Monday, 30 May 2016
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Simple vegitable Pulau (a different style)
* Basmati rice - 3/4 cups
* Unsalted butter or ghee - 1tablespoon
* Raisins - 2 tablespoon
* Cashew nut- 2 tablespoon
* Cumin seed- 1/4 teaspoon
* Cardamom pods -3
* 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half - 1
* Water - 1 1/2 cup
*Lemon Juice - 1/2 teaspoon
* Salt - as per your taste
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
How u all? Enjoying your days? My advance happy week-end. It is Friday noon and I think I am already in a week end mood. I am very lazy blogger. But today I decided to post one of my" nostalgic food" recipes.
My childhood summer vacation memories is always attached to the taste of mango recipes. Mom prepares one or another form of mango curry all those two months. Now staying away from mom and thinking about her mouthwatering recipes is adding more tears to my days. But what can we do? Life is like that. Alright I am going to stop my monologues and coming to the recipe. What do we need? of-course the regular chutney ingredients. Shallot,coconut,salt,chilli,ginger and mango. (plus the additions of your choice :P). Many of you may be already a fan of this chutney, if you are one among those nostalgic malalayali kutti this is my provokation to tell your mom you prepared mango chutney today and convey my regards to her.
1. Grated coconut= 1 cup.
2. Chopped mango=1/2 cup.(Raw and sour)
4.Red chilli=2( or you can use any one of them ).
5.Ginger= A small piece.
6.Shallot = 3.
7.Salt= To taste.
8.Curry leaves= Few.
9.Lemon juice=Few drops(optional if the mango's are not raw).
1.Grind coconut,chillis and mango together first.
2.Add the other ingredients to the mixture and grind again. Normally I don"t add extra water at all, because most often it is going as a combination with Kanji (Indian rice soup/rice porridge :P) but if I am making this as a side dish for dosa then I add one /two spoons of water.
P.S.Here comes my mom"s tip: First she fry shallot, chili and coconut in a pan for few seconds just to get rid of its raw smell. Then grind all the ingredients together and make a thick paste as shown in the picture.
Saturday, 4 July 2015
Any memory associated with cake is beautiful, isn’t it? Well, do you have something about romance and food?
For me, my first romance is food.
Sweet or sour, if it there is a plate full of yummy food I fall in love easily.
I have so many memories associated with food, considering my ability to keep things in my mind is pretty low, when it comes to food I can recollect even the first Pari sweet or Orange muttai I have (back in Kerala in the early 1980’s there is this sweets called Pari, deep green plastic wrap and honey-colored sweet inside that and another sweet which has deep orange flavors). I was nearly three and it was my grandmother who bought this for me.
Hey, can you remember your first ‘sweet’ experience? How old were you then? Who bought you those sweets? Are you still in touch with that person?