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

Caribbean Vegetable Patties Recipe

Friday, 19 May 2017 11:00

Caribbean Vegetable Patties is a kind of savoury hand pies or our Indian savoury karanji or a kind of calzone. This was the first impression we got when we came across this recipe. These are basically half moon shaped with a crispy crust and stuffed with a spicy flavourful stuffing made from mixed veggies ...

Brahmi Chutney Recipe

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 14:01

Brahmi Chutney Recipe is prepared from Brahmi leaves. Brahmi is actually  a medicinal herb that grows in the fields and is a powerhouse of nutrients. It has been extensively used in Ayurveda. It is said that Brahmi leaves when consumed early morning in empty stomach boosts memory power and ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Bengali Mooli Aloo Ki Sabzi In Mustard Gravy Recipe

Monday, 08 May 2017 09:00

There are many ways one can make radish subzi or curry. Today's recipe is Bengali style Radish and potato curry with a mustard base. The pungent mustard blends so well giving a unique taste to the curry. Serve Bengali Mooli Aloo Ki Sabzi In Mustard Gravy along with Bengali Style Lau Die Tetor Dal and ...

Karwar Style Lasani Kadhi Recipe

Sunday, 07 May 2017 11:23

Karwar Style Lasani Kadhi made using kokum and fresh coconut is almost similar to Sol Kadhi. It can be relished it as such like a drink in the end of the meal or had as a side dish with the meal mixed with rice. Enjoy it fresh! Serve Karwar Style Lasani Kadhi with Karwar Style Muga Ambat, Phulka and ...

Cherupayar Thoran Recipe (Green Gram Dry Sabzi Kerala Style)

Saturday, 06 May 2017 10:50

Cherupayar Thoran is one of the comforting side dish from Kerala made using green gram. Typically, rice porridge (Ganji), Cherupayar thoran, pickle and ghee make one lip smacking meal. Its healthy, tasty and very easy to make. You can even eat it as a snack also during your tea time break.  Serve ...

Masalewari Koki Recipe (Spiced Sindhi Roti)

Friday, 05 May 2017 12:50

Masalewari Koki is a spicy typical Sindhi Flat bread made using whole wheat flour. Koki is almost similar to the regular paratha but the cooking method is entirely different and this what makes koki unique from paratha. Do try this trademark Sindhi breakfast dish and we are sure you will make it again ...

Karnataka Style Moolangi Chutney Recipe (Radish Thogayal)

Friday, 28 April 2017 13:02

Karnataka Style Moolangi Chutney Recipe (Radish Thogayal) is a simple side dish made by blending sauteed grated radish, along with dals and red chillies. The final tempering adds to its appeal. This chutney can come in handy when you have dosas as breakfast or Karnataka Style Moolangi Chutney Recipe ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Mangalorean Manoli Bheeja Upkari Recipe (Ivy Gourd & Cashew Sabzi)

Friday, 28 April 2017 11:02

Mangalorean Manoli Bheeja Upkari Recipe is the Konkani style Ivy Gourd & Cashew Sabzi. A customary side dish, in any function or festival in Konkani cuisine. Fresh, tender cashews are sauted along with tender ivy gourd to make this tasty and simple stir fry. Serve Mangalorean Manoli Bheeja Upkari ...

Pathravade Recipe (Colocasia Leaves Snack)

Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:23

Pathravade, a master piece from the Konkan and Mangalorean cuisine. Pathravade is prepared using colocasia leaves. The leaves are smeared with a spicy, tangy rice and coconut paste. Its later stacked upon each other and then steam cooked. The steam cooked rolls are later relished as such with a dollop ...

Smashed Slow Oven Roasted Tomatoes With Pasta And Goat Cheese Recipe

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:02

Slow oven roasted tomatoes with pasta and goat cheese is so easy and flavourful. Addition of roasted onion garlic and basil makes this pasta delicious and mouth watering. The colours, simplicity and taste makes this as an absolute crowd pleaser. Impress your family and friends with this tasty Italian ...

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

Mangalorean Mavinakayi Menasinakai Curry Recipe | Raw Mangoes in Coconut Based Gravy

Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:09

Mangalorean Mavinakayi Menasinakai Curry Recipe | Raw Mangoes in Coconut Based Gravy made with roasted and ground spices with fresh grated coconut. There is a distinguished aroma emanating from the curry due to sesame seeds added to the masala. You can use any oil but coconut oil is preferred so that ...

Lebanese Style Riz B Haleeb Recipe (Rice Pudding With Pistachios)

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:23

Lebanese Style Riz B Haleeb Recipe is a Rice Pudding With Pistachios. Rice puddings are a very well known Indian sweet recipe. But other cuisines around the world do also have rice pudding recipes with their personal touch and this rice pudding with pistachio that imparts a unique flavour to the rice ...

Published in Dinner Party Desserts

Andhra Style Nalla Karam Podi Recipe

Saturday, 08 April 2017 17:23

Andhra food is well known for its spice powders and accompaniments and Andhra Style Nalla Karam Podi Recipe is one of them. This podi recipe is a dry powder made with black urad dal and coriander seeds as its main ingredients. This unique tasting dry podi recipes comes in handy with most of the South ...

Maharashtrian Golyachi Amti Recipe (Besan Balls In Tamarind Based Spicy Gravy)

Sunday, 02 April 2017 00:16

Maharashtrian Golyachi Amti Recipe (Besan Balls In Tamarind Based Spicy Gravy) is similar to gatte ki kadhi that is a popular Rajasthani preparation. But this recipe does not use buttermilk to add to the gravy; instead, spicy tamarind water is added to make the gravy which is called amti. The golyachi ...

Roat Recipe | Uttarakhand Style Sweetened Flatbread

Saturday, 01 April 2017 00:00

Roat is an authentic dish from Uttarakhand usually made during marriages or other religious functions. Basically Roat Recipe | Uttarakhand Style Sweetened Flatbread is a sweet flatbread made of wheat flour and cooked till crisp using generous amount of ghee. Fennel seeds and cardamom adds a tempting ...

Creamy Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Friday, 31 March 2017 00:15

Creamy Mushroom Risotto Recipe is a classic Italian classic dish made with creamy arborio rice and sauteed mushrooms. Typically, risotto is slowly cooked in a broth of vegetable/chicken adding it in intervals till the arborio rice is fluffed up and creamy. This slow cooking method helps to release the ...

Paneer Shashlik Sizzler Recipe

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:23

Paneer Shashlik sizzler is an excellent and delicious party dish. This is a crowd pleaser and can be made when you have your relatives at home. In this recipe, fresh paneer and other assorted veggies are marinated in a spicy sauce and later grilled in a tandoor or a pan. The grilled paneer shashlik is ...

Gurellu Chutney Podi Recipe (Niger Seeds Chutney Recipe)

Monday, 27 March 2017 00:23

Uchellu or Gurellu Chutney Podi/Karale or Khurasni Chutney powder/Niger Seeds powder, one of a family of dry chutneys that are very popular in North Karnataka and Maharashtrian homes. A scoop of this flavourful chutney can liven up even the simplest of meals. Its tasty, spicy and full of flavours. Serve ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes

Moroccan Spiced Millet And Lentil Salad Recipe

Monday, 27 March 2017 00:16

Moroccan spiced millet and lentil salad, a healthy and fulfilling salad that can be relished at room temperature or cold. Addition of Moroccan spice blend to this salad makes it very flavourful and unique from the regular millet salads. We can add a choice of veggies and fruits to this millet lentil ...

Published in Salads

Three Bean Salad Recipe

Sunday, 26 March 2017 00:23

Three bean salad is a healthy wholesome salad bursting with proteins. It is a great addition to our meals/party/picnic/on diet. Whatever the occasion is, it fits perfectly. Made with a combination of 3 different beans, this salad is very easy to put together and looks so colourful and tempting. Serve ...

Published in Salads

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

Friday, 24 March 2017 00:18

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe is a healthy and nutritious salad recipe with pasta. This recipe is apt to be taken out while on treks or family outing in warm weather. Cooked cold pasta tossed along with vegetables like capsicum, tomatoes, black olives, cucumber in a lemony dressing with mixed herbs and ...

Published in Salads

Bhopli Mirchi Chi Peeth Perun Bhaji Recipe

Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:23

Bhopli Mirchi Chi Peeth Perun Bhaji is basically Maharashtra style green Capsicum besan sabzi. When you are mixing besan into the sabzi, you need to add it little by little with constant stirring. Also remember that you can add plain water instead of about 2 tablespoons of oil to make sabzi not too dry. ...

Uddina Hittu Recipe (Udnittu) | Urad Dal Flour In Spiced Buttermilk

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

Uddina Hittu Recipe (Udnittu) | Urad Dal Flour Cooked In Spiced Buttermilk. The key requirement to make this dish tasty is sour buttermilk, ginger and a strong tempering of hing in coconut oil and sun dried curd chillies. Serve Uddina Hittu Recipe (Udnittu) | Urad Dal Flour In Spiced Buttermilk ...

Bendekayi Koddel/Bolu Huli Recipe - Mangalorean Style Bhindi Sambar Recipe

Monday, 13 March 2017 00:19

Bendekayi Koddel/Bolu Huli Recipe is Mangalorean Style Bhindi Sambar Recipe that is made without coconut. bolu huli can be prepared from various vegetables like chayote, Mangalorean cucumber, ridge gourd and more. To make bendekayi koddel, you should saute the bhindi until the sliminess is evaporated. ...

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