I had whipped up this one day when Aditya had a hankering for bean burritos. With no pinto beans at home, I used the can of kidney beans I had on hand. He loved it, and I couldn’t have been happier to make something that takes less than 10 minutes to whip up from start [...]
This is a simple and easy curry I make to serve with puri’s or roti’s. Prep time for me is only about 5 minutes. I use my onion chopper to cut both the onions and potatoes. Then everything goes into the pressure cooker. Ingredients 1 small onion, diced small 1 large russet potato, peeled [...]
This is a quick curry and the kids love chickpea curry in general. The chickpeas are like tiny balls, which first attracted my son to try the curry. To this day he still calls it balls koora (curry) and DD does the same now. Ingredients 2 cans chickpeas 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 can tomato [...]
Roti – also called Phulka or Chapati is very similar to the Mexican Tortilla. This was one cooking technique I was under the impression I would never be able to master. It did not mean that I gave up …… Oh Ok ! I did give up for a while;… But only for a short [...]
I have been experimenting with a lot of different combinations for making whole wheat bread. I finally have one recipe whose texture and flavor I really like. AND the big bonus is that it passes muster with Aditya’s standards of a good bread he can eat. I make mine with fresh wheat flour ground at [...]
By the end of day when I sit down to write the posts for my recipes I find my self dozing off in front of the computer. Rather than have recipes with a bunch of mistakes in them I am going to write summaries of posts I intend to write. Mushroom and Spinach Omelet [...]
Who doesn’t love Ice Cream? Hmmm!! Well I like it but don’t love it. My kids on the other hand love it. Ujwala is always begging to go to the ice cream shop. ” I want to go to the ice cream shop. Pleeeeease!!” I felt pretty bad saying no to her almost every day. [...]
Quinoa is the new health grain that is being touted a lot and I have to admit I love it. It is actually a pseudo cereal and not really a grain. If you want to eat healthier and you really don’t enjoy brown rice, I would suggest giving this a try. Ingredients 1/4 cup onions [...]
Rava Laddu is a simple and easy to make sweet and Iwanted to make something special for Sankranthi. Most recipes, called for equal amounts of the main ingredients. But I find equal amounts of rava, ghee and sugar a bit too sweet for my taste. So I scaled down on the ghee and sugar.
When it comes to Upma, I have had to cave in and resort to the traditional way of making it with ghee only; and a lot of it at that. But the results are indeed delicious as a recent phone call from hubby confirmed it. Adding some veggies is my way of making it a [...]
Aditya’s First Grade teacher gave me a loaf of Whole Wheat Bread as a thank you for helping out in his class. It was delicious and I was hooked. She told me that she ground her own wheat and preffered using Hard White Winter Berries. This ofcourse set me off on a exploratory trip on the [...]
Aditya loves pancakes and I always make extra to freeze for later. This time around I decided to make the pancakes a bit more healthy and added whole wheat pasty flour to the recipe. He loved them and did not notice the change.
I tried to cook a lot of food during the New Year week end. It’s not an easy task when one is also down with a bad cold virus. Cooking healthy also was the aim. That I did achieve to some extent. When it comes to food I believe excess of anything is not good. [...]
The vacation last month was a much needed respite for me. Despite a hectic travel schedule I did manage to sneak in some R & R while staying with my parents. Right now I am recharged and have started getting up early to cook a little everyday. As my Mom is visiting again, I also [...]
Darn!! I’m late. Well I do have a good excuse for posting late. I have had a sudden trip to India come up. I wasn’t planning to go initially and then, well I am going now. Which mean’t a flurry of activities. I again lost track of the dates and my post is late. Oh [...]
I was asked this question by a friend of mine, a while ago. My response was another question. What kind of cake? So she explained that she had baked a cake from a mix, but the center had still been a bit gooey and uncooked. The cake had already been consumed, but she wanted to [...]
Though I am calling it the Lazy Day Jambalaya, I guess I could have also called it the Busy Day Jambalaya instead. The first time I made the dish, it was one of those crazy day’s when I came home and there was absolutely nothing to eat. The kids wanted my attention which meant I [...]
Yikees! I almost missed the reveal date for the Daring Cooks Challenge. My laptops power cable had been unfortunatley torutered to death by my ever inquisitive daughter. All my post material and photographs are usually in my laptop. I finally managed to drag myslef out to go shopping for a power adapter which will hopefully [...]
Making Naan at home is relatively easy. I have made Naan before but this was indeed my best creations yet. One thing I have realized it that I can exploit my bread machine to the max while making Indian breads. The dough turns out so soft and pliable that it makes some of the best [...]
This is a simple pasta dish made with tri colored rotini instead of the traditional spaghetti. Also in the traditional Spaghetti Carbonara, the pasta is removed from the heat before the eggs are added. I prefer to cook the eggs till they are done. It is one of my quick go to meals, and Aditya loves [...]
There are quite a few Dinner Assembly locations around these days. The concept being that you go and assemble dinners to freeze and later just cook at home and eat. They provide you with all the ingredients pre-chopped, all you do is go assemble the meals as per the number of servings you need. They [...]
This is variation of my Coconut Flavored Veggie Pulao. Vegetable Pulao is one rice dish I love to make often. It’s the easiest way to get a good combination of veggies inot ones diet. Pair it off with a meat curry and yoghurt and a delicious and healthy meal is ready.
Atukulu Upma or Poha is another quick breakfast or snack which Shilpi keeps asking for regularly. It’s a real easy to whip up in less than 20 minutes even when I am being interrupted constantly every 2 minutes .
I have been wanting to participate in some of the blogging events going on but unfortunately haven’t been able to untill now. While browsing some of the event sites I came across the AWED Sri Lanka event. I checked out some of the links and hit the jackpot. I was trying to decide what to make [...]