Tomato Coconut Chutney

For the last day of the marathon, I made another condiment, tomato coconut chutney. I saw this chutney on yesterday’s Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khana Khazana. I tuned into the show just before it concluded and he had a South Indian specials and this tomato thokku (as he called it) was part of the menu. I usually […]

Coconut Garlic Powder

For day 6 of the marathon, I am sharing with you all coconut garlic powder. This is one powder that can be fixed in matter of minutes and is just perfect for one of those lazy days when one doesn’t want to sweat in the kitchen. I am posting this powder under the theme condiments […]

Carrot Cauliflower Pachadi

For the day 5 of the marathon, I made carrot cauliflower pachadi or pickle or thokku. As I mentioned on the first day of the marathon, we have an option of doing two themes. The first four days of the marathon, I did the theme “cooking with 5 or less ingredients” and for the last […]

Chickpea Salad

For the fourth day of the marathon, I made chickpea salad. Last year, I mention about my new love affair with these legumes and it is still on. Now, I am not the only one who is in live this legume, Mr.U has also fallen in love with, he has fallen for the salad, more […]

Dondakaya Perugu Pachadi ~ Ivy Gourd in Mustard Yogurt Dressing

Few years ago, during my first visit back to India, one of our aunts invited us for lunch. One of the items on the menu was dondakaya perugu pachadi and I liked it a lot. She chopped dondakaya and made raita or perugu pachadi with raw dondakaya. The crunchy raw vegetable in seasoned yogurt was […]

Microwave Kalakand

Kalakand is a rich Indian sweet made by condensing milk with paneer or Indian cheese. Whole milk is cooked along with paneer until solidified and shaped into a cake. It is a laborious process but there is always a shortcut. Microwave kalakand is a simplified version of preparing this delicious Bengali sweet. Microwave Kalakand is […]

Zucchini Rice

Starting today, I am on a blogging marathon for the next seven days. Just like the previous marathons, we have a theme to choose. But this time, we have an option of doing two themes, one theme for three days and the other one for four days. I picked cooking with less than five ingredients […]

Microwave Cooking – Carrot Halwa

When growing up, whenever the vegetable market was flooded with carrots, my mom use to make carrot halwa. I remember it was a lengthy process; peeling the carrots, hand grating them, roasting the grated carrots in ghee (clarified butter) and then simmering it in milk until the milk is evaporated. The laborious process kept me […]

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