Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Ghee

Ghee comes from a Sanskrit wod "Ghrit" घ्र त so it is Ghee in Hindi or clarified Butter in English. Ghee is a key ingredient in Indian cooking. It has been used in India for thousands of years. Now that I think it was the best way to preserve the butter while butter while cooking it. Back home in India I grew up with cows in my backyard. First my grandmother used to have a cow, then for some years she didn't have and then my father bought a big beautiful Jersey Cow, my grandma and mom used to milk it. She had to be milked thrice a day so it was quite a lot of work of work for them. But we grew up with fresh milk, home made Yogurt, buttermilk  butter, and of course Ghee.


Monday, 21 December 2020

Bombay Pav Bhagi


Pav पाव  Bhagi भाजी, Pav means bread and Bhagi means Vegetable so this is a dish of bread/buns served with vegetable cooked in a tangy tomato sauce. It is a famous Street food in India. It comes originally from Mumbai then Bombay but today it is famous all over India. Kids as well as adults love it. I remember at our home it was made in the weekends and it was an all time favourite at birthday parties as well and it still is. Now this recipe of mine is inspired by an authentic Bombay Pav Bhagi which is made mostly with boiled potatoes, peas and tomatoes, but I have also added one red capsicum to it. 

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Childra: Vegetarian Omelette


Childra चिलडा / Chilla चिला /Puda पूडा, it has so many names but one thing is for sure, it is delicious. I was always a fan of Childras for as long as I remember. Its like a savoury pancake made with Chicpea flour. 

There are about three kinds of Chicpeas which I know:Indian Kala Chana (black small chic pea) which I have seen mostly in India, the Childras are made from the flour made out of these Chicpeas. Kabuli Chana/Garbanzo beans, these are two very similar varieties but one variety is a big bigger and the other one and a bit more whiter or fairer.

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Red Bean Burgers

Who doesn't love Burgers! Everyone does! Its that kind of Junk food but which can be fun and healthy food if we take a good bean and make them bean burgers. You could also opt for a whole meal bread instead of these burger buns to make them even more versatile.These ones here are packed with super good things and that makes them in the healthy category. They are made with sprouted red kidney beans/rajma(hindi) and veggies.


Friday, 27 November 2020

Nuts Barfi


Barfi is an Indian Dessert. Its basically another word for an Indian sweet dish which can be made with many different kinds of ingredients eg milk, condensed milk, nuts (almonds/cashew nuts, pistachios), flours (wheat flour, rice flour, chicpea flour), paneer, khowa(solidified milk), coconut etc. It is cut into either squares, rectangles or even rounds. It can also be decorated with silver or golden edible metallic leaf called as Vark.