Simple Cauliflower Fry

Simple Cauliflower fry

Ingredients: 2 cups of cauliflower florets 2 tsp canola oil 1 tsp of cumin 1 tsp of mustard 1 tsp of fennel seeds 1/2 tsp of turmeric 1/2 tsp of chilli powder 1/2 tsp of garam masala salt to taste Method: Heat oil in the pan, add mustard. When it splutters, add cumin and fennel. … [Read more…]

Honeyberry Smoothie

Honeyberry smoothie 2

One of the most difficult things to do on a busy morning, is to find time for breakfast, a healthy breakfast, not to mention a fruity breakfast. People who know me well, know how fruits and I go. There are a very few fruits I like, let alone love. But, with an attempt to eating … [Read more…]

Paruppu Vadai/Aamai Vadai

Processor Paruppu vadai

I had to make an appetizer for an Indian potluck yesterday. I’m not very good in the appetizer department, mostly because most Indian appetizers are fried. I could get by the frying, but I wanted to make something quick that involved no breading, no battering and not a lot of chopping. That ruled out pakoras, … [Read more…]

Mint flecked Chicken curry

Mint flecked chicken curry

Its amazing how things you make in a hurry, or do no prep work for end up tasting great. I should put a disclaimer on the ‘tasting great’ part, cause I didn’t taste this chicken curry. Its based on the verdict of a few friends who came for an impromptu get-together, or rather ‘lets all … [Read more…]

Oven Roasted Broccoli

Oven roasted Broccoli

I’ve never eaten broccoli very much..especially it not being an Indian vegetable, and me not being very familiar with it. In fact, the first time I saw this vegetable was after coming to the US. I heard that it was very healthy and wanted to use it in my cooking. All I managed to do … [Read more…]

Garden Prep 2010

Plants for Garden 2010

After our brunch on Saturday, we decided to visit a local nursery in preparation for gardening 2010. I usually sow seeds inside with a seed starting kit and that is how we start our garden for the year. But, last year, all my seedlings died once planted out. And with little one learning to move … [Read more…]