Breakfast and dinner- Recipes by danya

Maharashtrian Poha (Beaten Rice) and Punjabi Dal When I started asking recipes from family, Danya was one of the excited nieces who sent me recipes. I remember visiting her in Mysore and showing her how to bake banana bread years ago. I heard she makes a really good banana bread. Her husband raves about her…

Bhagya’s Horsegram Bassaru

Bhagya is a person who loves food, maybe as much as I do and maybe that is why we are good friends. When I think of her, I remember the first time I really interacted with her. We were colleagues working as teachers in the same school but really did not interact with each other…

Brinda’s Homestyle cooking

These recipes are from my sister-in-law, Brinda. Brinda is a horticulturist who of course loves to garden. She is a researcher and worked in some of the best botanical gardens in Tamil Nadu. She has now retired and has an amazing terrace garden. She is also a good cook and makes the best Mysore masala…

Coriander Chutney

Definition of Chutney (Merriam Webster) : a thick sauce of Indian origin that contains fruits, vinegar, sugar, and spices and is used as a condiment In India we make many different chutneys; from many different vegetables, fruits and herbs. Everyone has their variations. I have made cilantro/ coriander chutney with adding cilantro to ingredients of coconut…

My Mom’s Tomato Thokku/ Chutney

My mom is a wonderful, gutsy, amazing woman. Some of my first memories of her was playing volleyball with her students, her saree tucked up. She was the first person in her village to go to college. She is a sportswoman who was a sports teacher at a college in Bangalore. She treated her students…

Stuffed Baby Eggplants

The other day, I found the most fresh baby eggplants. Eggplants are a favourite in our house and I could not resist making this. It is easy to make and delicious! Ingredients 10 baby eggplants 4 dried red chillies 2 tbsp channa dal 2 tbsp coriander seeds 2 tbsp grated coconut 3 tsp oil salt…

Malini’s Mavinkai Chitranna (Raw Mango Rice)

My friend, Malini designs clothes. For the past ten years I have been wearing clothes designed by her. Her creativity does not stop there; she is an amazing cook too. This is her recipe. Do try it out. In this recipe, we use raw mango and usually the mango used for pickles. Those mangoes are…

Spicy Stuffed Chilli Bhaji

Reposting a recipe. Will be posting another stuffed pepper soon. On a cold wintry day or on a rainy day, this is the best dish to eat – hot, spicy, deep-fried goodness. A plate of bhajis, a hot steaming cup of tea or coffee, a good book and a comfortable chair – company optional. I…