Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Trail mix are very popular snack in America .. It is considered a very healthy snack to indulge , though it is easy to put together the proper proportion and the ingredients combined matters a lot. There should be correct amount of treenuts, dried fruits and candies / chocolates added . Dry fruits are always a healthy option for snacks, in India dry fruits are considered very healthy and it is served for the guest who come for the marriage as a symbol of hospitality. As I belong to a marwari roots we have the tradition of serving dry fruits and nuts to the guest who come to our home. So when ever we have guest before any snacks dry fruits or mawa is offered to them. If some guest are very shy and restraining them to have we try make them feel like home and enjoy the hospitality ( In marwari we call Manwar). In our dry fruit box we generally have a combination of fruits and nuts like cashew, badam, pista are like compulsory other than that we can have anjeer or dried figs, dried grapes, dried apricots or any even chocolates. In the picture below I have added anardana balls ( pomegranate balls).
Monday, August 01, 2016
Blueberry rasam is a very delicious and will taste like a rasam with blueberry flavor in it.. My blueberry were farm fresh so they were little tangy, am sure you can use the store bought once to get the "Khatta Meetha" taste. In that case you can skip the jaggery depending on blueberries taste.In our India trip we went for a vacation to Chikmagalur and there I happen to eat Udipi style meals in which the rasam was made with kokum and not tamarind. So I tried to match the color of blueberry with kokum, and the taste even was good. Not so happy with the pictures, pardon me am still trying to find the best light in our new place. Here is a innovative and yummy berry rasam for you today ...
Friday, July 22, 2016
Last weekend we went to pick some blueberries, it was the last picking of the season and am glad we did it. My daughter enjoyed picking the yummy juicy berries. So you will be seeing some blueberry recipes coming in the blog. Usually berries are underestimated and made used only in making preserves and jams, I wanted to make something different and so the idea popped up of making Blueberry flavored peda, he he yes I succeeded again in making them. You can also add blueberry extract for the blueberry flavor to pop up but I could taste the berry in this peda. I didn't add any color but you are open to add purple food color if you like. Now am very excited to share my experiment, it tasted just like store bought peda but with a berry flavor in it.. Before that for all Rajani fans enjoy Kabali fever.. Am a big fan of thalaiva and so desi fiesta is also starting the sweets on Kabali release :).. So awaiting to see the movie in theater..
PS: Do try the recipe and let me know the feedback but don't blog it back , its a request :) Also don't change the flavor and call it your recipe plz its a humble request .