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Sambar Rice | Kadamba Sadam

Kadamba Sadam (popularly called Sambar Rice) is one of my absolute favourite comfort foods. It is so delicious and comforting, and oh-so-easy to make! Serve it with some crispy potato curry,  and vadiyalu/vadams or appadams/papad, and you have a hands-down winner. 🙂 There is something about the wonderful aroma of sambar masala as it is being fried. The...


Paneer Biryani

This is a birthday gift for my cousin, Rama, who seems to love biryanis and pulavs. 🙂 What I loved about this quick and easy Paneer Biryani was just that; it was quick and easy to make, but oh-so-full of subtle flavours. You could have this biryani by itself, or then as a vehicle for...


Vegetable Pulao – 1

Vegetable Pulao is a one-dish meal that my father often makes. The way Daddy makes it is quite spicy and that is very welcome as dinner on a cold winter night. The pulao is also chock full of vegetables which makes it quite healthy. Serves: 4 Time: 45 minutes Ingredients Basmati or any long-grained rice...


Masala Rice or Masale Bhath

I have been away, enjoying a splendid vacation in Kerala this past week. Truly, Kerala is God’s own country. One of the best parts of the vacation was the sumptuous food. Appam, Vegetable Stew, Vegetable Kurma, Puttu, Kadala Curry, Olan, Kalan, Pulisserry, Teeyal, Thoran, Sambar, Moru Kuttan, Ada Pradaman, Ada Payasam, Parippu Pradhaman, Ela Ada….. You get the...


Roasted Pumpkin Soup

My love affair with Roasted Pumpkin Soup began in 2010; when I had it twice in quick succession in Florence, Italy and then at the Eberbach Abbey in Germany. But I get ahead of myself…. I have known Jyoti since 1996 or 1997. I was conducting one of the earliest ever Technical Writing seminar held in India,...