Today I will share with you one more lunch menu I made last week. To go along with rice, I made thakkali kulambu, pudalangai poriyal, vellarikkai thayir pachadi curd and gooseberry pickle. I thought I had both the gravy and poriyal in my blog, but to my surprise, I haven’t posted the recipe yet. Will be posting it soon. Today we will see how the pachadi is made. Pachadi is a Kerala dish usually made with a vegetable, coconut and curd. It goes really well with rice. I always remember mor kulambu when I try pachadi, but they are so different in preparation.
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When I posted the puttu maavu made with cholam/ jowar, I also made puttu out of it. As I told you before, I am trying to incorporate millets in my day to day cooking and this recipe is one in which I substituted rice flour with jowar flour. Usually I get heartburn when I eat rice flour puttu. So even though I love it, I try to avoid it. I tried this puttu with jowar and was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t feel any inconvenience after eating the puttu. So much healthier than rice!!
If you are reading my blog regularly, you might know that I am doing a month long blogging marathon along with my friends with one theme a week. For this week, the theme is Indian states and I am doing savoury snacks for six states this week. After doing pakoras and vadas, here comes a famous Maharashtrian snack, Bakhrawadi. I love bakhrawadis and when I visited Shirdi once, I bought it in a snack shop and loved it. Ever since, I wanted to try it at home but lazy me, thought it to be an elaborate task and kept postponing. Bakhrawadis are made with besan and maida and has a savoury filling. The dough is rolled, filling applied and the dough is made into a log. Then it is cut into slices and deep fried. It reminded me of the preparation of madatha kaja, only difference is, kaja is a sweet and bhakrawadi is savoury.
While I was on a recipe hunt for the festivals across the globe theme, I wanted to include Ramadaan as now it is the month of Ramadaan and my neighbours fast for the whole month. I love Arabian sweets. With cheese and flaky pastries they are so delicious and whenever I try a recipe, it used to be a super hit at home. So when I found the atayef recipe, I didn’t hesitate. There are so many varieties of atayef available in the blog world. There are cheese fillings and nut fillings. They are baked or deep fried or just served as it is with a drizzle of sugar syrup. I put together two or three recipes together to come to this recipe.
After two days of sweet dishes, we now explore some spicy bakes. Though everyone participating in this Baking marathon is doing sub themes, some how I didn’t try to choose any theme. I didn’t even try to organize my posts and drafts. My drafts folder is like a puzzle box and I am picking a recipe a day from that. Today I will be writing about a very very easy recipe which is so Indianized, if it is the word!! I had a beautiful head of cauliflower and decided to make casserole. When I was going through the recipes, every recipe I came across used loads and loads of cheese and white sauce. As my folks at home don’t even try to taste it, I was looking for an alternative. Then I came across low fat versions using tomato sauce and different types of sauce. That is the moment I got the idea of making an Indian version of the casserole. My hubby likes anything that is spicy. Red chilly powder needs to be added so that I can tempt him into eating it. And also the casserole needed a liquid element to cook the vegetables.
How many of you have tasted paal ice? For those who doesn’t know what is paal ice, it is like kulfi and during summer, there are so many street vendors selling paal ice in small carts. They come to every street and stop at every house. All the kids would run with small tumblers to get their portion. Once I grew up I stopped tasting those as I used to catch cold immediately. I stayed away from paal ice for long. When my daughter was 2 years old, when we went to MIL’s house, she bought one for her. From that day, when ever she goes to Theni, she will surely get paal ice. But still I don’t try it as I am so much afraid of cold. There are two types of ice available. One is the usual and the other is special. The special will have coconut and will be slightly larger than the usual ones. We always go for the special ones. Some times they even buy two per head. Having the ice in both hands, it is just a visual treat to look at kids licking both at the same time. As heat is increasing here in Madurai, There is always a popsicle in my freezer. I have tried three varieties so far and the fourth is setting today. But I am not getting time to post about these yummy treats. Here is my second popsicle for this month.