Avarekalu or lilva or hyacinth or field beans is popularly used in cuisine of Karnataka. There are many dishes you can prepare with avarekalu and many reasons to love it! For those who do not find this ‘bean’ very exciting I urge you to still go ahead and pick it up. Try out this gashi which…

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  “In the depth of winter I finally learned there was in me an INVINCIBLE summer.” ~Albert Camus The night was cold and seemed to drag on endlessly. The moon had curled up and hidden itself in the darkness of the sky. The cold winter creeping in showed no mercy on her. As she lay on…

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They say small towns are devoid of thrilling events. Like my native place. The place were I spent many a vacations in. Here the time  stands still. The nights are dark and  peaceful with the silence broken only by the fireflies. A blanket of calmness covers the whole town. It was a place we ran…

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    Avial,  a very  popular Kerala dish of mixed locally grown vegetables in a coconut based gravy finished off with some curd. The gravy is laced with flavors of cumin and green chillies and this dish is commonly relished in Kerala households during festival of Onam. Curd gives a nice, mouthwatering tartness to the dish.…

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eggplants is spicy tamarind sauce….. A gravy dish that is popular in North Karnataka and is a perfect accompaniment to Jola Rottis (jowar flour flatbread) or even chapathis. The main ingredients of the sauce are tamarind, peanuts and coconut. Blend of few other spices make this dish lip smacking! Keep it slightly on the spicier…

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eggplants is spicy tamarind sauce….. A gravy dish that is popular in North Karnataka and is a perfect accompaniment to Jola Rottis (jowar flour flatbread) or even chapathis. The main ingredients of the sauce are tamarind, peanuts and coconut. Blend of few other spices make this dish lip smacking! Keep it slightly on the spicier…

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