Lamb burgers for the boys and a veggie burger for me with Mexican grilled corn salad (with avocado, red pepper, scallions, cotija cheese, lime and ancho chili), purple cabbage garlic-tahini-Greek yogurt- mayo slaw, grilled sweet potato fries and mango chili lime margaritas!!!

Now that summer is here in full swing and this year, especially, we have been having predictable stretches of warm and sunny days here in Seattle, eating out on our deck has become a dinner routine for us. I am really going to miss this once this awesome weather wears out. Till then, we are going to enjoy our dinners out on the deck and you guys enjoy the pictures of the awesome dinners and hope you get inspired Smile

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Have you recently checked out #mirchmasalalittlepeoplefood on Instagram?!? We have over a 150 meal ideas for the litle people in your family. I try and post most of V’s meals and snacks on this. These are not individual recipes but it is a plate setting of his, that has a little bit of everything to make it a balanced meal. Read More


Cherupayar Thoran ~ Green Mung Saute with Coconut

April 18, 2015
Cherupayar Thoran - Green Mung Saute with Coconut - Kerala Recipe Indian Recipe Vegetarian Vegan - Mirch Masala

So, I am back from over a month long vacation to India and Dubai, over the jetlag, some sicknesses and all that jazz. It happens to me all the time when I get back from India. I get into an India depression mode (that’s what AJ calls it). I miss home, family, the people, the […]

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Little People Food – Sausage and Egg Fried Rice

February 25, 2015
Sausage and Egg Fried Rice - Toddler Kid Friendly Food - #mirchmasalalittlepeoplefood - Mirch Masala

The little guy is going to have a ton of fun and be pampered spoilt by grandparents, uncles and the rest of the family, for the next few weeks while we are in India. I bet there is going to be a lot more different kind of Little People Food that he eats there and […]

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Paal Payasam ~ Rice Pudding with Milk | A Kerala Sadya Recipe

February 20, 2015
Paal Payasam ~ Rice Pudding with Milk ~ Kerala Sadya Recipe, Vishu, Onam Sadya - Mirch Masala

Most times, I don’t really need a special occasion to make something special or to treat myself or the family. It is when I feel like making something or eating something that I make and eat! It could be a simple toast and fried egg or an elaborate meal with dessert and such. When it […]

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Varutharacha Chicken Curry ~ Kerala Style

February 18, 2015
Varutharacha Chicken Curry ~ Kerala Style ~ Chicken Curry with a Roasted Coconut and Spices Sauce - Mirch Masala

It is amazing how food brings people closer, forms really close friendships and let people create and cherish those memories through it. Most of my friends, that I have formed of my own and not necessarily because we became friends as a family, are mostly through some association of food. Whether it is about eating […]

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Vegetable Rawa / Rava Upma ~ Semolina Breakfast Porridge

February 15, 2015
Vegetable Rawa Upma - Semolina Breakfast Porridge - South Indian Breakfast Recipe - Mirch Masala

Sometimes it is the simplest of things that you need a good recipe for. You know you always loved it, but never really bothered to make it or find out how it was made till you are put in a position where you really want to eat it but you just don’t know how to […]

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Chocolate Chip Almond Pancakes

February 10, 2015
Chocolate Chip Almond Pancakes for valentine

We never really celebrate Valentine’s day because I never believed in just one day for love (and also not to give in to the Hallmark holiday) but sometimes it is just impossible to not get sucked in to all that is happening around you. Especially with V around and a whole Valentine’s day week theme […]

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Aloo Gobhi Capsicum ~ Potato, Cauliflower and Green Bell Pepper Sauté with Spices

February 6, 2015
Aloo Gobhi Capsicum - Potato Cauliflower and Green Bell Pepper Saute with Spices - Mirch Masala - Indian Food

Sunscreen. Check. Sunglasses. Check. Shorts / Dresses. Check. Flip flops. Check. Yes, you guessed it right. Some place beachy and sunny is awaiting me. I am getting ready to get out of the house to spend the weekend with some of my girlfriends in sunny San Diego. Far far away enough from the rainy cold […]

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Little People Food ~ Breakfast Smoothie

February 5, 2015
Breakfast Smoothie with Avocado Bananas Peanut Butter - Mirch Masala Little People Food - Toddler Food, Kids Meal

Some days of our weeks are breakfast smoothie days. V has to get to his daycare by 10.30 in the morning and he sleeps in most days and especially so during some days. As a rule, we don’t wake him up but instead let him sleep as much as he wants and wake up by […]

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