Punjabi Mango Pickle

Punjabi Mango Pickle

Pickle is an integral part of Punjabi cuisine and Punjabi Mango Pickle is a favorite among one and all as it is a good accompaniment with Parathas.  Cut Raw Mangoes are mixed with coarsely ground … [Read more...]

Kurtakoti Saarina Pudi

Kurtakoti Saarina Pudi

Loved the change in cuisine when I visited my maternal grandfather's house in Kurtakoti. The Saaru prepared there was so different from Mysore Saaru. Hence, I named it Kurtakoti Saaru and here is the … [Read more...]

Tomato Thokku

Tomato Thokku

Tomato Thokku is very popular in South India.  It is usually very spicy and goes very well when mixed with hot Rice and Ghee. Cuisine: South India Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 5 … [Read more...]

Hunase Chigali

Hunase Chigali

I have fond memories of spending my summer holidays with my cousins in my maternal grandfather’s house. That was the time when we played, ate, sang, and roamed around to our heart’s content. What a … [Read more...]

Gurellu Chutney Pudi

Gurellu Chutney Pudi

Gurellu Chutney Pudi is a spicy powder served along with Bhakri (Sorghum flour bread) in North Karnataka. Cuisine: North Karnataka Time Required: 15 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Gurellu / … [Read more...]

Tomato Ketchup

Tomato Ketchup

Tomato ketchup is loved by one and all as a favorite accompaniment to a variety of dishes.  Though ketchup is widely available in stores and preparing it is a tad tedious, I have prepared to document … [Read more...]

Grape Jam

Grape Jam

I could not resist buying bunches of grapes on the way to Nandi Hills and my mom was more than willing to prepare the Grape Jam. Time Required: 40 Minutes … [Read more...]


Pineapple Jam

This is a perfect way to preserve Pineapple with its natural aroma and taste intact. I like to retain the original color and aroma of Pineapple and hence have neither added food color nor … [Read more...]


Jamun Jam

A jam prepared using the Jamun fruit. Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 500 gms Jamun Quantity of Sugar will be half the measurement of the weight of the Juice extracted (For … [Read more...]

Bhath Powder

Bhath Powder

It is masala powder used to prepare a spicy rice dish along with vegetables like Vangibhath / Eggplant, Potaotes, Peas, Fenugreek leaves, Capsicum, Cauliflower etc., Cuisine: Karnataka Time … [Read more...]


Apple Mint Jelly

Recipe of mint flavored apple jelly. Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 bowl Mint leaves 1/2 bowl Water 1/2 Cup Sugar 1 Apple Salt and Pepper Green food coloring … [Read more...]


Amatekayi Uppinakayi

This recipe is a pickle prepared using Hog Plums. My mother used to narrate a story regarding a household wherein there would be many jars with Mango / Mavinakayi, Gooseberry / Nellikayi, Amatekayi / … [Read more...]


Agashi – Flaxseed Chutney Powder

People are now waking up to the health benefits of Flaxseed.  In North Karnataka where this is grown extensively, this seed has been used in their cuisine since a long time.  A chutney powder prepared … [Read more...]



Mango pulp dried in layers.  Mamla is also known as Aam Ka Papad. Time Required:  1 or 2 days Ingredients: 1 kg/35 Ounce Mango Pulp Method: Sieve the Mango Pulp. Pour the pulp into a … [Read more...]


Bisibelebath Powder

This powder is used to prepare the delicious and wholesome Bisibelebath a heady mixture of lentil, rice, vegetables and spices.  Recipe straight from the kitchens of Mysore. Time Required: 20 … [Read more...]


Pudina Chutney Powder

Time Required: 15 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Pudina / Mint leaves ¾ Cup Kadalebele / Split Bengal gram 10 -12 Dry red chilies A marble size Tamarind Oil Salt to taste Method: Fry all … [Read more...]


Andhra Gongura Thokku

A spicy chutney prepared using either red or green Sorrel leaves. Cuisine: Andhra Pradesh. Time Required: 25 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Bunches Gongura 1tbsp Bengal Gram 1tsp … [Read more...]


Bettada Nellikayi Rasa

Whole Indian Gooseberries pickled in raw Tamarind extract.  Bettada Nellikayi Rasa pickle is prepared in regions of Mysore and Bangalore. Cuisine: Karnataka Time Required: 1 Hour Picture - … [Read more...]