Monday, July 25, 2016

Pearl Millet Cucumber Idli/Kambu Vellarikaai Idli/Pearl Millet Cucumber Steamed Cake

Kadamb/Taushe idli/Southekayi Kadubu/Thoushe Muddo - This is how Cucumber idli is know in Konkani cuisine. Though cucumber idli is usually prepared with either rice rava or semolina, my version of cucumber idli is completely different from the traditional one. Do you know, traditionally this cucumber idli is steamed in Turmeric leaves to give a nice aroma after cooking. However my today's post is not a traditional one, and i may say proudly that its one of my creation which is tweaked by myself after going through many cucumber idli posts. Since i dont want to make this idli with rice rava or semolina i opted for a usual pearl millet idli batter in which i mixed a grounded paste of cucumber-green chilly and some grated cucumber. Trust me this idlis came out with a nice flavor and delicious as well.

Pearl Millet, Cucumber Idli, Kambu Vellarikaai Idli

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tomato Masala Kurma/Kongunadu Thakkali Kurma

If you are searching for a fingerlicking goodness gravy for rice or a lipsmacking side dish for idlies or dosas, then you should give a try to this flavourful kurma. Simple to make, this kurma is highly flavourful as this kurma calls for poppy seeds, fennel seeds, roasted gram and grated coconut which is grinded as fine paste to give the aroma to this fingerlicking kurma. Usually chopped tomatoes are sauteed until they turn mushy to prepare kurmas, but my today's recipe calls for tomato puree which is simply prepared by deskinning and deseeding the tomatoes.  The best part of this kurma is this gravy can be served with anything. You can prepare this kurma for your breakfast and you can serve again for lunch with rice or else for your dinner with rotis.

Tomato Masala Kurma, Tomato Kurma

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Eggless Checkerboard Pull Apart Bread with Tangzhong Method

One more checkerboard bread, though i want to make something different. To be honest, this bread was my favourite as these cuties came out extremely spongy and super soft. Yes i prepared this bread dough with tangzhong method. Whoever bake their own bread at home knew very well about this famous Tangzhong method. This method have its origin from Japan, and very much used by home cooks to get a nice fluffy, spongy breads at home. Breadflour and water cooked together makes a pudding like paste and this paste is added to the bread dough, this is how tangzhong method consists.I have already tried couple of breads with this method and everytime the bread prepared with tangzhong method is a big hit at home.

Eggless Checkerboard Pull Apart Bread

Monday, July 18, 2016

Eggless Checkerboard Cookies

Though am not satisfied with the checkerboard pattern of my today's post, i dont have any other option than posting them. Am in summer vacation, and thought to do so many stuffs for my blog, but life was bit busy. The first day of my vacation started with too much of stress, yes mom went a major operation and i was very much worried about her, fortunately everything went well and she was in hospital till wednesday. When you are stressed or worried,dont ever try to make things you cant manage to do. I did and lesson learned. Few days back when i was so much stressed and worried about my mom, i baked these cookies just to divert my mind. But unfortunately i went wrong with the pattern, though the cookie dough came out super prefect.

Eggless Checkerboard Cookies