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…

Guava dip/ chutney.

This is a worked on recipe… Once We visited my hubby’s bestie’s place…. his wife had cooked a sumptuous meal. As starters she offered Nachos with this interesting salsa/ dip… I tasted it Have l told you I’m a food psychic, when I have a morsel of anything my Taste buds start talking about the…

Snakegourd/Pudalangai power

  All veggies are nutritious but few are on the hated veggies list one being the glorious & slender snakegourd…. here are a few recipes using the vegetable. Planned a 3 course pudalangai treat.. Starters snakegourd stuffed with sweet potato snakegourdfritters snakegourd Vadai Curries snakegourd poriyal snakegourd kootu snakegourd Chana dal sabzi Accompaniment Tender pudalangai seeds…

Eggless Ghee cake

My friend after tasting my walnut cake was intrigued with the ghee cake at iyengars bakery asked me the recipe…. so here it is …Thanks P for the inspiration….. Eggless Ghee Cake Ingredients. • All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 cup (120 grams) u can replace with 6 tbsp of flour with same measure…