetable Bagara. For some reason, I am obsessed with kaccha (raw) biryani, where the meats & rice are cooked together in layers. I wanted to replicate the same […]

Stuffed Green Chilies Curry ~ Mirapakaya Kura

Stuffed Green Chilies or mirapakaya kura is one of my favorites.  However, I do not make it as much as I would love to.  Mr. U is not very fond of it.  I can not say he does not like it either. It depends on his mood.  I don’t like it when he does not […]

Carrot Fry

I remember eating this side dish a long time ago, back in India. I usually don’t cook carrot stir fry at home, but do love eating it raw in my salads and raitas. Few days ago, a pack of carrots was helplessly staring at me and didn’t want to end up in the trash, the […]

Foccacia – Italian Bread

I was thinking of baking some bread for quite some time and was intimidated by the lengthy process. First we need to make the dough, then rest it or ferment it until it increases in size and then baking it. It is a long process and I lack the patience required for such a lengthy […]

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 […]

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