An Adai a Day… 

What’s golden and crunchy, delicious and healthy; filling yet leaves you craving for more. Nutritious and gluten free, to boot! It’s the Adai. The rustic, less known cousin of the Diva, Dosa. Adais are really easy to throw together. You just soak the lentils (four different ones if you are a purist) and an equal…

Garbanzo beans –two different ways

  Garbanzo beans, chick peas, Kabuli channa…..a rose by any other name! Garbanzo beans are cheap, easily available and high in protein. A little goes a long way in filling you up. Here are two quick-to-put-together ways, of using these tasty legumes.    The old Warhorse- The South Indian Sundal. Ingredients: Tin of garbanzo beans-…

Mango Mor Kuzambu

I live in a tropical country. Tropical? We’re practically on the equator! It’s muggy and humid all the time. But, though I sigh about (almost) chilly Hong Kong and balmy California that I visited recently– we in Singapore have a HUGE plus. Mangoes! A long mango season through summer. Mangoes of all kinds. Mangoes from…

Vatha kozambu to die for!

Who am I kidding? While I may wax on all things sweet and waffle on all things cake, the truth of the matter is that it’s Indian food that is my first love. The spicier the better! My husband often says, ” You can take the girl out of India, but you can’t take India…