December 16, 2014

Cauliflower Pakoda Recipe| Easy Snack Recipes

If its winter then it definitely means the deep fried food monster that has hibernated since summer in me has awoken. Somehow, for reasons unknown, i suddenly give up on being that health freak who loads up her dinner plate with salads, come winter. Maybe its the nip in the air. Or maybe that fragrance that fills up my kitchen while i make some crispy bondas filled with the newest of potatoes and the greenest of peas. Or perhaps its the bountiful produce that i come by only during winter. But whatever it is, once the monster is awake, it has to be sated or it simply wont do. The H understands how this phase works. If i do not heat my wok to fry away, i ll transform into this zombie and begin obsessing about how fat is essential to keep my skin nice and shiny during winters. So, yes he lets me do the frying and i let him do the eating. And when i m not too tired after all the frying, i ll probably cuddle up next to him to pinch off a bite or two from his plate. That s how it works in this Praveen household. We love deep fried in winter. Period. Hey, sorry i cant say period now. We love seasonal produce deep fried in winter. Period. Yup, this sounds better.

December 10, 2014

Methi Chaman Recipe| Paneer Recipes

I first heard about this amazing flavor loaded paneer based curry from my friend S. Apparently S' husband who is another S coincidentally, a die hard palak paneer aficionado became a convert after he ate her Methi Chaman. I ve never been a very big fan of paneer methi combination. I like the slightly bitter fenugreek flavors in my mor kuzhambu. But then this time around, i simply couldnt not want to try my hand at methi chaman after hearing S rave about it.

December 9, 2014

Spiced Apple Jam Recipe| Dip, Spread And Sauce Recipes

I am not a big fan of savory dishes that are laced with some amount of sweetness. Lets just say, i love my spicy dishes spicy and sweet ones sweet. And i m not the " Canning, Preserving, Freezing" momma either. But then Aparna posted this Jam recipe and totally inspired me to use up the last few apples left on my counter. I did not follow her recipe to the T but made a few inclusions and exclusions to this recipe. I found that this jam works very well with those soft apples that you get in the market as they cook quickly and easily. But sometime soon, if i m lucky to spot some tangy granny smiths here, i ll try my hand at this jam with them too.