Aromatic Egg Biryani

As an adult, I think Biryani is my favorite Indian dish. Meat/veggies/eggs and rice are cooked separately before being layered with various elements and finally, cooked together in steam…it results in one of the most tempting and insanely delicious rice preparations ever. Seriously, if you haven’t tried Biryani until now, you are missing a lot. Biryani can…

Indian-classic: Bharwa-Bhindi (Spice-stuffed Okra)

I have been living outside India for many years now. One of the most annoying things that I still struggle to date is – calling Bhindi as ‘Okra’, as opposed to ‘Lady-fingers’ which we have grown up calling it back home. I remember the first time I asked for ‘Lady-fingers’ at a vegetable shop in…

North-India classic: Amritsari Chhole-Kulche!

I just loved this week’s theme for our #FoodieMonday #Bloghop group, suggested by our Marathi Mulgi Poonam (who blogs at Annapoorna) – INDIAN-FLATBREADS! If you google the list of Indian-flatbreads made across our country, you will be amazed to see the sheer number and variety of the way one can make bread. I am an…

Improvised Onam-special Thali!

‘Thali’ system is a quite a popular system of dining in South-Indian restaurants of India. Each individual is served a huge variety of dishes in a large plate each, all at the same time. The dishes vary from savory to sweet, from dry to curries, from rice to idlis and dosas, from beverages to snacks…

Instant ‘Peda’- An Indian festive treat!

Hi Foodies! The other day I noticed that its been long since I put up a dessert recipe on my blog..let alone, an Indian dessert recipe! The festive season in India is about to begin and we are always miserable and highly nostalgic remembering home during these days.  The number of years that pass haven’t made it…

Tantalizing Raw-Mango Rasam- An Indian lentil soup!

Rasam is a South-indian style tempered soup which is traditionally made of tomatoes and tamarind as a base, with the addition of other ingredients like lentils, seasonings and herbs. It is light on the stomach, very nutritious and is extremely tasty to go along with the simple home-cooked meal. Though there are hundreds of different…

Monsoon special: Piping hot ‘Butte ke Bhajiye’ (Corn fritters)

Hi there foodies!  How is everyone doing today?  At our end, the heat wave in Ireland is at its ultimate peak! We are approaching 30 degrees C and you know it’s serious when you have to use Sun-block on your skin in this particularly country. I mean, that never happens!! In India however, it seems…

Holi special: Instant, Crispy Jalebis!

Holi, ‘The festival of colors’ is just a couple of days away and this time in addition to making hubby’s favorite Holi-mithai i.e Gujiya, I decided to give a certain recipe a try, around which I had been dragging my heels for quite some time. Holi is the Indian festival that marks the beginning of Spring season,…