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.





Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dal Makhani (Slow cooker version)


Dal Makhani is one of  the most popular curries that is ordered in restaurants or dhabas. Tasty and comforting, it goes well with rice of any Indian flatbread (to check out a collection of Indian flatbreads, click here). Today , I bring to you an easy way to prepare this delicious curry...yes ..using a slow cooker. Just dump all (well, almost all) the ingredients , cook in the slow cooker for 8 hours on high (12 hours on low) and voila... the most delicious DAL MAKHANI is ready:)




Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Besan Laddoo (Microwave method)


Diwali was so fun this year. Days just went by so quickly. I had prepared this post half way through before Diwali but did not get around to posting it :/ Now that all the festivities and parties are over , its time to get back to blogging. Some time back, I had posted the recipe of Besan Laddoo (Recipe link here). Its my most favorite laddoo. I have heard from so many friends of mine that they shy away from making Besan Laddoo because its so time consuming. In the traditional method of preparation, you would need to roast the besan for a good 30-45 minutes. So this time around for Diwali , I tried making them using the Microwave method.



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sabudana kheer / Sabakki payasa / Tapioca pearl pudding


Sabudana Kheer is an easy  and delicious pudding prepared during festive times and also popularly prepared and served during fasting days. Soaked Sabudana or tapioca  pearls are cooked in milk, sweetened and then flavored with saffron and cardamom powder. Try this tasty pudding / kheer for the upcoming Diwali.