Akki Roti is a melt-in-the mouth, soft Indian bread which is full of flavour. The smell of this absolutely divine dish has woken me up many a time.
Chole Masala, tangy, juicy, yummy! Perfect blend of spices, hot and sweet, chole masala is the perfect side dish for a North Indian style jowar roti! This recipe is a super yum chole masala without oil, ghee, butter or red chili. While the first three are processed or animal foods and cause diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, […]
Tendli Sukka is a lip smacking Konkani ivy gourd delicacy. Topped with fresh coconut & cashews, this masala filled dish is an unforgettable experience! This authentic recipe uses either chickpeas or black channa and soaked cashews as well, along with ivy gourd. Tendli Sukka is a must have in any coastal Karnataka feast! Gourds are rich […]
Bhindi tastes amazing raw! Have you ever tried it? Participants in our Healing With Food workshop can’t believe the bhindi we serve is raw. It’s so yummy! What most people don’t like about Ladies finger or Okra is the slime that oozes out from it. Although it is amazingly medicinal, most people fry vendakkai in […]
Amte kai huli! I’m sure you have tasted tomato saaru, even majjige huli. Have you tasted ambarella sour curry? It looks like a raw mango and tastes amazing! Known by many names like Amte kai in Kannada, Ambade in Tulu, Ambado in Konkani, Ambarella or Hog Plum in English, this fruit is very popular in Asian, […]
Amte kai chutney! Have you tasted ambarella? It looks like a small raw mango, and tastes amazing! The perfect sourness for a lip smacking chutney. Known by many names like Amte kai in Kannada, Ambade in Tulu, Ambado in Konkani, Ambarella or Hog Plum in English, this fruit is very popular in Asian, American and […]
Drumstick sambar – I love it when my mother cooks this! Don’t we all love sucking on the drumsticks and squeezing out all the juice? Yum! 😀
Thai curry is probably the most popular traditional dish of Thailand. This is the Raw Thai Curry version. It tastes much better than we thought it would! 🙂 Popularly, thai curry combines fresh coconut milk, curry paste made from local herbs and leaves like kaffir lime leaves and galangal (ginger), which give it its unique […]
Sambar powder – every mother and mother in law has her own yummy, trademark recipe! We know whose is best. Ours! Am I right? 😀
Amte kai coconut chutney! Have you tasted ambarella? It looks like a small raw mango, and tastes amazing! The perfect sourness for a lip smacking chutney. Known by many names like Amte kai in Kannada, Ambade in Tulu, Ambado in Konkani, Ambarella or Hog Plum in English, this fruit is very popular in Asian, American […]
Cabbage! When amma cooks it, we can smell it all over the house! Yum! Take care not to let it rot, though – you can smell it in the next house, too! Yikes!
Coconut chutney – can you imagine eating pongal without it? It is a must have for us! Yum!
Til Gur on Makar Sankranti evokes beautiful childhood memories! Our hands smelled heavenly after hours and hours of making this sweet. So, how many friends did you make ellu bella for? 🙂
Pongal means festivity or celebration. Maybe this is why a bite of chakkara pongal is like a celebration in your mouth!
Avial! Mixed vegetable stew in rich coconut milk, a rare non-spicy dish that totally satisfies the South Indian palate. I love avial! Happy Pongal!
Til Laddoo! Come Makar Sankranti, and you’ll find these yummy sesame balls in every sweet shop. Did you know they also give you amazing teeth? 😀
Vegetable stew with coconut milk, a Christmas speciality from the villages of Kerala. Get ready to indulge in Nutty Goodness! My friend, Merlin Shaiju shared this recipe of simple stew with lots of vegetables. A few handpicked spices bring out the characteristic aroma and flavour of this vegetable stew. Coconut milk is always used after cooking the […]
Cheesecake from ancient Greece, filled with the goodness of whole plant foods, packed with coconut and blueberry! Can it get healthier than this? 🙂 Cheesecakes today are made with a base or crust with layers of cheese, eggs, gelatin or fruits, many flavours and filled with sugar. Why use sugar and dairy when we can […]
Watermelon juice! Reminds you of summer, doesn’t it? Watermelon is best eaten in large pieces with great company, with juice dripping to your elbows. If you have decided to forgo this sensuous experience, then this would be the next best way to eat it! Simply juice and strain to remove seeds, and you’re good to […]
Cassava Cake or Kuih Binka Ubi is a delicious, sweet dessert from Malaysia. Easy to prepare, cassava cake is yummy and a sure hit at family feasts! In Malaysia and other South East Asian countries, Kuih means bite-sized snack or dessert foods. Tapioca or Cassava cake is usually prepared during Hari Raya, Chinese New year festivals and weddings. […]