Friday, June 28, 2013

Spring Onion Parathas

          After the Spring Onion And Cabbage Kurma, these parathas is another dish I made using spring onions. They were really very flavorful, very easy to prepare and would pair very well with almost any side dish. These parathas are an excellent choice when you want to make something, a little different from the regular roti but not very time consuming..
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Kathrikkai Masial/ Mashed Eggplant

          For most of the dishes using eggplants/ brinjals I use only the baby eggplants, there are very few dishes that I make with the big eggplant. Today's kathrikkai masial/ mashed eggplant is one of them, it's very easy to prepare and both my husband and daughter love this. It goes very well as part of a South Indian Thali ( rice + sambar + vegetable ) or as a side dish with rotis/ chappatis and also with akki rotis/ flatbreads made with rice flour. The smoked flavor from roasting the eggplants and the tamarind juice added gives a unique taste to this dish..
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Corn Meal Upma

          I have been seeing these corn meal packets for some time now, but bought it only a couple of months back. Though I have so many things, in my mind, to try out with it, this upma is the only dish that I have made with it till date. It is a change from the regular upma with semolina/ sooji/ cream of wheat, makes for a tasty breakfast or dinner. We had it with coconut-onion chutney, which went very well with it..
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Oats Apricot Smoothie

          As I had already said, both my husband and daughter are totally against having oats in the form of a porridge, the only way they'll have it is in a upma, or camouflaged  in some dosa batter, they both don't like the slimy texture of cooked oats. Couple of weeks back, I made this smoothie with oats and apricot, is very easy to prepare and tastes really delicious, sans the sliminess of oats. My daughter had no complaints and I am happy that I could include oats in her diet in some form, try this out when you are tired of having the regular oats porridge..
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Spring Onion And Cabbage Kurma/Curry

          As I had written earlier, I have not cooked much with spring onions, except using it in fried rice and noodles. Only recently I have tried to use it in other dishes, this Spring Onion and Cabbage Kurma being one of them. Spring Onions pair very well with cabbage and the fennel seeds and coconut paste gives a nice flavor. This kurma goes very well with pilafs and rotis or even with some plain rice, try this if you like spring onions, you can also try out this dal/ lentils with spring onions..
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Beans Saute With Garlic

          I have not been blogging regularly in the past weeks, a little busy with other things, will try to catch up soon. In the meantime, trying to keep things going here with some posts from draft. Today's recipe is a very simple one with fresh green beans, an easy stir fry in Gujarati style. This dish is extremely flavorful with the  added garlic and goes very well with both rice and rotis, serve it along with some dal ( lentils ) for a complete meal..
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Eggless Donuts

          This month, for our Eggless Baking Group, we had to make Eggless Donuts. Initially I thought of skipping it, since there was a lot of travelling and I hardly had a chance to cook anything, leave alone donuts. At the same time, I didn't want to miss it too, so finally I made it today morning, clicked and edited the pictures in the afternoon and posting it in the evening, all on the same day. Once again, I am happy I have joined this group, otherwise the lazy me would have easily postponed it for some other time. This time, I have used yogurt/ curd as a replacement for egg, and made the basic glazed donuts, they turned out really soft and fluffy and everybody loved it..
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