Friday, January 22, 2016

Cranberry Thokku (Pickle)

Cranberries are very good for health so I bought a big bag of cranberries but none of us liked to eat it as such since it was too sour. So when I was wondering what to do with it, I came across this recipe and used it to make this cranberry thokku. I made it similar to how I make Tomato Thokku and it tasted very good. In a matter of days all the cranberries were finished in this manner. Now I will buy cranberries only to make this thokku. You can use this thokku along with rice, dosas or chappatis and it tastes awesome with curd rice especially...


  • 2 cups Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Sesame Oil 
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 tsp Salt (Adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp Chilly Powder (Adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp Sambar Powder (Optional)
  • 2 spring Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Jaggery (Optional)
  • 1/2 tsp roasted Methi (Fenugreek) Powder

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Chocolate Ganache

Ganache is a French word for glaze and refers to a smooth mixture of chocolate and cream. It gives a shiny and smooth finish when used to cover a cake with it. The taste is also awesome and depends on the quality of chocolate used.

  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 cup Heavy whipping crea
  • 2 tbsp unsalted Butter

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Happy New Year!!!

This is a nice warm soup for the cold winter days. This soup is a nice way to sneak in some veggie if your kids don't like broccoli as they will definitely love this soup because of its creamy taste.

  • 1 bunch Broccoli washed and cut into florets
  • 1 ripe Avocado
  • 1 cup Milk (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground Pepper
  • 1" piece Ginger
  • 1 tsp Rosemary leaves washed (optional)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Vegetable Clear Soup

This is a very easy and healthy soup. You may add any vegetable of your choice. You can even add tiny pieces of Tofu or Paneer to lure the little ones to this soup. This recipe serves 4-5 people.

  • 2 bowls of chopped veggies like Carrot, Broccoli, Beans, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Potato, Zucchini, Paneer / Tofu or any vegetable of your choice. These Veggies should be chopped very finely.
  • 3 cups of Water
  • 1 tsp Salt (Adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp Pepper Powder (Adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Finely chopped Dill/ Coriander leaves to garnish (Optional)

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Paneer Butter Masala
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