Adai

Adai is a protein rich dosai made from a variety of legumes. The choice of legumes that can be used makes it a very healthy dish. Millets can also used in substitute of rice while grinding the batter. Usually adai is quite thicker and the batter is ground and readily used for making adai whereas…

Peanut Ladoo

This is my first blog post after Adhiyan and it happened to be a sweet dish. After a good 5 months at my parents home I am back in Kuwait. Having left the fully loaded pantry with the husband has resulted in many unopened packets of groceries. Had to finish them at the earliest before…

Kothamalli Thokku

Kothamalli / Fresh Coriander leaves thokku is a pickle like chutney that will stay good for a week or two when refrigerated. The thokku goes well with all tiffin items like Idli, dosai, paniyaram,etc. It requires a handful of ingredients that are regularly available in the kitchen. This is our family favorite and Amma makes…

Ragi Pakoda

Ragi Pakoda is one of my favorite tea time snacks. Tastes good and comparatively easy to make when compared to bajji/bonda. Doesn’t need a side dish and perfect for rainy evenings with cup of cardamom/ginger tea! What you need Ragi flour – 1.5 cups Onions  – 1 thinly sliced Dry chilies – 2 Curry leaves…

Parupu Thogayal

Parupu Thogayal is one of the easiest thing to make for lunch. It’s an ideal option when you have an almost empty fridge and very basic pantry. With very few ingredients it tastes well with hot rice and nallennai/gingely oil. You can also add ghee instead. Fry a papad or make an omelette, lunch is…

Murungakeerai Ragi Roti

Murungakeerai and Ragi (Moringa Leaves and Finger Millet) is a great combination. We get Murungakeerai almost all through the year in Kuwait. It is locally grown I hear. So whenever I see a fresh bunch in the store, I pick one. I make soup or add it to Adai or Ragi dosai. This can be…

Kothu Chapathi

Easy way to use the leftover chapathi or rotis. Best for lunchbox.

Weekend Cooking Episodes

Kuwait is a country with very unpredictable weather conditions. Though we have cinemas, shopping malls and beaches, sometimes the weather will be not in favor to step out of the house; it will be either very hot or humid or dusty or very cold. We will be forced to stay indoors during those days. Weekends are boring…

Bun and blogiversary!

When WordPress sent a notification yesterday, that it’s been a year since I signed up, I was like “What?!One year already?”. Though it sounds cliché, I started blogging to kill boredom and with a little hope that I would keep at it. All I knew before coming to Kuwait was that I am going to…

Manali Street Food Trail

We are having one of the worst summers here in Kuwait; temperatures are around 45 to 50 degree Celsius and looks like there is no relief for the next few weeks. Sandstorms and humidity are the uninvited guests to the party! We were in Manali and Kullu last summer. How I wish I could go back…