Cabbage rice/cabbage tawa pulao/cabbage pulao:

Cabbage rice/cabbage tawa pulao/cabbage pulao:


Cabbage rice/cabbage pulao is an easy and simple rice dish but tastes delicious. In this recipe, Rice is first cooked and then it is seasoned with spices and cabbage. Make this pulao for lunch box or for meals on a busy day without much effort. It can be served as it is or accompanied with any raita, vegetable salad or gravy. Learn how to make cabbage pulao following these step by step instructions along with images and video. Continue reading “Cabbage rice/cabbage tawa pulao/cabbage pulao:”


Moong curry/ Green gram gravy/ Hesaru kaalina palya/ Hindi palya

Moong curry/ Green gram gravy/ Hesaru kaalina palya/ Hindi palya:

Hesaru kaalina palya or green gram curry is very tasty protein rich side dish.This healthy, nutritious and fibre rich Sabut Moong dal gravy is very easy to prapare and can be accompanied with rice, roti, chapati, phulka and bread.  Continue reading “Moong curry/ Green gram gravy/ Hesaru kaalina palya/ Hindi palya”


Huggi/ Karnataka style Khara  huggi/pongal/khichadi


Huggi is a dish that is prepared on the day of Makara Sankranthi and is usually served with a sour gojju (curry). This is a regular dish during winter, that too during Dhanur masa. In South Karnataka, huggi is also called as khara pongal and it is also a popular breakfast, which is a bit different from the regular Huggi. Bangalore style khara pongal is prepared using spices so that it does not require any accompaniment. Continue reading “Huggi/pongal/khichadi”

Broken wheat/Dalia payasa 

Godhi huggi or Broken wheat/Dalia payasa 


Godhi huggi or kuttida godhi payasa is a famous traditional North Karnataka delicacy usually prepared during special occasions. This Broken Wheat Kheer is a very healthy and tasty pudding prepared with cracked wheat (dalia), jaggery and milk. Learn how to prepare this delicious dessert by following video and step by step instructions along with images. Continue reading “Broken wheat/Dalia payasa “

Dates pudding /khajoor kheer

Dates pudding/Khajoor  payasa /khajur kheer


Khajoor payasa or khajur kheer is a simple sweet dish prepared by thickening milk along with dates. Fresh dates are washed, deseeded and then fried in clarified butter before mixing with milk. Rice rawa (or cracked raw rice) goes well with this combination. To learn how to prepare dates puddings follow these detailed steps along with pictures and video. Continue reading “Dates pudding /khajoor kheer”

Dates chutney

Dates chutney/Sweet chutney/khajur ki chutney/khajoor chutney


A sweet and sour date chutney  goes brilliantly as a stir-in mix for many chaats like pani puri, aloo chaat , dahi sev puri etc and as well as  dip for all kinds of crispy snacks.

It is just a blend of date fruit with tamarind and red chili is added just to give a spicy kick to this sweet and sour mix. To  prepare this simple chutney follow the procedure in detail along with video and  pictures. Continue reading “Dates chutney”

Dahi Batata Sev Puri

Dahi Batata Sev Puri


Dahi sev puri or dahi batata sev puri as it is called is one of kids’ favorite chaats that can be very easily prepared at home from the ingredients available in the kitchen. Since pudina (mint) chutney and other chutneys are usually available in my refrigerator I find preparing chaats very easy. Dahi sev puri can be prepared in less time and can be enjoyed by family and friends together. For recipe, follow  video and  step by step explanation along with pictures. Continue reading “Dahi Batata Sev Puri”

Curd rice/Mosaru anna/dahi baath/bagala bath

Curd rice/Mosaru anna/dahi baath/bagala bath


In South Indian cuisine, it is standard to eat curd rice at the end of lunch and dinner, which helps ease the effects of the spicy main dishes.  It is also said to aid digestion.

Curd rice is also served in a unique style where cooked rice is mixed with unsweetened yogurt (curd) and salted and then tempered with a tadka (seasoning) of mustard seeds and green chilies. Continue reading “Curd rice/Mosaru anna/dahi baath/bagala bath”