Nei Payasam | How to make Sharkara Payasam

Nei Payasam

Nei Payasam is a special payasam made with Unakkalari, jaggery and ghee and served during festival occasions in Kerala Temples. Unakkalari is a kind of raw rice used in Kerala and the rice is used without removing the rice bran. Nei Payasam, also called as Aravana Payasam is cooked in a brass uruli that is […]

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Andhra Style Mutton Curry ~ Step By Step Pictures

Mutton Gravy

A spicy Andhra Style Mutton curry that can be served along with steamed rice, biryani or with parathas for a delicious weekend lunch! This Mutton Curry Andhra Style is made in a spicy onion tomato gravy with Indian spices and is quite easy to make as well. We normally make this gravy for the weekend […]

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Samalu Katte Pongali ~ Navratri Day 1

Samalu Katte Pongali

Samalu Katte Pongali is the special Neivedyam for Navratri Day 1 pooja. It is made with Sama Millet and Moong dal made in similar way as regular Ven Pongal. Navratri Pooja begins today and we have planned our menu for the next nine days of Navratri. Hubby Dear listed out what needs to be cooked […]

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Sindhi Sai Bhaji | How to Sai Bhaji

Sindhi Sai Bhaji

Sindhi Sai Bhaji is a popular sabzi or dal from the Sindhi Cuisine. This is a winter special made with freshly available winter produce. This dal is made with spinach and lots of seasonal vegetables that lends to a fantastic taste that can’t be achieved any other season. This Sai Bhaji is always served with […]

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Chitiyal Gobhi | Sindhi Mashed Cauliflower

Chithal Gobi

Chitiyal Gobhi is a mashed cauliflower from Sindhi cuisines made with spices and mashed gobi. This is a seasonal special dish. Chithal Gobi or Chitiyal Gobhi was a wonderful side dish that Vaishali shared with me when she came to visit us. She suggested making this as a side dish for the Green Garlic Pulao […]

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Watanyachi Khichadi | Pathare Prabhu Peas Pulao

Watanyachi Khichadi

Watanyachi Khichadi is a peas pulao from the Pathare Prabhu cuisine using their typical sambar powder. This rice dish is more of a pulao than a Khichadi. By Khichdi, we have concluded that the rice dish has to have a lentil and the final cooked texture is gooey. So it was a surprise when I […]

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Vegetable Biryani | Easy Veg Biryani for Kids Lunch Box

Vegetable Biryani

This easy Vegetable Biryani is very quick to make and easy to pack for your kids lunch box. Since it is cooked in pressure cooker with just basic ingredients, you can get this done in no time. I made this dish during February and when it become clear that I was going to have tough […]

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Pariba Khechudi | Puri Jagannath Temple Style

Pariba Khechudi

Pariba Khechudi is a popular Odisha Satwik dish prepared in the Puri Jagannath temple way. This is a healthy comfort dish as it has loads of vegetables in the dish. When it was the turn to finalise for P, I decided to do Pariba Khechudi from Odisha. I was also keen to select from all […]

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Methi Matar wara Chawaran

Methi Matar wara Chawaran

Methi Matar wara Chawaran is a typical Sindhi Pulao made with fresh methi leaves and green garlic with simple tadka that makes this pulao very flavorsome. During winter when fresh garlic is available, this rice is made frequently. Vaishali got me this green garlic that is roasted in ghee and frozen. So I still have […]

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Lilva Pulao | How to make Fresh Toor Lilva Pulao

Lilva Pulao

Lilva Pulao is made with fresh toor lilva with whole spices and makes a quick one pot meal for a packed lunch. As I had said, I was keen on making Lobia Pulao and it got changed when I heard that Vaishali was visiting us and she could get me some fresh toor lilva. We […]

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