Category Archives: Cooking

Spices and Herbs used in Mangalorean Cookery.

Spices and Herbs used in Mangalorean Cookery. Red chilies are used in the preparation of spice pastes/ masalas in Mangalorean cookery. There are 4 different varieties used most commonly in Mangalorean dishes. Byadagi or Kaddi Chillies-Byadagi chilies are grown in Goa and Dharwar in Karnataka. The thin, tall crinkly Chilli gets its name from a […]

Roasted Wild Garlic Pickle

Pickles are an all time favorite. Those who know hubby well know of his undying love for pickles. Pickles that are hot, spicy or the fermented kind. They have the amazing ability to make any mundane meal tasty. Homemade pickles prepared using seasonal produce with a variety of healthy spices like fenugreek, coriander, cumin are a […]

Kids Special: Fish pie with Red peppers and Broccoli.

There are 3 ways Baby A enjoys fish. One is fish fry, the second is fish fingers and his favorite by far is Fish Pie. Baby A was first introduced to Fish pie at his nursery. Well I have tried my hand at different fish pies for Baby A, but this one seems to be his […]

Fusili pasta with Red peppers and Boiled Eggs.

Its been ages since we had Toddler/ Kid friendly recipes posted here. Apologies!  I have been too busy making and posting all my favourite grown up recipes, that there is a backlog of kid friendly recipes sitting in my Draft folders waiting to to see the light of day 🙂 Well this pasta recipe is […]

Egg free and No-Churn Tender Coconut Ice cream.

I first came across the concept of ‘Tender Coconut Ice cream’ on my recent trip home. A post dinner drive to the Naturals Icecream parlour a couple of minutes from home is simply not be missed. A few flavours packed into boxes,  we would rush home to indulge our senses and our already bursting bellies […]

Italian Salvia Fritta or Sage fritters.

If you love the Japanese ‘tempura’ or the Indian ‘onion bhajji’ you will love these delicate Italian fritters made from fresh fragnant Sage leaves. We first tried these fritters in Florence, Italy in a small little fish joint and thoroughly enjoyed them. The crispy and light beer batter delicately covers the fragnant sage leaves, every […]

Mangalore Bafat Powder

This is my Mom’s recipe for the Mangalore Bafat/ Baffat/ Baffad powder. She uses it to make her famous Pork Bafat which is very well appreciated, loved, and a BIG HIT at many parties!! This powder is so versatile, will help you dish up many a chicken, mutton, fish or vegetable curry in a jiffy without […]


I cannot believe my blog has been around for over 3 years. It surely has gone by quick!  There has been over 150 recipes published, over 350 facebook followers and 90 blogger members, with 1.5 lakh page views from 151 different countries…….I feel happy and blessed to have had this opportunity and platform to meet so […]

Creamy Chicken Pie with Peppers for little ones.

This is yet another “Chicken Pie” that Baby A enjoys. The creamy potato mash topping with stringy mozarella bits and juicy chicken pieces in a mild pepper flavoured gravy will bring a smile to most little faces including fussy ones 🙂   To Make Creamy Chicken with Peppers Pie Makes: 2 toddler servings Ingredients: Chicken : […]