Green, San Antonio

Ever since we relocated to San Antonio, we have always been on the look out for good places to eat on those occasional days when we feel like have something good other than home cooked food..The usual weekend joints where they serve pizzas or sandwiches are always there aren’t too many options out here especially…

Al Fresco gourmet dining – Chennai style!

I have been absent from this blog for few months now and this contest was exactly the kind of motivation I needed to break the silence and get my food blog going again! What can I say? One look at the Kitchens of India website had my cuisinista heart and mind soaring with ideas and…

Whole Wheat Pav Buns

Most of us love pav baaji! The wonderfully toasted bread served with some awesome mashed potato curry, garnished with onions and laced with just the right tint of lemon is a treat to our taste buds! I have always been captivated by the pav bun – the soft and springy bun is something that every…

Roasted Tomato and Red Bell Pepper Soup

We are a family of soup lovers!! However I should admit  that I hate the soup served at most restaurants around Chennai city! They always seem to have the following things in common: No natural ingredients 100% corn flour and water base Artificial food coloring – Red for tomato, green for Spinach…you get the idea? Artificial…

Orange Peels Chutney

Now for a real authentic Iyengar dish (I think)from mom’s kitchen! The first time I tasted this exotic chutney was actually from my MIL’s kitchen – but that had a form slightly different to this one, plus I didn’t take pictures or note the recipe (Yeah! I can be like that sometimes).  I mean who…

REALITY Blog Award

I am so happy and excited to have received this award from Sapna. Catch her interesting blog about life, food and more at Sapnas Blog. Thanks Sapna!! Below are the rules for the REALITY blog award: 1. Answer the 5 questions 2. Nominate 8 other bloggers Questions: 1. If you could change one thing, what…

Originally posted on The Constantly Puzzled Mind:
I whipped up this simple dish because I was too tired to spend much time in the kitchen today. I love bell peppers aka capsicum and rather than making a traditional vegetable pulao I decided to make user of the wholesome flavor of the green bell peppers. I…

Veggie wraps in Pita style naan flat bread

What a long title!  I But i couldn’t think of anything else to call this dish  I came up with that Sunday afternoon. After my great plans to be most awesome chef of the day kind of went awry (I was too ambitious and decided to cook too many dishes that Sunday and got tired in the midst of…

Chocolate Love!

When you have a chocolate cake covered with dark chocolate ganache  decorated with vanilla butter cream frosting that’s what you call your recipe! chocolate love 🙂 The birthday of 2 special people in my life and it was my good luck that they happen to live under the same roof and even better that they are…

Sabu Daana Kichidi

I have to admit this: I am really ashamed of myself considering that I refused to taste this when one of my room mates from Mumbai, the sweetest one that I had, offered to cook this for dinner one day 😦 She said “Sabu Daana Kichidi” and I said “No no, I don’t like sabu…..” Now,…

Vendekai Karamadu / Ladies Fingers / Sauteed Okra

 If you are wondering about the multiple names for this dish it is good ole okra also known as Ladies Fingers out here (cos we ladies have beautiful slender fingers you see – just that they are not green in color) or “Ven-de-kai” in tamil. And if you are confused about “Ka-ra-ma-du”, well that what…