Spicy cucumber lassi/buttermilk for hot summers= drink recipes

Buttermilk is the best drink to beat the scorching heat of the hot summers. And cucumber eaten raw or in juiced form quenches thirst and always keeps your body hydrated,as it is rightly said”as cool as cucumber”. Combining this makes a ideal drink for the summer. One can refrigerate this and can have the chilled drink number of times a day. It has a lot of health benefits also. I am sending this as my entry for fun ‘n’ sun event hosted by easycrafts.

Click- Urali – cookware of the past

Cauldron or urali or varppu made with 70%copper and 30%tin is a broad based cooking vessel with beautifully and symmetrically carved on the sides. This is one of the largest cooking utensil which was used during ceremonial occasions for preparation of milk sweets without the fear of getting burnt. The ‘urali’ in the picture belongs to my grandmother who used to make the very popular paal paayasam(kheer), thiratti paal(sweet made with wholemilk,something similar to kalakand) and halwa. I was so very fantasized by its gold tint, the carves,and the antiqueness. Now this vessel proudly sits in the living room of…

Sweet potato parathas with tomato onion chutney- kids recipes

I have never tried anything with sweet potatoes.These are widely available and eaten during the shivrathri in the month of feb or march. I was googling for a recipe with sweet potato and was surprised to find its culinary use all over the world. Sweet potato pie, cakes ….and indian food like gulab jamuns,koftas,kababs etc and many more.. Anyway, I decided to make simple stuffed paratha with them. It definitely tasted different.It had a sweet taste and by adding the regular spices,made it a little spicy too. And for the side dish I usually prefer curd for any parathas. But…

Easy bread rolls for potluck parties and get togethers

I wanted to make bread rolls since a very long time , but always thought it involved lot of work and so was very lazy to try them. I was scared of the edges not getting sealed properly and the stuffing falling out and creating a big mess. But I gave it a try and this was the result. This can be easily made for potlucks and get togethers. You can just prepare the bread and stuff them, keep them refrigerated and fry it when you want. I am sending this to Sia’s Ode to potato. Bread rolls are indeed…

Corn in potato nest- Kids recipes

This is a nice healthy snack as corn is of a high nutritious value. Addition of corn to our diet, couple of times a week has many health benefits. You can make corn more interesting especially for the kids by adding things which they love ,like I made with potatoes and cheese. If someone has better and easier idea to make the potato cups/basket, please do share with me. My potato basket did not come out that good, but it was ok as I could fill the corn in it neatly. Assembling – Fill the potato nest with corn. Add…

Spicy Tofu subzi – tofu recipes- Indian style

Tofu or soybeancurd is a highly nutritious food ,rich in protein and a good source of B vitamins, iron and calcium. It is low in saturated fats and contains no cholesterol. I personally did not find it as tasty as paneer,especially the last time when I made minced tofu (similar to paneer bhurji). This time , I fried them and added the required spices. It sure tasted quite good .It makes a good spicy side dish for chapatis.