Coconut burfi

        Coconut burfi, a name familiar to one and all as ” Khobbare mittaye”  was prepared quite often earlier. But, with the changing trends and eating habits, these sweets make an occasional comeback during festivals as Dasara and Diwali.

At times, when piles of coconut are lying in the refrigerator during certain religious ceremonies. this is the immediate sweet that comes to my mind. It is liked by all at home. (more…)

Moongdal Payasa or Kheer

Moong dal is used for various purposes in our daily cooking. From salads and dals to desserts, it finds its place in some form or the other. Today, I present a traditional  Indian sweet dish. Payasa is a sweet preparation usually  of medium consistency, which are made of numerous kinds. (more…)

Healthy Beetroot Stir fry

Beetroot is a wonderful vegetable .The vibrant  purple colour is very pleasing. I really love that colour. Dark coloured vegetables are all rich in nutrients and so is this one. It is rich in calcium, iron, Viamin A and C and packed with anti oxidants. (more…)

Alu Palak Potatoes in spinach gravy

Spinach is widely used in my cooking. I like this green vegetable for its versitality. One can use it in various kinds of dishes, from starters to rice dishes. Being a store house of nutrients, its one of the reasons, vegetarians should use it. The gravy of spinach is the basis for many north indian dishes. (more…)

Instant tomato pickle

Fresh red tomatoes are seen in the market these days. The prices have come down and the local boys are giving away at very easy prices. I really can’t keep myself away from this  veggie. It’s not only packed with all the vital nutrients, but I find it to be the taste enhancer, gives the colourful look to the gravies and  can use it in almost anything, except sweets of course ! (more…)

Delicious Malai Kofta

Continuing our blog hop, the theme is “Kofta Curry”. Thankyou to my blog hop girls for making this journey more interesting.

              Koftas are small balls made by deep or shallow frying. They are immersed in the gravy . This is a North Indian dish. The koftas and gravy are made of different kinds. Here is one kind which is immensly liked by all. 

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Spicy Pongal for Sankranti

This year,January 15 is Makar Sankranti , a very important festival in South India. It marks new beginnings. The previous day too, is celebrated by giving fresh grains and other cereals to elderly married ladies.It symbolises sharing and good will to others.Houses are decorated with colourful rangolis. Lunch is a welcome meal of bajra roti along with stuffed brinjal and moong . Pongal, a rice dish is also prepared on this day.  (more…)

Rasam

Rasam is popular accompaniment with rice in South India. Our food seems to be incomplete without rice and  rasam. Called by various names as Saaru or Bele Saaru, it is prepared by different methods from region to region. (more…)