Menus Week 1 … Day 2

Few lifesavers for me in the refrigerator are kneaded dough, homemade pasta sauce, Idli Dosa Batter… to name a few. Starts the day with a small glass of Haldiwala milk. First things first … the breakfast & tiffin is exchangeable. Veggie kuzhipaniyaram I always chop finely capsicum, French beans, carrot, spinach & keep ready along…

Homemade tomato ketchup

I bake my own bread sometimes… will surely share my recipe sometime I make my own ketchup …. as I know how much vinegar & quality of the tomatoes which goes into the recipe which finally DSK is having. Ingredients 1.5 kg tomatoes 1/2 cup brown sugar/ sometimes I use jaggery powder too. 1 1/2…

Menu planner -Week 1 – Day 1(Monday)

For beginners for the Indian palate please increase the heat/spice…DSK cannot tolerate chilli. Thus my recipes are of fragrant spices & not of chillies. also with every lunch & dinner irrespective of what he has .. he likes atleast a small bowl of plain homemade yoghurt. Let’s get started with Day 1… Monday, first day…

Kiddie weekly menus..

My passion for cooking has increased manifolds after DSK was born… Cooking for DSK is pleasure & challenging, As he is growing older he has opinions about his choices…. I try my best to give him the nutrition but keep him happy…  I thought why not shoot off  weekly menus & recipes which helps to…

Gujarati Khichdi

Khichdi can be cooked in an open pot or in the pressure cooker. Vegetables can be added. Moong Dal Khichdi Ingredients 1/4 cup yellow moong daal 2 tbsp green moong daal, split 1/4 cup rice salt to taste 2 1/2 cup water Tempering 1 tsp oil 2 cloves 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp asafoetida…

Traditional UP style Tehri

When in college my of my friends Mr. H once had brought dabba to college… was according to me the only time as He was having a bad tummy I think.. so Auntyji had forcefully sent Tehri & dahi. I had loved it as he shared with his dabba & loved my dabba was a…

Bengali Khichuri

This is a Khichuri which I had in the ISKCON temple for one of the birthday celebrations at the Juhu ISKCON , the Khichuri was part of the Prasad food. The food psyche that I’m, this is the version that I perceived by indulging in the Khichuri… so my style Bengali Bhoger Khichuri.

Baigun Bhaaja

I love brinjal in any form…. North Indian Baigan bharta, Gujarati style brinjal potato curry, I’m a Tam Brahm so … I love the kathrikka Gothsu, Yennai Kathrikka, vazhkkai kathrikkai puli kootu, Kathrikkai bajji, Kathrikkai thuvayal, I love Kathrikkai in Sambar too. My love for brinjal is genetic… I acquired from my granddad ‘Thatha’ &…

Coconut custard & Coconut pannacotta

Basic Coconut Custard Ingredients • 2 1/2 cups (591 ml) full-fat canned coconut milk • 7 tablespoons (88 gms) raw sugar, granulated sugar, or coconut sugar ( I had found this in all major supermarkets in Amstelveen, Netherlands) if you don’t mind a darker taste and color • pinch of salt (My favourite chef Ranveer…

Vegetarian substitutes …

Egg replacement Flax seed … 3 Tablespoons (45 mL) Flax Gel equals 1 egg. 3 cups water 5 Tablespoons (50 grams) flax seeds 1) Boil the flax seeds in water In a small saucepan, add the water and flax seeds. Bring the mixture to a boil, uncovered, over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to a low…