Category Archives: Pack-and-go lunch

Sage olive oil braided bread

I am fascinated by a braided bread because of its beauty. Braiding is something I associate with hair and not so much with food. So this is not just food but an artistic food expression! Challah is a Jewish braided … Continue reading

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Herb rice and lentil cakes

Rice being a staple in most South Indian homes, it needs a makeover at times. I cook it plain or as a watery gruel called kanji (Kongee). It is alternatively cooked as pulav, biriyani or Chinese fried rice. Instead of … Continue reading

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Multigrain vegetable stir fry

How to take a vegetable stir fry and transform it into a main meal? It is simple…just add a mix of grains and a protein in the form of meat or eggs. It adds interest and becomes eye catching. This … Continue reading

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Barley curd dish

Curd rice is a very popular dish in Tamil Nadu. My school lunch used to be mainly curd rice as it keeps fresh with a little milk mixed with it while packing in the morning. In the hot weather, milk … Continue reading

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Spicy mushroom buns/Stuffed masala buns

Who doesn’t love buns? A perfectly shaped, cute bun is a precious feast for our eyes! Its  smooth, browned outside and soft inside will attract even a saint. I am still talking about food! Don’t be naughty! Okay, it is … Continue reading

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Potato chip cup Frittata/Bite size egg breakfast

Omelette in potato cups I am wondering, what if chickens were not domesticated and they delivered chicks instead of eggs! I’m sure our dietary intake would be totally messed up! But thank god, we are blessed with both. So I … Continue reading

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Rosemary garlic spicy bread/ Rustic savoury bread

Happy New Year- 2015! Herbs and garlic bread When we turn the pages and move into a brand New Year with a lot of expectation, I have decided to push behind, sorrow, grief, laziness and walk into optimism and happiness … Continue reading

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Kerala Porotta/ Layered Flat Bread

Layered Porotta This is a flat bread which is flaky and made of several layers to become a fancy bread. It is mainly a street food in Kerala and slowly it has turned into a celebrated food. It is now … Continue reading

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Vegetarian chilli/Soy veggie chilli

Soy in vegetarian chilli Short days and long cold nights! There must be something to warm up the sinking spirits. A hot Chilli dish would do the trick for me! Vegetarian chilli called, “Chili sin carne” in Spanish, meaning – … Continue reading

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Paruppu and oats vada/Fried lentil patties

Masala vada with a little spin! The weather has been wonderful, not too hot and pleasant to everyone’s satisfaction. That prompted me to go wild and soak in the goodness of the Sun and feel its bliss. So excuse me! … Continue reading

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