Saturday, June 15, 2019

Chikoo Milkshake

                                                                    Chikoo Milkshake is my husbands most favorite.He always says it is very popular in this juice shop in bombay called 'Satguru's' and he used to enjoy having it.He used to take us to the same shop when we visit Bombay.It is a very easy recipe and most of us would have had it a lot of times!!!!
We are trying out different types of milkshakes and juices to beat the heat this summer and one such attempt is the chikoo milkshake.it is really yumm!!!





Friday, May 31, 2019

Masala Chaas

                                                                   Spicy Buttermilk is made in different ways in different parts of India.In south India especially in Tamilnadu we churn it with some chillies,curry leaves,coriander leaves,asafoetida and salt.It is made slightly different way in North India with black salt,cumin powder etc.I have tasted this in Rajdhani restaurant along with the meal.Being summer i thought let me try it at home today.It is a real welcome drink for the summer!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Paasi Paruppu Masiyal

                                                                      This is the first time I am trying this Paasi Paruppu(yellow dal) Masiyal. This is my Iyengar friend's recipe( i am not too sure if it is a Iyengar recipe).Whether it is Iyengar recipe or not it came out very well and was tasting heavenly.
I really ran out of ideas and vegetables for the Kozhambu or main gravy today!! only then my friends recipe came to my mind and i decided to make it.It was simple and didn't need any vegetable other than tomatoes.
It is very similar to the north Indian  yellow dal. It tastes heavenly with hot rice and topped with a spoon of desi ghee.It is very simple to make that is why i have not posted step-wise pictures.




Monday, February 25, 2019

Kadai Paneer

                                                                  Kadai Paneer is an aromatic, easy subzi with paneer. Almost everyone is fond of Paneer dishes, so here is another easy one. I went to Shree Mithai yesterday with my friend and had some yummy Chat and Chole Bature. I also picked up some sweets for my children and recalled that the Paneer you get there is really fresh and soft, so me and my friend picked up few packets each and left. This paneer is soft that you can use it directly in to the Subzi, but in case your Paneer is slightly hard, soak it in hot water before you add it in the Subzi.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sakkarai Pongal/Sweet Pongal

Wish you a 'Happy Pongal'(Jan 15)

                                                      Pongal is an important festival in Tamilnadu.It is one of my favourite festivals.when we were growing up my uncles,aunts,cousins gather in my house and we all used to celebrate together for three,four days.Food was an important part in any festival especially Pongal.The celebration goes on for three days in my house,the second day is sankranti or pongal day on which we make sakkarai pongal or the sweet pongal.

My mother used to make Sakkarai Pongal in a traditional patram called 'Vengala Panai'decorated with Manjal kothu.Along with Sakkarai pongal she used to make Special kozhambu with all vegetables and five different vegetables(curry).Sweet Pumpkin curry used to be a special one on pongal or sankranti day.There are two three ways of making this sweet pongal.I have made it after making a thick syrup of jaggery called "pagu"which gives more shelf life to the pongal.