There are some days when I don't feel like cooking much or I really don't feel like spending a long time in the kitchen. Thats when such vegetable chutneys come to my rescue. They can be easily served with some steamed rice or any rice variety like lemon rice or coconut rice. It does not take a long time to make this kind of chutney because you dont have to make any elaborate gravies etc. Morever its healthy too and you wont be missing your daily dose of vegetables in your diet. It does tastes great.
May 24, 2013
May 22, 2013
Vada pav brings back delicious memories of my college days in India. We used to have hot and spicy vada pavs in a small eatery near our college with some hot tea which used to be very refreshing after a long day. It used to be so spicy , but still we used to have it along with fried and salted green chillies. I cant even imagine eating spicy food now. But that time it was pure bliss. I missed all this in the beginning when we left college and especially after coming to Singapore and gradually forgot about it. I did not even try making it at home and neither did I get a chance during the India trips. But recently during the last trip to India , we had the popular Goli vada pav. My kid liked it and then he has asking me to make this at home. So I made this for the first time though I do make potato vadas once in a while. We all really loved it. I loved the aroma while making it and reminded me of the good old days!!
May 20, 2013
This was a favourite of mine especially during my childhood days. My mom used to make this and store in big glass jars and it would be over in no time. I used to have it with everything , even with my curd rice. But I loved spreading it on the phulka/chapatis, rolling it and polishing it off in no time. I just used to have spoonfuls of it whenever I felt.But few years ago, it was almost forgotten. Yes, it just been a recent few years, I have been buying mangoes in Singapore especailly the raw mangoes to make aam panna. I was suddenly reminded of this and I made it one day. The spicy and sweet taste of it bought back all my sweet memories!!
May 17, 2013
This is one versatile and delicious Indian dessert which we love the most. I have posted so many variations of this kesari like chocolate kesari, pineapple kesari, fruit and nuts kesari, mango kesari etc. But I decided to post the simplest basic one with more pictures of the making. Kesari is made in almost all the states of India and are known by different names. In south, we usually use the orange colour for the preperation of kesari and I really love the ones serve at the temples. It has lot of ghee in it, but is really tasty.
May 14, 2013
I got this recipe from my grandmom during my recent visit to India.She wanted to make it one day when we were there, but our trip was so short that we could not taste. But I do have vague memories of having this mango morkuzhumbu during my childhood days. This is supposed to me a delicacy of Tirunelveli, I guess. Mango gives a nice taste and flavour to the morkuzhumbu.Any variety of mango can be used and its really okay even if the mango is bit sour.Try it during this summer and enjoy this mango delicacy!!