Orange and Radish Salad

It is summer again and I have started growing vegetables in my garden. For the first time I grew icicle radish (mooli/diakon). I had never realised how easy it is to grow diakon radish. You plant them in the spring (sprinkle seeds on the soil) and in 21 days you have fresh radish. A recipe…

Malabar Spinach Curry

Basale Soppu Saaru- Karnataka Style Basale Soppu Malabar spinach (Basella Alba)is a type of spinach and is a creeper. It grows like a weed in South India. The leaves are is high in Vitamin A, C, Iron, and Calcium. I bought and planted the plant in a planter and it grew quite well. It likes warm…

All Roads Lead to Darshinis

Only in Namma Bengaluru (Bangalore) – Morning Walks which lead to Breakfast I recently made a short visit to Bangalore to visit my parents. Almost every morning, I walked to a darshini and had breakfast. These are some pictures of my walk and breakfast. Here is a nice article about darshinis which are common in…

Khandari Milagai Pickle (Bird’s Eye Chilli Pickle)

My Sister-in-law Sudha’s recipe. I am reposting this as my sister in law sent me pictures and a video of her making it. She added 5 tbsp black mustard to 250 gms chillies. I changed my recipe to increase the mustard seeds. I went overboard this year growing chilli peppers. I grew 3 varieties this…

Butternut Squash Soup – Creamy and Healthy

Butternut squash is one of my all time favourite fall/winter vegetable. By roasting the vegetable it brings out an inert sweetness and believe me, you can eat it as is. If you are trying to avoid desserts and you have a sweet tooth, try this. I also add it to sandwiches or pasta. Goes well…