April 18, 2014

Paal Poli

I suppose every one of us have a favorite childhood food memory that can transport us back in time. The taste, smell, and texture of such foods can bring back powerful memories with amazing details. So, do you have one that can bring out the child in you? Do you have one that you can't possibly pass up?

Well, for me it is "Paal poli", undoubtedly one of my childhood favorites. Over the years, the list of my favorite food has grown long for sure, but this one always have a special place. Paal poli, deep-fried semolina flatbread soaked in thick & reduced cardamom-flavored milk, is a sweet, delectable and oh-so good dessert! A rich, special south-Indian sweet course that right royally makes its way into almost every wedding menu. If my memory doesn't fail me, I too remember eating paal poli only at the weddings.

April 10, 2014

Broccolette Pesto

This vibrantly green "broccolette" pesto recipe is a sure winner in satisfying your family's palate while being healthy too! "Broccolette", this amazingly healthy and quick veggie tastes great in this pesto. It’s easy to cook and good for you too! Whether you call it broccolette or broccolini, this vitamin-C rich veggie is an easy and nutritious addition to weeknight dinners. 

April 8, 2014

Ginger Cardamom Chai

Authentic Indian milk tea spiced up with ginger & cardamom. Hot & cozy chai is "the" perfect choice to warm up your cold mornings or to unwind after a long, stressful day. This recipe serves just ONE, but you can easily double (or) triple the recipe for more servings.

April 2, 2014

Aloo Poha

Aloo poha is probably one of the earliest recipes that I remember learning from a south-Indian cookbook "Samaithu Par" by Meenakshi Ammal. This recipe is very simple, with lot of flavors & textures going on.