Monthly Archives: April 2014

Grandma’s curry/Nadan curry

Garden fresh vegetable curry! My grandmother was a very thrifty woman and made food for an army with ingredients mainly from her garden. She raised 8 kids and had to feed the helpers who worked in our farm. She was … Continue reading

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Mocha custard/Mocha pudding

Our long waiting is almost coming to an end. Spring is around the corner! I can see a lot of activities in our garden, some green growth surfacing by pushing the soil, bunnies hopping and nibbling fresh new grass and … Continue reading

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Vishu and Paal payasam

Vishu is celebrated in Kerala to welcome the Malayalam New Year. It is celebrated wearing new clothes, a humongous feast and fireworks. Vishu normally falls on April 14 but this year it is celebrated on 15th as the equinox occurs … Continue reading

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Photography Styling Challenge

I was fascinated by this challenge and joined this month. My pictures are here. Please feel free to comment, as that will help me to improve my observation and look at the world with better eyes.  

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Methi Poori/Fenugreek leaves poori

Methi Poori for a special kick! Poori is a fried flat bread. Poori is slowly disappearing from our family food chart as it is deep fried and poses unwanted health questions. I am strictly prohibited from eating them by family … Continue reading

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Potato masala/ Poori masala

Yellow potato curry! I am going back to some basics in Indian cooking. When mashed potatoes decide to have a good time with onion and some simple spices, this potato masala is born. It is the best curry to escort … Continue reading

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Pepper chicken/Chicken masala

Hot hot chicken! This is a Kerala recipe and a special guest post. The preparation was entirely by my husband who has the right to declare himself as the meat chef at home. He inherited some culinary skills and has … Continue reading

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