mango-daliya breakfast

Its mango season and this recipe I am sharing today is another adaptation of traditional cuisine of udupi mangalore that I enjoy. Health diets are very popular and with todays lifestyle we do need a quick cheat for breakfast. That is not the only requirement…

cuban oregano-cooking global

Many of us know this herb as cuban oregano,doddapatre(kannada),sambarballi(kannada), ova paan (marathi) and it is usually used as a cure for cold and in traditional kannada, konkani ,marathi cuisine in thambulis, or saars or pakodas. This herb is cooked in Vietnamese,jamaican cuisines as well. Here…

egg soup

      There are soups.. and then there’s egg soup with tiny bits of egg floating on top. Add to that my own twist with spring onion flowers and dill. Heres the recipe: You will need: 4-5 sprigs of finely chopped dill 1-2 stalks…

Lets add some tadka part2

Why do we use oils only and not other mediums in this process? Oils and fats are long molecules which are mainly non-polar and hence the opposite of water which is a polar molecule. Volatile molecules – the molecules that we detect by their smell…

Lets add some tadka…

  There are different mediums through which  flavors can be infused into food. Through air, which is what smoking technique uses. Water: which is what boiling technique is based on Oils:which is used in the concept of garlic or chilly infused oils Aclohols/Vinegars: which are…

Horsegram or kulthi

If you are a fan of clear soups heres one konkani traditional recipe that can make a healthy soup in a jiffy. This is another of my takes on how traditional indian cuisine can be served in a way food is consumed worldwide.Kulta kaat qualifies…

Jujubes or indian ber

    Winter is here with a bounty and the fruits are filled with streetside carts full of local treasures like these Indian ber/jujube or bore hannu in kannada. Scientific name: Ziziphus mauritiana I found these in kammanahalli,bangalore. Rarely do you find these local fruits…

Vitamin Soppu-edible plants in India

There are many  native greens known through the coastal regions of Mangalore and Udupi and used in local cuisine that you find in native homes but hardly in restaurants. Vitamin soppu is one such.It goes by the following names: chakramuni soppu Sayur Manis in Malaysia…

udupi to Calicut roadTrip

  Schooldays were a blur with me being a pensive child,I would wake up on time,get my schoolbag and homework in order and double checked, my uniform ironed and be ready 15 min even before its time for the school bus. Where as my little…

french dosa?

  Somedays you need something sweet and this one time I came home craving a beautiful french toast and warm inviting the vanilla fragrance filling up the room.But I just had ID select dosa batter and no bread left at home.So to make the best…