Gongura Pappu / Dal – Tangy Sorrel Leaves Lentil

In Andhra Pradesh, South India, there is no dish that can get more authentic than a traditional Gongura delicacy such as Pappu (dal), pickle, Pachadi, thokku(chutney), Pulihora (rice) or the ever-popular Gongura Mutton Stew (Mamsam) amongst many others. In India, there is a common tendency to shy away from leafy green veggies during the rainyContinue reading “Gongura Pappu / Dal – Tangy Sorrel Leaves Lentil”

Ajji’s Muga Ambat – Konkani Sprouted Green Gram Curry

Today being the birth anniversary of my maternal grandmother, what better recipe to dedicate to her than a simple yet delicious wholesome one pot recipe! I always looked forward to my grand mom visiting us in childhood as it meant we got to savour all the simple home cooked delicacies from the coast of Karwar.Continue reading “Ajji’s Muga Ambat – Konkani Sprouted Green Gram Curry”

Matki Misal Pav – Curried Sprouts’ Snack

Simple, traditional home cooking from the Konkan belt or coastal Maharashtra and Karnataka ranging from delightful pure vegetarian food to delicious coconut-based curries. Well known Maharashtrian speciality, Misal Pav, popular snacky fare available at most inexpensive roadside eateries in Maharashtra. A wholesome finger-licking meal-in-itself, popular as breakfast fare, onepot meal or an instant hit atContinue reading “Matki Misal Pav – Curried Sprouts’ Snack”

One Pot Medley Masala Khichdi

My Sheroes, there you go as promised, by popular demand, a recipe for packing quick early morning lunch boxes that’s nutritious and great on flavour. Not a malady in the world that a bowl of piping hot Khichdi cannot cure! Ahh the magic of simplicity! Good for warm spring days when you don’t wanna standContinue reading “One Pot Medley Masala Khichdi”

Madras Betel Leaves Soup – Vetrilai Rasam

Ever since I moved to South India and tasted Rasam 20 odd years ago, I have been hooked onto it. While most South Indian weddings and ceremonies end on a sweet note with some milk based pudding, I’m sure to be the odd one, always making a beeline for the rasam counter to complete myContinue reading “Madras Betel Leaves Soup – Vetrilai Rasam”