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…

Vegan Elaneer Payasam (Tender Coconut Payasam)

Tomorrow is Deepavali, the festival of lights. This is the day when we all wear new clothes, burst fireworks and eat good food. My mother would start make murukkus and laddoos a few days earlier. wE would distribute sweets to the neighbors and as kids meet in the evening to burst firework. This week has…

Indian Street Style Grilled Corn

Monsoons bring a vivid picture to all those who have experienced it. Each one with different memories and mostly about food. I remember one day, returning to the office (I was working in marketing just after college) on my moped. I was at on the street my office was on, could almost see it at…

Spicy Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry

We can never have enough eggplant recipes. As I have mentioned before we love eggplants and here are some recipes that I had posted earlier: https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2019/05/30/stuffed-baby-eggplants/ https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2018/01/28/badanekai-ennegai-stuffed-baby-eggplants-an-aubergine-by-any-other-name-contd/ https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2018/06/07/sesame-seed-rice-ellu-sadam-with-roasted-eggplant-and-yogurt-salad-kathirikai-pachadi/ https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2019/06/27/simple-eggplant-curry/ https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2019/09/26/roasted-eggplant-and-tomato-soup/ I wanted to try something different and here is a recipe. This almost tastes like vathakulambu. The recipe has been posted before. https://chaiwithpreethi.com/2018/06/25/vatha-kuzhambu-a-tangy-spicy-gravy/ This eggplant…

Rahul’s Maharashtrian vermicelli Bath (Uppittu)

In my earlier post, I had mentioned that I would be including recipes from friends and family. So to start it off here is a recipe from my friend Rahul Kaikini. Rahul and I did our undergrad together (many moons ago). Social Media has connected us and a lot of friends from college. Rahul is…

Rasam – A Tangy, Spicy Soup- Perfect to Fight a Cold!

It is flu season again! So, reposting this.Make a bowl and enjoy as it clears your sinus. Rasam is synonymous to South India. Every person or region has their version. But one thing common is the tangy spicy taste, The tang can come from tomato, tamarind or lime. If you are fighting a cold, this…

Diet, You Say!

I miss my friends and the exercise routine. We worked really hard but we had a lot of fun. Reposting this post in honour of my friends. Our Zumba instructor, Bhavana, has been asking us to go on the GM diet for a few months. We always had excuses – dinner party, special lunches or…

Masala Vadai/ Paruppu Vadai-Deep Fried Lentil Patties

Today is a cold snowy day. Coming back from work driving in the snow makes me want to sit near the fireplace eating some vadas or pakodas. Here is a recipe for masala vada. They hit all the right spots – hot, deep fried, spicy and crispy! Have it with a cup of tea or…

Raji Chitti’s Special Carrot Chutney

Here is another repost from 2 years ago. Enjoy! A couple of weeks ago, I asked my chitti (aunt) to give me some of her favorite recipes. I was expecting a traditional recipe but she sent me a carrot chutney recipe instead – very different. When I made it, it was really good and easy…