My Little sweetheart turned 2on Friday! That’s his ‘Mickey Mouse’ mango cake! (I know that’s not Mickey but according to him any cartoon is a Mickey Mouse!)
Archives for May 2007
What’s that Red wine??…………..that’s Beetroot Kanji! 🙂 I learnt this from my Punjabi colleague, who also taught me Makki di Roti – Sarsoon da saag. This tangy Beetroot kanji is quite popular in North India. Health, Nutrition, taste all in one Beetroot Kanji is this week’s Friday Cooler.
Ambadi greens (Gongura/Sour greens) are widely used in various preparations in many parts of India. What makes this quintessential Maharashtrian recipe so unique, is the use of Jowar ‘Kani’( broken Jowar grains or use Jowar Dalia).The tart leaves are cooked together with the broken Jowar, some Toovar/Arhar Dal, peanuts and then tempered with lots of garlic, to make this comforting Ambadichi bhaji. This bhaji can be served as a light meal on its own or you can serve this with Bhakri or Roti.
This week’s Natural summer cooler is Masala Taak. Unlike the cokes and colas these coolers are natural ,with no preservatives,no synthetic colours, no synthetic flavours..100% natural.I have no idea why some people still prefer carbonated drinks to our natural coolers and you will be surprised there are quite a few of them!Anyways, a glass of Taak flavoured with spices like ginger, coriander leaves, chillies, cumene and black salt, is all that it takes to refresh you in this scorching heat! So say no to colas and carbonated drinks and yes to Masala Taak.. J Cheers! _______________________________________________________________ Masala Taak recipe _______________________________________________
I happened to ‘accidentally’ discover this recipe. I happened to dip a piece of Tofu in green chutney (made for Bhel / Sev Puri) and it tasted quite good! And thus was born ‘Pudina Tofu stir fry’ :). Now it has become a common recipe in our house since it is quite easy to make. Proteinaceous tofu is marinated with herby Pudina-coriander chutney to make this nutritious, healthy, flavourful and tasty recipe. Another advantage from health point of view is that this recipe requires very little oil! It is called ‘Pudina Tofu stir fry’ for the sole reason that I…