A memorable Culinary Journey!

Month: April 2017

Mindblower ( A refreshing summer mocktail)

Mindblower ( A refreshing summer mocktail)

This is a wonderful mix of fresh juice,an Indian based syrup and star of the summers – Lemons!Make the drink ahead and refrigerate then after chilling,pour over Ice and add the seasonings!Yumm! Mindblower is a list of 3 basic ingredients : 1.Fresh Cucumber Juice 2.Kala […]

Potato and Egg Summer Salad

Potato and Egg Summer Salad

The concept of summer salads is catching up in India in the Metro cities!The reason being that people who have a sedentary life are having problems like Obesity,Diabetes and related complications.A proactive approach is needed to bring down this epidemic and ensure fitness levels among […]

Banana Sponge Ring Cake

Banana Sponge Ring Cake

This cake was made using very ripe and almost disintegrating Bananas.The summer heat is too much to almost “cook” the Bananas that they start getting over ripe very soon.I usually keep these very ripe Bananas in the freezer compartment and use them for Smoothies,Ice creams […]

Fruit and Vegetable Summer Pasta Salad

Fruit and Vegetable Summer Pasta Salad

I prefer having salads in the hot Indian summers.They make us feel so light and add to our weight loss programs.Apart from the common salad vegetables,salads can be made with pasta and added fruits as well. I chanced to come across a Beetroot flavoured pasta (Fusilli […]

Tawa Pulao – a Mumbai street food!

Tawa Pulao – a Mumbai street food!

Tawa Pulao originated in one of the tightly packed Pav Bhaji stalls which are Mumbai’s and now one of India’s most famous and preferred fast foods and snacks.The idea was to include rice in the fast food category which is liked by all and is easy […]

Lemonade – the traditional way!

Lemonade – the traditional way!

Lemonade which is the popular Lemon refresher for summers originated in India where tropical fruit grew in abundance,sugarcane juice was relished by everyone and herbs like mint were also added for cooling the body.Just as Coconut water was used in the Southern parts of the […]

Bhandarewale Aloo Ki Subzi (Potato Curry for auspicious days and fasts)

Bhandarewale Aloo Ki Subzi (Potato Curry for auspicious days and fasts)

Jai Mata Di! A “bhandara” is a mass feast given in North India on auspicious occasions of mostly Navratri (the 9 days fasts of Goddess Durga).It is an opulent event where many people include sometimes more than 56 items (chappan bhog).One item which is a […]

Idiyappam (South Indian steamed Rice Noodles)

Idiyappam (South Indian steamed Rice Noodles)

Idiyappam are noodles (called string hoppers) made out of specially prepared rice flour.They are delicious when served with Veg Kurma (see the recipe HERE),sweetened Coconut Milk,any kind of South Indian Chutney,Sambar,Rasam or Gun Powder. How to prepare the rice flour : Soak 2 cups of […]

Veg Kurma (South Indian style mixed vegetable gravy)

Veg Kurma (South Indian style mixed vegetable gravy)

Veg Kurma is a delicious South Indian style vegetable curry which can be had with Roti,Paratha,Dosa,Idli,Idiyappam,Appam,Poori or even plain boiled rice.It is a no Onion – no Garlic lip smacking and spicy gravy which is easy to make and easier to finish off.You can add […]