Coconut milk and mint pulao – Rice in the main

Mr. P extracted two delicious cups of thick coconut milk yesterday to make thai curry.  Being the temperamental cook that I am, half the coconut milk went into a porridge. I used up the remaining in today’s pulao.  Thai curry has been postponed because it does not fit in with my veganmofo theme – Indian. read more


Spanish Paella

I had made a spanish sauce just sometime before the Oscars. So, when I saw a recipe that was crafted specially for Ms. Natalie Portman this paella had to happen. I followed the process given by Chef Puck using available ingredients. I stash a good amount of stock in the freezer every weekend made with read more


Nachni chi bhakri |Ragi Roti |Finger millet flatbreads

  I often acknowledge that I am forgetful but did not realize how much till I noticed that the latest addition on my side bar that says “coming up next” has been there since the last three posts! I have been meaning to post the method to make the perfect gluten free flatbread for quite read more


Basil Mint No Cheese Risotto

I am taking the green fixation further from where I left you last time. Since we have already had salad, is it not time to go straight to the mains? I am sure you do not want to spend much time in the kitchen especially if your side of the globe is experiencing the same read more


Marjoram rice with grilled vegetables

I have this love for spices and herbs that tempts me to purchase them whenever I make a trip to the supermarket even if they are entirely new to me. That doesn’t deter me from being adventurous and trying it out in several dishes in my kitchen lab! One such is marjoram. My son who read more


Rajma and Missi Roti

The weather has been playing pranks again. In my last post I decided that we were going into an early autumn and we found the skies opening up during the last two days drenching us wet and proving me wrong. My daughter has bounced back to her old self. Thanks to all those who were read more


Lemon rice | Nimboo Chaawal | Elmichampazham chaadam

Have I told you earlier about A? A is a buddy of Mr. P, so close that I quite often call him ‘sowtan’! 🙂 To most people, A at first sight, seems an over clean (he has this odd hobby of checking his cuffs and flicking non-existent dust particles quite often), no-nonsense guy and most read more


Bisibelebhath – A rice and lentil kedgree from Karnataka

Saturdays are my favourite lazy days. I sleep in for another 2-3 hours, have late tea, make the easiest possible breakfast and listen to the songs Jr.P lines up the comp (He, is a clever gent who lines two of mum’s favourites after every fourth song that are his own faves). We catch up on read more


Orange Saffron Rice

Orange is a dieter’s delight – it has a glorious fresh fragrance, lovely bright appearance and you can gorge on the juicy fruit all the while without thinking of the waistline. That is what my nutritionist said, and I used to have at least five a day squirming out of apples all the time – read more