I was feeling a bit under the weather for the past few days. The wet rainy days did not help to lift up my spirits. Elaborate cooking took a back seat and it was time for some quick easy meals. Poha (beaten rice) is a must-have ingredient for all Maharashtrian pantries. It is a regular item on the ‘essential items’ in the monthly grocery list. Poha is a handy ingredient when you have unexpected guest, you are pressed for time, need a quick meal or when you want some comfort food! The modest Poha is dressed up here with a…
Nothing is as refreshing as lemon in this scorching heat , even if the lemon is in the rice! Lemon riceis just the right recipe for these hot summer days. The tangy lime juice peps up the humble rice. This is my mother-in –laws recipe (like all other south Indian recipes on this blog) and I love the way vegetables are added to the Lemon rice making it a wholesome meal by it. Here I have added green beans but I sometimes add capsicum too. Lemon rice can be accompanied by some salad or rasam.
I am back after a long hiatus (the longest since I started blogging). A short trip to Coorg and then some unavoidable reasons kept me away from the blogoshpere. But now things are under control and I hope I am able to post regularly. Here’s a very simple and quick Cauliflower curry to make a spicy comeback on My Foodcourt! The addition of spices like cinnamon and pepper dominate the strong Cauliflower smell. This is one of my favourite ways to cook cauliflower hope you like it too. __________________________________________________________
Gavar-Cluster Beansis a popular vegetable in Maharashtra. They are available all year round here for a very modest price. The only hitch in buying these beans is the time taken to cut them- remove the ends and string them along, pulling the edged fibre. Pluck into small pieces (with hand) at the nodes of the pods. Tender Green Cluster bean pods spiced up with some Kala/ Goda Masala dish up a delectable curry that can be served with Roti or Rice. __________________________________________________________
This is a long pending post; so long that my friend S asked me to post it when I started blogging; and that was more than a year ago! Dadpe Pohe is one of those dishes which ‘no-one can eat just once’ – Very addictive. I can eat bowls of this when it is made; hope all of you like it too. S Dadpe Pohe specially for you from this Sudama! J _________________________________________________________Dadpe Pohe recipe Serving: 1 person; if you are like me otherwise it serves 2