Leafy vegetables have always been a part of our diets ever since I was a kid. When we were growing up my mom always insisted on eating leafy vegetables. She grew up that way-eating home grown greens. Whatever vegetables were grown in their farm would be cooked in the house and served along with Bhakri….
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Chaat– just the mere mention of the word makes my mouth water. You can’t walk past a ‘Chaatwala’ without sensitizing your taste buds. The last thing on your mind when you enjoy Chaat on the roadside is Hygiene or Health food-That you remember the next day! I have been a ‘Chaat’ person as long as I can remember. When I was small I would argue with my Mom as to why we can’t offer ‘Prasad’(offering to God) of Pani Puri/Bhel Puri to God? Didn’t Gods love it too? J…
One of the most loved features of the Indian summer is Mangoes. Mangoes-unripe or ripe are much loved by majority of Indians. The green, unripe mangoes find their way in anything from simple summer drinks to laborious preserves like pickles. This Manga Ogre or green Mango rice is one such recipe that makes use of the season’s bounty of green mangoes, along with some coconut and mustard seeds.
This is one more recipe from my Mother-in-law’s ‘Khana Khazana’ (Food treasure). I love the taste of the raw mango coupled with coconut , coriander and specially the mustard seeds-refreshing during these summer days.We made make this for Ramnavami.
It is super easy to put together this flavorful tangy rice, without spending too much time in the kitchen specially in the sweltering summer heat. Use mangoes that are less tart (like the Totapuri variety) so that the rice does not get too sour or adjust the amount of the mango if using a sour variety. Serve this Manga Ogre as it is or with a salad and papad on the side, for a refreshing summer meal.
Serve this Manga Ogre as it is or with salad/Papad of choice for a refreshing summer meal.
This year it looks like we are going to have an early and a very very hot summer-The mercury is already soaring to 38-39 oC and its only March end! This is not one of my favourite seasons. …