Spinach Dhokla

That sound of the footsteps, of her getting out of her room and hastily approaching the living room, where I usually sit in the morning sipping my chai, is just the perfect start to a day. She knows that she would find me there because even while rubbing her...
My kids love finger food specially for school lunch and I love packing it for them too. They love them because it isn't messy and they do not need to run for napkins or washroom after a meal. Not that they would even if they had to! I like...
Hi all, coming two weeks is going to be very busy one since in our school First Terminal exams are going to start and so you can imagine how busy and tight we would be as teachers; the busy bees, finishing up portions, doing revisions, setting question papers, valuation,...
Surprise your valentine by preparing this age old recipe. Surnoli is a traditional breakfast recipe of south canara,it is also called as bread dosa or buttermilk dosa. This is usually prepared if you have left over buttermilk or curds in excess. Usually we make this by adding jaggery. Ingredients: Here I...
Waking up the sound of a screaming alarm is a norm. Sometimes when its still dark out and sometimes to a gleaming sun sifting through my sheer bedroom curtains. Sliding into my slippers hat are although quiet but never cease to squeak in those wee hours. I try to...
My four close girlfriends and I, we the famous (or infamous) gang of five, carefree girls who were the talk of the college because of some reason or another. Sometimes because of what we did, or wore or said and many times for the lack of. If you grew...
Today is an auspicious day for Hindus. Navami, the ninth day and last day of Navratri. Navratri is this nine day long celebration of all the various forms of Maa Durga and today it comes to its climax. It is believed that Lord Rama, the most virtuous hero in...
Snack time is sacred in India. It is a time to replenish, regroup and catch up with loved ones over a cup of hot chai (tea) or kaapi (coffee). One of my favorite snacks is a plate of crunchy, spiced meat croquettes, which we call cutlets. Crisp on the...
This year we celebrated our 12th Valentines Day together. 12 years together... filled with laughter and some tears. Some kisses and some fights. Some planning and some surprises. Some smooth sails and some set backs. Yes, all of that but always together. That's what love, commitment and marriage is...
Being a food blogger for these many years now, I have tried and tested so many recipes that I've lost count. Only a small part of those trials turn to success and then even lesser number make their way here. Many times a recipe is a success but then...

Apple Fritters

Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 3/4 cup apple (approx. two apples, peeled and diced) 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder zest of 1 medium lemon 1 teaspoon baking soda (1/2 teaspoon ENO fruit salt works even better!) a pinch of salt Extras: powdered sugar or a half and half mixture of...
Millets are small-seeded grasses that are hard and grow well in dry zones. They are highly nutritious, non-glutinous and non-acid forming foods. Hence they are soothing and easy to digest. Compared to rice, especially polished rice, millets release lesser percentage of glucose and over a longer period of time,...