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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Recipes and Articles by Smitha Kalluraya

Palak And Peas Kachori Recipe

Saturday, 31 December 2016 00:23

Kachori is definitely one snack that I can die for. Crispy n flaky out side, spicy and tangy inside. Kachoris can be made with various stuffings and today I share with you all ‘Recipe for Palak And Peas Kachori’. The stuffing for these palak kachoris is spicy tangy peas mixture and the outer covering ...

Published in Indian Street Food

Pavakka Pachadi Recipe (Bitter Gourd Pachadi)

Monday, 26 December 2016 00:00

Pavakka Pachadi is a very easy comforting side dish from Kerala cuisine. It's made with bitter gourd, coconut and curd as main ingredients. It tastes great with rice. The initial prep, sauteing and curd helps in reducing the bitterness to a great extent, making the pachadi really tasty. Pavakka Pachadi ...

Published in Indian Raita Recipes

No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake Recipe

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 00:11

No-bake Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake is one of the heavenly dessert recipes which not only just kids but anybody can fall for. The classic combination of chocolate and hazelnuts blends beautifully in this rich and creamy cheesecake making it taste absolute divine. This easy to make no bake ...

Published in Dinner Party Desserts

Eggless Marble Cake Recipe

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:16

If you are under the misconception that eggless cakes never turn out to be soft, this 'Eggless Marble Cake’ recipe will surely prove you wrong. Its moist, fluffy, tasty and very soft, with the blend of chocolate and vanilla flavours. Try it and you will make it again and again. Serve Eggless Marble ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Bakery Style Baked Nippattu Recipe

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:38

Bakery Style Baked Nippattu is spicy with mild sweetness, crispy and full of flavours. This is a perfect tea time snack which will add a flavour to your usual tea time snacks. Try this at home and we are sure you will love it. Serve Bakery Style Baked Nippattu along with hot Masala Chai and Carrot and ...

Savory Flaxseed Multigrain Crackers Recipe

Monday, 17 October 2016 00:28

Looking for some low calorie snacks to munch between your meals to mute those hunger pangs. Looking for some healthy tea time snacks to binge without feeling guilty. Here comes Savory Flaxseed Multigrain Crackers to your rescue. It's super healthy, guilt free, very tasty and easy too. With multi grains, ...

Published in Cookie Recipes

Sprouted Green Gram Kosambari Recipe

Friday, 30 September 2016 00:43

Sprouted Green Gram Kosambari is one of my favourite salad. In Karnataka, it is also known as Hesarukalu Kosambari. Its usually very common in all the functions and weddings. Low on calories, high on nutrients and an absolute visual treat to see a bowlful of colourful sprouted Moong Kosambari. Serve ...

Published in Salads

Nucchinunde / Nucchina Unde Recipe (Karnataka Style Dal Steamed Pakora)

Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:19

Nuchinna unde (nucchu - broken bits; unde - ball ) is one of the traditional Karnataka Style Dal Steamed Pakora Recipe. These lentil dumplings which tastes almost like steamed masala vada / ambode. These dumplings are usually made using toor dal. However, you can add a little chana dal also, like in ...

Iyengar Style Methi Pulao Recipe (Menthe Soppina Bath)

Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:00

Iyengar Style Methi Pulao/Menthe Soppina Bath is a tasty, healthy and a very easy dish to prepare. Since its a no Onion no garlic recipe, it can be made during festivals.Inspite of being mildly spiced this dish looks so vibrant and the flavor of methi shines through. Ghee, pepper and perfectly roasted ...

Published in Rice

Palak Tambuli Recipe (Udupi Style Spinach Tambli)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:28

Palak Tambuli is a spinach based gravy recipe from Udupi, Karnataka. It is a simple, healthy and comforting side dish. Tambuli with green leafy vegetables are neither spicy nor oily. Tambuli is a light, nutritious, mild and soothing recipe, served with hot rice and pickle for simple dinner. If you like ...

Capsicum Thokku Recipe

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:00

Capsicum Thokku/Capsicum Chutney is an excellent side dish from capsicum which tastes great with anything and everything. Also, since no water has been added, it stays good for 3-4 days without fridge. Ideal for when you are travelling. Since no onion no garlic has been added, the Capsicum Thokku can ...

Pizza Pinwheels Recipe

Friday, 16 September 2016 00:07

These Pizza Pinwheels are pretty to look at, easy to eat and yummy to taste. To make it more attractive and kid friendly you can make few pizza pops too out of them and I assure it would be a sure shot hit in any kids parties and a unique centre dish even in your house parties. Serve Pizza Pinwheels ...

Published in Appetizers

Eggless Sugarless Oats And Nuts Cookie Recipe

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 00:52

These Oats And Nuts Cookie is butter less, oil less and sugar-free too. They had turned almost like digestive biscuits! So crunchy, tasty, delicious and guilt free. With whole wheat, oats, nuts, honey, we can actually feel good that we are indulging into healthy stuff. Serve Eggless Sugarless Oats And ...

Published in Cookie Recipes

Iyengar Bakery Khara Biscuit Recipe

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 00:32

Iyengar Bakery Khara Biscuits are one of my most favourite biscuits when it comes to non sweet snacks. They are spicy, mildly sweet, crispy and crumbly. All together, they are a perfect tea time snack. Do give these biscuits a try, and trust us when we say you will not be able to stop at one.. Serve ...

Published in Cookie Recipes

Rava Rotti Recipe (Karnataka Style Semolina Flat Bread)

Saturday, 23 July 2016 00:49

Here's an instant yummy flatbread recipe for you all that calls for no pre-planning, soaking or fermenting. This Coastal Karnataka Special Rava Rotti (Sooji Roti/ Sajjige Rotti) is easy to prepare but definitely needs care during cooking on tawa. Enjoy these savori Rava Rottis as your hearty weekday ...

Jackfruit Idli Recipe

Friday, 22 July 2016 00:38

Jackfruit idli recipe is a very famous dish from Coastal Karnataka. They are locally known as Halasina Hannina Idli / Kadubu / Gatti ".  Made of jackfruit, these soft and flavourful idlis have delectable aroma and taste of jackfruit. Serve these jackfruit idlis with a dollop of ghee, honey or pickle ...

Eggless Mango Cake Recipe

Saturday, 18 June 2016 00:58

Eggless Mango Cake Recipe is a soft, moist, fluffy and tasty eggless cake that blends mango and cardamom flavors and gives you a nutty experience with every bite. With mango, elaichi and chopped nuts folded in the batter, this cake tastes yummy with a scoop of mango ice cream. This is a perfect cake ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Spicy And Tangy Avakkai Pickle With Turmeric

Sunday, 12 June 2016 00:05

Spicy and Tangy avakkai pickle is also called an Andhra Special Mango Pickle Recipe. This avakkai pickle is spicy, tangy, tempting and an absolute finger-licking side dish recipe with most forms of rice. It provides a nice accompaniment to the main course meal during lunch or dinner. Aloo paratha tastes ...

Maavina Hannina Gojju (Karnataka Style Ripe Mango Curry Recipe)

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:44

Mavina Hannina Gojju is a Karnataka Style Curry Recipe which is prepared from ripe mangoes. This curry is a cascade of spicy, tangy and sweetish taste. It requires fewer ingredients to make this finger licking Mangalore special maavina hannina gojju. The dish is traditionally made from fibrous mango ...

Menthe Hittu Recipe (Roasted Fenugreek Chutney Powder)

Sunday, 15 May 2016 00:57

Menthe Hittu is a chutney powder recipe based on roasted fenugreek seeds. This recipe originates from North Karnataka and Maharashtra where it is also called Methkoot. Menthe Hittu recipe also contains other mixed pulses and grains, making it proteinaceous, nutritious and spices making it delicious. ...

Akki Peni Sandige (Rice idiyappam Fryums)

Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:46

Akki Peni Sandige (Rice idiyappam Fryums) are easy to prepare deep fried fryums which are sharply crunchy and is an essential side for many South-Indian festivals. People of South India prepare these sun-dried Akki Peni Sandige (Rice idiyappam Fryums) and store it all the year to munch whenever they ...

Khara Bhath Recipe (South Indian Rava Bhath)

Saturday, 07 May 2016 00:04

Khara Bhath Recipe or Rava Bhath is a South Indian specialty that makes a filling breakfast and is quick to prepare. Khara Bhath is a popular breakfast and also a tea-time food in Bangalore-Mysore region of Karnataka. This spicy and tasty dish is paired with flowy coconut chutney and a cup of hot filter ...

Sabudana Sandige Recipe - Tapioca Fryums Recipe

Friday, 29 April 2016 00:34

Sabuana Sandige also known as Tapioca Fryums Recipe are the sundried fryums made from sago/ sabbakki/ sabudana as the main ingredient. These fryums make a crunchy side for plain rice and any kind of sambar. Prepare it in sunny days n relish it for months to come. Make use of the blazing sun to prepare ...

Menthe / Fenugreek Seeds Tambli Recipe (Karnataka Recipes)

Friday, 29 April 2016 00:00

Here's a bowlful of simple, healthy and comforting side dish, that's great to cool your body naturally. Tambli is a very traditional Karnataka dish which our grannys have been making from many years . Thambli is mild, medicinal and soothing dish that makes a meal wholesome. For better understanding we ...

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