From that first post about the humble Methi Parathas, a decade ago (with a 1 year old in my lap), to the latest fusion Timbales, Tostados and Bollilos this blog has come a long way. …
Bhagar/Variche Tandul or Sama ke Chawal in Hindi or Barnyard millet in English is typically used during religious fasts in Maharashtra. Preparation is similar to making Upma but using ingredients that are ‘allowed’ for fasts.
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….
Italian and Mexican cuisine are close contenders as far as my favourite food is concerned, just after Indian food. While I think I have some ‘Past life connection’ with Italy and the comforting Italian cuisine, the vibrant Mexican food (or Tex-Mex) manages to cheer me up even on dreary days….
The hot Summer, Exams, work, Summer camps and a rather long recipe delayed this post. Did I mention the heat? It’s still hot but finally I am back with The Misal Pav Burgerrecipe….