Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake

I have tried a lot of chocolate cake recipes, but I always come back to my mother’s recipe which makes the best, not too sweet, soft chocolate cake We used to love it whenever she used to make cakes and we could not wait for the freshly baked cakes to cool down. Eating a warm, […]

Poori / Puri


Poori is a popular Indian fried bread which we occasionally make for breakfast at home. As it is fried we try to make it less, but it is still a favorite. Poori is generally served with a side dish like poori masala or chana masala. In Maharashtra, we used to eat it along with Shrikhand […]

Egg Varuval

Egg Varuval

Egg Varuval is a Tamil egg preparation which I learned recently. It is one of those dishes which can be prepared in under 15 minutes. It tastes great with tomato rice or vegetable pulao. The best part is the masala which is finger licking good. Ingredients 4 eggs 4 onions 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste […]

Egg Fried Rice

Egg Fried Rice

One more of my Indo-chinese cuisine favorites is Egg Fried Rice. I always order it when getting Chinese food outside. But this dish is simple to make at home too. This recipe is adapted from Veg Recipes of India. Fried rice is healthy as it is chock a full of vegetables. You can have it […]

Kinnathappam – Easy Steamed Rice Cake


I am always on the lookout for easy to make and healthy tea time snacks. Kinnathappam is the perfect example of this. Traditionally, Kinnathappam is made by grinding soaked rice and then grinding it. This takes a long time, so I make it with ready made rice flour. Also, traditionally, jeera is sprinkled on top, but […]