This is an easy daal to make and tastes good with rice or roti.
This is a very simple yet delicious sabji. I love eating this with some rasam and rice on the side. You can use other vegetables such as plaintains or sweet potatoes too.
This is one of my favourite street foods that is quite easy to make. You can make the papdi a day ahead and store in an airtight container so that they stay crisp. This is a very popular starter dish for a party.
This is the classic dish of Karnataka and is probably made in every home. I have eaten Bisibele bhath in many homes in Bangalore, and no two versions taste the same. This version is what I have liked the most. Do not be intimidated by the long ingredient list. The fresh ground bisibele bhath powder makes all the difference.
Pongal is a classic pooja dish in South India, a type of South Indian khichdi. When I was a child, I always waited for temple prasadam and when it was Pongal, I was delighted.
This is a perfect one-dish meal, cooked in a pressure cooker. I especially like it on a cold day when I feel like something to warm me up. Or when I have a sore throat and need something soothing.
I love Idlis. Here's a North Indian touch to this classic comfort food from the South. You can use any vegetables you have in the fridge.
This is the famous stuffed potato cutlet that you get at chaat haunts in Punjab. Good for a snack or as a meal with white chane, I can eat it any time of the day with Imli or Pudina chutney.
For new cooks, here's an easy recipe on how to make rice with peas. No longer calling mom to ask how much water to use! This is simple comfort food at its best. I love it with raita or ghee on top.
Kabuli chane balls seasoned with spices and fried into 'falafels'- the wildly popular middle eastern snack. Delicious served with cucumber sauce rolled up in a pita or chapati with tomatoes.