Easy Mixed Veg Savoury Rice

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am always in a hurry! I conveniently forget about dinner until its too late and then I am scrounging my brain for ideas to get dinner out in a short space of time!  During one such occasion, this particular dish was born. An easy to make, one … Continue reading Easy Mixed Veg Savoury Rice

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Easy Urulaikizhangu Fry (Potato Fry) – Vegan/Vegetarian/Kid friendly

The humble potato is pretty much an all-time favourite for children and grown-ups alike! As you well know, it takes many forms, French fries, mashed potatoes, roasties, potato gratin, hash browns and potato pancakes just to name a few. When I have no time to cook an elaborate meal, when I am too tired, stressed … Continue reading Easy Urulaikizhangu Fry (Potato Fry) – Vegan/Vegetarian/Kid friendly

Kovaikkai Fry (Ivy gourd Fry) (Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free)

Kovaikkai is a small vegetable that looks like a baby cucumber. Its texture is similar to cucumber but exceptionally flavourful when you unlock its potential by frying it along with mild spices. You can have this as a side dish with Rasam rice, Sambhar rice or my personal favourite – Thayir Sadham (Curd rice). You … Continue reading Kovaikkai Fry (Ivy gourd Fry) (Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free)

Red Cabbage Savoury Rice (Vegan, Vegetarian)

It is not a secret that children are fussy eaters by nature – well, most of them anyway. I struggle sometimes to be creative and incite excitement in my two little human monkeys about dinner. My son will eat spaghetti every meal if it was a possibility and my daughter, well crisps or chips or … Continue reading Red Cabbage Savoury Rice (Vegan, Vegetarian)

Sambhar Powder

Growing up, one of my distinct memories is walking to the grinding mill with my mum so we could stock up on whatever ground spice mix we were running low on. They make all sorts of powders there including buy Sambhar Powder, Rasam Powder, Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder etc. I remember the strong smell of … Continue reading Sambhar Powder

Carrot Rice

I’ve seen some fussy eaters in my time (mainly my own children) but the offer of a colourful rice with the sweetness of grated carrot is just irresistible. Carrots usually go down well with even the pickiest of eaters – this crunchy, sweet and succulent root vegetable is not only tasty but has some great … Continue reading Carrot Rice

Rava Upma

This well-known South Indian breakfast dish is made from rava (Semolina) – which is a great substitute for rice, it is made from drum wheat, similar to couscous. It has a low glycaemic index (GI) and is a brilliant food for diabetics. Growing up, I used to have this with Sambhar or some kind of … Continue reading Rava Upma