Showing posts from May, 2014

Karela Puli Munchi/ Tangy and Spicy Bittergourd Masala

I had told you about this dish with Karela long time back. If anyone of you have tried it I am sure you must have liked it J. I have been making it from past 4 years as of now and my hubby likes it very much and whenever we get karelas/bitter gourd this is the first thing he asks me to do with it. 
Today when I was about to make this dish i thought of changing the same recipe into a new recipe, in which I used similar ingredients but added a twist and made a complete new dish.
Puli means tangy/sour and Munchi means spicy/ chillies. Basically they make this puli munchi with fish and me having no idea what goes into the puli munchi added my own ingredients and made this Karela Puli Munchi.
 Karela Lovers must surely try it out… You will love it.

We Need:
Karela/Bitter Gourd/ Karathe – 3 washed deseeded and cut into cubes Salt -1tbsp Amchur Powder – 1 tsp
For the Masala:

Onion cut into cubes – 1
Dry Red Chillies – 6 or 1 tbsp red chilli powder *see notes
Coriander seeds - 1.5 tsp
Turmeric p…

Bhajjile Kadlo/ Roasted Peanuts

“If you carry your Childhood with you never become Older”- Tom Stoppard
Just like the quote above we never grow old when it comes to some food item that you have always associated with childhood. One such thing is the Bajjile Kadlo/Roasted Peanuts.  During our childhood we used to get these peanuts either at beach sides,park or Saanth ( roadside festival/carnival). And with or without even asking our parents would buy them for us knowing how much we like it J(amma always told me it’s a tedious task to roast them in sand may be that was the reason she never made them is what I think now ;) whereas she makes all the time consuming sweets and snacks… wonder why she fetl this time consuming). The best part about eating this peanuts is holding the paper cone in one hand and dropping the peanuts one by one in the other hand and then popping it in the mouth and waiting for the last peanut which usually gets stuck at the bottom of the paper cone… We used to open the whole paper cone and eat t…

Mango Panna Cotta - A deliciously smooth and silky dessert

I had no idea what pannacotta was until I started blogging. And whenever I saw it I was tempted to try, it took me a long time to try ;).
When I or say my little girl saw this pic of Sia’s we were just salivating and she wanted me to try it there and then but unfortunately did not find agar agar strips neither veg gelatin. But never to worry there is always the next mango season is what I thought and this time when the King of fruits arrived the first thing we did was went in search of Agar Agar and luckily we found the strips. I’d first tried making jelly using the strips as I wanted my hands to set well on the dessert. Unluckily the jelly was not firm… though we enjoyed it in the falooda. Next thing I did was started searching for a video on how to use Agar Agar… after looking at it I knew I could not go wrong anywhere now. And I moved my hands on the Yummy Lucious Silky smooth Mango Pannacotta J.

For Cream Layer:  1¼ th  cups Cream (I have used full fat cream)
1 cup Milk…