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Saturday, 11 February 2017

VEGETABLE FRIED RICE - Learn how to make Chinese/ Indo Chinese style Vegetable Fried RiceI My styleI My comfort food

Of those who like Chinese food, I am one of them. This is one of the cuisines that I have been attempting even as a teen. So, I can confidently say that I can cook pretty decent Chinese. And so because I have attempted a few recipes umpteen times, I do not go wrong with the recipe. 


Sunday, 5 February 2017

THENGAAI ARISI PAAYASAM - Coconut and Rice Kheer - Vegan version included

Paayasam / Payesh/ Kheer is traditionally made of rice, jaggery and milk and is basically a festive drink prepared across India. The Indian calendar is always filled with auspicious occasions and these are incomplete without the Traditional Paayasam. Be it a festival or or be it serving guests, we Indians grab these moments to celebrate with food and sweetmeats. 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

PARUPPU SAATHAMUDHU @ PARUPPU RASAM - South Indian Lentil Soup

A South Indian's ultimate comfort food is undoubtedly the Saattru-amudhu @ Rasam, colloquially Saathamudhu. "Saaru aka Sattru" means juice and "Amudhu" - means Nectar = Saattru Amudhu thus pronounced. And, of course this is the second best of elixirs next to Buttermilk. This Lentil soup is almost an everyday delight in South Indian homes. With a little one around, I always make sure to prepare Sattramudhu and this has become a daily ritual for the past one year. 

The tomato rasam is the most common and the one below. This apart, there are different varities in tomato rasams and several other close cousins with/without tomatoes and using other veggies/fruits.