From Mom’s Kitchen:Rani Fish Curry

So the mother has been having this nagging stomach ache and she’s decided to go traditional in her medicine. The Alappuzha girl decided to treat her stomach with a nice tangy fish curry. So here we go; a real quick and tangy fish curry. Alleppey style! Pink Perch/ Rani fish is the one that has…

Chitradurga Fort

Have you heard about Onake Obavva? I have. She was a very brave woman who helped Madakari Nayaka in saving his fort from Hyder Ali. He lost it eventually, in one of the many attacks from Hyder Ali and his army. But people still sing praises for Onake (pestle) Obavva, who single-handedly wiped out a portion of…

Barbeque Nation, Kormangala

I was meeting Siddhesh Kabe (a friend) after almost two years. We had a lot of catching up to do and talk some comics. Yes, we did all that alright. However, we ate until our tummies almost burst at Barbeque Nation. It was his idea. He thought I had lost too much weight and wanted to…

Zeera Rice

Variety is the spice of life, I have heard. I don’t know if it’s true. But when it comes to food, I think variety is very important. Taking the same food day in day out to office doesn’t feel as appealing or exciting, especially to a foodie. To get up early in the morning and…

Yam Fry or Kerala’s Very Own Chena Mezukperatti

It is nearly the end of #AtoZBlogging Challenge, nearly a month long since FoTa Junction started and also my final post for this challenge. So, this one calls for a special. I am going to write about one of my absolute favourites from Kerala’s cuisine – Yam Fry. Though it is not one of the…

X-Factors of Restaurant Reviews

For a foodie, exploring new cuisine is a fun experience. And since not every foodie is a great chef to attempt every cuisine at home, exploring new cuisine means exploring new restaurants as well. The experience at restaurants is not dependent wholly on the cuisine alone. It would also be dependent on a few factors….

Wonder Mix: A Healthier Brunch

Who doesn’t want to look sexy in that one piece. Or panache in that awesome waist coat. But a paunch, however little, will marr the look completely. The age old mantra to stay fit, which even modern nutritionists swear by, is eat small and eat every two hours. The idea is to keep your internal…

Vermicelli Upma: Healthy & Easy

One of my favourite breakfast’s these days and all the days, since I started working out 2 years back . Vermicelli Upma is not something I have a childhood memory of. Mom never made it. The only thing that mom made of vermicelli was what we called Seymia Payasam (Vermicelli Pudding). So I do take the…

Uzhunnu Vada

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, or so they say. To be frank, I think the way to a child’s heart is sometimes through the stomach too. Looking back at childhood, we’d remember the dishes we had loved to eat and some that we still do love to eat. A very…

Tea

I am a coffee person. I consume at least 2 cups of coffee per day. I used to, at least. Now, I drink green tea regularly because I follow a (not-so-strict) weight-loss diet and workout schedule. I even drink milk tea sometimes because my folks at home do. You know, family time over a cup of tea and all. I…

Salad at California Burrito

Yes, I got laughed at for eating salad for lunch. A year ago, I would have never thought this would ever happen with me. I always over indulged myself when it came to eating unhealthy. I ate healthy food, too – ragi balls, clear soups, and fermented food – however, I never counted the calories I…

Ragi

Ragi is the staple diet of many residents of South Karnataka. It is consumed in various forms – Ragi mudde, Ragi dose and Ragi ambali. It is a good source of protein and good diet if you have diabetes. It’s an healthy supplement if you are looking to lose some weight. Bottom line: Good for your health. Ragi…