Thursday, July 21, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Arrowroot Milk Pudding with Dragon Fruit Topping

In most Kerala homes arrowroot milk or koova kachiyathu is a regular thing. It would be in a smoothie consistency. Anytime someone had a tummy upset, or was sick etc arrowroot cooked with just milk minus any richness was served. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ghee /Homemade Ghee / How to make ghee from butter

Homemade Ghee is the clarified form of butter obtained by melting it. A rewarding and satisfying process to awaken your five senses.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Salmon and Potato Salad

Salmon and Potato Salad served with New England special hotdog buns, some juicy colorful heirloom tomatoes and french fries. 

East Coast summers are really short but scorching hot I am not complaining cos we just finished our quota of long freezing winter... so we are on a salad and seafood diet for the time being.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Beet and Oats Vegan Burger

Beetroot and oats pairs quite well and gives such a lovely taste I am sure you won't miss meat at all when you have the burger. I have gone with the Mexican flavors here with taco seasoning, coriander tomato salsa and buttery avocado  so u wont look around for mustard or ketchup. 

Plant based burgers need not be boring at all !

Monday, June 13, 2016

Mango Cake with Mango Jelly

A tender moist cake bursting with mango flavor had been in my mind since long.This is perhaps  perfect season and reason to make an old fashioned cake.

He and I, we both grew up in a very similar background as far as food was concerned. There were plenty of people around us to make sure we were well fed sometimes over fed too. Our childhood vacation stories sounded similar. They all revolved around having food be it fresh fruits, produce or playing in fields at our respective ancestral homes. Though both our sets of  grandparents were well established in Govt jobs the agrarian side was never overlooked, they  had enough to provide for three generations, nothing came from market most of the produce was always homegrown. Esp mangoes.. ripened in the granary in the haystacks. I can still feel the scent of wood,hay and mango mixed .. so divine.

We did not think mangoes were exotic until we started paying the hefty price for not the so good ones here. Nothing is same like before and we both are on the lookout for something similar not same.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Raw Papaya and Green Mango Slaw

Raw papaya and green mango grated makes a great slaw with delicious dried shrimp. Replace with some roasted peanuts and sesame seeds if you are a vegan or vegetarian but trust me if you like shrimp go for it ...its amazing according to me.

Forget the cabbage carrot mayo combination for once and see how Thai-inspired slaw is. 
Som-tom is traditionally made by pounding the ingredients in a clay and wood mortar and pestle but you can use your lovely hands to get close effect by slightly pressing to bruise the papaya.