Thursday, May 31, 2012
Had this Guava lime drink in Salivation restaurant. Me and Vj just love it. It is very different from the usual drinks,yet delicious. Always been puzzled about what the ingredients could be. Because, they named the drink differently. Luckily they had the hint about the recipe in the menu card itself! How cool! Then tried at home to recreate it. Sure this will be in my menu often. It will make our guests say wow and they will never fail to ask you for the recipe!
Monday, May 28, 2012
I already have a rava dosa post with two different recipes. But wanted to make it as onion rava dosa and with videos. So I thought of blogging this. Did I tell you I love anything and everything made out of rava/ semolina /sooji ? Be it kesari or upma or kichidi I love like anything. I have been brought up eating different upmas for dinner, delicious, hot wonderful tasting upmas mom makes! Especially I love the rava upma she makes.
Rava dosa is one I learnt making only after I started exploring the blogging world and got hooked to the recipe from Prema’s cookbook. It always comes out perfect and gives me a relief if I run out of dinner ideas for Aj. It is instant version which calls for no soaking time…that's the best part! He is not very fond of rava dosa, but still he is okay with it. He is like Vj. He is not big fan of rava upma, but thank god he likes rava dosa at least! So here is the way I make onion rava dosa. In restaurants I think – ‘I think’ first they sprinkle the onion on the tawa/ dosa pan first and then pour the batter over it, not sure…but I do this way. Both works for me and turns out good. So its your choice.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I make the tea as Ginger cardamom tea always. Very very rarely make the plain tea. My dad being a tea lover, I have seen my mom making tea this way. When it comes to tea, I have some beautiful memories related to it. It is not so very interesting, still, I remember it as they are so sweet to me. When I was studying 4th standard, my dad bought his own land in Salem and it was only across the road to where we were staying in the rented house. So when our own home construction started and after school, me and my brother go and watch the workers doing their work. My mom makes two kettles full of hot tea for the workers by herself and my father distributes to them. They used to tell the tea is awesome and they will be thanking for the ‘homemade’ tea as well. As kids, me and my brother enjoyed those days. The workers were too friendly, that we used to have a good time with them.
(Thanks to Vj for bearing me while I clicked this hot glass of tea. I found this cute ‘Tea glass’ in Daiso and thought it will be perfect for this post…)
Hope I have not bored you all with my old memories… Please don’t mind. I make tea two ways. One is boil the tea leaves in water and then top with little milk. The other way is fully boil tea leaves in milk itself. The tea recipe I am sharing now is the second way. Vijay being coffee lover, I make tea rarely. He doesn't complains when I make tea, but still I know he will like coffee than tea, so never compel myself to make tea. I love tea for sure than coffee, but I have a big problem. If I take tea, I will be sitting like an owl in the night. Yeah, I don’t get sleep! Still some times, very rarely I do make tea and drink. Ok, now on to the recipe!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
After the strawberry lemonade, I made milkshake with the remaining strawberries. I used to be an addict of Newzealnd’s strawberry milkshake when I was staying in Simei. Our HDB building was just next to the Eastpoint mall, when ever we go for shopping weekly groceries there, we never miss to buy that! And now I realize why I put on weight! It will be so rich, sweet and delicious. I love Hagen daz strawberry ice cream equally. That's how I got bored of strawberry flavour. Now after so long I made strawberry milkshake the other day with the left over strawberries and had. I made a low fat version, but you can make it with either vanilla ice cream or a good quality strawberry ice cream to make it even more rich for you kids.
Monday, May 14, 2012
This oats kozhukattai can be made so easily and quickly. I made it just like the aval kozhukattai and it turned out good. I tried this for the first time and will be in the menu here after. Its better than the oats upma. This goes well with any tomato chutney. I was eating rice day and night for past month and badly wanted to cut down the rice and bring some oats and other high fibre food in my diet, so started today with this oats kozhukattai!
Friday, May 11, 2012
I used the Indian small variety lemon, if you are using the Meyer lemon, use only one. Place ice cubes in the serving glasses and fill them with the yummy strawberry lemonade! It smells so girly and tastes sweet and yummy!
Monday, May 7, 2012
Ven pongal is a very easy and comfort food. Mostly in weekend mornings I make it to laze around. In contrast to Vj, Aj won’t even touch this one. I make it only with chutney if I want to make it simple. But brinjal or any sort of gothsu will be great side dish for pongal. Even tiffin sambar will be great accompaniment. But I love it both with sambar and chutney together. Having said pongal is easy job at kitchen, its tricky too to get the right consistency. I have struggled a lot to get it right. Now for only us I make it perfect, but if I need to make for more people, I am not still that confident to make it. Sometimes the pongal becomes so dry or so watery. But I have some trouble shooting ideas now if I run into trouble. Will add as notes in the bottom. A reader asked me to share the recipe and here you go Jaishree…
Serve it super hot with gothsu or chutney as an accompaniment. I made gothsu with potato and carrot the other day and ginger chutney.
Sending this picture I clicked while making pongal for Black and white Wednesday hosted by Siri this time.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Nutella truffles I made for the first time was great and then I became a bit addicted to this nutella. I told myself after I finish the bottle, I should never buy it again to watch my waistline! Somehow the last few tablespoons of nutella only was there in the jar but I wanted to try out the milkshake as suggested by Pavi (Special thanks to her for recipe and photo inspiration :), so with the leftover nutella, I thought of making use of few bananas which were about to get wasted. Made it simple with simple ingredients and had it as breakfast. Yummy! Why not? it’s nutella right ?!