Friday, November 10, 2017

Cauliflower 65 / Gobi 65

Cauliflower fritters for those chilly evenings when its super windy outside, nature is cleaning up the place by leaf blowing  just that is all over the place :)). You just can't feel your face, your fingers won't leave the warmth of ur jacket pocket ....then its time to gather around the fireplace put your feet up and munch on these super crispy fried cauliflower which are as crisp as the dried leaves itself ...literally u can hear the fireworks in your ears..



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Methi Matar Malai

Methi matar malai is my favorite mild n rich curry made with fenugreek leaves and the creaminess from cashew nut and cream. I grow my own fenugreek leaves these days they are soooo tender and good unlike the woody mature ones available in the Indian stores. Needless to say nothing goes on it other than water and veg compost. May be one day I would be so self sustained that I could just step out into garden and come back with everything to be cooked for the day like our forefathers did.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ethakka tholi thoran / Kaya tholi thoran / Raw plantain peel stir-fry

When the raw green plantain / macho bananas turn into the most delicious crispy fried chips their peel turns into equally tasty side dish for rice. 
This thoran as a by product of making chips 😆 it is very nutritious unlike the fried chips.

Here I am completing 5 glorious years of blogging. No regrets when I look back. I just did something I lovvve doing without anybody's help nor pressure. I docked this creative boat every time I felt there was nothing good to see and sailed only when I made good content. I thank all my readers for being with me and allowing me my space all these years. Hope you will continue to do so.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Pavakka pulincurry / Kaipakka pulincurry without coconut

Pavakka pulincurry, a delicious curry made with Indian bitter gourd to go with rice.
A typical lunch at my house with all flavors pulled from my ancestral home in Palakkad.

Other bitter gourd recipes you can find here are STUFFED bittergourd , Pavakka kichadi   (Bittergourd in yogurt gravy) a Trivandrum spl and Pavakka puli kuzhambu  (Bittergourd in tamarind and coconut gravy)

To what extend do u think  'alike' impacts your everyday life?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding

Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding, a savory pudding or strata that could be made for Easter or brunch party.
This is the second recipe I tried from the book Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, other one is Fennel and Garlic Shrimp . This just proved to me that bread ,egg and dairy in any combination cannot go wrong. I tried this recipe a couple of times now making a few changes here and there and omitted pancetta . Instead of mushroom I added slightly sauteed eggplant, was equally good. 
Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding has a very a subtle flavor, a welcome change for our masala beaten taste buds and to my surprise my family loved it. 



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Vellarikka Pachadi / Kerala sadya cucumber pachadi


Vellarikka Pachadi is a dish made for Kerala sadya (feast).Whenever I make spicy Kerala dishes with rice I try to mellow down the heat with such yogurt based side dishes.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Fennel and Garlic Shrimp

Fennel and Garlic Shrimp a very flavorful dish which can be served as first course.