Archive for the ‘sides and snacks’ Category

Grilled potatoes

I’ve never tried marinating and grilling. You know, one of those things you feel you’ll never get right. Even after years of getting an oven and grill. But enough drooling over the kababs in restaurants I told myself. Get going already! So these were a first attempt and they’re just marinated and grilled potatoes and […]

Holiday gifting!

I like to say I like giving more than receiving, but then who’d believe me  😉 ? The DIY bug, however, has put me a very giving mood I must say. And gifting something that you’ve put effort into can be very satisfying. So I gift wrapped some cookies I’d made.  Actually, you don’t even […]

Idli upma

There’s nothing quite like remembering out of the blue one of grandma’s recipes, trying it out and hoping it brings back just what you tasted and felt all those years ago. Idli upma. We’d come home from school, hungry, and if she gave us idlis, wrinkle our noses at them coz we’d had them for […]

No-deep-fry potato bondas

Who doesn’t want an alternative to deep fried yummies these days?! And if there’s one thing that Indians can’t seem to stay away from, it’s the deep fried goodies. Bondas, chips, snacks, most evening, morning or any-time-of-the-day snacks are deep fried. here’s an alternative way of making potato bondas with a fraction of the oil […]

Andy’s cutlets

Here’s that great cutlets recipe from Andy! “When I was in school, we had this whole system of a tuck shop every once in a while where the school made us kids bring food from home and sell it in school and give the proceeds to them.  What a racket I say! But we used […]

Quick Dill Dip

Here’s a really simple, but great tasting dip made with drained yogurt and a few other ingredients that you’ll always have in your kitchen. Prep time: for the yogurt – overnight For the rest: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 small tub Nestle curd (yogurt) or any other would do Finely chopped dill leaves 1 tablespoon Black Pepper […]

Maddur vade

Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya…stops any Bangalorean traveling to Mysore knows, by the wares that vendors bring along the route… Maddur is different from the others, as it wafts up the aroma of the long famous Maddur vade (a fritter) into train windows and bus doors. It seems like the vendors know the trick, hold it as […]

Chundal – The All Time Snack

Rajesh shares an age old chundal (sundal) recipe that’s straight from the heartland of south Indian food. Amma prepares this on Navarathri days. I used to hog it like crazy, cause I wouldn’t get it after the festival. Then when I started cooking on my own (I was away for home for some time), I rediscovered […]

Green peas sundal

sundal 2

Here’s a Ramzan favourite in my family. Sundal, which is what it’s called back in Tamil Nadu. How to make it? It’s very simple. I don’t have fixed measurements but you can nevertheless check out the recipe here. – Andaleeb

Puffed Rice Upma

Upma, though a very regular south indian breakfast dish, is smirked upon by most kids and adults alike. Here is an interesting variation. I use puffed rice (kallepuri, in kannada) instead of rava, poha or vermicelli. It is light on the stomach and filling at the same time! This recipe serves 2. What you need: Mysore […]