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...]

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...]


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...]



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...]


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...]


Hagalkayi Uppinakayi

Spicy, sour, and bitter pickle prepared using Bitter gourd and Green Chilies. Time Required: 15 Minutes + Maturing time Ingredients: 1 Hagalkayi / Bitter Gourd 10 Green Chilies 1tsp … [Read more...]


Kavalikayi Uppinakayi

Kavalikayi is also known as Karonda, Natal Plum, or Carissa. The fruit is small and oval in shape with a sharp taste. Perfect for pickling! Time Required: 20 Minutes + Maturing … [Read more...]


Ker Sangri Pickle

This pickle from Rajasthan is very different from any other pickle you would have tasted. This pickle is prepared using the local berry Ker and bean Sangri. I tasted the pickle in one of the … [Read more...]


Cut Mango Pickle

This pickle recipe is shared by my Mami / Aunt, who is an expert in pickling. Time Required: 2 hours + Maturing time Ingredients: 5 Cups Raw Mango pieces 1 Cup Salt 1 ¼ Cup Red Chili … [Read more...]


Stuffed Red Chili Pickle

This pickle from Uttar Pradesh looks hot but tastes cool. Time Required: 30 Minutes + Maturing time Ingredients: 20 large Red Chilies 2 Cups Mustard Oil or Sunflower Oil For the … [Read more...]



This pickle recipe is from the kitchens of Andhra. Time Required: 40 Minutes + Maturing time … [Read more...]


Green Chilies Pickle

Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 20 thin long Green Chilies / Byadagi variety is the best for this pickle Juice of 3 Lemon 1/4 tsp Hing / Asafoetida 1/2 tsp Methi / Fenugreek … [Read more...]


Stuffed Green Chili Pickle

Green Chili Pickle is served with Roti or Paratha in North India. I remember my friend in college who was from Agra used get to plain Paratha roasted in Oil, Sookha Aloo Sabzi and one single big … [Read more...]