Mar 27, 2007

Chapatis & Parathas

Soft Chapathis

I usually make chapthi/phulkas without using oil. They come out soft, but has to be served immediately. I was happy with this results since I always made chapthi after my family is on the table for the dinner. Directly from the tava to the mouth. But it is not always possible to do this 'serve immediate' approach, specially when I have guests over. When made ahead of time my chapathi tend to get hard.

Mar 26, 2007

Pan Pole (Neeru Dose) with Rice or Raagi

Pan Pole or Neer Dose is a very special dosa thats easy to make but needs special talent. Pan Pole simpley means Leafy thin Dosa. The whole trick in making perfect dosa is the consistency of the batter and the action of spreading the dosa on the griddle. And off course the choice of your griddle. You may use a non stick griddle, but the best choice is a well seasoned iron griddle.

Rice Pan Pole

Pan Polo

Recipe for Rice Pan Pole

Mar 21, 2007

ChaNe Gashi ( Chickpea Curry in Coconut sauce)

Chane Gashi
Chane Gashi or Chickpeas in Coconut sauce is the most delicious konkani curry. The aroma of the chana and the curry leaves just makes the whole meal appetizing. Probably thats the reason why many of them prefer this curry for the festive meals.

Mar 19, 2007

Konkani Festive Menu for Ugadi

Wish you all Happy Ugadi!
Ugadi Greetings

A path that leads to beautiful future.
Remembrances of a happy years.
Wish you all Happy, Healthy and Prosperous new year.

What is Ugadi?

'Uga' means a year and 'Aadi' means beginning. Ugadi is the beginning of the New Lunar Year. Ugadi is celebrated on Chaitra Shuddha Padya. The name of this samvatsar or the year is 'Sarvajith' which means 'victor of all'

Mar 11, 2007

Veggie Patty with Brown rice & Barley

Veggie Burger

I just love the veggie patty in the Subway Sandwiches. Last week, I was reading the recipe for Aloo tikki on Homespices and an idea just flashed me to make the veggie patties at home. Aloo tikki is an great alternative for the veggie patties, but I wanted it be filled with veggies and high fiber. I peeked in my pantry and found some brown rice, barley and bits and pieces of leftover veggies. I managed to come up with a my own recipe for veggie patty. It was just delicious, I gobbled up a few for evening snack, they were like cutlets.

Mar 6, 2007

Mulik (Jack Fruit Fritters)

Its Jack fruit season! Jack fruits always make me nostalgic. I have sweet memories of childhood where my brother would climb the tree in our backyard to pluck the jack fruits and my sisters would be helping him. It was like a mini circus going on every day.

We put almost every part of the jack fruit tree to use. The young jack fruit used in curries, the seed is also used up. Sometimes the seeds are sun dried and stored for the winter. Once the fruits start to ripe first few weeks we would just survive on jack fruits. A few weeks later my mom would make Jackfruit idlis (muddo) and then comes the Jack fruit fritters (mulik). Even the leaves aren't spared. The leaves are cleaned, trimmed and sewn together with coconut leaf stalk to make a container in which idlis called (kotto) are steamed.

Mar 5, 2007

Stop Plagiarism

Image by Sandeepa

Plagiarism - it happens again. And this time its Yahoo! and the victim is a Malayalam Blogger Surya Gayatri. Read more here

We have seen many incidents of content theft from the food blogs here and here

Today is the day, we bloggers have chosen to alert and shame all those who copy our content and images.