Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tomato Onion Saasmi (Tomato Onions in a mustard-coconut gravy)





The word "Saasmi" or "Saasve" means mustard seeds. Tomato Onion Saasmi is a curry with cooked tomatoes and onion in a mustard-coconut gravy. This curry is served with rice and usually eaten before the main entree "Sambar" . The saasmi recipes that I have shared earlier are fruit based (Mango Saasmi and Pineapple Saasmi) and have a sweet touch to them. Tomato - Onion Saasmi is savory and spicy in taste. In mango and pineapple saasmi recipes, I used dry red chillies while in this recipe, I have used green chillies.





Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Vegetable Teriyaki Noodles


Vegetable Teriyaki Noodles is a delicious , easy to prepare and mildly spiced noodles. Some time back , I had bought  Knorr's  Teriyaki Noodles. We tried it and loved. I wanted to recreate that and this recipe is a work towards that. I have added a little more heat to suit my taste buds. I have made this recipe so many times now and shared these noodles with friends too . My family and friends all loved it so much.




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Aloo Palak (Potato and Spinach Curry)



Aloo Palak is a semi dry curry that goes well with phulkas or any Indian bread. I even like eating it with hot steaming rice with some ghee / clarified butter on top.  This is a very simple dish but makes a great side dish. This is a simple dish that is easy to prepare and is gluten free and vegan too.




Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bell Pepper Rice / Capsicum Rice


Bell Pepper or Capsicum has a very unique flavor and renders a beautiful and distinct flavor to any dish it is used in. I use it alot in my kitchen. Today, I bring to you a delicious rice preparation using Bell Peppers. It can be prepared with left over rice (although I often cook rice just to make this rice dish) and makes a great lunch box option.




Monday, February 13, 2017

Pineapple Saasmi



Today, I will be sharing with you all a delicious spicy, sweet and a little tangy dish prepared from Pineapples,"PINEAPPLE  SAASMI " . This dish belongs to the UDUPI cuisine. Saasmi means mustard in "Tullu" (a language spoken in the south canara region of the Indian state of Karnataka). The sweetness from the pineapple marries well with the spiciness of the red chillies. The mustard give a unique flavor to the dish while tamarind gives the necessary tang.