Paal Payasam

Smooth, creamy, delicately sweet Paal Payasam is the star of many a festival menus in India… Now you know how easy it is to make this dessert! 🙂

Paal Payasam Recipe | Rice Kheer | South Indian Risotto Pudding Sweet 4 ingredients. That’s all you need to make this dessert.

It is as easy as throwing all of them together in a pot and cooking them for 45 minutes until all the flavors come together to make a hearty bowl of paal payasam.

Which brings me to the word “paal payasam“. For all my non-south-Indian friends out there, it loosely translates to “milk sweet“. But that doesn’t really give out much information about the dessert itself because off the top of my head – I could give you 10 other sweets made with milk. (Hellllooo… remember Rabdiiiii??) But it is what it is. I don’t know much about its nomenclature. But I could tell you that making this milk & rice dessert could not be easier.  (more…)

South Indian Curd Rice

The climax to every meal is the South Indian Curd Rice…. you know, for us South Indians anyway! 😉

South Indian Curd Rice Recipe | Thayir Sadam / Daddojanam / Perugannam

For most South Indians, Curd Rice is the customary end to every lunch and dinner meal. We can indulge in the spiciest of all dishes, but we like to end the meal with something that is easy and light on our stomach. It aids in digestion, cools off any revolt that is happening in there as a result of spicy foods and gives us the much needed calcium and protein.    (more…)

Schezwan Fried Rice

If you’re looking for a simple, Chinese inspired recipe, you must make this one-pot meal called Schezwan Fried Rice!
Schezwan Fried Rice Recipe | Spicy Chinese Sichuan Rice

No matter which part of the world you’re from, I’m sure (hoping) you would have had Chinese (inspired) cuisine at least once in your life.

And if you have had Chinese Food, chances are – you keep going back for more and more. The spicy food is so addicting that in some countries like India, we have a whole cuisine called “Indo-Chinese” cuisine dedicated to Chinese inspired foods.

This Schezwan Fried Rice is one of the one pot wonders of the Indo Chinese Cuisine. I’m not sure how “authentically Chinese” this dish really is, but I do know that a lot of Chinese techniques are used in the making of this dish and it does taste (according to me) like a very good interpretation of Chinese Food.  (more…)

Tomato Soup

This Tomato Soup is fancy enough to be a great party drink and at the same time is an elixir for cold or flu!

TOMATO SOUP RECIPE | Healthy Vegan Tomatoes & Vegetable Soup

I don’t mean to whine on my blog here but WTF is wrong with the weather in Mumbai? It was supposed to be the month of bright sun before winter set in. But the rain doesn’t seem to wanna say goodbye! With climate yo-yo comes cold, flu, viral fever, sore throat et al… And because yours truly has the worst immune system ever, she is first ones to fall sick.

I’ve been down with a bad case of flu and this soup has truly been my bowl of comfort. Besides, you’ve seen the smooth soups at restaurants? Well… this one is like that. You could of course adjust the flavors to suit your palate. (more…)