Friday, July 24, 2015

Muringakkaya Thakkali Pulinkari / Muringakkai Thakkali puli kuzhambu/ Drumstick and tomato curry

What is your idea of a good meal? Without even thinking I can say it is a nice home cooked flavorful one, need not be anything fancy. When Priya from Droolsss posted this recipe I was feeling out of control with nostalgia and longing to have this curry. The color and look of the pulinkari reminded me of something I have had often during my childhood. Is it not wonderful that people I have not met in real life have the power to evoke that feeling in me. Would be really nice if I got a chance to have food made by her but alas living in two countries does not help that thought, making it myself was the only way out.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Chicken Breasts with Coconut and Cilantro Pesto

Pesto with cilantro and coconut is the most delicious marinade to have flavorful tender chicken breast. The coconut imparts beautiful the nutty aroma and taste while cilantro turns from grass smell to sweet scent while mingling with the juices of chicken.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Chinese Tea Sampling

Tea is prepared in the ceremonious way and presented in most Asian cultures.Its like wine did u know that! High end tea when brewed the right way gives out different notes. It has sweet,smooth, floral, fruity, smoky, robust, astringent, bitter even aged ones. Tea can be served as dessert too. The same leaves can be brewed up to times and the flavors get milder each time.

As far as I am concerned, coming from the state of Kerala where plantations are plenty its no surprise that I have been the most religious Indian tea drinker for years I  may even roll in splitting head ache without my daily cup of tea in the evening :))).... I was not ready to even try any other tea until this summer without milk and sugar, cold oh no... but  everything changed suddenly as my daughter started liking iced tea. When I received this set for sampling I decided to go for it. I must say to my strong spice abused palate these teas were such a respite. It was soothing ,flavorful and aromatic unlike anything I was expecting. My teen was all game for it and was ready to give her honest opinion.We tried one tea each day. All the ones u see here contain tea leaves and boiling water only.

So please sit back and enjoy my Chinese tea experience.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Heirloom Tomato pie

How pretty are they ? I baked the prettiest summery pie with them. I bet you are going to love it.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Samosa / No onion- no garlic samosa / Punjabi Samosa

Samosa  is such a popular power packed snack that everyone would have their own story to say, so many friendships made over these teatime potato sacks.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Tamarind Sweet Chutney / Sweet Chutney for Chaats

A delicious spicy,sweet and tangy chutney to  spike the flavors of chaats and short eats.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tandoori Chicken

I know you must be thinking I recently posted whole roasted Tandoori Chicken then what is new now all of a sudden. Well this one is a easier, prettier and less messier fusion version. The skin is so crisp it was like biting into a cracker and the meat inside is succulent and juicy. Simply to die for is my girly's verdict.