Soft Idli recipe (South Indian steamed rice cakes) | How to make idli & dosa batter in the mixer grinder

Idlis are steamed rice cakes made by steaming a fermented batter of rice and black lentils. Sometimes fenugreek seeds are also added as it helps in fermentation and imparts a nice aroma to the batter. Idlis are a staple breakfast in most South Indian households. It is perfect with podi (spiced powder), a spicy chutney, piping hot sambar and along with filter coffee, breakfast is sorted!

I have to admit, I love South Indian food to the core. I could live on it every day. Masala dosa’s, idli sambar, puri bhaji were a weekly staple in Mumbai until I moved here to the US. Unfortunately, there aren’t any restaurants here in my little town that offer South Indian cuisine. So like most things, I had to learn how to prepare them, to satisfy my idli and dosa cravings. Continue reading →

Coconut peanut chutney for idli & dosa (V+GF)

This coconut peanut chutney is thick, creamy and delicious that is perfect to be mopped along with some idli or dosa!

I can’t stress enough about the importance of a good chutney or a delicious sambar, on making the whole idli/dosa eating, a good experience. I love preparing different chutney’s so that the same ‘ol coconut chutney does not get mundane. As much as we love that chutney my family is always game for variations. And this easy coconut peanut chutney happens to be one of them! Continue reading →


Goan mussels rava fry | Xinaneao rava (semolina) fry

Goan mussels rava fry is a popular delicacy found in most beach shacks and restaurants all over Goa, India! Mussels are called xinaneao in Konkani. This is a super simple appetizer that requires minimal ingredients and yet delivers irresistibly delicious end results. 

The mussels get marinated in the spicy and tangy Goan recheado masala paste which is then coated with an egg and semolina. It is shallow fried until it is crunchy and beautiful golden brown color. You may even deep fry if you wish to.


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Eggless badam pista biscuits | Eggless Indian almond & pistachios cookies

These eggless badam pista biscuits, Hyderabad Karachi bakery style are delicious, crisp yet crumbly and melt in the mouth at the same time. 

Last year I had shared a recipe for fruit biscuits, Karachi bakery style. It was loved by all those who tried it and I did get some wonderful feedback. So I thought of sharing another variant of fruit biscuit- eggless badam pista biscuits. Badam is almonds  in Hindi and pista is well, the short form of pistachios 😀 Continue reading →


Eggless French toast | Egg-free French toast

This eggless French toast is lightly crisp on the outside, pillowy and custardy on the inside. Enjoy it with a drizzle of maple syrup and your favorite toppings! 

Hello folks!


Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year 2018!! May you have a year that is filled with love, happiness, good health and of course good food ! 🙂

Let me begin my first post for this year with these eggless French toasts 🙂  If you love French toast, but avoid it due to eggs? Then this recipe is just for you. Continue reading →