Monday, May 23, 2011

Cookie n Spice

Recipe: Speculaas (Eggless)
I had been wanting to try out a cookie recipe for so long. But since there are truckloads of different biscuits and cookies available at the shops, I didn't get around to making any until yesterday.

Speculaas is a cinnamon and ginger flavoured sweet cookie. The interesting thing about this is the range of spices used. The thought of biting into these sweet and spicy cookies made me curious and eager to try them out.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Spice up the Staple

Recipe: Chicken Slow-Roasted in a Green Chilli and Coriander Gravy

Do you get bored eating the same kind of food everyday?

I know I do.

Though it felt like ages since we had chicken, I was in the mood for a different combination of flavours. My standard red chilli-tomato-coriander base that I make for non-veg dishes wasn't exciting enough.

But then again, not everyone in my family likes to eat vastly different foods very often.

I wanted to try out something that will break the monotony of the usual flavours but also something that would go well with our staple food of rice, cooked buttermilk and vegetable side-dishes. That way, I could satisfy my family's need to hang on to the comfort of "naadan" food as well as my raging appetite for new foodie avenues.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tuning To Tuna

Recipe: Tuna Sandwich

We get these really soft, square-shaped, pull-apart buns here called "Butter Pavs". These kind of buns are mainly used in the Indian fast food dish Pav Bhaji.

Every time I see these freshly baked butter pavs in the shops, I start craving for a sandwich. So on this particular day, when I came home laden with these yummy buns, I was so happy to find that I had some canned tuna in my cupboard.

I love a Tuna sandwich anytime.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chips Hi-jacked

Recipe: Homemade Jackfruit Chips / Chakka Varuthathu

This is a favourite crunchy snack amongst Keralites.

Yes, it is another jackfruit dish for today's post :) The foodie in me feels that I just have to share my love of this fruit with you and thereby post one more of the yummy ways to use it in cooking.

This is the last jackfruit post. I promise! (At least till I get my hands on more jackfruit)

If you want to check out the other dish that I had made with jackfruit, click here (it has pics of the tree and the whole fruit as well) and to read more about this wonderful fruit click here.

If there is such a title as the King of Chips then homemade jackfruit chips will win hands down. Potato chips, banana chips or any other chips pale in comparison to this awesome chip.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Special Events For You and Me

Do you sometimes feel certain things happen just for you ?

I do :)

Like what I saw out the window when I returned home after work today.

Just moments before my eyes landed on this view, I was feeling drained and stressed out. This was just what I needed to get recharged again.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Guest post: Granola bars

Recipe: Granola bars

You all know my good friend V right? For those of you who don't, V and I were colleagues and cubical-neighbours. And quickly became great friends. The otherwise dull work-days seemed so much nicer with her around to listen to my cribs, advices (:P), successes, failures, etc. She also always had something to munch on :) So whether I was hungry, stressed out or just looking for a chat, life seemed better after I stopped by her cube.

Today's post is a guest post from her :) Thanks V for the gorgeous granola bars. I'm drooling already. Do check out her blog for more mouth-watering delectables.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Colours of Summer

If I had to describe Kerala in a colour, GREEN would be apt. Even in the midst of summer, Kerala is filled with lush greenery...

When I was in there last week, I managed to photograph some of the other colours of summer along with the gorgeous shades of green.

Yes, I photographed the gorgeous bee :) Though it wasn't very happy having a camera pointed at it. And threateningly buzzed at me. I fled from the scene as fast as I could...


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