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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Chickpea Soup Recipe

Friday, 10 February 2017 00:15

Chickpeas soup is one of those dishes which is perfect for your weight lose plan. Its tasty, filling and comforting. Only work is soaking chickpeas. Once that's ready rest all is easy peasy. You can flavour up the soup as per your choice. Here I have used basil powder. Serve Chickpea Soup along with ...

Published in Soups

Chenakayi Erissery Recipe (Yam Erissery)

Monday, 06 February 2017 00:20

Erissery is one of the famous dish from Kerala cuisine and an integral part of any Onam Sadya. The base of the erissery is a blend with fresh coconut, cumin, pepper, and chillies. Among the veggies that are commonly used, Chenakayi or yam is one of the popular choices to make this yummy Erissery recipe.Taste ...

Mooli Bhurji Recipe

Sunday, 05 February 2017 00:12

Mooli Bhurji is a popular Punjabi style/North indian style stir fry that's usually made using radish with fresh green leaves available in winter. Usually many people discard radish leaves but they are very healthy. It can be used in making paratha, dal etc and this mooli bhurji is one of the ideal dish ...

Nolen Gurer Payesh Recipe

Saturday, 04 February 2017 00:06

Nolen Gurer Payesh Recipe is a simple, delicious Assamese/ Bengali dessert  made with rice, milk, bay leaf and date palm jaggery. The dish is pretty easy to make and the outcome is really creamy tempting bowlful of dessert. Nolen gur jaggery gives this dish a unique taste. Serve Nolen ...

Spring Onion Pakoda Recipe

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 00:16

Spring Onion Pakoda Recipe is a deep fried spring onion recipe which are crunchy and taste absolutely yum. It is an easy recipe to make during cold evenings and rainy days or even when there's an unexpected guest at home. Done in a giffy, these Spring Onion Pakoda Recipe tastes best when served ...

Eggless Choco Lava Cake

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 00:00

Eggless Choco Lava Cake is a delicious simple and yummy cake that’s chocolaty, moist and soft . It is easy to make and will be an instant favourite with one and all. The best part is the hot molten chocolate gushing when the cake is cut. Make this Eggless Choco Lava Cake for your next dinner party ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Sakkare Achhu Recipe (Festive Sugar Figurines)

Monday, 30 January 2017 00:23

Sakkare Achhu Recipe is a Festive Sugar Candy that is prepared specially during Sankranti to distribute among the kith and kin. These candies are melt in mouth, sugary sweet that is made out of purified sugar syrup moulded in wooden moulds to make the sugar figurines. Make sure you get nice traditional ...

Sajjappa Recipe (Stuffed Sweetened Coconut Pastry)

Monday, 30 January 2017 00:22

Karnataka Style Sajjappa Recipe is the deep fried sweet recipe made with sweetened coconut stuffing within a pastry dough made with rava and maida. It is a festive recipe that is served as a part of meals in Karnataka. Serve Sajjappa Recipe as a dessert during house parties. Here are more ...

Karnataka Style Aralu Sandige Recipe (Puffed Paddy Fryums)

Monday, 30 January 2017 00:05

Aralu Sandige Recipe (Puffed Paddy Fryums) is a traditional age old summer special recipe from Karnataka. Now popular mostly through commercially prepared store bought sandige, this Aralu sandige maintains makes way into the traditional meals as a side dish. During early days, Sandige were made in bulk, ...

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 ...

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