Thursday, February 23, 2012

Another Frozen Delight

Recipe: Dulce de Leche Frozen Yogurt

I guess I have already mentioned before, how much me and my family enjoys a treat of some frozen yogurt once in a while. With the winter quite harsh this year I have been refraining from making this lovely dessert for quite some time now.

But a couple of days back, while surfing the net I happened to read some great recipes using Dulce de Leche (pronounced Doolsay de Lechay Well, for those who are not familiar with Dulce de Leche, it nothing but toffee.) 
But what fascinated me most was the way in which Dulce de Leche was prepared and I just had to try it, which I did!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Creamy Buttery Chicken

Recipe: Boneless Butter Chicken (Boneless Tandoori chicken in tomato and cream gravy)

Butter Chicken, with its Tandoor grilled chicken immersed in rich, creamy and spiced tomato gravy, I am sure requires no introduction with most Indians. And I don’t think I would be wrong in saying that it’s an absolute favourite with a majority of us too. Well, it’s definitely one of my favourites!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I Make My First Jam

Recipe: Strawberry Jam

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. Though I usually enjoy typical south India breakfast meals, I do love a breakfast of bread, jam, butter and eggs once or twice a week and so does my whole family.  And so jam is an inevitable item in my fridge.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Going Egg-less!!

Recipe: Egg-less Banana Strawberry Muffins

It had been sometime since I had done some baking and decided to get my oven hot again. I was in no mood for my usual chocolate cake or banana bread and wanted to go for something that I hadn’t tried before.

Well, I could see some overripe bananas waving at me from my counter, but no, not banana bread, was in no mood for that one…. And yes I did find some strawberries stashed away in my fridge too.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Drooling Memories

Recipe: Dry Roasted Flaked Beef

There are certain tastes and flavours that we don’t forget ever and they just linger on to your tongue even when you haven’t had it in ages. These tastes kind of kindle your nostalgia and can bring back some beautiful memories.

This post is about one such dish from my hostel days in Coimbatore. Though I would never say that our hostel food was bad, I can’t help telling that it definitely was boring, especially with their constantly repetitive menu. It was the lunch menu that was particularly unbearably boring with their usual Sambar and Rasam and Porials.
To escape this boredom my friends and I used to bring some tasty treasures from home.
These were usually pickles, chamanti podis etc. But there was this one dish that we all cherished the most and which never failed to brighten up our otherwise dry lunches. I had never had anything like that before and became an instant fan with the very first mouthful of it.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Creamy Yellow Delicacy

Recipe: Chena Pulissery (Yam cooked in coconut and curd gravy)

Where ever you go and what ever you do, there is no place better than home, I can’t be more agreeable with this than any one.
And for me, the same applies to the food I eat as well. How much ever I enjoy cuisines from different places, I tend to find food from my homeland, Kerala, always refreshing and the best (I am sure everyone feels the same way about their cuisines tooJ)

 Like most Keralites, I enjoy rice. And my favourite accompaniment to rice has always been Pulissery. Pulissery is a yellow, creamy gravy made using grated coconut and lots of curd as the base ingredients. It can be made using different vegetables of choice and the most common ones are usually Yam, white pumpkin, raw bananas, ripe mangoes etc. I have decided to use yam for this recipe.