Recipes

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Jaggery & Cardamom

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Jaggery & Cardamom

 I have been wanting to introduce something sweet to Cumin Nature. My mom used to make the most delicious dessert growing up, that had the perfect balance of sweet and smokiness — sweet potatoes with jaggery and cardamom! It’s the perfect sweet kick to satisfy […]

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney

Chutney is an integral part of Indian food. The chutney varieties in India are super diverse, with ingredients ranging from mint, yogurt, mango to peanuts. In South India, coconut chutney is the most popular and simplest of them all.  This is a minimalist’s paradise!  It […]

Rice & Lentil Cutlets

Rice & Lentil Cutlets

As Julia Child once said… For me, it’s all about the therapy! I feel the most truthful and enlightened when I’m in the kitchen, where I can play with my moods and wear any hat I want. I am a minimalist one day, a purist […]

Pongal

Pongal

Pongal is a simple rice dish with moong dal and spices. There are two kinds of Pongal – Ven Pongal (simply referred to as Pongal) and Sakkarai Pongal. Ven Pongal (Ven meaning ‘white’) is savory and Sakkarai Pongal is sweet. Pongal also refers to the […]

Beet Burgers

Beet Burgers

On what I thought was just another evening at the Prabhakar household, I decided to make roti, some vegetables and dal for dinner (yes, again). I took out my carrots, turnip and beetroot and set out to work on my vegetables. I folded the carrots […]