Ginger Pickle

Ginger Pickle (Inji Oorgai) Recipe

Growing up, my mum literally forced this Ginger Pickle down my throat everyday.

“This pickle aids in digestion”, she claimed.

But to expect a 6 year old to eat something as pungent as a ginger pickle just because of its digestive properties is unreasonable!

It wasn’t until I grew up to appreciate diverse tastes and started eating stuff that really mattered did I look at this Ginger Pickle with interest. And can I just say, mum was right! It’s annoying how Mums are always right, innit? 😀 (more…)

Fresh Vegetable Crostata & Turnovers

Meet my 2 latest obsessions : Vegetable Crostata and Vegetable Turnovers

Vegetable Crostata Recipe

Vegetable Crostata and Summer Vegetable Tart are basically the same thing – in different forms.

So yeah… posting Vegetable Crostata as a separate post may be construed as “cheating” on my part!

But guys. You know what? These are so pretty that I did not want to take the attention away from them by posting Vegetable Crostata and Vegetable Tart in one post! Fair enough? (more…)

Spicy Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney

Every South Indian worth his / her salt must know how to prepare Coconut Chutney. I mean – it is like THE most common condiment prepared in our cuisine to eat along with so many dishes. Idli, Dosa, Vada, Pongal, Upma, Bonda, Sevai … you name it and Coconut Chutney goes along well with every dish! (more…)

Pulikachal (Tamarind Pickle)

Pulikachal recipe | Tamarind pickle or Tamil Pulikkachal

I had mentioned sometime back that South Indians rely on Tamarind for their tang-fixation. And believe me, a LOT of our dishes begin with a tamarind base. So does this Pulikachal. It is a tamarind based pickle that will last forever in your refrigerator! The amazing combination of tang & spice makes this a delicious condiment to have for any quick meal. (more…)