Tapioca/Cassava known as “Kappa” in Malayalam, is an edible, starchy, tuberous root of a plant. Tapioca roots contain significant amounts of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. However, they are poor in protein and other nutrients. Tapioca must be cooked properly to detoxify it before it is eaten.(Courtesy: Wikipedia) (more…)
Archive for May, 2012
Posted in All Recipes, Eggless Cooking/Baking, South Indian, Vegetarian Dishes, tagged Cassava, Eggless, Kappa Vachathu, Kerala Recipes, South Indian, Tapioca Recipes, Vegetarian on May 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in All Recipes, Fish, Gravies, Non-Vegetarian, Seafood, South Indian, tagged Fish Curry, Fish Recipes, Gravies, Kerala Fish Curry, Kerala Recipes, Meen Pattichathu/Vattichathu, Non Vegetarian, Side Dish, South Indian on May 17, 2012 | 7 Comments »
Meen Pattichathu/Vattichathu is a spicy fish curry, a traditional Syrian Christian dish. This is fiery red curry which is hot as well as tangy. The trick involved in this dish is using Kashmiri red chilli powder, which is mild in heat but gives a bright red colour. A key ingredient of this dish is Gambooge, a tamarind variety, known as Kudampuli in Malayalam, which gives the tangy twist to it. Ideally, this curry should be cooked in a claypot for best results. (more…)
Falooda is a chilled dessert that consists of layers of vermicelli, soaked basil seeds, jelly, rose syrup and ice cream. One can even add a layer of fruits if needed. This dessert is yet another favourite of ours, especially during summers. I got this recipe from my Mother-in-law. This recipe should be sufficient for 4 servings. (more…)
Relocating to a new place on transfer is like pressing the reset button. Gotta start all over again!! I feel like Alice in Wonderland, especially when it comes to the source of my food supplies. As I slowly started to explore the markets for ingredients for my recipes, it dawned on me to try something with Beef and Pork. Getting good pork and beef in this part of the world (North of India) is certainly not an easy task. But thankfully, I was in for a pleasant surprise when someone told me that there is door delivery service for all kinds of Non vegetarian items, including pork and Beef. It really felt like music to my ears.
Posted in All Recipes, Eggless Cooking/Baking, Gravies, North Indian, Vegetarian Dishes, tagged Cheese, Eggless, Gravies, Matar, North Indian, Paneer Recipes, Peas, Side Dish, Vegetarian on May 8, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Contrary to its name, Raspberry Matar does not have anything to with Raspberries. So why the name?? I wish I had an answer. My wild guess is that the chef who invented this dish thought of a fancy name to woo his customers… The raspberries in this recipe are nothing but fried paneer balls. So could we call it Matar Paneer??? Definitely Not !!! ‘Cause this one tastes quite different from the regular Matar Paneer we all are familiar with. (more…)
The other day, while shopping for veggies, I couldn’t help grabbing some fresh baby potatoes along the way. How could I resist?? They seemed to plead with me to take them home. Once home, all I could think of was to make Dum Aloo. I decided to try out the version of Dum Aloo I found in my pressure cooker instruction manual, which it claims to be a Bengali version. Those of you who have tried the Bengali version can probably shed some light on the authenticity of this claim. As for me, I just loved the spicy masala with the potatoes. One can use diced big potatoes as well.
Posted in All Recipes, Eggless Cooking/Baking, Quick to Make Recipes, Soup, Vegetarian Dishes, tagged Chilled Soup, Cucumber, Mint, Quick to Make Recipes, Soups, Vegetarian on May 5, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Its Summer Time!!! Nothing can beat the refreshing feeling you get when you take a sip from a chilled drink on a hot summer day!!…So the first thought that flashed in my mind when I wanted to make a soup was to make the chilled cucumber-mint soup. Last summer when I had tried this, it was a hit among our guests. I doubt if you can make a soup quicker than this one.. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Bakes, Bread, Cakes, Desserts, Microwave Dishes, Muffins, tagged Bakes, Bread, Cakes, Cantaloupe, Desserts, Microwave Dishes, Quick to Make Recipes on May 2, 2012 | 8 Comments »
Here’s good news for all the ‘Cantaloupe Haters’ like me.. Yeah!! You read it right…I meant Cantaloupe a.k.a Muskmelon ‘haters’. You must be wondering if I have gone crazy…. Definitely Not. I am just overjoyed by the fact that I found a way to consume the Cantaloupe lying on my countertop. (more…)
Now that I have got into the grind, I was highly motivated to try out something new today. A quick look at the pantry and my eyes didn’t go past the Bucatini. Bucatini is a thick spaghetti-like pasta with a hole running through the centre. The name comes from Italian: buco, meaning “hole”, while bucato means “pierced” (Courtesy: Wikipedia). As I had saved the recipe of Bucatini All’Amatriciana with Spicy Mozzarella Meatballs in my favourites folder, I didn’t have to search for the recipe. (more…)