Vellai Poosanikai Mor Kuzhambu | More Kuzhambu

We are starting the 3rd week of BM# 46, this week with Combo Dishes. These combo dishes were suggested by the BM Members and it surely makes a wonderful set of dishes to make. Each combo dishes famous from different states and cultures. I was surely interested in taking this up. However, I couldn’t make […]

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Mushroom Soya Chunks Biryani ~ Step by Step Pictures

Had I been told that I might end up eating mushroom someday, I would have just laughed. Yes if anybody had really noticed or as many of my readers asked, why don’t I feature Mushroom recipes, I simply said I don’t eat. Though I cook nonvegetarian and feature here, somehow I never cooked Mushroom. In […]

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Chow Chow Kootu | Chayote Kootu

This is our latest dal that gets served with phulkas for dinner and something that even the boys love to eat. Finding a dal that my kids would eat has been a big task. Over the years we have been trying different ones, however kids are so averse to dal and would prefer kurma anytime.  […]

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Mangai Thokku | Mango Grated Pickle ~ Tamil Nadu Style

Learn to make this simple Mango Thokku, which tastes great with rotis, dosas or with curd rice. Amma always makes this during the season and this time I learnt to make this from her. When I was making a series of mango dishes, I almost wanted to have a theme on it. However time simply […]

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Nilgiris Kurma | How to make Vegetable Nilgiri Korma

There are certain dishes that forever will remind you of those vacations that you take as a kid. We have spent many summers in Coonoor (near Ooty) and some in Mysore and some more in other southern parts of south India. The best ones always remain in memory because of the food that we remember […]

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Dosa with Puffed Rice ~ 101 Dosa Varieties!

If you are a regular reader, you would know that Dosas are my favourite dish. In fact, I had taken up the task of making 101 varieties, that’s why you see the tag along. Between this space and Spice your Life!, I have about 59 varieties, so still another 42 to go before I could […]

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