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….
Archives for April 2007
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 year it looks like we are going to have an early and a very very hot summer, with the mercury already soaring to 38-39 deg C and its only March end! As you must have guessed,Summer is NOT my favourite season!
Food-wise though I have many reasons to look forward to summer -it’s the time to enjoy luscious ,delicious Mangoes , refreshing chilled juices, shakes, ice creams and all things cold!
Tomato cooler is a quick , 5-ingredient, healthy and a hassle juice, a perfect refresher to beat the heat. I learnt it from a friends who made it often for me when I was expecting my son. Now its a regular on our summer menu and today I specially made it for JFI Tomato hosted by the wonderful RP of My Workshop.
Tomatoes are cooked and flavored with roasted cumin seeds.Black salt enhances taste as well as aids digestion.You can add some mint leaves for added refreshment.