Cookies Dessert Gluten free

Pumpkin Meringue Cookies

These cookies have only two main ingredients: sugar and egg whites. I made these perfectly in time for Halloween celebrations. These are healthy cookies you can eat when you crave anything sweet. When I first tasted them, I disliked them as they where too sweet for my liking. I have adjusted the sugar. These are […]

Diary free Fish Gluten free seafood

Baked Fish in a Banana Leaf.

The original method to cook this fish is to wrap it with a banana leaf or a turmeric leaf and place it on burning coals. This is a coastal delicacy. I have used an oven to bake the fish instead. You may use any fish of your choice, but the oilier the fish the better. […]

Gluten free Soup Tomato soup

Tomato Soup

When the weather starts to get cooler,who doesn’t crave a bowl of soup. During this transition phase from the summer to the fall, I get an abundance of fresh produce from yard, especially the tomatoes. I decided to make a roasted tomato soup. It’s a very easy soup to make.The tomatoes from my yard are […]

Appetizers Gluten free spread Vegetarian

Eggplant Spread/ Vangyache Bharit

There are so many variations of roasted eggplants in India. This coastal version is very easy and only needs a few ingredients. The only cooking you need to do is roasting the eggplant. I loved smoky flavor of the eggplant. At home it used to be served with bhakari or chapatis which I was never […]

Diary free Gluten free Kadhi/ saar Uncategorized Vegan Vegetarian

Stuffed Bell Pepper With Coconut Kadhi

Stuffed bell peppers is a creation of my Aaie (paternal grandmother). She was a master of all this quick recipes as she had very little time on her hands between all her daily chores, from working on fields and taking care of her children. Aaie was a dreamer, and the most determined woman I have […]

Gluten free Papad Uncategorized Vegan Vegetarian

Rice fryums/ Kurdaya/Papad

Each season comes with its own fruit and food to be prepared. My favorite seasons are summer and monsoon. Here in USA, I enjoy spring, summer, and fall. In India, with summer comes the humidity and scorching heat, the only relief being mangoes and berries. It’s a season for storing food for monsoon in form of […]

Chicken curry Coconut Masala Dessert Gluten free

Ukadiche Modak/ Sweet Coconut Filled Rice Dumplings

  Every year, at this time, we eagerly await visit of our beloved guest, Ganesha. No guest leaves my home without relishing my food. And Ganesh Utsaav is incomplete without Modak. Till date, if anyone ask me what’s my favorite sweet, my instanteneous response is Modak. Modaks are must for Ganesh Chaturti, my Ganapati Bappa’s […]

Diary free Drink Gluten free

Kairi cha pannah/ Raw mango drink

Its not summer with out pannah! Perfect drink to relish on summer hot days. Mango is such a versatile fruit, which can be enjoyed in every state. Yields : 6 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes You will need: 1 raw mango 3/4 cup jaggery( you can add more or less depending on […]

Diary free Gluten free Kadhi/ saar Vegan

Coconut soup/ Narala cha saar

Today, I made my husband’s favorite food. I was introduced to Narala cha saar after my wedding. It’s a delicacy from my mother-in-law’s side. And, she makes it best! Saar is usually served with rice and Batata chi bhaji. You can have this saar as a soup or as a kadhi on the side. It’s a […]

Chicken curry Diary free Gluten free

Tulu Chicken/ Mangalorean chicken curry

I had this curry several times at my mangalorean friends’ homes, it was usually served with rotti or neer dosa. Especially my best friend’s, Shobha, place.  Where her mom used to feed me as if I were her own.I lost contact with Shobha over the years because of my constant moves. I think of her everyday, […]