Sunday, January 14, 2018

Nellikayi(Amla) Chitranna

Happy New Year! Happy Sankranthi!

This year I want to start off with something healthy. I got this recipe (again) from Oggarane Dabbi cooking show. Nellikayi is supposed to be very healthy. Most Ayurvedic lehas(that I know of) have nellikayi in them. 

Nellikayi has an astringent taste. I tried many recipes with nellikayi recently. Out of all the recipes, this recipe stands out. This recipe is a good way of including nellikayi in your diet.

Do try!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Mix Veg Curry

Happy holidays!!
I love holiday season in US. The whole environment is so festive with all the decorations, Christmas trees, lights… 
Can’t believe 2017 is almost over. 
Years are just passing by… Only the serials I am watching seem to be stuck in time :D

Anyways, mix veg curry is again from oggarane dabbi cooking show. The curry came out very tasty, lip smacking, just like the ones available in restaurants in India.    

Procedure is tad lengthy. You can always use frozen veg to cut down the time. But sweet corn may not go well in this curry. 

Do try!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Tomato Dose

A different take on our very humble, regular, everyday breakfast - uddina dose. Just add tomato along with masala, you have a different tasting dose. Tastes tangy because of the tomatoes. I would say it will be good not to over-ferment the batter, so that sourness is mostly form tomatoes.
I think tomato dose is popular in Tamil Nadu. It is very easy to make if you already have dose batter. I followed this recipe from Sihi Kahi Chandru’s cooking show - barjari bhojana.. it tasted really good.. Do try!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Carrot - Spinach Rice bath

Presenting one more flavorful, delicious and easy-to-make rice bath, again from oggaranne dabbi cooking show. As I say again and again, I am overwhelmed at the variations one can make in rice baths just by changing few vegetables and few ingredients here and there. Rice baths are easy to make, tasty and a definite crowd pleaser, perfect for potlucks.  

This bath is low on spices, healthy and a good lunch box item. My daughter just loved it!

Do try!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Badnekayi(Brinjal/Eggplant) Pulav

I am a sucker for pulavs. I try to make each and every version I come across either online or on TV.. It is fascinating how just change of vegetables and few spices here and there can bring about so many varieties... 

Badnekayi Pulav is again from oggarane dabbi cooking show. It’s fairly easy and comes out very tasty. As usual, instead of cooking it all together, I cooked rice separately and then mixed with the masala. 

Do try!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Masala Bread/ Palya bread

Presenting another appetizer which is easy to make, unbelievably tasty and kid friendly. Palya bread/ masala bread/ bread sandwich are some of the names it goes by in local bakeries in Bangalore. 

I found this recipe looooong time back in one of the first blogs I stumbled upon.. it had very basic and handy ingredients. Over the years I have seen many variations with more ingredients, but I find this recipe simple and good enough. Do try! 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Vegetable Spring roll

I was planning on making some special Indian sweet or savory snack for Deepavali. Since Deepavali is already here, I’ll go with whatever I have on hand :) 

I had tried this recipe sometime back and it turned out to be very tasty. The procedure is fairly easy and although tedious, makes a great appetizer for a dinner party/potluck. Rolling takes a lot of time, and if you have some help in that area, making this is very easy. You can also roll this and freeze before hand, frying just before serving. 

Do try!

Happy Deepavali!!