Pulissery: A subtly spiced coconut-yoghurt curry.

Tomato Curry

ToMato Curry: A ‘naadan’ Kerala style recipe that makes for a good side-dish for rice. Another tangy coconut based curry to love.

Fried Yam Slices

Fried Yam Slices: Mildly spiced and easy to make. This fry goes well with Rice and yoghurt based curries.

Pumpkin & Red Cowpeas Erissery

Erissery: Mashed pumpkin and Red Beans cooked together in a mildly spiced, coconut based curry. Onam is almost upon us and I can’t help but recall all those delicious Sadhya meals I have had at some amazing friends’ homes on the festive day.  I vividly remember how they woke up in the wee hours of t

Mini Idlis in Sambar

Soft fluffy mini idlis dunked in ghee laden flavourful sambar. I was introduced to this dish at Saravana Bhavan when I came to Madras many years ago. It was so delicious that whenever I went back to the eatery, I would ask only for this. Thus this remains in my list of Chennai favourites apart from


A Keralan style of spicy and mildly tangy, roasted coconut curry with vegetables. Here, I have combined both my favourite Theeyals, namely Vendakka(okra) and cherulli(Shallots) in one pot.

Chickpea Tomato Curry

Chole or chickpeas is quite a regular fare at home. This masala is quite often made as compared to the other variations which occasionally do find a place at the table. A good puffed poori or batura is the best bet with this curry although it goes well with rice too. The recipe as follows:

One Pot Chicken Biryani

A delicious, fragrant, meaty, warm, one-pot, comfort Indian meal. One of the most loved meals, I might add. 🙂 That heady moment when you wait with bated breath and then open the perfect biryani pot. AH! It’s amazing. I can never tire of that. I can never get over the love of a good biryani. As a ch

Spiced Chicken Patties

These patties pack a punch. They really do. Spice powders, shallots and herbs lend that extra taste and flavour to these easy to make patties. Sandwich them in between slices or pockets, or just have them as appetizers. This her is the recipe for two patties that I had prepared.

Chicken Curry

Slightly fiery preparation with a handful of ingredients. Made simple.

Spiced Mashed Potatoes and Peas

Potatoes and peas make a great combo. I love them in pulavs, korma, masala and as fillings for samosas, sandwiches, parathas and wraps. This morning for breakfast, I prepared this as a vegetarian side for rotis. A reserved portion of this mildly spiced dish will go into making a samosa style pie in that gleaming…