Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Corn Salad for Summer

To organise a party in the summer is lot more easier and lot more fun then in winter. We get so many colourful vegetables and fruits. You can get so creative and whisk simple dishes in no time. The dishes are healthy, fresh and fun to make. 

Here is one such dish which I make often with fresh corn in the summer. You could also used frozen or canned corn but I just use fresh. While using fresh ingredients you don't have to worry too much about the taste because dishes cooked with fresh veggies always taste good.

I also give this salad to my girls for school, its great for summer parties and picnics too.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Sade Chawal/Plain Basmati Rice

Rice is the staple food in many regions of India. If we start from the south to the east, mostly rice is eaten for the main meals. If we come to the Central India people eat a combination of Rice and Roti/Chapati and in Rajasthan its mostly Chapatis. But now-a-days dish combinations like Kadhi-Chawal (Yogurt soup-Rice) Rajma-Chawal (red beans-Rice) and of course the most famous, most loved our simple old Daal-Rice are eaten in the whole of India.

Kadhi (Yoghurt Soup)

Kadhi कड़ी  is a very popular dish in the north and the west of India. It is a yogurt soup cooked with some chickpea flour and tempered with different whole spices. It is a commonly cooked home food which is often served with white fluffy basmati rice /Jeera Rice, pickles and papadums. But it can also be a part of an Indian Thali. We love Khadi-Chawal कड़ी - चावल on a rainy day. Its simple to make but very comforting to eat.

Here is what you will need for 4 people.