When Santhi announced flour as the theme for JFI, I thought it would be very easy. I have a stock of flours in my pantry at all times. Mainly: Wheat flour Gram flour Rice flour Millet flour But it wasn’t easy at all deciding what to make. Chapatis, Parathas, dosas were too ‘everydayish’ for this won
Bhel_ was the ultimate treat in school days. There used to be this bhel wala with his cart and a glass box mounted on top of the cart. He used to serve bhel puri, sev puri and pani puri like any other bhel wala. This ‘bhaiyya’ used to stand right opposite my balcony in Wadala, and that wouldn’t make life easier for me. My grandparents wouldn’t allow me to eat street food and it required many many days of excellent behaviour to convince them to let me indulge in that tangy treat
Thanks for all those who participated in the first event at Saffron Trail. The Weekend Breakfast Blogging table was filled with breakfast foods from around the world. Check out the round up with the guidelines to WBB#2 here. Pulao is so common-place and biryani is so much effort. I like a pulao that
(I am unable to view any blogs on blogspot since last evening for some strange reason. I’m able to post though. In case there’s any problem with the formatting I shall be able to check and modify only when this problem is solved. )
Upma, in its various forms, is a mainstay breakfast or tiffin item in most South Indian homes and Kozhakattai is something that Tamilians prepare during festivals. Upma Kozhakattai is none of these My grandma used to make this one, once in 3 months or so- making it one of my favourite tiffins. (You
Banana Muffins with no sugar, but the natural sweetness from overripe bananas and honey, a simple recipe, which your kids (and you) will love!
Spring onions, usually used a garnish, can also be made into a delicious curry along with besan (chickpea flour) that tastes really good with rotis. Try this healthy recipe with just 1 tsp oil!
Pomegranate-BBC news calls this the fruity panacea. Packed with anti-oxidants (note the ruby red colour), it’s known to protect the heart, prevent prostate cancer, reduce LDL (the bad cholesterol). It’s rich in ACE Vitamins and iron, and no wonder doctors and many others are recommending a glass of
Traditionally Adai (South Indian Lentil Pancake ) is made with a mixture of lentils in a certain proportion. This is my own version. Sometimes, you have a little bit of all dals remaining in your pantry, then this is the best way to clean up all those bottles. You have soak the dals and then grind
As per the rules of Jihva for Dal, hosted by Sailu- I’m posting the entries I have prepared for the event. Dal is an everyday feature in our house-in some form or the other as it’s the vegetarian’s best source of protein. Do check out the Ton of Protein series written by Vaishali. I cooked up a tra
If you haven’t had a savoury French toast Indian style (Masala French toast), all spiced up, then it’s time to remedy that pronto. Pantry ingredients, 5 minutes, easy enough for a newbie cook and breakfast is ready. This is one of the quickest things you… [Read More…]