Sauces & Jams, chutneys…

Sauces, chutneys, jams & preserves makes life easier… in the morning & dinner rush …. pre-prepared homemade sauces are a life saver. you can make a few sauces well in advance or a few hours. Coconut sauce Coconut sauce recipe Coconut  chutney Coconut chutney Green chutney & Sweet chutney https://keukenpotpourri.wordpress.com/2018/02/25/green-chutney-sweet-dates-chutney/ Guava chutney Guava dip/ chutney. Pumpkin sauce … this can be…

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…

Traditional Indian Summer Coolers

Panakam Ingredients • Grated Jaggery – ⅓ cup or less than that • Drinking water – 1.5 cup • Lemon juice – from 1 lemon • Elachi – 1 or 2 • Dry ginger powder or fresh grated ginger – ¼ teaspoon • Crushed pepper corn (optional) -1/4 teaspoon • Tulsi leaves – few leaves…

Homemade foccacia bread

Homemade fresh bread is absolutely yummy. Focaccia bread is an Italian bread but it simply fits to our Indian palette very easily… may be we can play with it’s herbs to our taste… enjoy it with a soup of your choice. This is an extended recipe of my pizza base recipe. use 2 cups of…

Soups & Salads …. soups today salads tomorrow….

I believe if you want to go on a diet plan… the first step you should follow… Skip 1 meal a day once a week….. do not get rattled… what I mean is skip 1 meal & replace it with a bowl of salad & a bowl of soup…. then you can slowly skip another…

Jam -o-mania…

Ready made jams are available but try homemade jams of fruits of your choice Apples, Carrots, Tomatoes, Strawberry, Pineapple or Apricot.
Try these lipsmacking recipes, you would never go for store bought jams & spreads.

Green chutney & Sweet Dates Chutney

Green Chutney Ingredients: 1 big bunch(4 cups loosely packed) Mint leaves 1 medium bunch(3 cups loosely packed) Coriander leaves 8-10 Green chillies 1 1/2″ Ginger,peel the skin 1 tsp Chaat masala 1 tsp Kala namak(black salt) 1/2 tsp Salt(to taste) 1 tbsp Sugar juice of 1 big Lemon Method: • Wash and drain the mint…