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Belgian style eggless Whole wheat waffles
Breakfast

Whole Wheat Waffles

Waffles, waffles, waffles – that’s the cry I get from my kids every morning at breakfast! I have gotten so many requests for my waffle recipe that I decided to publish it with my backup waffle plates. Well-made waffles should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. […]

Indian Spice Box - My everyday spice box
Spice Blends

Spice Box

The Indian Spice Box is a unique way of storing necessary spices for Indian cooking. You may have come across the words tempering, seasoning, chonk, tadka, popu, thalichchu kottu, vagar, and so on. All these refer to a technique of roasting spices (in whole or powdered form) in ghee or […]

Stuffed Cocktail Tomatoes
Appetizers, Snacks

Stuffed Cocktail Tomatoes

When the days are blazing hot as they are nowadays, wouldn’t it be cool (literally) to avoid the heat of the stove and still be able to have a few delicious treats. This stuffed cocktail tomato recipe does just that. This dish bursts with flavor, especially since tomatoes are in […]

Dahi Vada
Appetizers, Snacks

Dahi Vada

Hot and crispy medu vadas are a go to snack for any occasion in South India. However, hot climatic conditions in India and spicy food call for the use of yogurt, the most popular way to calm down the gut in Indian cuisine. Just as we yearn for dips in […]

Medu Vada
Appetizers

Medu Vada

Coffee and doughnuts are a popular morning food for office goers in the West, and you can say the same about Medu Vada (aka Medhu Vadai) and Kaapi for us South Indians. If you have an opportunity to visit any decent south Indian eatery – from street vendor to fine […]

Overhead shot of ready to be served oven roasted eggplant
Side Dishes

Oven Roasted Eggplant

Here’s a quick and delicious oven roasted eggplant recipe for those days when you’re too lazy to make something elaborate, yet want to fill up your healthy veggie quota for the day. A generous sprinkle of easily available spices on the eggplant slices is what makes this my favorite. Toss […]

HeroShot Rasam Powder
Spice Blends

Rasam Powder

If sambar is the king of dishes in south India, rasam is the unparalleled queen! To make these two dishes without sacrificing authenticity, you’ll need the magic masala that’s unique to each. If you have Rasam Powder (Rasam Podi) in your pantry, making sublime rasam every time will be child’s […]

Chana Potli
Appetizers

Chana Potli Samosa

Chana potli samosas made with 100% whole wheat are bite sized healthier versions of the popular and beloved Indian snack, the samosa. These are super simple to make with ingredients that are readily available. Let’s dive in… What is Chana Potli Samosa Chana (chickpea) potlis (bags) are innovatively shaped appetizers […]

Puran Poli
Desserts, Snacks

Puran Poli with 100% Whole Wheat

Puran Poli is a sweetened version of its popular savory counterpart dal paratha. It is a flat bread stuffed with jaggery sweetened split chickpea lentils (Puranam – Tamil / Puran – Marathi) and is a heavenly treat when served with dollops of ghee. Sadly this recipe calls for the use […]