I always love to nibble on something, while driving or staring at the computer. I actually never knew that my favourite chickpeas snack would be this delicious and the main point here is healthy. Delicious as a snack or salad topping, these treats are easy to make.

Preheat the oven to 220 degree C. Place 400g cooked or canned chickpeas in a bowl, drizzle with 2-3 tblspn of olive oil and sprinkle with a half tspn of salt, 1 tblspn of ground coriander, half tspn of cayenne pepper or paprika. Toss until well coated. If using canned chickpeas, drain, rinse and pat dry. Place the chickpeas on a baking tray and roast for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Toss half way through cooking and allow to cool before serving.

Keep nibbling healthily!


One of my favourite Sri Lankan Tamil meal is Kothu Roti. I had it for the first time in Toronto. I fell head over heels in love with this yumminess…what a taste?!!

Kothu Roti originated in Batticaloa in the Eastern parts Sri Lanka during the early 70s by the local Tamil people. Etymologically the name is from the Tamil language meaningContinue reading

Last night my family had Pizza for dinner, well it wasn’t the normal pizza where we order over the phone or through a restaurant.I bought the base at Woolworths and just added the toppings at home. The base contained some spicing and tomato paste.

I love the tomato base on any pizza thus I added more sauce to the base..Infact I added the tomato and basil pasta sauce.

Neer more is spiced and flavoured buttermilk.’Neer’ means water in Tamil and ‘More’ means buttermilk,so it is watery buttermilk.It is very common in south India.It is a  summer drink since south india is a hot place. It is even distributed in stalls for free  in south india in summer festivals and carnivals.
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My mom got a new Hob installed in her kitchen. She had a mini kitchen makeover. Well, hopefully I will be using it a lot more than her.

It is an AEG stove with glass top. She is loving the touch screen buttons. It is cool to have technologies being installed in your own kitchen. I had to teach her how to use it, but she caught on well.

So beautiful and clean, can’t wait to cook some interesting recipes on it.

Frying veggies – Mr Hob and I will have some happy cooking days in the future.

Prad 🙂

I have not been to one Brahmin wedding without a banana leaf meal. In my culture almost all auspicious occasions, food is served on banana leaves.  I personally feel a satisfactory meal should be served on banana leaf. Infact, only in the late 1980’s silver plates came into play. All Brahmin Indian households will contain banana trees in their backyard.

Why do South Indians eat on Banana leaf?


Well there are several reasons to this.

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