Berbere (Spice Mix)

Berbere is a spice mix or seasoning used extensively in African nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea. It is a key ingredient in these cuisines and is used in almost all the recipes to flavor the food. The key ingredients of the spice mix are chili pepper, ginger, garlic, onion, fenugreek, allspice and few more spices. […]

Ellipaya Karam ~ Garlic Dry Chilies Powder

Ellipayalu, ellipayalu, ellipayalu!! I could not think or go past ellipayalu for ‘E’. Ellipayalu or elligaddalu are garlic. If you are following my blog regularly you would know how liberal I am with it’s usage! Before going any further, let me warn you, today’s post is loaded with pictures, a total of 8. There are […]

Creole Seasoning

Louisiana Creole cuisine originated in Louisiana, United States which is influenced by French, Spanish, German, Italian, West African, Native American as well as Southern (American) cuisines. New Orleans is the largest city in the state and food capital of the state. There are many famous restaurants and great chefs from the region. One of the […]

Peanuts Powder

For this weeks cooking from cookbooks challenge, I have an easy breezy flavorful podi/powder from Chandra Padmanabhan’s Dakshin, Vegetarian Cuisine from South India. With all the cooking I am doing for the upcoming mega blogging marathon next month, I did not want to cook anything elaborate for this event. I chose a quick and easy […]

Flax Seeds Peanuts Podi (Powder)

Today we start 37th edition of the blogging marathon. This month I am doing the first two weeks and for the first week, my theme is Kitchen Basics. According to the rules, it includes spice powders, homemade mixes and condiments, ready to use toppings and includes any dish that can complement another dish but cannot […]

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 […]

BM#3 Day 4: Tomato Pickle

Tomato pickle is one pickle I always get back from India. Love this pickle and specially the one that my mom makes. She uses pandu miramu, fresh red chili paste instead of chili powder. Whenever I get this pickle, it usually lasts me a year but this time, I finished it all in six months […]

Vangibath Powder

During the 7 day marathon, Harini’s theme was rice varieties and she used vangibath powder in 2 or 3 rice varieties that she prepared. Couple of other bloggers also used it in their rice dish. I was surprised to see the versatility of the powder. Vangibath is a rice preparation made with brinjals or eggplant […]

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