Kanne-kudi Katne or Chinese weed soup

Chinese weed or Kanne-kudi as it is known in the western ghat region of Karnataka, is an uncultivated plant, found in abundance across the region. The English name for the same seems to me an extreme misnomer, as there is absolute no China connection to it. Nonetheless I would use that in this post for…

Strawberry – Agua Fresca

I believe strawberries are one of the most beautiful creation of mother nature.  Dark red skin laced with golden dots, contrasting green leaves and a drop like shape, there is hardly anyone, who won’t get inspired by strawberries. This inviting fruit is in season now, …..local markets are filled with strawberries. Agua fresca is the Spanish…

Sapodilla or sapota milk shake with basil seeds – summer cooler

Sapota is one of the native and commonly available tropical fruits. With simple sugars in it, consumption of sapota replenishes the energy instantly. It’s antioxidant properties and minerals provide further reasons for the sapota intake. This is one of the quick, easy and nutritious drink for the simmering summer. Basil seeds keeps the body cool while sapota…

Maavinakayi Tambli/ Raw Mango and coconut soup – summer cooler

Most awaited fruit of the season, king of Indian fruits, magoes have started arriving in the market.  What it means to my kitchen is… various raw mango preparations. This tambli – a unique soup like preparation in Havyaka cuisine, with seasonal herbs and vegetables – is one of the regulars to visit our table. A…

Spiced butter milk, curd rice and some sisterly story

There are more than 300 celebrating days…capuccino day, women’s day, mother’s day, earth day, pink day, friendship day…oophs, is there a day to celebrate the sister? I don’t know..probably yes/no. As I strongly feel there should be an year to celebrate or may be life time, sisters are some one who makes you feel belonged,…