Sunday, 1 March 2015

Vegetable Cutlets

Shallow frying is good or bad for health, I still don't have a right answer.(P.S. Opinions required). I usually go for deep frying, but yesterday I decided to try out a starter that would be shallow fried. I came up with an idea of vegetable cutlets. A teaspoon of oil for each cutlet I fried. By the end I was like the amount of oil used is perhaps the same, in fact poor deep frying technique is blamed much more than it really deserved. Still as all say I too hope shallow frying is a better technique with confusions in my mind. It was Mr. S b'day the other day on February 27. I wanted to prepare a full course meal at home which included, veggie cutlets as starter, chinese noodles, pulav and raita as main course and a fruit custard as dessert. This vegetable cutlet was something I wanted to have here in blog, but these days I just can't afford to pay time here and hence a little less regular blogger. Having tried late night, couldn't do any photography as it calls for natural day light else needs flash and natural food color is just suppressed, hence yesterday I have tried it out yet again and I got a thumbs up from DH and well was blessed with good day light for my humble not so great food shoot. So some good free time, food styling and photography during the afternoon.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Horsegram Dosa/Huralikalu Dose

It has been ages that I opened my blog, now that I really don't find time for this passion to keep going, you may only see me once in a while with such cooking updates. Today I share something that I learnt from a foodie group in Facebook and all credits to Ms. Vinutha Rao from whom I learnt this, and many thanks to my dear friend Smitha for getting me horsegram all the way from India that was not available for me here, this was in fact tried by many in that group and I have been preparing it from past 3-4 months, but never do I get an opportunity to click and write. It is a perfect crisp dosa that is very healthy and delicious. Today decided to sit for a while just to update this recipe. I wonder how working women manage cooking and posting regularly. It seems to be very hectic for me. With no further talks I go to recipe. 

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Jeegujje odina palya/ Breadfruit peel dry side dish

Few days back had some problem with laptop, even now not in a good condition it is and unable to use it. Hence blogging is further affected. Well, as I promised I decided to type the recipe of the jeegujje/breadfruit peel side today. This was something which I learnt after my marriage (almost all cooking I learnt is after marriage) , but have tasted rest few authentic dishes at my mother's place but this one was special for me as I had it for the first time at my husband's place. This recipe I learnt from my mother in law. Here I take you straight to the recipe.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Jeegujje melogara/Breadfruit majjigehuli/Breadfruit in yogurt and coconut gravy

Seeing breadfruit here in Indian shop was a surprise to Mr. S and he brought it home few days back, asked me to prepare yogurt and coconut based curry which is his favorite, he just loves all possible vegetables in this yogurt and coconut gravy. Last Sunday we all had an awesome lunch with jeegujje(local name we use in D.K in India) majjigehuli and rice for lunch. I knew almost all other items we can prepare out of this but to my surprise I learnt a recipe of side dish from the peels of this breadfruit which also accompanied our lunch platter. Stay tuned to get the recipe of that dry side dish that I learnt from my mother in law.Here is the recipe of breadfruit peel dry side dish
To know what breadfruit is and how it looks like check out the link: BREADFRUIT
Here I share the recipe.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Ayurvedic Indian Cooking Workshop during India Bremen Week in Germany on 27.11.2014

Having left this blog unattended, I wasn't feeling so good about it. But as believed, when one has real willingness, nothing can stop you from attaining that. My small blog has brought me an opportunity to be a part of Ayurvedic Indian Cooking Workshop conducted as a part of India- Bremen Week in Germany. I was given a chance to conduct a workshop for a group of around 12 people who registered for this workshop.
Though this was my first opportunity, I could deliver my best and was quite satisfied to get good feedback from each and everyone. Now I have enough confidence to take up any upcoming workshops related to vegetarian cooking.

I here share few pictures of the workshop.



















This was the feedback by one of the participant named Simone I got through mail, in his own words


Hey Sangeetha,

I would like to say THANK YOU for the great cooking course last night. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and I had a lot of fun cooking with you together. Of course I looked already on your blog J

If you offer new courses please let me know, I am really interested to get in touch with the Indian culture / kitchen.

Have a nice weekend and kind regards, Simone

Simone Biederbeck


Signing off till I am back again!