millet bread

Multi Grain Bread / Millet bread

Breads are a joy to bake, convenience to carry and versatile to suit  everyone’s  taste.  You can  only feel tiresome if you want to list the number of ways  one can pair  the bread –  Nutella, jams, cheese spreads, marmalades, compotes,  fresh fruits, chutneys, veggies….the list  is endless.   Baking bread…

Panivaragu kichadi

Panivaragu kichadi

  It was a morning time , when my manager/friend Kathy offered to share her breakfast – Quinoa salad.  Cooked quinoa paired with diced carrots and other veggies , dressed with olive oil . Simple, but it was a hearty meal. I enjoyed  it more for the fact that it…

French Toast

French toast

Few things will delight you in the mornings for sure. A rose smiling at you while you water it ,  the aroma of tea while you sip it , the crunchiness of the Marie biscuit when you dip it in the tea.. All ‘feel good ‘ factors of the mornings….

Cauliflower Peas kurma

Cauliflower Peas Kurma

The house was brimming with joy and laughter. About more than 15 people, all were my aunts, uncles, cousins and children. There was a three month old who was going from one’s hand to another, entertaining the crowd. Three chefs in the small cosy kitchen. Happiness is cooking while chitchatting….

Sigappu aval upma

Poha Upma / Sigappu Aval Upma

Poha upma was introduced to me in Mumbai when I went to my sister-in -law’s house in 1998. It was one super easy dish I learnt from my s-i-l as a beginner in kitchen. If you do the tadka right and garnish right , there is no failing.   Here…

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins

As every weekend comes by, I start with a desire to bake something , then get distracted with other handful of hobbies (hehe..) and look forward to another weekend all over once again . Last weekend was something different, our neighborhood Nilgris got renovated and restocked with fresh ingredients. We came…

Idli podi

Idli Podi

‘What’s for dinner? ‘ ‘Idly with left over sambhar’ ‘Will the sambhar be enough for all four of us?’ ‘No Dear, we can have  Idli podi if we run out of sambhar.’ ……. After the dinner is ready and served  on table,   ‘Dear, come , let us have dinner.’…

Pongal

First meal of the week – Pongal

Just as assured as sun rises every day in the east..there are few rituals of every one which do not change over time.  For us it is ‘Pongal’  being the first meal of the week.  It is an equation that does not need any proof :  Sunday AM= pongal Pongal…

URAD DALL CHUTNEY

Neverfading Love Of My Grandma / Urad Dall Chutney

Our Grandma ,Lakshmiammal is one great personality known for selflessness, love and  generosity. Even when she was young she had made several sacrifices that no other normal girl would do in her personal life. Many days she used to feed the food she had for her to the  poor begging…

Banana muffins

Banana Muffins

Have you ever had the joy of  acheiving that you had dreamt for  a long time? I read here that the ‘user experience pleasures’ are of thirteen types and I experienced today two such types of pleasures – triumphant  (The joy you experience  when you win ) and accomplished (The joy…

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