>> Friday, July 30, 2010
Grissini are long, thin pieces of crispy bread, better known as bread sticks, and they are a popular accompaniment to many Italian meals. The origins of grissini appear to lie in the 14th century, and the food seems to have emerged in Turin(Norther Italy). Grissino Torinesi, or bread sticks in the style of Turin, are very popular, and Turin prides itself on its grissini production. Grissini may be straight or twisted, slightly flattened and may be rolled in seasame seeds, fresh herbs. The dough may also be livened up with ingredients like brown sugar, honey or red pepper flakes.
>> Thursday, July 29, 2010
In a mood to try something new for breakfast, I added oats, sago and whole moong bean together into a healthy dosa batter. It tasted great with the mild crunchiness from oats and also turned out as green colored dosas due to addition of whole moong bean.
>> Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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>> Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Giveaway from Versatile kitchen, that wanted us to try any recipe from the blog.. The recipe that caught my eye was Muttar tofu/ Peas tofu curry.. It's because I was having a pack of tofu left in my fridge that needs to be used sooner. Its not only the same dish.. Its the same story too.. :)
>> Sunday, July 18, 2010
Those were the days in India, where we can have sura puttu or shark puttu whenever we wish to have. But here, where to go and hunt for shark.. :D So to make up for the shark puttu, comes the chicken puttu.. :) It's a simple recipe made using roughly ground chicken. I would not call it chicken kheema, because the consistency of the ground chicken is much finer than that of a kheema.
>> Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I love my dad event, the first dish that came to my mind was this payasam. Pachai paruppu javarisi payasam is one of my dad's favorite dishes. He loves the payasam with the grated kopparai thengai(dry coconut) added to it. But since I did not have kopparai thengai, I have used fresh grated coconut. Payasam still tasted the same with fresh coconut. Its a simple dessert that will be great with some spicy vada especially masala vada. That's how my mom used to make it for my dad.. :)
>> Saturday, July 10, 2010
9th Mediterranean cooking event at Tobiascooks.com. We got to make any dish from Tunisia, to get into this event. I searched for various recipes, of all, this chickpea soup impressed me. Its quiet simple recipe that was very similar to our Indian cooking using the same spices as we do.
>> Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Turkey kheema curry. I have used 98% fat free turkey kheema and also used just a tablespoon of oil. Hence this briyani turned out to be lighter than the usual briyanis. Lesser fat, just made the lunch lighter without compensating for the taste. Kheem briyani with the chicken tikka masala made it a real happy lunch plate.
>> Monday, July 5, 2010
Sizziling Summer Contest, when I was browsing. In an idea to join the event, I searched my kitchen and found having few mangoes. I didn't want to make the usual mango shake or the mango juice.. Thinking what can be done.. May be some sweet using mango.. How about mango kesari.. Nooo.. Mango burfi.. Its still a no.. Then came the idea of mango badam halwa..