Sitting at home forced by the lockdown and putting on some pounds? Feel like indulging your sweet tooth yet in a healthy way? Want to beat the summer heat? Leave those overly sweet colas and drinks with processed sugar aside. Make this easy five ingredient green smoothie and join the healthy food wagon. Continue reading “Five Ingredient Green Smoothie”
What a bizarre name ! Well this is a dip (as in chips and dips) that got invented during the lockdown period with little whatever there is available in the pantry and hence the name. Continue reading “Lockdown Dip”
“Good, old-fashioned ways keep hearts sweet, heads sane and hands busy”, said Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women. And I have found so much deeper meaning and truth in this while the whole world has been in lockdown due to the Covid 19 epidemic. I have been going back to so many old recipes and cooking or baking them not only because I consider working in the kitchen therapeutic, but also because these dishes have been our comfort food in these taxing and high tension times.
One such recipe is the good old bread and butter pudding which never fails to satisfy the sweet cravings. Continue reading “The proof of the pudding …”
Buns as they are called in Goa are a cross between a puri and bread, They are actually snacks that are made in variation in the coastal regions of Goa and Karnataka, especially Udupi and Mangalore. They are fried like puris and puff up like them but the interior is rather flaky and filled like a bun and hence the name. They are served with vegetable curry like Kurma or with chutney. You can sweeten them more and can have them just like that sans any accompaniment! Thats my favourite way of eating them. Continue reading “Banana Buns”
The title sounds all Greek and Latin isn’t it? Well it is Goan in fact 🙂 Let me explain. Alsande is a kind of legume grown mainly in Goa and Karnataka. Its actually a black eyed pea belonging to the cow pea family. Its extremely tasty and cooks very well. Tonak is colloquial version of Tondak which refers to a type of masala or gravy. This is an extremely tasty dish and is usually had with Goan bread called poi. You could have it with pav or slice bread as well. Continue reading “Alsandyache Tonak”