It may seem to you that someone has given me kai vesham in chicken, given the number of chicken posts I have here. In my defense, I have a dinner of pureed vegetables every weeknight. ( Pureed vegetables make my new crash diet plan. I have tried everything from the popular GM diet to starving myself, none of which has worked, but I won't loose hope). As you can imagine, this is a dinner that most people like to keep away from. In fact, my parents refuse to even sample the "soup"; when I offered to share, they had an expression of shock that would have looked appropriate on Satan confronted with a Crucifix. Anyway, my point is, after all the boiled carrot and cabbage (that my parents find revolting), I need that lovely drumstick in hand to keep me alive. After subjecting myself to five days of torture, I need to indulge in my fried and curried feathery friends. It may be akin to ordering Diet Coke alongside a double burger and extra large fries, but it somehow makes me feel less guilty
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
You’ve seen ratatouille. That scene when Anton Ego takes that bite, only to be reminded of him mom’s cooking. Everyone has one. And this is mine. There’s also a story why I love this dish Puttu is a staple breakfast in my family. And as it goes, plantain is the “side dish”. It was so easy a breakfas
Mid week visit to my in-laws and yet another demand of Ratish ( who is my brother in law) is Andhra Style Chili Chicken, he simply loves Andhra cuisine. If you take him to Nagarjuna (one of the authentic Andhra style restaurants in Bangalore situated on residency road ) to explore the meals, then he
Whenever I invite someone to my house for a meal, one of the menu item would be the pepper-garlic rasam so that no one goes out of my house with undigested food. I add somph in the rasam masala(a tip my mother-in-law gave me) which helps in digestion and gives nice aroma to the rasam. Many of my friends liked the taste and have been asking me for the recipe. So friends, here you go......
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:/...
An ideal spicy and healthy accompaniment for Huggi/Pongal, prepared with coconut and yogurt. It can be cooked in less than 5 min. and goes well with all types of rice preparations or plain rice and is a good substitute for raita.
(A special Malabar delicacy made with ripe plantain) Most of the Malabar snacks and desserts are made with plantain,egg and coconut,here is another delicious snack made with plantain. Unnakaya is a spindle shaped sweet snack,very common and popular in Malabar.It is my all time favorite snack and ver