Friday, 13 April 2018

Copper Bowl-Into the rich food culture of Dravidian Land

Copper Bowl in Esslingen in Baden W├╝rttemberg offers you a ride to the rich food culture of deep south India. Dravidians' staple being rice, most of the dishes prepared involve rice, followed by millet, wheat and barley. Being a Dravidian and a vegetarian, I have an affinity to vegetarian south Indian food. It was one of my friend who suggested me to drop in here once to relish the authentic south Indian pure vegetarian cuisine. I love to try and so did I find an opportunity to go. Best thing I found here is the juncture of the delicate south Indian flavors to tantalize the German palate. Another notion that touched me is

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Indian Cooking Workshop on 20.03.2018 at my workplace

Workplace must be fun and should be a place we love to go, bringing around most of our day time, strictly calculating on an average most of the people spend 8 hours sleeping, another 6-7 hours with family and another 8-9 hours with colleagues at workplace. If that is fun filled, one would love to be there and feels contented. Working in different teams never gives us a chance to spend good quality time with people from other teams. A casual talk over the lunch with colleagues 2 weeks back about cooking and the plan of a workshop popped up. And yes I came up with a plan of 3 menus, posted them in doodle and votes were counted. It was decided that we would do a menu that included Vegetable Cutlets as starters, Pav Bhaji as main course and Vermicelli Payasam as dessert.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Baked Samosa with Aloo/Potatoes

Baking is something that I occasionally do, but for me to ensure my newly built kitchen is up and running this was something I had to try, I mean, to be frank I wanted to check my oven (As how it works) Now for me I get wild thoughts and a list of food items flash in my mind and my brain scans them, when I try to get creative. Well it was DH's birthday and ways to surprise him in simple things gave me immense pleasure. I tried this time something baked for him to carry to his colleagues. Yes, baked version of our very own Aloo Samosa. It's real taste is when it is deep fried. I  am pretty much sure it couldn't be reached for sure but not a bad idea to have them baked says my inner mind (deep there arises my health consciousness).

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Masala Chai / Spiced Indian Milk Tea

However the life goes, whatever the hurdle is, the only thing that just makes me forget everything is this one thing which is very close to my heart, is this hot beverage with subtle flavor of various aromatic spices. I can say no to anything but not to Chai. Anyone can lure me with this drink ­čśë.
Thank God I get to drink even at my workplace Indian tea, thanks to the thermos being carried by me and my Indian colleague here. We just love tea.



Sunday, 11 February 2018

Groundnut/Peanut Chutney

More than a year passed by, 2017 was a difficult one for me, with my DH moving to a different work location and managing the household with a growing school going daughter was not that easy. It so happened that in 6-7 months of time we decided that this could not continue long and to be home together I had to think of a new job and I made a move in August 2017, moved all the way in December 2017 to south of Germany, a new city, new life, new home, new work environment. Getting settled down slowly and my kitchen took its shape last month and I decided to start my blog all over again, hoping to keep this up for the years to come, to make sure that this blog is still alive!
Well, no long speeches to hold you on, today I tried something new in my kitchen.

Whenever we have dosas (Indian Crepes) at home, we make sure that there is a coconut chutney that accompanies it, but unfortunately I couldn't do that as I had not coconut at home­čśÉ. Crazy isn't it.