Smitha Kalluraya

Hi , I am Smitha - the face behind the blog " Cook With Smile " . An ex Engineer turned to blogger , food stylist and amateur photographer through passion . My blog is my journal , my space to pen down some food related memories .i always believe in homemade food created with love is the best way for a healthy lifestyle .

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Udupi Red Parboiled Rice Shavige Recipe

Monday, 24 July 2017 00:22

Shavige, a popular Udupi Indian breakfast recipe prepared with Red parboiled rice dough. Though it is labour intensive but the end result is all worth it. One can relish it with rasayana / sweet coconut milk / season as lemon sevai. Do try and enjoy this age old recipe.  Serve Shavige along ...

Published in Rice

Goan Style French Beans Foogath Recipe

Monday, 24 July 2017 00:19

Today’s post 'French beans foogath recipe' is one comforting dish made from steamed french beans and lentils, that is very popular in Goa. This mildly spiced french beans curry tastes perfect with roti / hot rice accompanied with some Dal. Do try this easy and healthy dish and we are sure you will ...

Veg Lebanese Mihshi Malfuf Recipe (Stuffed Cabbage Leaves)

Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:23

Malfuf is basically lebanese stuffed cabbage rolls. The stuffing used for cabbage can vary from vegetarians/non vegetarians. Lebanese Mihshi Malfuf involves rolling cabbage leaves with a stuffing of rice, spices and then stacking them in a cooking pot in layers with garlic in between. Now simmer ...

Published in Mediterranean Cuisine

Baked Lebanese Pumpkin Kibbi Recipe

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 00:23

Lebanese Pumpkin Kibbi, a savory casserole of bulgur grain stuffed with spinach, onion, spices and crunchy pine nuts. It is an absolute treat and can be enjoyed as a tea time snack. Since its baked one can indulge this guilt free and vegan treat. So what are you waiting for? make this delicious kibbi ...

Published in Mediterranean Cuisine

Dry Sweet Potato Thoran Recipe

Monday, 10 July 2017 13:00

Sweet Potato is healthy when compared to the usual potatoes. Dry Sweet Potato Thoran is a very basic South Indian Style Curry. It can be eaten on its own as a snack or can be served as a side dish along with your meal. It is very easy to make and gets prepared in no time. The combination of sweet ...

Karwar Style Valval Recipe (Mixed Vegetables In Coconut Milk)

Monday, 10 July 2017 00:23

Karwar Style Valval is a delicious creamy mixed vegetables curry cooked in coconut oil. It's basically a no onion no garlic dish and is one of the comfort food in Karwar region. This simple dish with mild spice and lots of flavour will surely spice up your everyday food. It is easy to make and takes ...

Coorg Style Kulae Puttu Recipe (Puttu With Jackfruit & Jaggery)

Friday, 07 July 2017 12:20

Coorg Style Kulae Puttu is a traditional dish from Coorg made from seasonal fruit - Jackfruit. Jackfruits cakes are steam cooked wrapped in a banana leaf. Soft and flavourful with distinct aroma of jackfruit, they taste just divine. They are best had steaming hot with ghee on top and / or honey ...

Kathiawadi Dhokli Nu Shaak Recipe

Thursday, 06 July 2017 00:14

When it comes to Kathiawadi region, spicy and delicious food is all we can think. Dhokli Nu Shaak is one of those recipes which is spicy and has a lot of flavour in it. In this recipe, gram flour cakes are cooked with spicy buttermilk gravy. The tanginess from the buttermilk adds an extra flavour to ...

Jalapeno Mozzarella Gujiya Recipe

Sunday, 02 July 2017 17:00

Jalapeno Mozzarella Gujiya Recipe is a savoury version of the popular sweet gujiyas that are made and served on festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali in India. Each region has its own version is this mozzarella gujiya is a delicious and savoury twist to the original recipe. This is a mouthwatering ...

Dudhi Dhokli Nu Shaak Recipe (Bottle Gourd And Steamed Dumplings Curry)

Friday, 30 June 2017 00:15

Dudhi Dhokli Nu Shaak is a spicy gram flour based curry from Kathiyawadi region. Addition of bottle gourd makes this dish little different from dhokli nu shaak and adds that extra flavour to it. Try this and we are sure you will make it again and again.  Serve Dudhi Dhokli Nu Shaak with Steamed ...

Lebanese Spinach Triangle Pies Recipe

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:14

Lebanese Spinach Triangle Pies are delicious snacks that make a great party appetizer. Tossed and flavoured spinach along with few other ingredients are stuffed inside a pastry and later shaped cutely to form triangle pies. They are basically from Middle east.  Serve Lebanese Spinach Triangle Pies ...

Published in All Recipes

Warm Red Lentil Salad With Goat Cheese Recipe

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

Warm Red Lentil Salad With Goat Cheese is a healthy and fulfilling salad that can be relished hot or warm. Addition of goat cheese to this salad makes it very flavourful and unique from the salads. We can add a choice of veggies to this red lentil salad to make it more healthy. It is very easy to make ...

Published in Salads

Rasawala Dhokla Recipe

Monday, 26 June 2017 00:23

Dhokla Rasawala is a simple dish made by soaking khaman dhokla in a spicy sweetish sauce called rasa. If you have some left over dhokla that has dried out, this rasawala dhokla is an ideal way to empty it off. Simmer the dhokla pieces in rasa just before serving and see the left over dhoklas magically ...

Andhra Style Aratikaya Vepudu Recipe (Raw Banana Dry Sabzi)

Monday, 26 June 2017 00:12

Aratikaya Vepudu is a Andhra style Raw Banana Dry Sabzi. It is a simple recipe but tastes amazing as such or when paired with rice and dal/rasam. Its spicy, little crispy yet soft from inside. It is a perfect sabzi to pack in your lunch box too. Serve Andhra Style Aratikaya Vepudu along with Mixed Vegetable ...

Bibya Usal Recipe (Karwar Spiced Cashew Nut Sabzi)

Friday, 23 June 2017 00:07

Bibya Usal Recipe is the Konkani and Karwar style cashew sabzi. A customary side dish, in any function or festival in Konkani cuisine. Fresh, tender cashews are sautéed along with few spices to make this tasty and simple stir fry. Serve Bibya Usal along with Karwar Style Muga Ambat and Phulkas for ...

Mukkala Pulusu Recipe (Andhra Style Mixed Vegetable Sambar)

Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:22

Mukkala Pulusu is a classic dish from Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of day to day meal, a good change from the regular sambar. It is made with mixed vegetables (Bottle gourd, pumpkin, drumsticks and other seasonal vegetables) tamarind pulp, jaggery and spices. This dish is simple and easy to make. It ...

Published in Sambar Recipes

Kathiyawadi Adad Dal Recipe

Friday, 16 June 2017 17:00

Kathiyawadi adad dal recipe is a typical Gujarati style dal recipe made with urad dal. Its very easy to make and tasty as well. Made with split black gram, it is very creamy and tastes delicious when had with rice/roti. The urad dal is pressure cooked, mashed and added to a sauteed tomatoes with ginger ...

Khatkhate Recipe (Karwar Style Mixed Vegetable Curry With Toor Dal & Coconut)

Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

Khatkate is basically a konkani mixed vegetable curry with toor dal and coconut. This dish is common in almost all konkani houses. A variety of mixed seasonal veggies are used to make to Khatkhate. Its a no onion no garlic dish. Addition of tirphal or Sichuan pepper gives a unique flavour to this curry. Serve ...

Arbi Jhol Recipe (Uttar Pradesh Style Colocasia & Lotus Seeds Sabzi)

Thursday, 08 June 2017 13:00

Arbi Jhol Recipe is Uttar Pradesh Style Colocasia & Lotus Seeds Sabzi prepared without onion and garlic. But at the same time, this sabzi is so flavourful that you will make this recipe often. Serve Arbi Jhol Recipe - Uttar Pradesh Style Colocasia & Lotus Seeds Sabzi with Pudina Tawa ...

Coorg Style Bollari Barthad Recipe (Mangalore Cucumber Stir Fry)

Sunday, 04 June 2017 15:00

Bollari barthad recipe is a simple stir fry using Mangalore Cucumber made commonly in Kodava and Coorg household. Mangalore cucumber are green-yellowish cucumbers with or without stripes. These Mangalore cucumber is a vegetable widely used in Karnataka, especially in Coastal Karnataka recipes. Here is ...

Coorg Style Kaad Manga Curry Recipe (Sweet & Spicy Tiny Mangoes Curry)

Saturday, 03 June 2017 15:00

Coorg Style Kaad Manga Curry Recipe which is a Sweet & Spicy curry made with tiny wild mangoes available locally in and around Coorg & Madikeri. Though it is a very very simple dish with just a few ingredients, the mango curry tastes absolutely delicious and has both the flavours of sweetness ...

Coorg Style Kumbala Curry Recipe (Pumpkin Sabzi)

Thursday, 01 June 2017 15:00

Coorg Kumbala Curry Recipe (Pumpkin Sabzi) is an authentic dish from Coorg where in diced pumpkins are simmered in a coconut base resulting in a creamy, mildly spicy, tasty curry. The mild flavor of Cumin seeds and garlic enhances the flavor of the curry. Serve Coorg Kumbala Curry Recipe (Pumpkin ...

Udid Methi Recipe (Karwar Style Green Mango Curry With Methi)

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 00:00

Udid Methi is a Konkani style raw mango curry. Its tangy, spicy, little sweetish with a hint of bitterness acquired from methi seeds in it. Its one of the must dish in Konkani festivals. Served with steamed rice, they taste absolute finger licking. Serve Udid Methi along with Punjabi Style Tinda Sabji, ...

Bitter Gourd Chips Recipe

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 12:53

Who doesn’t like chips? But how many of us love bitter gourd chips. I am sure only few hands raised thinking of the bitter bitter gourd. But trust me, these crispy bitter gourd chips so tasty and are not really bitter. After you taste this chips, you’ll like bitter gourd at least in this form and ...

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