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…

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…

Lemony idly uppuma

Lemony Idli Uppuma

We ,back home, are  a big family and always  guests are common. So, it is not uncommon to have leftover idlis. Whenever ildi is leftover  my grandma makes a yummy uppuma with it for an evening snack. Here in US , I go by measuring cups and calculations never fail….