Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Snow Pics

See what Barbara brought! 

This year's formations and patterns for all those who would like to see snow. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Khatta Meetha Nimbu achar / Sweet and sour lime pickle - Instant

Khatta Meetha Nimbu ka Achar is the perfect combination of sweet, spicy and citrus to be stocked in the kitchen during winter. Usually the lime pickle gets ready after the lime macerates in spices and salt. This takes about a month. But here I  have fast forwarded the process and made it ready to use the next day. So I am not going to call it real traditional one, its just an experiment . A successful one I must say as the taste is amazing  and the lime peel is so squishy and soft that it literally falls apart on touching. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Stir- Fried Purple Potatoes

The purple potatoes are naturally colorful looking alternative to the otherwise boring yellow ones and I hear they have higher potassium and  4 times more antioxidants than Russet potatoes. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Sakkarai Pongal

The wafting aroma of heated ghee from the kitchen was hard to ignore, that nutty heavenly scent put patience to test.The kids would run helter skelter like hungry cats in and out of the kitchen but nothing was portioned and distributed until pooja was over..all the while granny would keep watch on the food. She looked at the little people like a territory guard and her amplifier swallowed voice was enough to scare  the heck out of them. :) There's an unexplainable relief on everyone's face to finally get a scoop from the still hot brass pot oozing with goodness. . . 

Thursday, January 7, 2016