Thursday, June 28, 2012
Chutney idli? I have never thought this way before! My FIL told me about this tiffin, when I went to Chennai in March. I loved the idea the very instant he told and have been thinking for a while now to try it out. Now since they(FIL & MIL) are here with me in Singapore, I took the recipe/ idea from them and tried it. This one is served in one of the hotels in Trichy, near the bus stand. They forgot the name of the hotel, but I never bothered as my FIL always tells recipes perfectly. MIL helped me in précising the recipe.
Monday, June 25, 2012
I struggled a lot to get this tomato pulao correct. So I used to make this tomato rice or this tomato bath. Then I gave up making it for a while after few disasters. Then now a days found the knack to make. The key is to make with less water. This one is my kid’s favourite. This can be a perfect lunch box variety rice too. Tastes great even with a simple onion raita and some fryums/vadam.
Friday, June 22, 2012
I am posting some basic recipes here, like the curd rice post. Now puri/ poori recipe. I am trying to fix some timing in a routine for blogging. In-laws are here and spending some time with them instead of staring at the laptop screen. I know most of us know how to make puri. But I think this post could help a bit beginners who struggle to puff the puri/ poori. I now a days avoid eating puris, but Aj loves it. Instead of the usual puri masala, he loves to eat it with kurma. So I make kurma for puri. Mostly it would be mixed vegetable kurma. But sometimes make this potato kurma. Anything with potato goes wrong? ;) It tastes delicious!
Check some side dishes that goes well with puri :
Monday, June 18, 2012
A healthy side dish recipe, in which potato(aloo) is cooked with Indian spinach. This is very rich and creamy tasting side dish, without any much fatty things. I had aloo palak for the first time only last year in a friends home,when they served it along with vegetable rice. I had no idea about the taste of it until that day. It was yummy and Aj & Vj too loved it. I was thinking why I had not tried making at home so far. Even at restaurants I have never thought of tasting such a nice dish. I make palak paneer at home as Aj loves it and I thought I can make it the same way except for the panner I can add aloo. So I made the palak paneer recipe even more simpler to make and made this aloo palak. And it turned out finger licking good! Its perfect for weekend lunch. I made it along with peas pulao and it was perfect for it. You can also make it as side dish for roti …
Friday, June 15, 2012
I always make it plain grape juice. But this time tried this way. Its quite refreshing with the hint of lemon and ginger flavour. Vj is a great fan of grape juice. He loved this one too…
Supposed to post yesterday, but was a bit busy, so couldn’t :)
Monday, June 11, 2012
Dahi puri / Dahi poori is my top most favorite among the chaat recipes! I just can live with chaats. The sweet chutney, sweetened dahi, each and everything in it, I just love and enjoy it every bite!I love pani puri, sev puri a lot too. Bhel puri is not my plate of chaat, except if it is from Kailash parbhat. It will be only for my sake if we visit that restaurant. Only 2-3 times I have been there. That includes 2 party treats :D So here’s my version of dahi puri.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Curd rice recipe? What recipe is there for curd rice! This could be the thing running behind many of you, for whom it is a every day thing. But there are people who really have no idea about how to make curd rice/ thayir sadam or some of you want to know more precisely. And for this summer, we all want to beat the heat, so thought of posting curd rice virtually for you all. As I have seen myself, many guys like to end their meals with curd rice, especially south Indians. Vj says, even if there’s no fancy meals, curd rice, pickle or a simple vegetable side dish is enough for him. It tastes heavenly to him. And I have heard the same through other friends too, that their husbands prefer at least curd rice for their lunch box, rather than eating out.
Monday, June 4, 2012
I had blueberry muffins only twice. I am great fan of muffins. But not that often I bake muffins at home. Every time I see blueberries at Fairprice, my hands reach it, but never bought it, thinking what I could do. This time decided to try muffins with it. Just made it with the basic Vanilla cake recipe and the result was soft muffins! Aj had it and liked it. He even took few to his last day of his term - party.