Author: Abhishek

Foxtail Millet Bisi Bele Bath

Foxtail Millet Bisi Bele Bath

Millets, veggies and pulses. I was pleasantly surprised when I first had a Bisi bele bath with millets in it. Lots of veggies and a good amount of ghee on it. There is a slight change when rice is removed but it was delicious. This […]

Spicy Modak

Spicy Modak

For some reason the word modak reminds me of a very festive sweet. Of course a very popular version of modak is the festive sweet but there are so many other variations that just don’t top the charts in my head. The other sweet version […]

Aloo Bonda

Aloo Bonda

Food has this amazing ability in taking us down the memory lane. There could be that city that you always associate a particular food item with. A drink that reminds you of a fun party you had years ago or a little snack that takes […]

Sabudana Vada || Tapioca Pearl Fritter

Sabudana Vada || Tapioca Pearl Fritter

Love thy neighbor, especially if their cooking is amazing. One of my former neighbors used to have quite a different eating schedule. Some of the family members, especially the stay-at-home ones used to have a good meal at noon, a little snack in the late […]

Ragi Masala Biscuit

Ragi Masala Biscuit

There is spice, great aroma and amazing flavor. All the things that hit me when I first had masala biscuit. It is a bit surprising that very few bakers bake masala biscuits. I was fortunate to grab some freshly baked ones. I felt that the […]

Sev Recipe

Sev Recipe

I almost went to buy sev again, which I always do, then comes the thought: ” why not make it at home, instead of buying”. Did just that and I was surprised how easy it is to make and how well they turned out. Sev […]

Whole Wheat Lukhmi

Whole Wheat Lukhmi

She was in her sixties with all the usual age and lifestyle related health issues. Her movements were getting slow and being on the heavier side didn’t help. But when it came to cooking or anything related to food, you could see a spark in […]

Ragi Laddu Recipe

Ragi Laddu Recipe

These laddus are so delicious that it is really hard to believe that they are actually healthy. The words tasty and delicious don’t often go together, but these finger millet or ragi laddus are an exception. There is a good rough texture from the finger […]

Falafel Recipe

Falafel Recipe

I am always looking for stuff that I can use as content for my show and my phone is my best note taking device. Any thing interesting, take a pic or make a note in it. Any idea, type it in the phone. It is […]

Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes Recipe

Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes Recipe

This humble cheese is taking over the plates. There is a lot of cottage cheese flying around and the usage is quite high. Grilled and barbecued cottage cheese cubes are amazing. Make a curry out of it or use it in a salad. Right from stuffing […]

Capsicum Zunka

Capsicum Zunka

Typing this post will take more time than actually preparing the Zunka, that is how fast and easy it is to make this one. So what we have here is capsicum that is fried and coated with roasted and spiced gram flour. There is some […]

Kidney Bean Salad

Kidney Bean Salad

Like me, if you grow up eating a lot of vegetarian food, then kidney beans end up on your plate in the protein rotation. I have had a lot of kidney beans in Rajma curry either with roti or rice or bread. So, for me rajma […]

Sweet Karela Curry Recipe

Sweet Karela Curry Recipe

Sweet, tangy, hot and a little bitter. This curry is an explosion on the palate. The curry goes well with rice and chapatis. I have to confess, I used to hate Karela as a kid. If given an option, I would not have let Karela […]

Dimer Devil

Dimer Devil

I love the name. When there is devil in the name then it has to be interesting. Eggxactly. There is egg in the center, egg on the outside and it is deep fried. Deep fried is a synonym for delicious. What more can you ask […]

Banana Oatmeal Cups

Banana Oatmeal Cups

“Why are you eating horses’ food ??” That was the first thing I heard at home when oats came into the house. My comeback was of course that I would be able to run like a horse. But I should have foreseen the volley ” […]

Eggless Oatmeal Cups

Eggless Oatmeal Cups

There are tons of recipes which start with “pre-heat the oven…..” and then there is a long list of things to do. More often than less, it feel as though the oven itself would catch fire, melt and burn down the house before we get […]

Spicy Paniyaram

Spicy Paniyaram

If you have seen movies like Tangled, then you know the how often pans are used as weapons. The next time you watch the movie, imagine Fynn getting hit with a paniyaram pan. Ouch !!! Alright, no violence. Lets use the pan for something good. […]

Raw Banana Curry

Raw Banana Curry

Almost every part of the banana plant is useful. Raw banana fry and the bajjis/pakoras are quite common. The curry that is made with them is also quite delicious. Here is one recipe with tomatoes providing the gravy and the peanut powder & the coconut […]

Seedai Recipe

Seedai Recipe

We have so many Gods so I guess everyone has their favourites among them. I know my mom’s is Lord Krishna. So Janmashtami, which is the birthday of Lord Krishna is very significant at our home and we definitely have Seedai made at home. Seedai […]

Kaju Pakoda Recipe

Kaju Pakoda Recipe

I have had Kaju pakoda from various shops across the city of Hyderabad. I often take some for my friends living in other cities. A popular snack in Hyderabad and some shops make some amazing variations with the flavors. I have had kaju pakodas with […]