Category: Home Kitchen

  • Dubai’s Michelin starred Avatara, an Indian vegetarian restaurant launches in Mumbai

    Dubai’s Michelin starred Avatara, an Indian vegetarian restaurant launches in Mumbai

    There is no paneer on this vegetarian menu. Mumbai’s recently opened Avatara won a Michelin award in Dubai last year for a good reason. Now the world’s first and only vegetarian, Indian and one-Michelin-star restaurant, it finds imaginative ways to use local vegetables that people dislike, overlook or take for granted. Bitter gourd, for instance,…

  • Rampyari Chaiwala Netaji Bhajiawala brings a taste of the East to Bengaluru

    Rampyari Chaiwala Netaji Bhajiawala brings a taste of the East to Bengaluru

    Rampyari Chaiwala Netaji Bhajiawala on Sarjapur Road | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement As the sun makes its descent into the horizon, a buzz builds up around a nook on Sarjapur Road. Nestled between a bakery and a Hot Chips store, Rampyari Chaiwala Netaji Bhajiawala is where corporate employees, two-wheeled service providers and daily wage earners…

  • Dubai’s Michelin starred Avatara, an Indian vegetarian restaurant launches in Mumbai

    Dubai’s Michelin starred Avatara, an Indian vegetarian restaurant launches in Mumbai

    There is no paneer on this vegetarian menu. Mumbai’s recently opened Avatara won a Michelin award in Dubai last year for a good reason. Now the world’s first and only vegetarian, Indian and one-Michelin-star restaurant, it finds imaginative ways to use local vegetables that people dislike, overlook or take for granted. Bitter gourd, for instance,…

  • Rampyari Chaiwala Netaji Bhajiawala brings a taste of the East to Bengaluru

    Rampyari Chaiwala Netaji Bhajiawala brings a taste of the East to Bengaluru

    Rampyari Chaiwala Netaji Bhajiawala on Sarjapur Road | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement As the sun makes its descent into the horizon, a buzz builds up around a nook on Sarjapur Road. Nestled between a bakery and a Hot Chips store, Rampyari Chaiwala Netaji Bhajiawala is where corporate employees, two-wheeled service providers and daily wage earners…

  • A culinary adventure in Auroville: Explore authentic Korean cuisine at Nowana

    A culinary adventure in Auroville: Explore authentic Korean cuisine at Nowana

    Entrance to Nowana | Photo Credit: Sangita Rajan A restaurant with outdoor seating and no air conditioning is rarely the first choice on a sweltering summer afternoon. Yet, there I was, at Nowana’s verdant outdoor space in Auroville. Brushing up on my chopstick skills, and sipping on an ice-cold kombucha keeps me distracted from Puducherry’s…

  • Palooda and Paalum Pazhavum are just two of the many traditional drinks that are served for Iftar

    Palooda and Paalum Pazhavum are just two of the many traditional drinks that are served for Iftar

    Creamy Palooda | Photo Credit: Shakira Banu Shakira Banu cannot imagine an Iftar without homemade palooda. No cousin of falooda, palooda is a popular dish that is part of Iftar in Northern Kerala, especially Kannur. A home-cook, Shakira says her mother, who has her roots in Marthandam in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, learned to make…

  • Palooda and Paalum Pazhavum are just two of the many traditional drinks that are served for Iftar

    Palooda and Paalum Pazhavum are just two of the many traditional drinks that are served for Iftar

    Creamy Palooda | Photo Credit: Shakira Banu Shakira Banu cannot imagine an Iftar without homemade palooda. No cousin of falooda, palooda is a popular dish that is part of Iftar in Northern Kerala, especially Kannur. A home-cook, Shakira says her mother, who has her roots in Marthandam in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, learned to make…

  • Mangalorean Goli Bajji recipe – The Hindu

    Mangalorean Goli Bajji recipe – The Hindu

    Mangaloren Goli Bajji | Photo Credit: Johan Satyadas Ingredients 1 cup – Maida ½ cup – Curd 2 tsp – Minced curry leaves 2 tsp – Chopped coriander leaves  2 tsp – Jeera 2 tsp – Minced ginger 2 tsp – Chopped green chilli Salt – to taste Oil – to fry Preparation 1.Mix all…

  • Orange rasam | No tomato recipe

    Orange rasam | No tomato recipe

    Rasam | Photo Credit: Special arrangement Orange rasam Ingredients 1 cup – orange juice 1 tbsp – moong dal (soaked and boiled) Chopped coriander leaves (for garnish) 1 tsp – lemon juice 1 – orange rind (grated) 3 slit green chillies A few curry leaves 1 tsp – mustard seeds 1/2 tsp – asafoetida Himalayan…

  • Kongu style arisi paruppu sadam

    Kongu style arisi paruppu sadam

    Arisi Paruppu sadam Ingredients Ponni rice 200 grams Toor dal 200grams Small onions peeled 100 grams Red chillies 6 nos Tomato 50 grams Sesame oil 100 grams Mustard 1/2 tsp Jeera 1/4 tsp Sambar powder 10 grams Turneric powder 1/2 tsp Curry leaves a sprig Salt to taste Water 750 ml Preparation 1.Soak rice and…