A Butterfly Paradise

  I am still dazed by the sight of hundreds of beautiful butterflies, fluttering all around me and they looked like flying flowers;truly a breathtaking sight. I feel blessed to have witnessed such a gift of nature. We call it progress but we endure severe repercussions of living in a concrete jungle. Our cities are…

Flavorful Pudina Sabudana khichdi Or Mint Tapioca Mash

Flavorful Pudina Sabudana khichdi Or Mint Tapioca Mash is far tastier than the regular Sago khichdi. The fresh mint leaves add a much needed  flavor to the otherwise bland dish.It is usually eaten for breakfast but I have it for dinner as it is light on my tummy and easily digested. Soaked Sago pearls or…

Fresh Cherry Jelly with Sweetened Cream

Let me tell you the anecdote behind my new-fangled recipe of Fresh Cherry Jelly with Sweetened Cream….. Guess what I found at the supermarket yesterday; Cherries! Yes, the fresh, wild, bright crimson, juicy and luscious gems compelled me to grab the last box before it was snatched away by another cherry lover. Come on stop…

Bread Pakoras or Bread Fritters

  Bread Pakoras or Bread Fritters; what is the connection one may wonder. Bread is a European discovery and as far as I know, there have not been any fritters or pakoras made with bread there! But believe me, Bread Pakoda is unequivocally the best desi snack that goes well with your chai tea. Bread…

Guava and Mint Chutney or Dip

Whoever thought of Guava and Mint Chutney or Dip must have been a diehard foodie. A sweet and tangy chutney with guavas, lemon, chillies and fresh mint, this Chutney is another way to consume the magnificent yet humble guava. A dash of lime juice, green chillies along with the fruit’s natural sweetness makes this chutney…

Mango Puri or Deep Fried Unleavened Mango Bread

The mango mania continues and this time it is Mango Puri or Deep Fried Unleavened Mango Bread. Mango in a puri; that is a double whammy isn’t it? Mangoes are a universal favourite and when you add them to Puri which is also as relished, makes it a delectable and drool-worthy dish. A dough of wheat flour…

Paniyaram,appe, guntapunugulu or Spicy Dumplings

Paniyaram ,appe  or guntapunugulu as they are called here in Andhra are a traditional Konkan breakfast dish but now it has been modified by every region to suit the palates and ingredients. We in Andhra make a lot of idli and dosa and the batter is always ready in the fridge. Masala Appe or spiced…

Mysore Bajji or Flour Fritters

The sweltering dog days of sun-drenched roasting days are gone and the rain-drenched earth makes us crave for something hot and friend. It is time to take out the oil pot and fry some savoury dumplings, isn’t it? And that’s what I did; I made piping hot Mysore bajjis to welcome the season’s first showers.I…

SMOOTH AND TASTY MANGO PHIRNI

  Another in my list of mango recipes…Mango Phirni this time.I cannot have enough of these luscious juicy mangoes and before it is time to bid them goodbye, I am feasting on these beauties in any and every form.  Phirni is a light, creamy and sweet, chilled rice pudding flavoured with exotic saffron strands.  It…

Mango Kulfi Falooda

Mango kulfi recipe is a twist for regular Kulfi as it is flavoured with mango. It is lip-smacking, sinfully rich and creamy, frozen dessert. Being a mango lover I make good use of them in the summer season. Like samosa is incomplete without aloo (potato) so is summer incomplete without mangoes! We get small delectable…

VIRGIN LYCHEE MOJITO

I saw the first lychees of the season and I only thought of gobbling them then and not of making a VIRGIN LYCHEE MOJITO. OMG!! how I love them. If you love lychees and if you live in South India, then you can relate to my delight. Until a couple of years ago, Lychees were…

Jaljeera-Indian Summer Drink

A glass of chilled Jaljeera on a hot summer day is very refreshing. It is a traditional Indian summer drink with health benefits. Jal jeera literally means ‘cumin water’ but there are more cooling ingredients than just roasted and powdered cumin in it. The unique flavour in the jaljeera powder is an amalgamation of spices…