Monday, November 30, 2015

Indian Style Cranberry Pickle / Cranberry Achar

For a long time I thought the kid of mine missed having fun climbing those mango and gauva trees at home which still must be having impressions of my footprints on all its old branches. The sweet smell and taste of fresh plucked fruits are to die for. As an apartment dweller now I realize new ones can be made without the trees and here is how we make fun times happen. :) :) U are going to giggle for sure.. it is soo much enjoyment to make this pickle with kids at home.
 Here is the fun part ..If you like squishing bubble wrap that comes with packages then I promise u will enjoy making this pickle.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rava Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram

Evening tea snack was a big thing for me while growing up. I used to eagerly look forward to the snack of the day.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dinner Rolls

                      Fluffy, soft dinner rolls for the Holidays. Come on... u get to act like a star at the Holiday dinner table at no cost not even a kitchen aid stand mixer, now how good is that to say pass.Your regular pantry items like flour, egg, milk and butter can make clouds now. The one that will literally melt in your mouth.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Makkan peda / Arcot Makkan Peda

Makkan peda is believed to be loved by the Nawabs, brought to South India by them. It has close resemblance to gulab jamuns but has dry fruit filling inside. The taste is rich and buttery smooth. Like makhan(butter) it is I tell u sooo delicious and melt in the mouth kind....

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pumpkin Brain Pasta - Halloween Special

'Pumpkin's brain' we came up the name :) Don't those cute macaronis look like brain!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fall Postcards - 2015

If you were with me last year you would have seen  these Fall Postcards - 1 and  Fall Postcards - II.
This year I thought of going for the Fall fruits.

It was feast for the eyes in all sense.The aroma of ripe apples engulfed me as I approached the trees like a hundred Yankee candles were lit together. I wonder why are we so used to the artificial and not the real. Lolll !

My herd reluctantly came for apple picking thinking of the hard work to be done but to our surprise it was such a beautiful experience unlike other places here the trees are dwarf which meant no climbing ladders or reaching above for fruits. All the apples were either at eye level or lower. Simply pick the fruit we want and fill the bag provided. What more they kept encouraging us to try before we buy!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Cauliflower Patties / Cauliflower Cutlet

Cutlet /croquette / patty what ever you call it are the most delicious starters and great vegetarian option to go meatless. These cauliflower cutlet can go with tortilla wraps or pita bread too.