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Kele Saalli upkari/ Banana skin stir fry

Hello dear readers! This should have been the next post after the banana chips post. Remember I had asked to reserve the banana skin after making the chips? Well, the reason  was to prepare this upkari. Aayi would make banana chips often followed by this upkari. We also reserve the leftover raw banana pieces while making chips and use it ... Read More »

Tendle Bibbe Upkari/ Tender cashewnuts and Ivy gourds stir fry

Hello dear readers! I have already shared the recipe of’ Bibbe upkari’ long back. Mangaloreans like to have it in various ways. We also prepare it adding Ivy gourds. Usually in most of the marriage functions and auspicious occasions it is prepared using Ivy gourds and potato as a combination. One reason because the quantity increases and tastewise also it is ... Read More »

Bikand thallale/ Jackfruit seeds fritters

Hello dear readers! Today I’m going to share one more summer / monsoon recipe. Jackfruit is abundant during summer in Mangalore. Most of the independent houses have a tree or there are friends or relatives who share the crop. We g.s.b’s reserve the jackfruit seeds/Bikand  throughout the year and use it as required. One favourite dish is ‘Bikkand thallale’ , that ... Read More »


Hello dear readers! Today I am going to share yet another family recipe of ours called as ‘Elchikerry’. This dish is from Kerala cuisine and the recipe belongs to my late Aayi. Her paternal family was from Kerala and she was married to Ajja who was also from Kerala though later they migrated to Mangalore… Thats how we have the  ... Read More »

Masala dosa, #6

Hello dear readers! Dosa’s are a staple of G.S.B’s . I tried this recipe from Nandini akka’s blog. I just like to try her dosa recipe’s . It comes out perfect. I have tried several Masala dosa recipe’s from various sources and this is the 6th recipe in the space. Stay tuned for more interesting recipes! Recipe credit: Kiniskitchen Ingredients: ... Read More »

Kele kachri/ Kerala banana chips

Hello dear readers! Today I will share one more traditional family  recipe of ours.’ Nendrabale kele chips’ takes me back to my childhood days. Aayi would make it often and it was my favourite view to watch her make the chips. I loved the preparation part over eating the chips. Definitely the chips would be melt in mouth  and tasted ... Read More »

Koddai alle piyava ghashi/ Croaker fish curry

Hello dear readers! Today I will share a traditional g.s.b fish curry recipe called ‘Koddai alle piyava ghashi’. Koddai means croaker fish . This is a ginger and onion flavoured fish curry. I have already shared the recipe in the space which was prepared with other fish. Koddai is a very tasty fish and is very healthy too. This curry ... Read More »

Tendle talasini/ Ivy gourd stir fry

Hello dear readers! Today I will share a recipe from our g.s.b cuisine. It is called as tendle talasini. Talasini is flavoured with garlic. Tendle means ‘ivy gourd’ .This is one of my personal favourite . I love it when it is roasted well or even slightly burnt. Usually this dish is cooked and roasted in oil. We also prepare  ... Read More »

Moong Kosumbari/ Kosambari

Hello dear readers! Today I will a share a healthy recipe of kosumbari. This makes a great recipe for health conscious people, which can also watch their health with the use of natural supplements from sites as Kosambari is often served during Brahmin functions. They are experts in making different types of Kosamabari. Usually they prepare it with raw ... Read More »

Mexican rice

Hello dear readers! Today I’m going to share an old family recipe which I specially searched from my handwritten recipe book to share in the space. It is almost 2 decades old. I  found the picture of the dish in one of my folder. I will replace the picture soon as and when I prepare. This rice is one of ... Read More »