Maa(Pazham)- Mango

Mango is one of the essential elements of a traditional Tamil Iyengar feast, it is served as part of the trio Maa(Pazham), Palaa(Pazham) & Vazha(Pazham). I’m going to delve into the recipes using the fruit ripe or unripe/raw mango. Advertisements

Fruit Falooda Custard

This recipe is more about presentation. It’s simple to make & grand to present.It’s a dessert with custard at the bottom layer topped with fruits, then add a layer with Falooda & garnish with fruit jelly, fruits, nuts, sugar balls, etc. there can be innumerable combinations… a few are: Rose Falooda & vanilla custard. Kesar…

Moong Dal Mangodi recipes

Historically Rajasthan is an arid region & is not suitable for growing vegetables. The people hence preserve the vegetables and lentils by dehydrating them. They used this whenever vegetables were required. The times have changed now and due to the advancement in transportation and many modern amenities through the desert most of the vegetables are…

Karuvadam(South Indian dehydrated lentil dumpling)

This is a very emotional blogpost. Karuvadams, Vatthals & pickles were my Grandmother’s forte. She would make them so yummy & for everybody in the family, & would joke that why should we waste the sunlight ( which is scorching in the month of May in TamilNadu). So for a ultra huge family of 50-60…

Fruit Popsicles

Fruit salad popsicle INGREDIENTS 1 peach, cut into 1/2-inch slices (1/2 cup) 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch rounds 3/4 cup strawberries, finely chopped 1/2 cup blueberries 1/2 cup raspberries 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit punch or 100-percent white-grape juice or coconut water DIRECTIONS 1. Combine fruit in a mixing bowl, and…

Coconut chutney

The humble coconut chutney is a regular fixed accompaniment to a typical South Indian breakfast be it idli, vadas or dosas there are innumerable variations to the simple ready in a jiffy coconut chutney; here are a few versions: Lets start with the ….. Basic Coconut Chutney Ingredients Coconut(grated) – heaped 1/2 cup Roasted gram dal(Potukadalai) –…

Sweet coconut milk sauce

Sweet coconut milk sauce Ingredients Shredded fresh coconut – 2 cups Water – 1 cup Cardamom powder – 1 tsp Sugar – as required for sweetness Method In a mixer grind the shredded coconut in batches with water. Using a fine sieve/ strainer extract maximum coconut milk. Add the cardamom powder, sugar and mix well…

Coconut Sauce

Coconut sauce is a very nice smooth non spicy savoury sauce. It can be used to serve kebabs, wraps, nachos etc. The variations are endless. Ingredients Extract thick milk from fresh coconut or canned coconut milk 1/2 tsp oil for tempring Mustard red chilli curry leaves Method For coconut milk sauce Take a pan add thick…

Indian style pancake (Malpua)

Little Master DSK loves pancakes drizzled with strawberry crush & or chocolate sauce & fresh sliced strawberries on the side. Was just wondering if we use the pancake topping on the Indian pancake i.e. our  yummylicious “Malpua”…. how would it taste, turned out to be super yummy… On a cold winter dinner menu you can surely…

Fruit fritters

These can be served as a dessert or as appetiser with chocolate syrup with ice cream. It is easy to make and very few ingredients.

Veggie Pot pies

I’m a huge fan of this food blogger called Manjula Jain her recipes inspire me. Also I saw this beautiful Hallmark movie called “Chance at Romance” where the female lead is a pot pie artist. I have mostly heard only about pot pies as being non vegetarian recipes. So I thought why not go veggie…

Brussels sprouts-Dutch boy meets the Indian girl.

 Brussels Sprouts  These cute little cabbages were first discovered by me at a Albert Heijn Superstor @ Netherlands. Later I came to realise it’s excellent health benefits, they contain Vitamin C, fiber, folate & antioxidants. Though they originated in Belgium, they are majorly grown in the Netherlands. Traditionally the meal consists of roasted or sauteed…