Easy Snack Ideas for Cold Winter Evenings

It is that time of the year when the sun goes home early and the evenings are longer, darker and colder. We spend to get more time indoors and go for an additional round of coffee, tea or any hot beverage demanded by the weather. Biting into something nice along with a cuppa would not harm anyone! I have picked a few easy snacking options that … Continue reading Easy Snack Ideas for Cold Winter Evenings

Deepavali – done and dusted !

It is the third Deepavali away from home and this year there were many things that made up for not being home on the festival day. We made sweets and savory, distributed to our friends and neighbors to share the festival happiness. The bunch of candles which were lying untouched for the past couple of years finally saw the light on Deepavali ! After looking … Continue reading Deepavali – done and dusted !

Chettinad Mutton Kola Urundai (Fried meat balls)

I always have a feeling that I am comfortable cooking vegetarian more than non-vegetarian dishes. The reason because in my family non-vegetarian food is occasional. But this changed after wedding and moving to Kuwait. There is no weekday/weekend for non-vegetarian food. I started trying my hands with meat and seafood and I can safely say that I can cook some decent non-vegetarian meal now. You … Continue reading Chettinad Mutton Kola Urundai (Fried meat balls)

Arisiyum Parupu [Rice and dhal:One Pot Meal]

I’m wondering how this recipe wasn’t my first on the blog! This is the first dish I cooked first on my own to my memory and the one that is most frequently made in my kitchen. Weekends during my 5 and odd years of Chennai life hardly went without this one simple meal. There are a bunch of memories tagged to this, from the family … Continue reading Arisiyum Parupu [Rice and dhal:One Pot Meal]

Egg Kothu Parotta

My hometown is Kangeyam, a small town near Tirupur in the state of Tamil Nadu,India. It falls in the intersection of very busy routes like Coimbatore-Trichy, Tirupur-Thanjavur and Salem/Erode-Palani. So the town hosts numerous bakeries and hotels. One such hotel is Gayathri which is located very opposite to the Kangeyam bus stand. Unlike metros or cities, it’s not common practice for people of our town … Continue reading Egg Kothu Parotta

Kerala Style Prawn Roast

Hello everyone! Hope you all celebrated Vinayagar Chaturthi ( Ganesh Chaturthi) by presenting your sundal and kozhukattis (modaks) to the Lord Ganesh and got his blessings. I made black channa dhal sundal and sweet pongal to make Ganesha happy too! Okay now, from all my previous posts you would have almost concluded that I’m a vegetarian and this is going to be a vegetarian blog. … Continue reading Kerala Style Prawn Roast