Friday, 30 March 2012

Masala Pav

We love the food at the local Udupi restaurant.
 Every time we go there my husband is sure to order Idli and Masala Pav.

So I was always interested in making it.

The original one is akin to a burger minus the cutlet with loads of garlic, pav bhaji, onions and tomatoes.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Baby Corn Stir Fry

My kids like corn but somehow they do not enjoy baby corn.
   It is a perpetual quest to make baby corn in the form they will enjoy. One of my recent endeavors has been Baby Corn Stir Fry.

This was for the first time that I had tried making snacks for evening but I was saving it up for the last day of BM.

The girls were not aware of the presence of this new member in the fridge so they had had their snack. But I still heated the container in the microwave and as the younger one was stepping out to play came back in reverse gear to check what was cooking.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Corn Bruchetta

I do not enjoy corn, the only way I really enjoy it is roasted, in fact I have just started eating it boiled or steamed so I thought of the girls and hubby dear when I saw Bruchetta was something that I first saw on Manjula’s Kitchen here. Here is more on this delicious Italian snack or appetizer.

I had bookmarked it then. In between the computer was reformatted many a times and I lost the bookmark.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Hot Cross Idli

My husband is a great fan of cheese.
 Any cheese is okay with him in fact if there is no cheese, no let me rephrase it there have to be minimum 2 kinds  of cheese at home else I am a bad manager.L

Now he constantly after me to make cheese idli, his preferred breakfast or snack is idli or oats in buttermilk by the way, I have been scoffing at the idea all the time. Finally I could take it no more I made it here are the “Hot Cross Idlis”!

I must say they tasted good especially the ones in which I added the pumpkin peel chutney.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Beet Root Cake.

That I am known my family as someone who experiments with food is not new.

 In fact hubby’s aunt once commented that I cannot eat the same amti, bhaji, poli and bhat everyday and I have taught the same to my family. How do you expect variety in food every day?

 At that moment I felt very bad and tried to confirm to the norm but now I realize there are so many ways of making the veggie in question that I cannot eat the same thing everyday also I am not the only one who wants variety she should look at my friends here.

So we do have  problem veggies in our house one of them  is beet root. I just cannot get them to eat it! I have waxed eloquently about the nutrients in beets, the lovely colour that it has etc. but all is like pouring water over the ducks back!!

Sunday, 25 March 2012


Before I begin I would like to thank the Earl of Sandwich for popularizing sandwich.

 I had read in the Reader’s Digest that he had done quite a few experiments much to the discomfort of his family and no doubt after spending a lot of time and money when his experiments were discarded. The recent version that I read was that invented sandwich for practical purposes which was play cards not waste time eating.

 I tried searching for the article in RD, but could not find it, however here is one of the many that you can google for the history of sandwich. 

Whatever had it not been for him one of us would have had to reinvent the age old method of eating bread and meat/veggies in our case.
Sandwiches are served in different forms with meat or without meat, with veggies or a mix of both.

My kids love chutney sandwiches so when I tried this different filling in their sandwich I was unsure of the reactions, but when I did not get any complaints it is taken for granted that the sandwiches were enjoyed. I did not ask them “Aa Bail Mujhe MAar”! No thanks.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Roasted Potatoes

Simple is the best. What can be simpler than grilling potatoes in the oven? 
This is my entry for BM#14, Group 2, Day2.

These are by no means unique they do put up an appearance in the blog world regularly but the girls love them.

This I made because every time we go the local supermarket Kiddo 2 always wants to buy the potato wedges, smiles or some other stuff just like that. rather than pay a bomb I opted to make them.

 They get done as I am cooking in the morning and are ready to eat in the evening when they come back. They prefer to eat it with tomato sauce or sweet chili.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Alande or Cow Peas

As a part of Blogging Marathon I have chosen Kid Friendly Snacks, snacks that can be ready under 30 minutes. This is my entry for  BM#14, Group 2, Day 1.

We have store brought snacks in the evening as I am too tired and frankly it never did occur to me that some planning and precooking in the morning can get me delicious and healthy snacks.

Basically I want to try out something that my elder daughter (who hates cooking but   cooks beautifully when needed, read when I am not well) can make in a jiffy when she comes with her friends.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Banana Bread~A blog Hop

For today’s Blog Hop started by Radhika I am paired once again with Veena of Veg. Junction.

Choosing what I wanted to make was very easy as I had already bookmarked some recipes and plus the banana plant that we had planted decided to bestow its fruits on us.

Seeing Veena’s yummy bread I was a tad bit too confident and my bread did not rise to the occasion.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Cauliflower Salad

My friend Vidys’s mother made this delicious salad to go with her famous Prawns Khichidi.

Prawn Khichidi is something that we all relished and consumed and this was an ideal side dish.

Yes I do eat and relish Non-Veg. food I just do not cook it. Like my friend Sheetal knows fish is my dessert. No amount of cajoling on her part can make me eat it first with my rice or chapatti.  So she calls me all kinds of feline names but just for the awesome fish she brings for me I just let it slide by. Ha-ha!!

Coming to the salad here is what you will need.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Sweet Potato Sweet Chips

Happy Holi and Happy Women’s Day to all of you!!
Sweets are something that I worship!!
When I told this to a friend who also happens to be a doctor he said no you are satiated a bit later than others!!

 Whatever I love sweets! Period!

 And I want to eat them come what may.

Okay so here is my recipe for the day. This was what Amma made quite often and can be made in a jiffy.

4 baby sweet potatoes, washed
2 tsp ghee (I used homemade)
1/4 cup sugar
2 green cardamoms, powdered

1.    Slice the sweet potatoes thin, store under water to prevent browning.
2.    Heat the ghee in a thick bottomed kadhai/wok.
3.    Add the sweet potato slices, mix and cook covered.
4.    When the slices are cooked (about 4-5 minutes) add the sugar.
5.    Mix and let the sugar melt and bubble. Do not stir at this point.
6.    When the sugar has all formed thick syrup your job is done.
7.    Stir in the green cardamom.
8.    Tastes best hot or cold.

Sending to
Priya of Now Serving where she is hosting Veggie/Fruit of the month -Sweet Potao for Priya  Mharo Rajasthan's 
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