Milaga podi/ Gun powder /Podi Idli

  I love to have Idli with chutney and sambar, and when we were in Bangalore we usually would go to Anadha Bhavan for breakfast. Every weekend it’s a custom to go there and have ghee dosa or poori, and I really miss that here. Last week I remembered in Bangalore we used to have…

Paneer Pizza / Pizza Base / Pizza Sauce

Pizza is one of my favorites now; I still remember me and Tilj fighting about buying pizza because I didn’t like the cheese. Now I load my pizza with more cheese than he eats. I got my own favorite pizza toppings like pineapple, schinken, corn mushrooms topped with mozzarella or only cheese pizzas. I prefer…

Homemade Paneer 

Paneer is a fresh, unsalted Indian cottage cheese which is widely used in Indian cooking especially in curries. This cheese is mildly milky and it doesn’t have a very pungent taste, so it blends beautifully with the spices. And thus, as a result, you get awesome paneer curries and other yummy dishes. This cheese won’t…

Mint Mutton /Lamb Biriyani

For me biriyani is either chicken or beef; because it is easy and a little difficult to screw up. But with mutton Biryani, it’s always a risk; I feel the chances of messing up are high. I was not a big fan of mutton especially because of the smell of mutton while cleaning, cooking and…

Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon is such a bright and fresh flavor and these cupcakes can be adjusted to your tastes to include a little or a lot of lemony goodness. These lemon cupcakes get their bright lemon flavor from three sources of lemon flavor – fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and a little bit of lemon extract (Dr…

All in one, Appam/Vellayappam/ Vattayappam

  Appam is a traditional Kerala breakfast, which is had with any side dish. They are the feather-light and super yum ‘Lacy Hoppers’ from Kerala (God`s own Country), and only recently I found it has got a cute sexy English name. In our house only for special occasions we used to buy chicken or beef…