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…

Sugar and spice and everything nice!

Some things are meant to be! And some things are meant for me. Nine years back, I didn’t know a chilli padi from the back of my hand. Green chillies were the spiciest food in my limited lexicon. Had you mentioned a Bhoot Jholokia or a Trinidad Scorpion, I’d have thought you’d mixed your metaphors….

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-…

Peppery Tofu

Originally posted on Sinsations By Radhika:
I am no Indiana Jones! I don’t trek up the Namcha Barwa, or white-water raft down the Zanskar. And I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never been pursued by the head hunting Dayaks of Borneo. Nor ever ventured crocodile hunting on the Zambezi. In fact I’m so not adventurous,…

George Clooney and Rainbow Rice-paper Rolls

You may well ask, what does George Clooney have to do with Vietnamese rainbow rice-paper rolls? Does he make them? Or eat them, regularly? Or endorse them? I have no clue….as we haven’t communicated of late :)……but then I haven’t communicated with anyone in almost a month. I’ve been busy, busy, busy. Busy making cakes,…

Angela’s Awesome Couscous

I thought I had the scoop on couscous , until some months ago I tasted Angela’s summery, flavourful, delicious and healthy dish. It had substance from the salad leaves, the oven roasted veggies and the grain, it had style from the crunch of the walnuts the tang of the feta and the sweetness of the…

Rice Krispie Treats!

Come 4 o’clock and I crave my cup of tea. And a savoury snack with it. Since I eat fruit for breakfast and salad for lunch, I really yearn for something spicy and crunchy at tea time. And that almost always entails Indian snacks – murukkus, chiwda, samosas, bondas, bajjis, ribbon pakodas…..don’t even get me…

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…

Sinsational Salad

I never thought I would post a recipe for a salad. And a salad as simple as this one? But this one is for the ladies in my Study Group, and for all of you talented, multifaceted women who look for something easy, healthy and delicious to make. My salad is simple and very quick…

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…