Coconut Chutney with Sunflower Seeds & a Clove of Garlic

Here is a different twist of the ever popular Indian coconut chutney. Traditionally coconut chutney is made with fresh coconut and dried lentils to give the chutney some heft, which also helps to bind the chutney. But this time around I decided to try making my coconut chutney with sunflower seeds for the same type … Continue reading Coconut Chutney with Sunflower Seeds & a Clove of Garlic

Shalini’s Coconut Chutney with Cilantro and Green Chili

Coconut chutney is such an ubiquitous side condiment in every South Indian home that at any given time there is almost always coconut chutney available and ready to be had with any food of one’s choice.  Naturally with such a common dish every family has their own variation.  I posted a recipe for a quick … Continue reading Shalini’s Coconut Chutney with Cilantro and Green Chili

Celebrating the Indian Harvest Festival of Shankranthi 2020

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I hope it was relaxing and you are ready for the week ahead.  Our Saturday was packed trying to get our weekend projects done with errands and running around.  On Sunday however we had a lovely afternoon with our Bay Area cousins to celebrate the Indian harvest festival of … Continue reading Celebrating the Indian Harvest Festival of Shankranthi 2020

Masala Vadas – Yellow Split Pea Lentil Fritters

Vadas are very popular lentil fritters that are made all over India.  Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, vadas are delicious appetizers and snack time treats.  There are as many vada recipes out there as the various types of lentils.  The basic recipe for vada involves soaking lentils in water for a … Continue reading Masala Vadas – Yellow Split Pea Lentil Fritters

Holiday Lunch with Devi, Del & Rose 2019

Happy Saturday! Looking forward to a fun weekend? How was your week?  This past week has been rather cloudy and dreary around here, no matter though because I got to spend a fun afternoon earlier this week at a gift exchange party, and a cheerful afternoon yesterday with my good friends Devi, Del and Rose. … Continue reading Holiday Lunch with Devi, Del & Rose 2019

Devi’s Carrot Coconut Chutney

My friend Devi is an amazing cook. She has to be, since she has been cooking her entire life for her family, extended family, and friends for more than 50 years. There are so many recipes she shares with me, but most of them go over my head, as I’m usually not writing them down. But … Continue reading Devi’s Carrot Coconut Chutney

Whole Grain Banana Bread with Flax and Chia Seeds

It was my birthday back in July and I got to celebrate it in Spain this year,which meant that I didn’t get a chance to celebrate it with my dear friends Rose and Devi like we have been doing for almost a decade now.  But a gal can celebrate her birthday more than once, can’t she? … Continue reading Whole Grain Banana Bread with Flax and Chia Seeds