Egg Drop Soup / Indo-Chinese Egg Soup

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Egg Drop Soup:(Indo-Chinese Style) I am happy to share my brother’s recipe, today. When I was in college, myself and Pari(my brother)used to bump into each other, only during long weekends. So, whenever I head home, the first few days will be lot fun with my brother…gossiping, shopping, teasing, playing cards, carom etc. But somehow, [...]

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Puzhungal Arisi Oma Kanji – Poor Man’s Meal

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Broken Par-boiled Rice Kanji: Conjee – is a staple comfort food in India, which has a long history. In a tropical climate like south India, semi-solid liquid food is the most preferred form of diet among rural folks. There are various versions of congee prepared both cold and warm, using wide range of grains. The [...]

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Chicken Broth & Chicken Stock

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Chicken Broth & Chicken Stock: (Totally Indian Way)Chicken Clear Soup. Chicken Broth. Chicken Stock. What is the difference between chicken broth and chicken stock? Do you’ll know! Not that two are entirely different. Broth and Stock call for the same vegetables, spices and herbs…just the simmering time is less and more respectively. This is one [...]

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Sweet Corn Soup

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Restaurant Style Sweet Corn Soup: Sweet Corn Soup. Corn Kernels Soup. Vegetable-Sweet Corn Soup. I am talking about the unique recipe, that found on Indian restaurant menu(in India)! The true restaurant style, ‘Sweet Corn Soup’! Although its not an authentic food…restaurant’s custom created (catered) to suit the needs of Indian palate! What I wonder is, [...]

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Tomato Cream Soup

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Tomato Cream Soup: Never been a big fan of ‘Tomato Soup’…all until, I discovered that Chinese restaurant near my Hostel, Delhi. During cold winters, myself and my roomie Poorani used to sneak out, to have this soup…with unique Delhi walas croutons, called ‘Fans’! That particular Chinese restaurant has an unique set of menu plan. All [...]

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Shrimps-Drumsticks Soup

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Shrimps & Drumsticks Soup: Shrimps and Drumsticks Stew. Murungaikkai-Eral Soup. Murungaikkai-Iral Thanni Kuzhambu. Shrimps: Shrimps contain a sleep promoting amino acid – Tryptopan, in it! So if you’re suffering from insomnia, fix shrimps for dinner! Or any sea food namely, cod, tuna and trout are also abundant in this amino acid! Better balance your sea [...]

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Neeraagaram

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Neeragaram: Neer + Aagaram = Water based Food. This is the simple man’s food, now forgotten by this convenient driven world. In a Tropical country like India and especially South India…to beat the heat, people often practice all sorts of things. And food habits becomes a culture after considerable period! The availability of sources and [...]

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Creamy Saffron Chicken Soup

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Creamy Saffron Chicken Soup: Saffron/Zaffron is one of the costliest spice/herb in the world. It costs more than Gold! These are actually flower’s anthers…..a fine strand that holds up the pollen grains! So….if one needs a gram of saffron, he needs to pluck at least 10,000 flowers. Now you know….why it is so expensive! These [...]

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Country Chicken Soup

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Country Chicken Soup: Naatu Kozhi Soup. Naatu Kozhi/ Desi ka Murg Soup. I could never match the taste of country chicken…..with any kind of chicken I find here. Whether its corn fed or herb fed….nothing beats up the flavour the native chicken gives. Raising country chicken is not uncommon in India….but it seldom hits the [...]

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Mushroom Soy Soup

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Mushroom Soup: Mushroom Thin Soup. Mushroom Soy Soup. Ingredients: Mushroom 6-8 piecesSoy sauce thin 4 spoonsBlack pepper 2-5 turns in pepper millSalt as per tasteVegetable brothOlive oil 1 spoon. Method: Slice the mushrooms, stir-fry them..using 1 spoon of oil. Add soy sauce and vegetable broth. Cover and cook till tender. Sprinkle pepper finally and serve [...]

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