Monday, November 20, 2017

Badnekayi(Brinjal/Eggplant) Pulav

I am a sucker for pulavs. I try to make each and every version I come across either online or on TV.. It is fascinating how just change of vegetables and few spices here and there can bring about so many varieties... 

Badnekayi Pulav is again from oggarane dabbi cooking show. It’s fairly easy and comes out very tasty. As usual, instead of cooking it all together, I cooked rice separately and then mixed with the masala. 

Do try!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Masala Bread/ Palya bread

Presenting another appetizer which is easy to make, unbelievably tasty and kid friendly. Palya bread/ masala bread/ bread sandwich are some of the names it goes by in local bakeries in Bangalore. 

I found this recipe looooong time back in one of the first blogs I stumbled upon.. it had very basic and handy ingredients. Over the years I have seen many variations with more ingredients, but I find this recipe simple and good enough. Do try! 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Vegetable Spring roll

I was planning on making some special Indian sweet or savory snack for Deepavali. Since Deepavali is already here, I’ll go with whatever I have on hand :) 

I had tried this recipe sometime back and it turned out to be very tasty. The procedure is fairly easy and although tedious, makes a great appetizer for a dinner party/potluck. Rolling takes a lot of time, and if you have some help in that area, making this is very easy. You can also roll this and freeze before hand, frying just before serving. 

Do try!

Happy Deepavali!!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Capsicum dal(tovve)

Looks like I’m having a marathon of recipes from oggarane dabbi!! Here comes one more! and there are many more :)

My love for dal makes me try every other variation I come across... It’s amazing how such a humble dish can be presented in so many varieties by just changing few ingredients here and there.  

This dal is made from moong dal and capsicum. It has onion, but can easily be skipped for festivals. Healthy, tasty and can be cooked in no time. Perfect for busy weekdays. 

Do try!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Avalakki(Poha) bisi beLe bath/BBB

This recipe is again from Oggarane Dabbi cooking show. 

This is one flavorful dish made with fresh spices and vegetables. It is also much lighter on the tummy since it is made with poha and moong dal. There is onion in the recipe. But you can easily skip it for festivals. Original recipe makes everything in the cooker directly, but I made it separately. Have it with some ghee, chips/boondi. 


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Vegetable Pongal

These days I am hooked onto Oggarane dabbi cooking show. Every day there is something new I’d like to try. I like the hosts candid opinion, which makes it easy for me to try only certain dishes and not everything. I must have tried some 6-7 dishes already and I have only been watching the show for like a month.

One of the dishes that I tried was Vegetable Pongal which was shown as pancahrangi pongal on the show. It is a wholesome one pot dish. Very healthy, very tasty and gets done in a jiffy. Easy enough to prepare on a busy working day, yet fancy enough to serve your guests at dinner parties. 

Do try!

Monday, August 21, 2017


Kodbale is a fried snack made during festivals. My mom makes this for Ganesha chaturthi. This is my mom’s trademark recipe. It is slightly different than regular kodbale. My favorite. My daughter’s favorite too. 

It is a little time consuming, and you don’t get enough quantity for the whole lot of work you put in, but the taste makes up for it.  

And it’s Ganesha habba season again! Happy birthday to my dear blog!!

Make this kodbale for this festival season and enjoy!

Happy Gowri and Ganesha habba!!!