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…

DIY – Painted Canvas & Storage box

Craft has always been part of my pastime since my childhood. I used to create greeting cards using chart papers, newspapers and pictures from magazines. Hand embroidery was taught in-house as my grandma used to do extensively. Somehow in the work-life marathon I couldn’t do much after I moved to Kuwait. Got a perfect time-off…

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…

Pottukadalai Urundai

Pottukadalai Urundai is one of the easiest sweets that you can make within no time. This is very commonly known in our family as Minuku Urundai which translates as glittering balls. The sugar adds a glitter to the balls and hence the name. The recipe uses simple ingredients and very less or no cooking time….

Lunch box hacks

It is an everyday routine to stare at the fridge and pantry to decide what to cook and wishing some magic to help with an answer! And like many, I am realizing every single day, how cruel it was tell Amma that her lunch menu was repetitive and boring (though she packed a good variety…

Vendakai / Okra Sukka

In the famous Tamil movie Roja, there is a scene where the hero Arvindsamy goes to see the elder sister for marriage and says he likes her younger sister ! Not to forget that “Enaku intha ponna pidichiruku!” dialogue. Same is the story for my last post, where Parupu Thogayal is the elder sister and…

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…

Chat with Pink Oven

Gone are days when cakes were sold only in bakeries and patisseries. These days many of the homes have an oven and cakes, breads, muffins, etc have become a regular affair. Baking is already well-sought option as a business that can be done from one’s own kitchen and a minimum investment. Today’s post is about…