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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year



I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.
I am going on a vacation to India and therefore would be away from the blog world for a few weeks.
See you next year. :)

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Carrot - Evaporated Milk Payasam



Replace the milk with evaporated milk in this recipe for a more creamier, richer dessert.


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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Pomegranate - Cucumber Raita


Here is a simple and refreshing raita prepared using juicy pearls of pomegranate and crunchy cucumbers.

Preparation:
This cool, yogurt dish is quite simple to prepare and takes only a couple of minutes if you have the ingredients ready.
Take a cup of thick yogurt and beat it with a spoon for a few seconds to get uniform consistency. Add a handful of pomegranate seeds, a handful of cucumber cubes (peeled and finely chopped cubes), a Tbsp of finely chopped cilantro and salt as needed.
Heat a tsp of oil and add 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds and a pinch of hing to it. When mustard seeds start to pop, remove and add it to the yogurt mixture. Stir well.
Either it can be served with rotis / pooris or can be eaten as a snack.
This raita tastes good when served cold and so, I refrigerate it for at least a couple of hours before serving. If you are left with any raita after serving, refrigerate it. It can be refrigerated maximum for a day since the yogurt goes sour.

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