Instant Pot Tomato Pappu/Andhra style tomato dal in Instant Pot

After a long time, I have finally have managed to post something. Instead of something grand or complicated, I just wanted something simple, a straight forward and an everyday dish…It is a warming bowl of dal, that is a staple in most Indian meals. This version is based on the taste I have recreated from … [Read more…]

Candied Fruit Cookies

One of the Christmas traditions when I was growing up was setting up the crib/nativity set as a family. Second, was making of a fruit cake, or Plum cake as we call it in India. It is one of the best memories I have of Christmas at my home, where my mom would work on … [Read more…]

Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

After a long break, I am back, with something for the season. I am always a big fan of shortbread cookies, and these shortbread cookies not only have the colors of the season, but taste amazing. This is something I added to the Christmas cookie list last year and I have made it twice mid … [Read more…]

Pesto Genovese – Classic Basil Pesto

Yet another recipe born out of our veggie garden. This is the first year, that I planted basil in our garden. Every year, I’ve tried growing basil from seeds, and for some reason I never had success with it. This year, I got a small basil plant and put it next to our tomato plants … [Read more…]

Garlic Pickle

Summer here is all about eating ice creams and lemonades, however summers in India are very different. In addition to it being the time for mangoes, it is also the time my grand mother used to gear up to make vathal,applam and pickles. Pickle making was reserved for the summer months, and although this particular … [Read more…]

Orange Cranberry Almond Overnight Oats

Summer is here, and I mean really here. This year Seattle has seen several days in the 90s even before the 4th of July weekend – which often times is when summer officially starts in Seattle. It is super warm and I have a recipe here that is perfect for the summer days – a … [Read more…]