Cuisine: Indian

Easy Chicken Dum Biriyani using National Masala

There are thousands biriyani recipes and I make at least half a dozen recipes mylself. But this recipe is my new found favorite because its quick and easy to make and is an absolute crowd pleaser resulting in restaurant-style dum biriyani. I have tried many brands of biriyani masalas before but none is as good […]

Kale Stir-Fry

I used to not like kale. Until my mom visited me from India and Indianized it. Western world’s new discovery “moringa” is a staple in South Indian cuisine for centuries. In fact, most households have a moringa tree in the backyard. That’s how common moringa is in South India, especially in the states of Kerala […]

Medhu Vadai aka Lentil Fritters

Medhu vadai or ulundhu vadai is one of my favorite snacks growing up. Its so versatile, after you enjoy hot crispy vadas for breakfast, any leftovers can be converted to sambar vada or dahi vada for a completely different breakfast next morning. I will post recipes for those late Grinding the batter in an Indian […]

Egg pulusu – Poached egg curry in tamarind sauce

Looking for a simple curry to wake up your taste buds? Check out this step by step guide to making a spicy and tangy egg curry!

Pulao using Cauliflower Rice

I, AM, officially obsessed with “cauliflower rice”. To be honest, i had my doubts when i thought about making pulao with it. But the end product was so mind-blowing that i can’t wait to try other variety rice items using cauliflower rice. Best part about this rice is it took me all of 15 minutes […]

Sabudana Kichdi (with no peanuts) – Tapioca Pearl Hodgepodge

Sabudana khichdi is usually made with peanut powder which is a dish that is consumed during auspicious days by those that want to observe abstinence from indulging on their staple food. Though I’m not a religious person (to my mom’s disappointment!!), I love Love laaaaav sabudana khichdi. However, since i’m on Whole30 cleanse now, I […]

Aaloo Samosa – aka Samosas filled with spiced potatoes

Samosas are the most popular Indian snack across the world and I have not come across anyone that is not intrigued by them. There are hundreds of varieties of samosas and what I’m sharing here is the classic version of em all. There are no hard and fast rule as to what goes in the […]

Naan

Indian meal at a restaurant is not complete unless you have your generous dose of tandoor-cooked bread called “Naan”. Many of us think making naan at home is impossible without a clay oven, but believe me, oven range works just fine. Two essential items that are needed to make the best naan at home (atleast […]

Easy Kerala Avial

Kerala Avial is the queen of all avials out there. This nutritious comfort food made using a variety of fresh South Indian vegetables cooked in coconut paste is the star of all Kerala festivals such as Onam and Vishu. Outside of festivals, its a great side dish for adai, another nutritious Indian multigrain pancake you […]