Poosanikkai Mor Kootu / Ash Gourd Stew with Buttermilk

When it comes to comfort food, my go to recipe is a kootu. I love eating hot kootu with rice and paruppu. I make kootu on lazy days when I am not in a mood to cook anything elaborate. Kootu

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Nimbu Dal – Lemon Lentils

26th Nov, 2015 Dal – chawal is my comfort food and I look forward to cold winter nights to eat a bowl of steaming hot rice and lentils with some desi ghee in it. For the third and last day

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Mango Tuvar Dal made the Uttar Pradesh Style (Raw Mangoes and lentils) – No Onion, No Garlic recipe

29th April, 2014 Writing all these recipes as a part of my Uttar Pradesh Thaali is bringing so many memories of the years, we lived in Kanpur and Lucknow. The richness of the food and warmth in the people was

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Thakkali Rasam – Tomato Rasam (made in Eeya Sombu)

Thakkali rasam is an essential part of meal in every South Indian family. I am a big fan of rasam and I need it when I am making South Indian food. The rasam is so refreshing that some prefer to

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Dal Bhaat Tarkari – National Dish of Nepal (Rice, lentils and Vegetables)

For the third of National dishes series, I have the National dish of Nepal. Dal Bhaat Tarkari is a very common meal not only in Nepal but also in India. According me to the synonym to this dish is comfort

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Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup – Ultimate Comfort food

9th Feb, 2014 Tomato soup is the first thing that comes to my mind when someone says soup. I love tomato soup and I have two different tomato soup recipes already posted in the blog. The other day we had

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Vellarikkai Kootu / Cucumber Kootu – Cucumbers cooked in Coconut based stew – BM # 32

26th Sept, 2013 This was yet another year with a very good yield of cucumbers from our backyard. My husband came up with this wonderful idea of building a trellis for the cucumbers and ever since then the fruits are

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Classic American Breakfast (Vegetarian) – Pancakes and Hash Browns – BM # 31

5th Aug, 2013 The classic American breakfast is something we make at our house for a weekend brunch. When BM 31 had a theme with Non Indian breakfast, this was the first thing that came to my mind. I usually

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Thengai Thuvayal (Fried Coconut Chutney) – BM # 30

23rd July, 2013 For the final week of the BM 30, I am doing native dishes for the next 3 days. I belong to South India with my father’s side native being a village near Mayiladuthurai in Tanjore district. We

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Chow-chow Carrot Kootu (Chayote Squash and Carrot simmered in coconut based stew)

Cold winter days are making me crave for more comfort foods. This is one of the foods that I love to eat on a lazy day with saadham and paruppu (Rice and lentils) and dollop of freshly made ghee. I

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