Hi guys, I know I've been posting a lot of photos on facebook and instagram but no recipes yet. My bad.. I'm not finding time to sit and write the recipes. There is no technology which will do this for me ;( So here I'm writing one by one from my archive of food photographs. And you must be wondering how many panner tikka recipe have I posted... but trust me this the best of all! I made this for a family get together at my home and everybody liked it!! It was over in no time, and I had to grill another set of skewers quickly to serve them. Both kids and adults liked it, and got a compliment that it tastes better than hotels. So I'm sure you can try this recipe to surprise your loved ones at home.
Winters have started in Bangalore. The early mornings and nights are much colder, that you crave for some comfort food - something hot, creamy and soothing to your shivering soul. :)
These days we have started making a lot of soups at home... I know my cream of pumpkin soup recipe is still pending to be uploaded. I assure that I will post it this week. Once you know the recipe, every other cream soup is same. But today's soup is different... it's a mild spiced coconut based soup. What can be more comforting than a cup of hot coconut milk with some spices?? This is very common Thai Soup Recipe and it's quite easy to do. I added my recent found new green vegetable - Bok Choy. But you can feel free to toss in any veggies you have in your refrigerator.
We all love cheesy creamy pasta outside, but can we do something nice at home? I had tried many times to create a good pasta at home and a much healthier version. I think this time I almost got a good red pasta version and a very healthy option too. Normal pastas are made out of refined flour - no fibre at all. I searched for Wheat pastas in the super market and finally bolted down on the Durum wheat pastas from Disano. It says "from the golden fields of Italy and it just takes 8 minutes to prepare, with a low glycemic index, low cholestrol and high levels of fiber." I had to try this one.
Some people may call this recipe as Arabiata pasta, but I'm really not sure of it's name :)
After having these pizzas at home, I don't crave for the cheese burst Domino or Pizza Hut pizzas. After we started working out, we are very conscious in choosing what we eat. We started avoiding too much of fried foodsoutside, my hubby's favorite manchurians too. We look for grilled, pan fried options and salads.
Ok, back to the pizza... I did not try my hands on making the pizza base at home. I'm sure it would take a long time. I just use store bought pizza base - tried both white and wheat base. And this takes only 10 mins.
Who doesn't love curd? Except me who doesn't like it much on the chats, especially the dahi puri. But I really love this one. This can be whipped up in 2 minutes and can be called as yogurt spaghetti pasta or thayir semiya. ;)
Semiya/ vermicelli - 1 1/2 cups
Thick Curd - 1 cup
Milk - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Broken urad dal - 1 tsp
Cashews - 6
Finely chopped onions - 1/4 cup (optional)
Finely chopped green chillies - 2
Chopped Coriander leaves
I remember whenever we head for North India trips... we go in search of local dhabas and have the stuffed parathas roadside. They are yummy apart from the fact that they are almost deep fried in oil while cooking.
Nevertheless we simply love stuffed parathas made at home too with less oil/ghee. They are absolutely yummy with or without any side dish. Its quite easy to make too. I love aalu paratha and have tried it many times. This time I wanted to try something healthy and so picked up raddish and gobi. I know how your face turns when you hear raddish. It's smelly only when you grate it, once you cook it as i say.. there is absolutely no smell of raddish. People would never find what was the stuffing inside.
Since I'm basically from Chennai, I always love fishes and other seafood varieties. Even when I'm writing this, I'm drooling for my mother's fish curry and fish fry. But I never learnt to know the different types of fishes my mom cooks... I just Vanjaram (Sheer fish), Shankara (Red Snapper), Sura (Shark) and there ends my fish knowledge!! Same goes with different Greens available here!!
Usually my fish curry is pretty simple with small onions, garlic and tomato, in a tamarind base curry. Its simple and tasty, but I wanted to try something different. Make the curry a little thick and try to bring in the authentic Kerala taste with coconut and other spices. So I landed in this recipe of roasting and grinding spices with coconut to make this gravy. It's almost similar to my masala used for Chicken gravy if you have tried it.
As you can see in the picture, I made it with our regular fish fry, which is always yummy :P Recipe coming next!!
Kavi is a foodie and loves to cook something new everyday, else she would get bored. She takes inspiration from many food bloggers. Her tried and tested recepies are shared here to inspire you. Happy Cooking!!