In the quest to make perfect eggs, this is a slightly lighter spin off of Chef Gordon Ramsay's beloved rendition of scrambled eggs with vegetables. It is quick to make and a fantastic start for the day!
Aparna from My Diverse Kitchen has started an interesting series of photography exercises. In an effort to improve my photography, I decided to participate in the exercise as soon I read about them, but predictably, thanks to my organizing skills, or rather, my lack of them, I missed the deadline of the first one (Aperture and DoF). Anyway, the second exercise is on, I am on time this time (!) and you can find the details of "Less is More, So Let's Keep It Simple" over here. As the name suggests, the food photograph should have a minimalistic composition, using as few props as possible, so that you notice the food more than anything else. With just a couple of props, namely a glass of milk and a few coriander leaves, I hope my below photograph qualifies. Not only does a minimalistic image look better, but it also reduces expenditure in terms of props; a glass of milk comes at Rs 9 and a whole bunch of coriander leaves costs only Rs 1!!! I am one happy person ;) This recipe of Tomato a
Literally translates as Round Bread or cake. A traditional soft fluffy sweetened fare served either as tea-time snack or breakfast dish especially on Christmas or Easter days. Best with stew or Kerala beef or chicken roast.
My great uncle was a magistrate and one of the most educated people in his village. This endeared him to the fathers of girls of marriageable age. He was handsome too, and so the mothers and the girls thought he was a very eligible bachelor as well :). And if he ever had to visit any of these homes, he was most often welcomed with a bowl of eggs. What better way to enter a man's heart than through his stomach. And I am not surprised at the choice of "refreshment" served, because most people seem to love eggs. What I love most about them is that they are so versatile, they can be fried, baked, scrambled, they can used in numerous recipes to serve different purposes, and they can be had at any time of the day. Maybe god's intention of creating the egg was to help the busy woman cook a quick meal. One of my favourite egg recipes is an egg roast curry which is a regular breakfast dish at home. I have brought down the spice level, and increased the quantity of tomatoes; otherwise I am usin
In every Christian home in Kerala, on the day before Christmas and Easter, women busy themselves with the prep work for a scrumptious breakfast of palappam and chicken stew for the D day. What better way to kick start the celebrations than with these soft rice appams surrounded by a beautiful 'lace' and a rich and creamy stew. Palappam and stew is also served for tea during special gatherings and as the first course for lunch/dinner. I especially remember the appam and stew served at my father's home on the morning of my cousins' marriages. The stew would be ladled over the appam, and while the 'lace' is supposed to be crisp, I love the way the stew makes it soggy.
There are many varieties of dosas available in South India. The most commonly know are the Masala dosa, Sada dosa, Rava dosa and Neerdosa. My mom had a vast repertoire of dosa recipes. The moong and urad dal dosa was one of my favorite as it was light and crispy, a tasty and nutritious meal accompanied with chutney or any gravy dish
This recipe is a variation of the traditional Huggi/Pongal Normally, Huggi/ Pongal is prepared with equal portions of rice and moong dal, both soaked for about 15 min. Once the water is drained, the rice and lentils are roasted in a kadai with oil before it is cooked in water. Its an ideal breakfast dish or can be served as one of the main dishes for lunch or dinner. 1 cup of cooked Navane* has approx. 8 gm protein - https:/...
Good way to reduce sourness of idly batter and a very tasty dosa. Whenever I have less leftover batter for dosa, always mix with wheat flour to make this nutritious dosa. In fact I find this more tastier than the dosa made with the idly batter.
Show me a woman who is satisfied with her kid's eating habits, and I will show you a kaaka (crow) that flies upside down. Even with a face as round as the full moon, and a tummy that will put a gulf returned beer bellied appachen to shame, she claims that her child is underweight and attributes the (tiny) tummy to chocolates and water. In her eyes, all other children are taller, stronger and heavier than her own, and she fails to see the resemblance between her baby and Baal Ganesha (check out Cartoon Network to see Baal Ganesha), but that may be because the trunk and the tail are missing. It truly frustrates her when the little one seems to love something one day, but declares it yeaky the next and she is forever trying to come up with recipes that her child appreciates, truly appreciates, the way she would like him to. June is here, schools are reopening for a fresh academic year. This causes more worry, because the child needs more energy now to concentrate on his A, B, Cs, 1, 2, 3
During my college years, my friends maintained what they called a "Desp Calendar" in their hostel room. They were 6 people crammed into a single room - a big, hot and dirty room according to my friend smi. A single sad/desp(erate)/irritated person (again borrowing smi's words) rubbed everyone the wrong way, effectively resulting in a lot of grumpy ladies cramped together. (I think we mastered the art of snapping right there, in that room.) This could have become a serious issue because at least one person had reason to be down every day - with bad hostel food, exams that happened too often, occasional bouts of home sickness, alarmingly large piles of pending laundry etc. So someone came up with this ingenious idea of writing down every one's names against each day of the calendar, and marking a "desp" person with a happy smiley. Once a week or so, the others were to treat the desp person(s) at the restaurant or juice shop. Though I am unsure how many of these treats actually happened (