Sunday, 28 June 2015

Couscous Vegetable Salad

I put up a diet plan and just in 2-3 days time end up taking a day off from diet and eat all things out there and again think , o yea, I must follow a diet. But lately I really started liking the diet plan since I started this time with a wonderful salad for my lunch, with couscous and loads of veggies. It is extremely tasty for the natural flavors from all vegetables that ooze out. Let me pass my way of doing simple and easy couscous and vegetable salad.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Vegetable Cutlets

Shallow frying is good or bad for health, I still don't have a right answer.(P.S. Opinions required). I usually go for deep frying, but yesterday I decided to try out a starter that would be shallow fried. I came up with an idea of vegetable cutlets. A teaspoon of oil for each cutlet I fried. By the end I was like the amount of oil used is perhaps the same, in fact poor deep frying technique is blamed much more than it really deserved. Still as all say I too hope shallow frying is a better technique with confusions in my mind. It was Mr. S b'day the other day on February 27. I wanted to prepare a full course meal at home which included, veggie cutlets as starter, chinese noodles, pulav and raita as main course and a fruit custard as dessert. This vegetable cutlet was something I wanted to have here in blog, but these days I just can't afford to pay time here and hence a little less regular blogger. Having tried late night, couldn't do any photography as it calls for natural day light else needs flash and natural food color is just suppressed, hence yesterday I have tried it out yet again and I got a thumbs up from DH and well was blessed with good day light for my humble not so great food shoot. So some good free time, food styling and photography during the afternoon.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Horsegram Dosa/Huralikalu Dose

It has been ages that I opened my blog, now that I really don't find time for this passion to keep going, you may only see me once in a while with such cooking updates. Today I share something that I learnt from a foodie group in Facebook and all credits to Ms. Vinutha Rao from whom I learnt this, and many thanks to my dear friend Smitha for getting me horsegram all the way from India that was not available for me here, this was in fact tried by many in that group and I have been preparing it from past 3-4 months, but never do I get an opportunity to click and write. It is a perfect crisp dosa that is very healthy and delicious. Today decided to sit for a while just to update this recipe. I wonder how working women manage cooking and posting regularly. It seems to be very hectic for me. With no further talks I go to recipe. 

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Jeegujje odina palya/ Breadfruit peel dry side dish

Few days back had some problem with laptop, even now not in a good condition it is and unable to use it. Hence blogging is further affected. Well, as I promised I decided to type the recipe of the jeegujje/breadfruit peel side today. This was something which I learnt after my marriage (almost all cooking I learnt is after marriage) , but have tasted rest few authentic dishes at my mother's place but this one was special for me as I had it for the first time at my husband's place. This recipe I learnt from my mother in law. Here I take you straight to the recipe.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Jeegujje melogara/Breadfruit majjigehuli/Breadfruit in yogurt and coconut gravy

Seeing breadfruit here in Indian shop was a surprise to Mr. S and he brought it home few days back, asked me to prepare yogurt and coconut based curry which is his favorite, he just loves all possible vegetables in this yogurt and coconut gravy. Last Sunday we all had an awesome lunch with jeegujje(local name we use in D.K in India) majjigehuli and rice for lunch. I knew almost all other items we can prepare out of this but to my surprise I learnt a recipe of side dish from the peels of this breadfruit which also accompanied our lunch platter. Stay tuned to get the recipe of that dry side dish that I learnt from my mother in law.Here is the recipe of breadfruit peel dry side dish
To know what breadfruit is and how it looks like check out the link: BREADFRUIT
Here I share the recipe.