Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fruit Sandwich

Fruit Sandwich is inspired by the popular Japanese snack.
If you are tired of the regular savory sandwich let me suggest this sweet one for a change. The adults esp women :) will be pleasantly surprised and kids will definitely go for it again.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Koorka kizhangu kuzhambu / Chinese potato curry

How awesome do you think receiving an exclusive recipe in your msg box is. right!
When bloggers conduct events they ask for readers feedback to reach out to them more effectively. Some years back Anusha Praveen from Tomato blues had an event and she had asked what posts readers want more there. I often scramble when I have to make curries for rice so I put my request for more of it.Well, that happened long back... fast forward... recently she had put a pic of of her lunch. I requested her to give the recipe of this yummy looking curry and she responded immediately with a message inspite of having a little kiddo to take care of. Now how sweet is that ! to get a personal recipe and that too with koorka which happens to be our favorite.You do not often come across curries with these tiny potatoes ,we always make stir fries how about u? Oh if you have never tried these roots they are to die for! Hmm... cleaning is a bit tedious process but u don't need a lot here just a few will do to make this kuzhambu if u can get frozen it works fine.

I have made slight changes to suit my herd's tastes but I have given the original recipe in the note.You have a choice to make with coconut or without it. I have made the kuzhambu several times now as u can see from the pics. :))

Spicy koorka kuzhambu is served with beetroot pachadi , long beans stir fry , pappadam along with rice.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Paneer Jalfrezi / Indian cottage cheese & bell pepper quick stir-fry

Easy side dish for rice and roti conversation continues lovely ladies!
Paneer jalfrezi dates back to British era in India,they used leftover meat then instead of paneer. The restaurants and the vegetarians  gave the  jalfrezi a veg version which  has become the world favorite these days. 
The stir fry may look spicy but it is not at all hot and above all takes only 10 minutes to make :) 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bhindi Sambhariya / Okra stir fry with raw coconut / no onion no garlic recipe

Crisp bhindi /okra mixed with so many nutty flavors going on in the mouth, it tastes simply awesome. This is the easiest dish I have prepared in a long time. The okras/ ladies finger is shallow fried (u can fry until crisp too) then the peanut, cashew nut and sesame is roasted thats all everything else is added raw.

Usually the bhindi is stuffed but here all the masalas end up coating on the outside of the thin ladies finger and I just could not stop myself from snacking on it...With the relentless summer heat I am sure standing near the stove and cooking for hours is the last thing you want to do. Here is something u can whip up in minutes.
 If you are looking for not so time consuming party food to make in bulk then this is really great one to try. Also ideal for vrat ka khana.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cauliflower and Peas Stir fry / Gobi Matar

The other day a friend of mine asked.... so how much time do u spend in the kitchen? I said easily two hours and another two thinking what to make for the next meal.....Her jaws dropped .. her max is 10 minutes I was like what do u make in that... wash an apple and cut it ? :) We both laughed... 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Arugula and Grapefruit Salad

Winter has been pretty tough and the much awaited Spring  showed up reluctantly just last week. I have been eagerly waiting to break free from soups and  chilies for the time being at least. The Sun has been on peekaboo mode and heavy rain is in the process of washing down all the salt accumulated on the sidewalk. Phew! Gloomy dark days go away... May please come fast...
Well, as they say everything starts in the mind so lets clean up and fill with fresh thoughts and food:)