Did you know that jackfruit, the largest fruit from a tree, belongs in the same family as figs ? Well I did not. Figs have thin edible skin and fits in the palm of your hand while jackfruit is usually as heavy as toddler and has spiky thick skin. Both have large fan following, and Read more
This post took a long time coming. I started writing this last Christmas, encountered some technical issues 😉 and it was put on the back burner. So the other day when a friend asked to write an Indian recipe for Christmas, this got dusted up. It was all the excuse I needed to make this Read more
Garam Masala makes its appearance ever so often in Indian recipes. May recipes from Indian and other south Asian countries use Garam Masala. It is a good all purpose spice blend to have on hand. Just a dash of it livens up the curries, spices up the kabobs and adds an exotic touch to the Read more
Diwali is around the corner and it is time for treats – sweet and cute !! Painted diyas and boxes of dried fruit are favorites of the season, so are sweets. When it comes to sweets, nothing surpasses the taste of homemade sweets like burfi, shankarpali or badusha. Badusha or balushahi as it isRead more
As I was taking this picture DH walked in. “You know what is missing here here, don’t you? ” there was a faraway look on his face. I knew where he was – reliving the “pub days ” of Bangalore. Buddies, beer and banter – the ritualistic Bs of good old bachelor days. Finger foods were anRead more
A few spices make the simple rice the center of the meal, inviting you to to reach for the fork.. that is ghee rice for me! Nei Choru or Ghee Rice used to be the staple of our mini household celebrations. Mom used to serve these with hearty sides like roasted coconutRead more
Here is another coconut chutney – Fresh and Creamy Coconut Chutney. Of the many variations of coconut chutney this one screams “fresh and creamy”! The creaminess comes entirely from fresh ground coconut. Coconut is definitely the star here!
Just like the Dosa and Idli of the south stuffed parathas are the choice of breakfast for many in the north. Aloo paratha – potato stuffed whole wheat flat bread is the most popular of them all . Fresh made Aloo Paratha served with a bowl of curds (yogurt) and a spicy pickle makesRead more