Aam Khand – A Cup of Joy!

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Also Known As: Mango Pudding. Mango Mousee. Alrighty…I used to think, Sheerkhand is the best, until recently I came up with Aamkhand! The fresh crushed cream, loaded with mango chunks and finished with almonds…sort of like a molten mango lava! Only this in a sizable cup…makes it simply irresistible. If you are a mango-freak like [...]

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Fresh Grape Juice – Vineyards Special

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Grape Juice Ingredients 1 lb grapes 1-2 cups sugar syrup Method Wash, clean and discard the stem from grapes. Meticulously, remove the seeds and discard it as well. Further, peel the skin and set aside. Retain the pulp too. Now, blend and puree the skin and extract strong deep colored juice out of it. Filter [...]

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Pineapple Halwa / Candied Pineapple

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Also Known as: Anasipazha Halwa, Candied Pineapple. There should be some sort of stricter rule for me to stay connected with the world! I live in the woods, in the deep country side, where there is no sign of civilization for several miles. The only way to prove my existence is by my personal effort! [...]

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Unniappam / Vazhaipazham Appam

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Unniappam: On the other day, I was counting all my drawbacks…and ended up making a pretty big list:( Well, am not ashamed that I was never good with machines and numbers! So, its in the top most layer! But, its really funny when people assume that I must be good in cooking!! Ooops, maybe this [...]

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Whole Grapes Juice – North Arcot Special

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Grape Juice: I understand that, there isn’t anything different in juicing the fruits. We all pretty much follow the same thumb rule around the globe. But yet, few places….reserve some special effects to their preparations. There is a chain of specialty juice shops around the North Arcot belt. Where they serve this unique ‘whole grapes [...]

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Mango Kulfi – Yummilious!

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Mango Kulfi: Ingredients: Mango 1 large Cardamom 1-2 – powdered Sugar as per taste Evaporated milk 1 can Pistachios 2-4 crushed. Method: Peel, de seed and chop the flesh of mangoes. Now mix all the above mentioned ingredients and blend the same. Pour them into small flannels or pop-sickle molds. Freeze for 2-4 hours. Serve [...]

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Madhulai Rasam – Sweet and Light!

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Pomegranate Rasam : Whenever I find sour fruits in the market, I instantly think of turning them into ‘rasam’. A simple touch of fruits makes this humble rasam, even more comforting! And there is absolutely no disputes at the dinner table…how about that! So, here you go…my take on ‘Madhulai Rasam’. Ingredients:  Pomogranate fruit – [...]

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Grilled Trout with Mango Salsa – Cloned Restaurant Special

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Grilled Trout:(Southern Cooking) You enjoy restaurant food…And you have tried re-creating it at home, what was the result? Yeah, I agree sometimes we flunk over simple ones! Honestly, many a times…I abstain from fixing ‘Restaurant Secret Recipes’ at home. Not that because it is still a secret or hard to fix kind! And come on, [...]

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Pearl Millet Pancake – India’s Own Pancake

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Kambu Inipu Adai: Ingredients: Pearl millet powder 1 cupBanana 1Jaggery 3/4 cupCardamom powder 1 spoonMilk 1 tablespoonGhee/butter for smearingHoney to garnishPistachios nuts few to garnish. Method: Mix the first 5 ingredients together and make a smooth batter. Heat the skillet, add butter and pour about a tablespoon of batter. Cook both the sides. Once it [...]

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Fruit Punch – A Citrusy Kick!

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Fruit Punch: Ingredients and Method: Orange juice – freshly squeezed 1 cupPineapple juice 1 cupLemon juice few spoonsHoney few spoonsPomegranate 1 fistful. Mix all the above and serve chilled.

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