Desifying Italian: Arborio rice bisibele bath

The Italian Arborio rice is fast catching up in many major cities in India. But why have it only the Italian way? Time to try Arborio rice in a popular South Indian recipe: Ingredients 1 cup Arborio rice 1/2 cup peanuts 1/4 teaspoon rock salt 6.5 cups water 3/4 cup arhar/tuvar lentil/dal ½ teaspoon turmeric […]

Nordic diet – A Rainbow of Health

Diets have been popular fads amongst health conscious people. But most of these are short lived as they offer either bland unattractive food or a narrow variety of food items.  Here’s a diet which offers a garden of things to eat-the Nordic diet (or the new Nordic diet to differentiate it from the traditional one). As […]

Makar Sankranti traditional delicacies

Makar Sankranti marks the arrival of spring and a farewell to chilly winters. The beauty of this festival is that it finds a different interpretation in each part of the country. This is true for both, customs as well as the food. We bring to you 5 different Makar Sankranti traditional delicacies to revel this occasion: […]

Gul Poli recipe

Gul Poli is traditionally one of the many sweets served on Makar Sankranti, some others being puran poli, til papdi or sweet pongal. Try out our Gul Poli recipe for a sweet treat, because you don’t need an occasion to celebrate with food. Ingredients: For the filling 1 cup jaggery (gud) 3 heaped tablespoons of […]

Sankranti special – Til Papdi Recipe

All across India, we will be celebrating the harvest and the northward migration of sun i.e. Uttarayan with something sweet. Makar Sankranti in Maharashtra is welcomed with the words “til-gul ghya, god god bola” (take some til-gul, and say sweet things). In the south of the country, Pongal is celebrated over three days and is […]

Kolkata-style Jhal Muri Recipe

We might have mentioned our addiction fondness for chaat in some of our other posts like sprouts bhel and dahi wadas. Oh Kolkata – a city of poetry, culture and of course, good food. Walking down its old streets with its teeming millions, food is at every corner – whether the humble puchkas, the heart […]

Dadpe Pohe Recipe

A traditional Maharashtrian dish, the poha is eaten uncooked in this Dadpe Pohe recipe. It is important that the poha used is the thin variety, and is a super-quick snack or breakfast that involves very little cooking. Ingredients: 2 cups fine poha 1 finely diced onion 3 tomatoes, finely diced 4-5 small green chillies, chopped […]

Coriander Wada Recipe

Coriander wadas are a great starter or side dish. In my family, it is the starter of choice, specially if my mum is serving a pulao or Bisibele bhaath as the main course. Like most of my favourite starters, the bulk of the dish can be prepared beforehand and you only need to fry it […]

Sprouts Bhel Recipe

Bhel is an eternal favourite. And I am a complete chocolate chaat addict. And everytime I head out for my evening walk, somehow or the other, around 6 30 pm, my feet turn towards the local chaatwalla’s stall and the rest is history. As the New Year comes around, my resolutions rarely change – eat […]

Bisibele Bhath Recipe using Canola Oil

This Bisibele Bhath recipe is a rice and vegetable dish typical of Karnataka. Traditionally, it is cooked entirely in ghee, but it is a lot healthier if you cook it in oil and sprinkle ghee right at the end for flavour. Ingredients: 1 cup rice 2 cups toor dal 1 large onion, very finely chopped […]


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