I don’t usually observe any religious fasts. The popular local fasting food-Sabudana does not agree with me much. But I like to explore the traditional fasting recipes, that use alternative grains and vegetables. I like Sweet potatoes and I keep substituting them for potatoes. They are usually available in the market only during these religious fasting days. With all the ongoing festivities and fasts, Sweet Potatoes are abundantly available now….
We are celebrating Nine years of Homestyle cooking at My Foodcourt! I have always been fascinated by the variety of the regional delicacies cooked in Indian homes. When I started blogging, we had a few events like the RCI that showcased regional cooking and which also introduced me to the different delicacies cooked in Indian homes. Instead of hosting an event, I thought of inviting my blogger friends from all over India and the world to share their classic, homestyle recipes….
Tomato Saar is a quintessential Maharashtrian preparation, also a ‘must have’ dish for most of our festive fares.
Tomato is paired with coconut and then tempered with a few spices to make a sweet-spicy-tangy ‘soup’ usually as an accompaniment to steamed rice, although it can also be served like a soup on its own….
The medicinal uses of Black pepper are well known. It is one of the trusted home remedies for cold and cough. We have been surviving the Monsoon bug by adding this ‘natural antibiotic‘ to our day-to -day meals….
Lasooni Methi-a treat for garlic lovers + Methi (fenugreek) lovers. I first had it at one of our favorite local restaurants. Every time we dine there now, we ask for Lasooni Methi with gravy (In India many food preparations will have a with gravy and without gravy versions, including some Indo-Chinese dishes like Manchurian 🙂 )….