Winter fruit salad: Is it good to have a sans fruit winter? Or, should winter be the reason to avoid fruits? Rather it should be for preparing interesting spiced up fruit salads. Sometimes there’s this sourness that lingers in the throat after having a fruit/fruit salad. How do you overcome it? We are the best doctors for ourselves and the choice of fruit could be … Continue reading Winter Fruit Salad – All Spiced Up!
Instant Gooseberry/Amla Pickle: Gooseberries are rich in Vitamin C and nutrients. It’s been widely used in Ayurvedic medicines. For the goodness it brings to skin and hair, it occupies a special place in health & personal care in India – As you can see there are a lot of products out in the market with Amla base. While Gooseberries could be dried, pickled or used … Continue reading Instant Goosberry Pickle!
Nila Vembu/King of Bitters: I was working on my new post, all set perfect to publish an interesting spinach recipe. Working on my food blog keeps me motivated. I’m energized and upbeat as I see visitors for my post. I believe that’s the way it works out for most bloggers. 2nd Dec, was not all the same. First time, I felt unhappy to publish my … Continue reading Nila Vembu/King of all Bitters – Awareness from Chennai floods
Spiced Sweet Corn Kernels: I have tasted these from the street food stalls in chennai and they taste absolutely divine. I give boiled sweet corns to my kid sometimes in the evening considering it as an healthy option as compared to the fried snacks. As my kid is growing, her taste level is also changing. More recently, she is lil fussy in eating boiled corns … Continue reading Spiced Sweet Corn Kernels – Inspiration from Streetfoods in Chennai
Broccoli Baby Potato recipe: It’s been a while since I posted and the thought of not updating was getting over me so much so that I wanted to come up with a recipe that’s really interesting. I decided to make broccoli baby potato side dish for sambar and rice. Here’s the recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup parboiled broccoli florets 1 cup parboiled baby potatoes … Continue reading Broccoli Baby Potato side dish
Aval Khichdi/Poha breakfast recipe: Simple, nutritious and easy to make breakfast recipe for kids. Ingredients: 1 cup Aval/poha 1/4 cup green peas 1/4 cup carrot (cut into small pieces) 1/4 cup french beans (cut into small pieces) 1/4 cup potato (cut into small pieces) 1/2 medium sized onion 1 stalk of curry leaves Few coriander leaves 1 red chilly 1/4 tspn turmeric powder 1/2 tbl spn … Continue reading Aval Khichdi/Poha Breakfast for kids
Spring Onions-Egg recipe: If you are looking for a mild & tasty recipe that could compliment a spicy or a tangy curry, I would suggest go for spring onions-egg recipe from Sarah’s kitchen. Here’s how you make it. Ingredients: 1 bunch of spring onion 2 eggs 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 green chilly (slit across length) 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp … Continue reading Spring Onions-Egg recipe
Coconut Chutney Recipe: I have heard popular chefs talk about health benefits of raw coconut and that we could consume it guilt free in natural form. Every other week, I include coconut chutney in my breakfast menu. Its a quick make recipe Ingredients: For Grinding: 1/2 cup coconut 1/4 cup roasted gram 4-5 green chillies 1/2 inch ginger 1 stalk of curry leaf salt to … Continue reading Coconut Chutney Recipe
Mint chutney: Mint chutney with idli or dosa is famous in South India. It has distinct taste and is good for digestion. Mint chutney with ragi dosa is a perfect combination. (watch out for Ragi dosa recipe in my up coming post) Ingredients: 1 cup mint leaves 1/4 cup coriander leaves 1/4 cup coconut (cut into small pieces – remove the brown inner skin) 4-5 green … Continue reading Mint chutney
Tara won first prize for her Chocolate recipe. Though it’s not a typical South Indian recipe, I intend to publish all interesting ones from guest contribution. Tara’s chocolate pic coming up soon! Here goes the recipe… Ingredients: Milk Powder : 2 cups Drinking Chocolate : 2 cups Cocoa powder : 1/2(for bitter taste add more quantity) Sugar : 1/2 cup Butter(unsalted) : 100gm Method: 1. … Continue reading Chocolate Recipe – Guest Contribution from Tara