A memorable Culinary Journey!

Month: October 2015

Pineapple and Mint Jelly

Pineapple and Mint Jelly

I love canning and preserving fruit,making pickles,jams and jellies and having a difficult choice to make during breakfast and snack times when I am confused between what to have with my breads or desserts!The Fall season – September to November is the time when we […]

Manga Kari(South Indian Instant Mango Pickle)

Manga Kari(South Indian Instant Mango Pickle)

As I continue with my pickle fiesta,my observation is that India is a land where people savour and value all the tastes – sweet,salt,sour,bitter and spicy.Each area has its own way and style of food and each one is unique!In my previous post on Punjabi […]

Punjabi Mango Pickle – with regional variations!

Punjabi Mango Pickle – with regional variations!

Exploring the local markets is my passion and nothing delights me more than finding a veggie or fruit out of season to be made into something delightful!The other day I made my way into the lovely market in Matunga and to my surprise and delight […]

Mango Ginger Pickle(Maa Inji/Mangai Inji)

Mango Ginger Pickle(Maa Inji/Mangai Inji)

Nature abounds in all parts of the world with its wonderful and mystic hues which at times bewilders us and also enthrals us with its lovely and myriad forms of flora and fauna. We all know about Ginger as a spice.But biologically it is called […]

Almond Pancakes with Date Syrup Reduction

Almond Pancakes with Date Syrup Reduction

When we talk about nuts,seeds and dry fruits,we are talking proteins,multivitamins,strength,taste and all round development.It is what this recipe is all about – filled with the goodness of the wonderful nut – Almond and a lovely dessert fruit – Date. This recipe was posted for […]

Salted Sattu Refresher

Salted Sattu Refresher

Refreshers can be made only from fruits or vegetables!Right?Wrong!Lentils can also contribute in cooling the body like this wonderful elixir.This is made from Sattu – a readymade powder of roasted lentils which is very easily available in the market.This recipe is inspired from Nisha Madhulika’s […]

Kadalai/Chana Sundal(South Indian Chickpea Stir fry)

Kadalai/Chana Sundal(South Indian Chickpea Stir fry)

”HAPPY NAVRATRI” Chundal(Kerala) or Sundal(Tamil Nadu) is a very delicious and healthy South Indian snack which is mostly prepared during Navratri.Most families keep a wooden stand having odd number of planks decorated with dolls and figurines depicting Hindu Mythology which are offered prayers and sought […]

Beguni(Eggplant/Brinjal Fritters)

Beguni(Eggplant/Brinjal Fritters)

The Indian festival of Dussehra and Navratri is around the corner where there is fasting for 9 days(Nav = 9 in Hindi) and those who do not fast abstain from Onion,Garlic and Eggs.A simple diet of items made from rice,vegetables,lentils,fruits and roti/puri which are breads […]

Kiwi Fruit Juice

Kiwi Fruit Juice

Kiwi fruit essentially does not have a “juicy” texture but the fruit can be blended into a delicious refreshing beverage.For this I experimented with many juice blends including the passion fruit and cranberry juices (packaged) but finally chose the best 2 for whipping up this […]

White Chocolate and Almond Fudge

White Chocolate and Almond Fudge

While burfi is the Indian combo of thickened milk,sugar and nuts,we have the Western yummy version of the same called fudge!And also burfi is lovingly called “Indian fudge” overseas and loved as much as the local version.Now we also love their recipe and its common […]