Thursday, December 24, 2015

Easy Capsicum Curry

Capsicum Gravy is a good side dish for Chapathi and fried rice. It’s unique in the sense that it has white gravy than the regular tomato based gravy. A paste made out of sesame seeds, ground nut, cashews and coconut serves as the base. Sesame seeds provides nice nuttiness to this dish, and hence the uniqueness, which goes really well with the crunchy spicy bell pepper. Perfect for the cold winter holidays. 
Enjoy with hot chapathis or parathas. 

Happy Holidays!! 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Strawberry/Mango Panna Cotta with agar agar

Just looking at this dessert makes you want to dig in, doesn’t it? 

That’s what happened to me when I kept on seeing this dessert everywhere in the blogosphere sometime back. Well, it took me more than a year to decide to make it myself, that’s a different story :) 

I used agar agar in place of Gelatin. Figuring out how much agar agar was needed(that too agar-agar strands, and not powder), took me few experiments. But once you get the hang of it, making this dessert is easy. It’s a good dessert to take for a potluck and can be prepared well in advance.