Thursday, August 4, 2016

Basil seeds Limeade

Basil seeds in limeade is a special drink that has become street favorite these days in Kerala. Now whats the big deal about limeade .. everyone knows  to make it right! Well the lime/Indian lemon oil from the peel that mingles with the drink,simple syrup not plain sugar and the bartender style shaking alone gives it much desired taste. Basil seeds have a hint of basil taste but the main purpose of adding it is to cool the body. If you are new to basil seeds then it is just like chia seeds, it blooms when soaked.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Arrowroot Milk Pudding with Dragon Fruit Topping

In most Kerala homes arrowroot milk or koova kachiyathu is a regular thing. It would be in a smoothie consistency. Anytime someone had a tummy upset, or was sick etc arrowroot cooked with just milk minus any richness was served. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ghee /Homemade Ghee / How to make ghee from butter

Homemade Ghee is the clarified form of butter obtained by melting it. A rewarding and satisfying process to awaken your five senses.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Salmon and Potato Salad

Salmon and Potato Salad served with New England special hotdog buns, some juicy colorful heirloom tomatoes and french fries. 

East Coast summers are really short but scorching hot I am not complaining cos we just finished our quota of long freezing winter... so we are on a salad and seafood diet for the time being.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Beet and Oats Vegan Burger

Beetroot and oats pairs quite well and gives such a lovely taste I am sure you won't miss meat at all when you have the burger. I have gone with the Mexican flavors here with taco seasoning, coriander tomato salsa and buttery avocado  so u wont look around for mustard or ketchup. 

Plant based burgers need not be boring at all !

Monday, June 13, 2016

Mango Cake with Mango Jelly

A tender moist cake bursting with mango flavor had been in my mind since long.This is perhaps  perfect season and reason to make an old fashioned cake.

He and I, we both grew up in a very similar background as far as food was concerned. There were plenty of people around us to make sure we were well fed sometimes over fed too. Our childhood vacation stories sounded similar. They all revolved around having food be it fresh fruits, produce or playing in fields at our respective ancestral homes. Though both our sets of  grandparents were well established in Govt jobs the agrarian side was never overlooked, they  had enough to provide for three generations, nothing came from market most of the produce was always homegrown. Esp mangoes.. ripened in the granary in the haystacks. I can still feel the scent of wood,hay and mango mixed .. so divine.

We did not think mangoes were exotic until we started paying the hefty price for not the so good ones here. Nothing is same like before and we both are on the lookout for something similar not same.