02 October 2013
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08 June 2013
Hi this is my first guest post for Rafeeda the writer,photographer and cook of THE BIG SWEET TOOTH is a person that,you all must be familiar with. I came to know about her, through her blog and the lovely comments she drop in my space. I have always enjoyed her recipes,write up and the way she simplify recipes is nice. You will find a wide variety of recipes in her space and once you are there, you will be lost with her interesting write up.When she approached me to be her guest in the event she conducted I accepted and I’m happy to be her guest and be a part of the lovely space she has.I haven't met her and we got to know each other through e-mails.But i must tell she is a wonder full person to move with.And check out my Aloo cheese kurkure on her beautiful space.
06 June 2013
I'm not a big fan of idly podi. But to my surprise my FIL’s every day dinner accompaniment for dosa is idly podi... Even if we have many sides-dishes like sambar or chutney the first request he asks is can I have podi with peanut oil... I have teased him many times but he loves and comfort that combination...
02 June 2013
This version of puli sadham I learnt from my mother in law... She does this often with left over rice... My in laws family is a joint family, so they prepare food for 10 people every day. Though they know the exact amount of rice to be cooked, some days they have lots of left over rice...And my cousin sister is a very big fan of this type of tamarind rice...
28 May 2013
I had a half dozen of apples in my fruit rack peeping out r asking me when you’re planning to take me out... Rk always does this he gets lots of fruits, loads in the fridge telling will eat now and then... But touch them rarely... Then i will the one to finish them off. I like to much on fruits for snack... But when it comes to apples I always stay away to taste them raw...But like apples in my breakfast cereals...
25 May 2013
21 May 2013
Onion oats roti, when I first here'd this dish it sounded interesting and at the same Way a very healthy twist added to whole wheat... I like oats in any form as porridge sweet or savory, dosa, idly .So this is a newly learnt dish which I can include in my regular diet...The combination of spring onion and oats works out so well. But I suggest you to finish off once you make this roti or else it turning bit hard... But when served hot its utterly delicious.
19 May 2013
My dad’s friend worked in Singapore when i was a kid, we used to call him KK uncle...whenever he comes home from Singapore, he gets me a box of Danish butter cookies... I just love the flavor of butter and the sooper flaky biscuits... I like the plain ones and give the sugar topped ones to my brother... He never fights because he likes that r else mom will break her head to divide among two... The cookies have a great mellow of butter and sugar...
17 May 2013
Chutneys always make a great accompaniment or side dish for idly, dosa or Chapatti... Everyone have different version of making onion tomato chutney... And this is my version, which I learnt from my sister during college days. I always prefer chutneys without coconut and that's because of my laziness. So no de frosting the scraped coconut and this is a quick version too. The flavor of ginger and mint goes well and the chutney has mild sweetness because of tomatoes.
15 May 2013
Mother's chicken curry... This is my mom’s traditional way to cooking chicken... She doesn't cook this often I just don't know why... But this is my families all time favorite as I said you before; dad has a good critic on tasty foods... He doesn't see who cooks just sees the taste... And love to try out different cuisines and eat a lot...
13 May 2013
Broccoli I'm so impressed with its name and the Way they look... I always like greens; they are very refreshing and healthy too... I came to know about the health benefits(Broccoli contains a substantial amount of nutrients that are extremely good for health including vitamins A, C, folic acid, fiber and calcium. This cruciferous vegetable has also become popular because of its ability to good amount health benefits) and the style of cooking broccoli from my aunt who stays here... When I happened to visit their home for lunch she made this broccoli fry for me... It tasted different and loved the crunchy texture of the green... From then this has been included in our diet... And to tell u garlic and broccoli is a fantastic combination that everyone should give a try...
11 May 2013
My tummy was carving for some sweets and wished to try some interesting and simple sweet with milk, as Rk is a great lover of milk sweets decided to do this... And to tell you this is the first time I'm handling curdled milk...When I saw this recipe in manjulas kitchen bookmarked and it was in my to do list for a long time because I always had a second thought for sweets with curdled milk...
09 May 2013
Malawi prawns, I first tasted this curry in Taj when we went for short trip in cruise... The curry was so delicious and had a creamy textured gravy and the prawns in it was so juicy and it had a royal classic touch... Then when I searched for this recipe I found the recipe in Sanjeev kapoor the recipe was simple so din’t wait to give a try...
07 May 2013
My place is having its great sunny days... And the humid around us is high... So I'm always looking for some chilled drinks and fruits which keeps me energizing... And I wish to include in any new drink to my diet and my Chinese friends keeps drinking barley water often. I have heard of Barley water before, when my sister was pregnant my aunt used to give her this drink to keep her body cool and to reduce the puffiness of legs...
03 May 2013
Banana cake has become my all time favorite now a day... To tell you exactly, I tasted banana walnut cake in Bengawan solo for the first time... The cake was so spongy and tasty… And when mom came here I got one for her to taste and she just loved it... And weekly once we get a cake and finish off in no time... The cake has a great banana flavor and goes well for breakfast or tea time snack...
01 May 2013
Biryani is our all time favorite, is there anyone who hates biryani... I think no... That too my mom is an expert in cooking biryani... She adds the prefect amount of onions tomatoes and spice... And she cooks in a jiffy that is all because she is always an cooking expert ...I remember whenever I go back home from hostel, sure mom will make chicken biryani for me but every time she does the same way .One day she saw this recipe in a cook book and they had the measurements in grams.
28 April 2013
Soya is my all time favorite from childhood and mom usually adds in soya in most of her gravy dishes either veg or non veg and even in rice varieties... Soya chunks are made from soy beans and they work well as meat substitutes. Vegans forgo the consumption of meat and meat derivatives, which leaves them looking for alternatives to meet their nutritional needs and that is soya chunks and it is high source of protein and omega fatty acid.
26 April 2013
24 April 2013
22 April 2013
Eating mangoes is a great pleasure to me... I'm a very very big lover of the yellow dirty fellow... It has a awesome color and flavor some are orange color and some are yellow... In Singapore i don't find Alphonso mangoes... All I find here is banganapalli or Thai mangoes but they are not that sweet and they are light sour
20 April 2013
16 April 2013
I paired stuffed Chapatti with mustard raita....This raita is different from the regular veggie raita which is a great combination of slight tangyness sweetness mixed with turmeric and mustard. The actual recipe called for a mix of whole grain mustard, I have never used whole grain mustard before and thought,
14 April 2013
Hi friends wish you all a great and happy Tamil new year... Hope you all are busy preparing variety of dishes for your loved ones and some offering for god... And I thought I can offer you all a traditional South Indian sweet, kesari with a slight twist from the usual one and the twist is adding pineapple. The sweet has a great flavor of pineapple and sure everyone in your family will love it..
12 April 2013
I tasted seafood naan in Sakunthala restaurant and that's the first time I tasted stuffed naan with seafood it was yummy simple and delicious to have it plain or with some spicy korma as side dish...Then thought of trying it at home, the filling which used in restaurant was plain with no masala... But I just tweaked to suit my taste buds and tried this Indian version with masala and wheat flour...
10 April 2013
Paneer is my all time favorite... It has a pretty cute orange color assaulted with a spice in a tomato cream based gravy. I just love the creamy texture which melts in mouth, I always order paneer butter masala as side dish for naan or chapatti when I go to north Indian restaurants, but different restaurants have different color and taste.
07 April 2013
05 April 2013
02 April 2013
I had some vazhaipoo after making vadai and kola...As It is an is an excellent source of crude fiber in the human diet i make sure to include in my diet at least one a week.And My MIL said we can make thogayal out of it and I had no stock of thogayal to help me out in my lazy times so without any hesitation I gave a try...
30 March 2013
Thought of reducing my weight... So I'm in a strict diet plan. Rk's friend suggested me to have low carbohydrate diet... So only fruits, veggie and meats... No intake of rice or Chapatti ... First day it was too tiring for me then getting used to it... So I’m getting lots of suggestion from my brother and friends. And this is my brothers version of roasted asparagus.
27 March 2013
This is my grandmother's version of chicken kurma...After my engagement,I roughly had one month time to enjoy at home... I just enjoyed that one month with full joy care and attention, so no work at all... Even if mom tells me to do something dad tells no you have fun... So all the time I will be sitting in the kitchen and having a nice chat with mom, grandma and aunties...
25 March 2013
I remember my childhood days when I thought of a write up for carrot beans poriyal... I hate to eat this poriyal when I was a kid... My mom struggles a lot with me and she somehow makes me eat this poriyal... Even if I act like pucking out; she never cares and stuffs it with rice in my mouth... I cry and finish them, as if having tablet...
23 March 2013
RK loves lemon flavor a lot... When we have kebabs or starter they present the dish with a slice of lemon... And he keeps licking it often… I was not a big fan of lemons, but after tasting those lemon biscuits from Crabtree and Evelyn ... I felt a lot, how I missed this awesome lemony flavor... Then my craziness to lemons started...
20 March 2013
18 March 2013
When my FIL came to Singapore, SIL and mom had given him lots of vazhakai for me. And all are from their home garden. So had to finish them off or it's turning ripe and couldn't use the ripe one for cooking. So at least twice a week we make Vazhakai poriyal... Me and my MIL were bored of making the same way...So she said,will try this toasted spicy vazhakkai fry...
15 March 2013
It's always nice to share a good news with my most favorite dessert... And the good news is, my sister is getting married this June and last month she had her betrothal... As I was unable to go for my sister's betrothal, invited akka and mama for dinner... I made this strawberry mousse for them and they loved it...
13 March 2013
I have never heard about salmon fish until my marriage...Rk mentioned it's a healthy one and his Chinese friends ate it raw with soya sauce... OMG,how come they eat it raw...From then on i have always wanted to try cooking salmon at home...But my first attempt of cooking salmon was a big failure:-s...
10 March 2013
This is my mom’s version of cauliflower pea’s kurma… I have tried this many times after marriage and every time it comes out perfectly, and this goes a great combination with Chapatti and curd... Chapatti is my all time favorite... And I eat it plainly without any side dish... Will tell you a short story of how I did my first try of making chapatti... The story begins like this,I called mom and asked how to make Chapatti she said the normal procedure…
07 March 2013
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01 March 2013
In my childhood, my eating habits will be similar to my brother... I was a copy cat of him, when it comes to food...my brother doesn't eat veggie's or curd... So I will never touch it. Then when I came to hostel for my higher secondary, no other go should eat the food provided in hostel... So I started eating both,but not all veggie...My brother eats all veggie's...
28 February 2013
When I was working, a friend from my office introduced this exotic delicious avocado smoothie... Till then I have never heard or seen this fruit... This is a very filling smoothie. Then it became my family's favorite fruit...If I invite guests,for lunch r dinner sure will make a dessert out of avocado and my guestes will likes it..