Rice Kheer with Jaggery, Dried Figs and Saffron

14 May

An exotic rice kheer (pudding) that gets its sweetness entirely from jaggery and dried figs. A hint of saffron that elevates it to greater heights.

A dessert fit for royalty with the best kind of calories you can hope to get from such indulgence. Jaggery may come from the same source as white sugar – sugarcane juice – but it’s miles ahead in terms of nutrition. The process of refining strips white sugar of sugarcane’s mineral contents, while the simpler method of jaggery-making retains them.


Food Limericks

12 May

Today is the 200th birth anniversary of Edward Lear (12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888), a British author and poet renowned for popularising the limerick form of poetry.

Twitter is agog with wishes of Happy Limerick Day. I’m adding my little bit with verse in limerick form.


Sabut Moong Dal

7 May

If you a want a change from the same old yellow dal but not something as heavy as rajma and channa, sabut moong dal (greem gram) is the one to go for.


Potatoes in Mustard Sauce

1 May

A traditional recipe from Bihar/Bengal that revels in the heady potency of mustard. If you like the sharpness of mustard and mustard oil, you are in for a treat with sarson wale aloo (potatoes in mustard sauce).


Liebster Blog Award

1 May

I’m excited to receive my very first blog award – the Liebster Blog Award – thanks to themustardseed, a lovely blog of which every recipe makes me think "this is MY kind of food" and every photograph whets my appetite. Thank you, themustardseed!


Now is my turn to pass on the award. The rules are:

  • Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  • Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
  • Give your top 5 picks for the award.
  • Inform your top 5 by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Post the award on your blog.

Forwarding the award to 5 food blogs I was instantly hooked on to and now enjoy reading regularly.


Banana Chocolate Shake

29 Apr

I make banana milkshake often, adding chocolate to it was a first. The combination banana chocolate shake was awesome – it not only tasted great but, with the chocolate tint, made itself a lot more visually attractive.


Sweet Mango Chutney

24 Apr

You know those mangoes we get this time of the year, neither ripe nor unripe but somewhere in between. Too sour to be eaten as-is or used in milkshakes, but not raw enough for panna. What to do with such mangoes?

Make sweet mango chutney, if you ask me.


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