Oats Vegetable Upma (Savory Oats with veggies)

A very quick and healthy dish that you can make in about 20 minutes!  Since I am on a gluten free diet now, I am looking to use oats in different recipes. Here I tried to replace the traditional sooji or semolina with oats. Upma is a traditional south indian breakfast dish made with semolina….

Peanut and Curry Leaves Chutney

Originally posted on Indu's International Kitchen:
I had been meaning to make peanut chutney for the longest time now. A co-worke had brought this ‘lip smacking’ peanut chutney into work one day and ever since I had been pestering him to get the recipe from his wife. He did oblige shortly (or rather his…

Brown rice and vegetable stir fry

Brown rice is one of those things that tastes amazing when cooked right but at the same time, it can really be close to unpalatable if it’s not cooked properly.  If you end up with a product that has a mix of partially cooked grains of rice with some fully cooked ones, it is impossible to rescue…

Flattened Rice Snack (Aval Vilayichathu)

Originally posted on Indu's International Kitchen:
Another quick and healthy snack from my amma’s repertoire of easy snack recipes! As kids we used to always come home to find a tea time snack and different types of aval (poha) dishes used to be common.  I have posted one aval recipe before – Aval nanachathu.  Today…

Green Papaya salad (Thai Style)

A couple months ago I came across this exotic and delicious looking salad on pinterest called Som Tam – A traditional green papaya salad from Thailand. Wow, I said to myself. Green Papaya shredded into strips like noodles with green beans and with garlic and green chillies. The most intriguing part for me was the…