I was bragging so much about the wet rainy weather here and how it makes me crave for PakodasJ The Monsoon seems to have taken offence to this and has suddenly disappeared. It’s almost as if summer is back here and 99 out of 100 people are suffering from Flu, including my little one L To pep our mood from the gloomy weather I made this Watermelon-PapayaSalad. Watermelons are not in season but thanks again to Reliance Fresh we get most of the things anytime of the year now. A simple Watermelon-PapayaSalad with Ginger-honey-lemon dressing goes straight to Boise, to…
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The last 2-3 days have been really very busy, with my little one having a severe bout of Flu. Life comes to a standstill when he is unwell.So cooking had to take a backseat. For a quick breakfast yesterday I had Oats and puffed Rajgirawith buttermilk. Puffed Rajgira (top) and Oat Bran I could find a packet of Oat Bran (Bagrry’s) thanks to the Reliance Fresh outlet here.
I have been resisting the temptation to make these Pakodas for a long time now. Monsoon brings with it cravings for hot,spicy,fried food. I am not a great fan of fried foods, but during the rainy season it is difficult for me too,to resist the temptation of these delicious minty Paneer Pudina Pakodas- PPP J (Cottage cheese-Mint fritters). This Friday for the Monsoon Magic seriesI have a recipe for spicy Paneer Pudina Pakoda. This is one of the recipes I would list under my ‘Culinary Accidents’. This accident sure was rewarding. See if you like it.
I have learnt quite a few dishes from my Punjabi colleague. I have already blogged about the Beetroot Kanji and Makki di Roti Sarson Da Saag, she taught me.Kadhi Pakoda is one more recipe that I have learnt from her. The weather here is perfect for hot piping Kadhi with Pakodas – the Punjabi style. Kadhi is made differently in different regions in India. The Maharashtrian Kadhi is hot and spicy (will blog about it soon). The Gujrathi Kadhi is a little sweetish to taste. The famous Sindhi Kadhi is an altogether different recipe, which doesn’t use buttermilk at all….
From incessant torrential downpour the Monsoon has shifted gear and we now have light showers. That must be sounding like a weather update to you J The wet rainy weather is just perfect for a hot piping Coriander soup, which we had for dinner last night. Photographing soups is quite challenging for me Jand you can see that the result doesn’t make justice to the Coriander soup…It is much more tempting and tastier than it looks in the photo!__________________________________________________________Coriander Soup recipe _____________________________________________________