• Spiced Raw Mango

    Spiced Raw Mango

    10th Recipe in the 50 Shades of Summer Recipes Mango season is here!! This is one dish my mum makes almost every single day. This is the dish that doesn't really have a name in Kannada, or we don't use it. It's also called Didhir Uppinakai which means instant pickle, ...

  • Capsicum, tomato and yogurt Salad

    Capsicum, tomato and yogurt Salad

    A salad with an Indian twist and third in the series of '50 Shades of Summer'. I love yogurt! I can eat anything with it. Yes! I am one of those :) With the summer kind of roasting us up in Bangalore city, I decided to add yogurt to the ...

  • Neer Majjige - Spiced Buttermilk

    Neer Majjige - Spiced Buttermilk

    This is the second in the series of 50 shades of Summer. Neer Majjige is loosely translated as Water Buttermilk. This is a perfect drink to have around the house during summer! For this the more water you add the better, and no it will not dilute the flavours of ...

  • Home-made Karnataka Style Banana Chips

    Home-made Karnataka Style Banana Chips

    While I was growing up there were always two types of Banana chips, one that my mum made at home that was spicy, salty and crunchy and the kind we would get in shops, that was salty, yellow and crunchy. Whenever my mum brings home raw bananas there is excitement ...

  • North Indian Style Methi Paratha ( Fenugreek Flatbread)

    North Indian Style Methi Paratha ( Fenugreek Flatbread)

    Being a South Indian, stuffed or any other form of paratha always called for excitement in our household. The earliest memory I have of a paratha is of Aloo Paratha ( Stuffed Potato flatbread) is when my mum used to pack aloo paratha for me when I was probably in ...

  • Peas Masala and moving back home

    Peas Masala and moving back home

    After living on my own for couple of years, I finally moved back home. Ever since I moved back I haven't cooked as much, I'm not sure if it's just the 'back home' feeling or just sheer laziness or may be a bit of both. I had started missing cooking ...