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Leek and carrot soup

The traditional leek and potato soup is a popular recipe with the leeks. But as I had just paired potato and watercress here, I decided to go for a different combination. Thus this soup with leek and carrots. I actually loved the slight pungent smell of leeks when cooking and I knew the soup was going to be spicy and delicious and certainly healthy with the carrots. I loved the addition of white pepper for the mild heat. On the whole , we loved the simple and hearty soup. Do check out what my marathon buddies have cooked today- Diabetes…

 

kadamba Sadam/kadambam sadam-Using brown rice

This rice variety was totally new to me when I saw them In many different blogs and realised that it was never prepared in our homes. So I hopped into different blogs to know its meaning.I would summarise about what I read for people like me who are not aware of it. According to Suganya – ‘Kadambam’ in Tamil refers to an assortment of similar things. It more commonly refers to a flower string which is a mixture of flowers like malli, marikozhundu, sampangi, davanam, kanakaambaram According to Srivalli- Kadambam in Tamil means a melody of different things put together….

 

Spinach potato naans- stove top method

I had never imagined that I would be making naans at home. But that came true when I made naans for the first time sometime ago and served them hot with some palak paneer. But the process seemed a bit tedious because they had to be rolled out one by one and then baked in an oven. But later when I saw the stove top method at divya’s place , the cooking process seemed easier and similar to the regular rotis we roll out everyday. The addition of spinach and potatoes made the naans even more interesting. The texture was…

 

Puri urulaikazhanga / potato curry with puri from HIM For the His cooking event

I wouldn’t say that my hubby loves cooking . But he does manage to whip up something interesting to satisfy the hunger pangs especially during the weekends. I would definitely say that he makes the best out of the world potato curry which goes very well with puri(my favourite combo) or sometimes with the absolutely delicious lemon rice which is my hubby’s favourite combo. He prefers to cook this combo. He says that the hot spicy potato curry he makes is very similar to the one he use to eat at a small eatery in his native. He used to…

 

Potato sandwich- Easy and quick

It was a weekend. I had gone out with friends and came back a little late and tired. My hubby and son who had spend the entire day at home were a bit bored and wanted to have something nice and spicy. So here is the conversation- Me- what about maggi noodles? DH- No.. (I did not want to cook an elaborate dinner and was hoping they would demand something easy.It is really boring to cook something proper during the weekend!!) Me- Then what?

 

Vegetable Kurma- Version 2

A few days back, I had posted a mixed vegetable recipe and had mentioned that I try to make it slightly different each time. So todays post is a second version of how I make it. This one has a lovely flavour because of the freshly ground spice. Kurma is a south Indian speciality with coconut milk and spices. Its basically served with parota in the South. But it goes very well with cumin/jeera rice and chapatis/pooris too. My mom used to serve with toasted bread which was a good alternative too and made a yummy breakfast. She used to…

 

Adhraki dum aloo- simple yet delicious

Being in India was so much fun. I enjoyed meeting and visiting friends. I got to learn new dishes from them which I promptly noted down to be put in my blog. One was baafle which I have already shared with you all and has been the most viewed recipe in Creative saga. There are many more recipes to tried and tasted yet.This particular recipe, which I was quite eager to try out is adhraki dum aloo. I had this at a friend’s place for dinner. I was quite amazed by the simplicity of the dish. The recipe involves only…

 

Aloo Palak Parathas /spinach bread with potato stuffing

Stuffed Parathas have always been our favourite …As I have already mentioned in my aloo paratha recipe, we were first introduced to the wonderful authentic parathas when we were in Gurgaon. We used to go to Haridwar for bath in the holy ganges. We would never miss the chance of accompanying our friends and relatives to Haridwar or any of the other places which fell in that route. The purpose of going everytime to the same place again and again was a secret… hehe.. We simply adored the parathas for which we used to halt at some highway dhaba for…

 

Aloo parathas recipe

Though aloo paratha has always been prepared at home since my childhood, I got introduced to them in a true sense when I was in delhi for sometime. The parathas which we ate in the roadside “dhabas” (restaurants) with loads of ghee on it use to taste so divine especially on the cold winter mornings. I do make stuffed parathas at home, but not too frequently as I find the preparation very tricky. If the stuffing peeks out while rolling the dough, I lose all my patience and the whole thing becomes a huge mess. But this time I was…

 

Kothamalli thuvayal and simple aloo curry-side dish for dosa

The recent terrorist attack in the popular mumbai hotels has been a really shocking and awful incident.Its so painful to note that so many innocent people lost their lives to these cruel attacks. Lets pray for them and my heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims. …………………………………………………………………………. We have a filling brunch on most of the weekends. And for last weekend ,I made dosas. Its mostly sambar and aloo curry for the side dish. But this time, my hubby insisted on making his favorite kothamalli thuvayal or coriander chutney for the dosas. It was a good combination indeed. kothamalli…