Sambar.. recipe coming soon.

Sambar.. recipe coming soon.

Sambar.. without which South India do not lunch! A mixture of lentils, packed with veggies, just the right amount of basic spices(salt,turmeric and Chilli powder), a dash of tamarind pulp and tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves, hing and crushed garlic… this dish is perfect for rice, dosai or idli, Pongal and what not!!! Tastes amazing like a soup too..

Simple smashed Avocado spread

Simple smashed Avocado spread

Dairy FreeVegetarianWhile the Avocado toasts are viral and all are the trying their hands at it, I thought I’ll post my version, simple Avocado spread I make for breakfasts.It is a simple mix of good ripe Avocado, extra Virginia olive oil, mixed garlic, salt, pepper, 

Simple Strawberry Basil lemonade

Simple Strawberry Basil lemonade

A refreshing summer that is sweet, sour, peppery thanks to the fresh basil leaves. Simple strawberry basil lemonade drink is the perfect mocktail for the summer weekends. Strawberry Basil lemonade – Parveenskitchen.com

Congee with onion Pakoda- Kanji from leftover rice

Congee with onion Pakoda- Kanji from leftover rice

Kanji with onion pakoda.. Also known as congee in South Asian cuisine Kanji is the highest form of simplicity.
I started mine with leftover cooked rice that I fermented overnight with plain water. Then in the morning added fenugreek seeds, more water and few sliced garlic cloves and pressure cooked in the instant pot. With some fried onions it is the best breakfast one could ask for.

Simple Air fried chips – Banana Chips in Air fryer

Simple Air fried chips – Banana Chips in Air fryer

Simple Air fried chips – Banana Chips in Air fryer – Crispy, delicious banana chips made in air fryer – Green Plantain or raw banana chips

Gluten-Free Rice Flatbreads [Rotis] – Simple Akki Roti

Gluten-Free Rice Flatbreads [Rotis] – Simple Akki Roti

Gluten-Free Rice Flatbreads [Rotis] – Simple Akki Roti – Delicious, simple and comforting easy rice flatbreads that are done within 15 minutes. Perfect for gluten free and vegan diets.

Lemonade with Almond Gum Badam Pisin

Lemonade with Almond Gum Badam Pisin

Lemonade with Almond Gum.. Almond Gum aka Badam Pisin in Tamil is a natural coolant that on soaking in water will absorb it, quadruple in size and soften. This then can be used in making milkshakes or lemonades.
Since it is a coolant, it is perfect for as a summer drink or as a iftar drink.

Vazhakai Bajji [Plantain Bajji]

Vazhakai Bajji [Plantain Bajji]

Vazhakai Bajji [Plantain Bajji] – Parveenskitchen.com