Spicy Lentil Soup called “Sambhar from the Southern part of India

Growing up in a small city called Cochin in the southern part of India -Kerala, this spicy lentil soup that my grandmom and mom made filled the house with fragrance of freshly ground spices. This soup is called”Sambhar” in Kerala and is made a little differently than the regular “Sambhar”. My mom and grandmom freshly … Continue reading

Is there something as Healthy Chips?

Kale is low in saturated fat and in cholesterol but high in protein and contains Vitamin E , thiamine, riboflavin and is high in dietary fiber! This is the best and quickest way I have eaten Kale ever. Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit Place kale leaves in parchment paper on a baking pan … Continue reading

My spicy Tomato Soup with Lentils & Freshly ground black peppercorns

Its been raining and I feel like making a hot bowl of my spicy currylicious tomato soup but with a twist as always! LENTILS:) yes, I add some lentils to my tomato soup. The room fills up with flavor and fragrance of the spices that I add to it which makes it spicy as well. … Continue reading

Recipe: My spicy Tomato Soup with Lentils & Freshly ground black peppercorns

Ingredients 4 ripe tomatoes 4 cloves of garlic An inch piece of fresh ginger Few fresh black peppercorns Coriander leaves Cumin seeds, a pinch Pinch of turmeric 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1/4 cup yellow lentils Juice of 1 lemon Canola oil Preparation   Chop tomatoes, garlic and … Continue reading

Mango Coconut Soup with spicy baked Eggplant & Bulgur Wheat

Mango Coconut Soup, yes you heard it right. I loveeeeeeee mangoes and my husband just got me a bagful the other day. Perfect excuse to tell him that the mangoes are going to go bad and have to be used in a “wise” manner so that they don’t get rotten over time 🙂 I learnt … Continue reading

Recipe: Mango Coconut Soup with spicy baked Eggplant and Bulgur Wheat

Ingredients: 1/4 cup Grated coconut(fresh/ frozen) 2 Ripe mangoes or 1/4 cup Mango puree’ 1tbsp cumin seeds 1/4tsp fenugreek seeds(if you have it, this gives such flavor! else u can skip this) 1 Red Chilli 🙂 as per individual spice level(you can take off the seeds if you like less spice) Nandini’s tip: 1 tbsp … Continue reading

Recipe: Eggplant Curry in honor of Ben Starr

Ingredients 1 medium sized eggplant( I used 1/2 a large eggplant) 1 onion 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp curry powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 green chillies 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves 1 inch piece of fresh ginger(else 1 tsp ginger powder) 2/3 cloves of garlic Baking pan Canola Oil … Continue reading

Eggplant Curry in Honor of Ben Starr!

I am a huge fan of Ben Starr from Master Chef Season 2 and have always cheered for him. I feel like apart from being a wonderful chef, he is such a nice person and has been very encouraging. He has now become one of my good friends and my idol. In our recent conversation, … Continue reading

Recipe: Tomato Chutney

Ingredients 1 large Onion 2 Tomatoes 1 tsp tomato puree 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1 inch piece ginger/ 1 tsp ginger powder 3 cloves of garlic 1 tsp cayenne powder Salt to taste Sesame Oil(best) or if you cannot find it Canola oil is fine. 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds Curry leaves … Continue reading

Crepe With Tomato Chutney and Coriander Chutney

  I have always been fascinated by the different ways one can present a CREPE- both savory and sweet! It is indeed one of my favorite dishes:) Well, I made my version of Savory Crepe with a bright red tomato chutney and a green coriander chutney. The tangy flavor from the tomato chutney and the … Continue reading