Green Mango Charu

Charu in Telugu means a soup made from an extracted juice of vegetables.There are many versions of charu like pappu charu(made with dal), nimmakaya charu(made with lemon), majjiga charu(made with buttermilk) etc.In case you are wondering what is the difference between a charu and a rasam is, in rasam we add spices in addition to... Continue Reading →


Avial is a dish served with rice , typically for Onam Sadya.It is a delicacy from Kerala in which vegetables are stewed and topped with grated coconut and sometimes yogurt.I brought this ashgourd home and it has been sitting in my fridge and my mother in law told me today that she didn't know how... Continue Reading →

Kobbari Laddoo-Coconut Fudge

Bite size desserts are simple, quick and easy to pick up and pop in the mouth for Holi.Heres a coconut laddu recipe made with condensed milk.Can be made in a jiffy and eaten in a jiffy too!Preparation time20 minutes Serves40 servingsServing Size1 servingCalories Per ServingApproximately 94 per servingDifficultyEasyIngredients:3 cups fresh grated coconut1 cup dry grated coconut1... Continue Reading →

Banana Kesari-Sheera-Kesari Bath

This is a sweet semolina pudding flavored with bananas and saffron usually made in parts of Karnataka during festivals.Preparation time30 minutes Serves12 servingsServing Size1/12 recipeCalories Per ServingApproximately 350 per servingDifficultyMediumIngredients:2 cups Rava/sooji/semolina 1 1/4 cups Sugar1/4 cup Ghee +2 tablespoonspinch cardamom powder20 half Cashew pieces20 raisins6 strands of saffron(optional)3 ripe bananas2 cup milkProcedure:1.Heat 1 tablespoon ghee... Continue Reading →

Aloo Bhujia

Aloo Bhujia is probably among the highest ranked favorites in Indian Savory snacks.These are deep fried crisps made from a combination of mashed potatoes and chickpea flour.I bet you cant stop eating these.Preparation time30 minutes Serves6Serving Size1/6 recipe Calories Per ServingApproximately 172 per servingDifficultyMediumIngredients:1 1/4 cup-Besan Flour /chickpea flour2/3 cup Boiled and pureed Potato (2 medium potatoes... Continue Reading →

BisiBele Bath

Probably the most favorite dish for most people in Karnataka.My husband being born and brought up in Bangalore also loves this dish.I used to be very skeptic to try this because of a funny story his room mates used to tell me.Before we got married one of their friends, a girl offered to make them... Continue Reading →

Ammini Kozhukattai

A recipe from Tamil Nadu, these are cute little dumplings made from rice flour and steamed and then tempered with some spices to make a fun and mystic snack.These are also made on the occasion of Ganesh Chathurthi aka Vinayaka Chaviti as an offering to God.There is also a sweet version to this where we... Continue Reading →

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