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Mango Bread

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Bread | 0 comments

You know people engage themselves in different hobbies to give a time out to their brain from one set of things.That was the state of mind i had on a particular morning.It was very windy and unusually cold around here despite of being sunny day.My day was going good ,though could have been better.As i was checking the tweets,i saw the tweet about Mango bread from saveur.Mango being one of my favorite fruit,it is a mystery why i never attempted to make one.So i wasted no time and got started on this. My kitchen was filled with sweet aroma of mango mingled with cardamom.I followed the recipe from here with minor tweaks. I used...

Swedish Meatballs

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in NonVeg | 1 comment

Of late,I have started  making these Swedish meat balls regularly.I didn’t think i even like them.Funny how taste buds changes.My family prefers it over the traditional meat and red sauce  kind of meatballs. This time i experimented and added bit of twist to the previous version. These are made of ground chicken.I don’t think Swedish make these with chicken.You can choose the meat you like. Instead of breadcrumbs , i used cooked quinoa. Used only egg whites with apple butter and milk.It added touch of mild sweetness to the meatball which we like. These are not perfectly well rounded meatballs.Mixture is not stiff  but these are very moist,that i can say. I was...

Flourless Breakfast Quesadilla

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Breakfast | 0 comments

Many times,when recipe calls for egg yolks,i am left with egg whites.I don’t feel like throwing it away.So i turn them into quesadilla using other leftovers, for breakfast. Egg whites can be pretty bland in itself.I personally like my eggs with all its  golden glory.So what do you do if you are left with just the egg whites? I added some greens and some veggies  to it.Rolled it in egg whites. Cut it like Quesedilla  and served it with leftover relish. One thing,you must not overcook the eggwhites and you must eat it hot.It gets chewy if it cooks and sits longer. It is also a great no-carb alternative. PrintFlourless...

A Compassionate Meal – Kolhapuri Tambda Chicken

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in missions, NonVeg | 2 comments

I was telling you earlier about our compassionate meal.We make the meal from the state where our girl,we are sponsoring in,is living.It is also one of our way to remember her and let our family connect with her. So in an effort to do so,i prepared chicken  Kolhapuri .Now, Kolhapur is a name of city in a state of Maharashtra.It is famous for the  footwear around the world.If you ever visit India,you have to get some “Kolhapuri sandles” 🙂 I have spent a month or longer in Maharashtra more then a decade ago and i  hardly recall eating non-veg meal.I get the impression that Marathi meal is very simply...

A Compassionate Meal – Kobhi Zunka

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Indian, Veggies | 0 comments

You might have noticed a banner for Compassion International in my blog.I put this banner on the day,we started sponsoring a little girl in India.A constant reminder to us that oceans away there is this sweet girl,who we haven’t met personally,is been connected to us by God.  To celebrate this sponsorship,i decided to make a meal from the state where this sweet girl lives.A state of Maharashtra.You may or may not have heard the name before but if i ask you,if you know ‘Bollywood’,then it might ring a bell.Mumbai,home of Bollywood, is a capital of Maharashtra.India has 25 states.There are at least 25 languages,one per each state spoken with...

Roasted Indian Eggplant Dip

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Condiments, Indian | 3 comments

It sounds funny when i was writing a title of this post.Back home we called it ‘Baingan ka Chokha’.The homemade version is much less spicy and oily then what is sold in Indian restaurant here under the name of ‘Baingan Bharta’.  ‘Baingan’ is hindi for eggplants or as i knew it as Brinjal in Indian english growing up.’Bharta’ and ‘Chokha’ just means mashed up.The best kind of this dip are the ones which are cooked  in “chulha” in Indian villages,like my grand mother  still prefer to do. Notice the man in this picture,he is making Roti over chulha,a clay oven.In the villages,they use woods or hay for the fire in these...

Rajma Paratha

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Bread, Indian | 1 comment

One consistent piece of conversation when I am talking with my family across the ocean is food .They told me recently,there is a street where they sell 100 different kind of parathas. You name it and they have it.Wow that must be paratha heaven 🙂 Thats the beauty of paratha.A flat bread cooked on skillet with generous amount of Ghee.What not to like about it?Now let me tell you a thing or two about ‘Rajma’. It is Indian red kidney beans stew cooked with array of spices.Since spice list is long,not to mention soaking and cooking the beans.Rajma is reserved for special occasion treat in the houses. It is very popular in North India.Think Delhi,Pujab,Utter pradesh.My sister...

Fragrant Applesauce

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Breakfast | 0 comments

What is your kids favorite snack? We have a long list and one in that list is Applesauce.Both of my kids love applesauce.In fact,this particular applesauce went by so fast,it was surprising to me 🙂 I often make applesauce at home.Quite effortless i may add. This time,i decided to  try my friend Melissa‘s applesauce recipe.I usually make it plain.So it was bit of a change to try her fragrant applesauce recipe 🙂 How to make it? You can peel and core the apple before you set it to cook.If you do this,you will have beautiful mess in your kitchen.Apple ribbons anyone? Or You can leave the peel on like me,because one,I don’t own a...

Quinoa Granola

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Breakfast | 0 comments

What did you have for breakfast this morning? I had quinoa granola parfait 🙂 This past saturday,i whipped up a batch of granola after much procrastination.I had quinoa (kee-n-wah) sitting in my pantry and i wanted to include that.I whipped up batch taking inspiration from twopeasandtheirpod .  Quinoa is superfood,very old to civilaztion.It looks like bird seeds,doesn’t it? Granola is basically a mixture of some healthy grains ,nuts and sweetener(if you like ) of your choice.It could be made as clusters,bar or just handful of mix. I had oats and quinoa as main grain ingredients. Used honey as sweetner. Nut wise,i used raw pumpkin seeds,walnuts and blanched almonds.You can add nuts of your choice. Usually...

Banana Pudding Pie

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Dessert | 0 comments

Today,Jan 23 is the National Pie day. Really,i am not kidding.When i was first getting acquainted with the days like national pancake day, national donut day,talk like a pirate day,crazy hair day,i thought who comes up with the days like that?For real?It was too absurd and funny at the same time for me to take it seriously.I don’t make much of it but whats the harm in having fun and eating something delish? So did you make any pie today? This day was busy for me.So all i could pull off was half roasted chicken.However during the weekend i had whipped up a pie.Of course,none of it was left.Banana Pudding...