Panzanella Salad (Bread Salad)

If you are a keto enthusiast, this is not for you! Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Bread and salad? I came across this recipe years ago and it is my son’s favorite. I usually make it in the summer when I get good quality tomatoes and fresh basil. This recipe has few ingredients and each…

Upma/ Uppitu -A Simple South Indian breakfast

It is a busy time and though I have started multiple posts, I have not had time to finish them. I plan to repost some of my older posts from time to time. This is our weekend breakfast almost every other weekend. Easy to make and healthy vegan fare. Upma or Uppitu is a simple breakfast…

Coorgi Mushroom Curry (Kummu Curry)

My mom often talks about her childhood in Coorg walking many many miles to school, climbing trees, throwing stones at the mangoes and eating many fruits and berries on the way. She spoke of the different wild mushrooms growing and that they picked these mushrooms and that the flavor those mushroom had is not the…

Coconut Chocolate Cake with a Hint of Candied Orange

The other day, I was wondering what cake to bake for my friend, Uma, who was returning from a mountaineering course.  A lot of us dream of doing many things, but may not actually take the next leap of doing it. One day, on a whim, she decided to join the basic course. She started…

Carrot Walnut Cake

Happy Halloween (and Happy Birthday to my soulmate)! There are days when I have cravings for dessert, but then I may feel guilty, so I try to cheat my brain to believe differently! Carrots are healthy and good for your eyes, mind you! Whole wheat flour is healthy and brown sugar is healthier than white…

A Steaming Bowl of Millet Khichdi

A cold rainy day. The first thing that comes to my mind is a nice bowl of hot deep fried pakodas. But instead, I settle for something healthy, a nice steaming hot bowl of millet khichdi. Khichidi or khichri is a dish which spells comfort. It is equivalent to the chicken soup. This dish in the…

Thin Crust Home-made Pizza

My first memory of eating a pizza was in the iconic ‘Casa Piccola’ on Residency Road, Bangalore. Those days there were not many places to get burgers and pizzas. For burgers, we also went to this small place at the end of Brigade Road (the name escapes me). I remember going to Casa Piccola with…

Chocolate Muffins

When you want a chocolate fix, try this recipe. Muffins usually should be eaten in a day or two. With these muffins, that will not be a problem. Most muffin recipes have milk in them; this contains yogurt. I got the inspiration for this recipe from prettysimplesweet.com/double-chocolate-muffins/ and www.allrecipes.com/recipe/228553/moist-chocolate-muffins/. Makes 18 muffins Ingredients: 1 cup whole…

Vermicelli Uppitu/ Upma

The first time I remember eating this dish was in a friend’s place when I was in college. She whipped up this dish in a jiffy and it tasted delicious. It is savory, spicy and a touch of sourness. Easy to make and perfect by itself or can be eaten with a chutney/pickle or a…