Snacks

Stuffed Cocktail Tomatoes

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

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 […]

Puran Poli

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 […]

Vella Seedai

Vella Seedai

Vella Seedai is a crunchy yet soft (yes, some things in life can be both crunchy and soft at the same time) sweet treat made with rice flour and butter. It is one of the various snacks prepared for Krishna Jayanthi festivities, a celebration of Lord Krishna’s birthday across India. […]

Uppu Seedai

Uppu Seedai

Uppu seedai is a crunchy, savory treat made with rice flour and butter. It is one of our all-time favorite snacks and vanishes in no time when a packet of these is opened. The previous generation was fortunate to grow up eating these tasty bites (and their sweet cousin – […]

Nei Appam

Nei Appam

Nei appam (also neyyappam) is a spongy, sweet, ghee-fried snack from Kerala, India. A variant with ripe bananas, called unni appam, is equally popular and so too is its savory sibling, the paniyaram. These appams are made in a special moulded pan known as the appakaaral (appam pan / appe […]

No Rava Dosa

Gluten-Free Rava Dosa

Gluten-free rava dosas / No-rava dosas are savory gluten-free crepes that kill two birds with one stone – a) they are made with rice and sorghum (jowar) – both whole grains (unlike traditional rava dosas which rely on all-purpose flour), and b) there is zero compromise on taste – these […]

Karadaiyan Nombu Vella Adai

Karadaiyan Nombu or Karadayan Nombu (pronounced kaar-adai-yaan nom-bu) is a major festival for the Tamil Brahmin community that is celebrated in the month of March. It’s observed by married women who pray for a long-life for their husbands by fasting until an auspicious time on that day (side note – […]

Karadaiyan Nombu Uppu Adai

Karadaiyan Nombu Uppu Adai

Karadaiyan Nombu or Karadayan Nombu (pronounced kaar-adai-yaan nom-bu) is a major festival for the Tamil Brahmin community that is celebrated in the month of March. It’s observed by married women who pray for a long-life for their husbands by fasting until an auspicious time on that day (side note – […]