Kavuni Arisi Payasam or Black Rice Pudding is a specialty of the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. This gorgeous deep violet hued sweet, is a prominent preparation of most festive fares of the Chettiars.
Fast Food- Orange glazed baby Sweet Potatoes and Plantain
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. While growing up, my mom often made these ‘Ratalyache Kaap’ (pan fried Sweet Potatoes with jaggery). I don’t have a sweet tooth and I find them too sweet for my…
Jimmykand or Suran or Elephant foot Yam did not feature regularly in my cooking earlier- no particular reason but just that I rarely cooked it. It may be due to a rather unpleasant memory of a scratchy throat after eating Suran or maybe the thought of cleaning the rather ugly looking tuber, I am not sure, but was not tempted much to add it to my veggie list. Some time back I learnt to make Jimmykand cutlets at a friend’s place and I loved them. Neither was it very messy to clean nor did it take much time to cook…
The Misal Pav burger!
A fusion burger recipe inspired by the flavours of the Maharashtrian speciality misal-pav
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. Every Maharashtrian household has a ‘unique’ recipe for Tomato Saar. This recipe is my mom’s and I have followed exactly as she makes it. (I am surprised that after all these years I have missed blogging about it here on My Foodcourt!) In other news, after…