Kadamburi is a place in tamilnadu and these bolis are very famous there!
I am on the spree of making easy summer recipes…Juices and curds takes the first seats and rest of the dishes were pushed to the next seat :):)As told earlier in my post butter milk is one thing I use often in summer…My son also loves curd like me!Even if he does not like to have food,I just give him a cup of curd and he relishes the taste…This easy lassi come to my respite and after lunch I convert the remaining curds into this lassi…Refrigerate it and gulp it in one sip :)
Now off to the easy lassi recipe.
sugar-1 tsp or as per the need
Put the curds and sugar in a blender and blend it well.
If you feel it to be too concentrated add 1/2 cup water and mix well…Refrigerate it and have a cool lassi!
You can top it with ice cubes and served it chilled:)
Chennai summer is worse!I do not have the heart to get out of my home apart from the time I leave for work!And a week back I got dehydrated!I was someone who always told others than one should take enough liquids during the summer but I fell sick!completely got dehydrated and it took me a while to come back to normalcy…The husband got bottles and bottles of juice rich in electrolytes and I kept myself hydrated…It has been sometime since I drank tender coconut water…Oh yes that tells me that it has been sometime that the son and I went for a weekend morning walk to marina beach!So the point I wanted to tell is drink as much of water you could or drink buttermilk that helps your body to be hydrated!Even in office I have replaced my coffee with butter milk!
I associate neer mor with ramanavami…We make neer mor and panagam as neivedhyam to Lord Rama…Here is an easy recipe :)Make it and relish the taste…
You will need?
Thick curd/ butter milk-1 cup
green chilies-1 inch piece
ginger-1 inch piece(wash and peel the skin,roughly chop it)
coriander leaves-2 tsp(leaves alone finely chopped and washed)
How to make?
In a mixie add chopped ginger,chili,asafetida and salt and grind it well.
Then add the curd and grind it for a minute…If you feel concentrate add 1/2 cup water and mix it well.finally top it with coriander leaves.
Chill it in refrigerator and serve it cool.
Instead of grinding ginger and green chilies you can add it as chopped ones!
It has been sometime I blogged!I wish I blog often :)Summer has already on its peak and chennai is always unique for its scorching heat!I never wish to get out of the home during weekends and like to stay in my cozy cocoon!Also I am just trying to avoid my time in kitchen(who will wish to slog in the suffocating heat!) and try to wrap it with easy peasy recipes!Also there are some seasonal things you get it during summer and I wanted to make best use of it!
Made some vadams(the post is due!),got maavadu for 4 times and converted into excellent maa vadus with spices :)Started making potato fryums(it is drying in the open space and ones it comes out well,a blog would be posted ;)yesterday got a big tangy raw mango!I was skeptical whether to make manga paruppu(mango cooked with dals and spiced up with flavourful spices) but the husband likes pickles and I decided to make this easy pickle!Can be preserved for a week,if refrigerated!
You will need:-
Raw mango-1 big sized
Red chili powder-2 tsp(or as per your need)
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
asafetida –1 tsp
salt-1tsp or as per the need
How do I make?
Wash the mango well and pat it dry
cut it into fine pieces..If you cut it into small pieces it looks good and appalling
In a vessel put the finely chopped mango pieces,asafetida and salt
In a wok add oil and wait till it get heated…Add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle and immediately pour it over the mango pieces…Mix the contents well…Voila!awesome mango pickle is all ready to be served!Goes well with curd rice!
Whew!For a while I have been away from actions!ask me the reason?Not anything in particular!When juggling between work and life takes most of my time,I would like to spend the remaining time with my 2.6 yrs old boy!He keeps me run all during the weekends and I put him to sleep to write this blog!
What would you love to do when the tomato prices are unbelievably cheap?I tend to go crazy and buy kilos and kilos…The same thing happened this time as well…Made tomato thokku for some 10 times(all vanish within minutes I made the same),next came the yummy jam,dosa ,juice…I have tried only such for now but yes would explore quite other tomato dishes soon…I have plans to make tomato puree and store it(will post it once I do it)…
Tomato juice always made me go “No please”,but my husband likes it and so I told myself “Why not give a try” and then this post arrived.
What you need for this juice?
Ripe pulpy tomatoes-4?(medium sized)
Sugar-as per your sweetness level
pepper powder-a pinch
How do I make?
It is as simple as I type…Wash the tomatoes well,roughly chop it…Put it in a blender..Add sugar and blend well…You can even add some ice if you need(I skipped it though)…Put the ground mixture in a sieve and strain it well so that seeds are filtered…Finally add a pinch of salt and pepper powder and serve :)
Thanks to FB and Sridhar for letting all of us about this Mylai fest...This fest is about Mylapore and its history...You also have kolam and other competitions conducted as a part of this event..People display their beautiful arts and it is definitely an eye candy.
This event is organized by Sundaram finance and for the first time I was there!yippee...
The food fest street was too crowded...Perhaps today is the last day of the event and perhaps it is a holiday as well...We did not have space to walk and people pushed us :)But still we kept going just for the sake that we need to enjoy the fest :)
First we started with paal kozhakattai :)steamed rice flour dumpling in rich milk :)It was real yum :)
The next on the plate was keerai vadai :)first time I ate it as I always loathe greens :)It was yummy too...especially the tangy tomato chutney!awe yummy :)
The next choice was mangalore bonda...It was too soft and accompanied with coconut chutney...It is one of the best dishes of the fest...
We then had dhahi vadai(yet another good dish),cauliflower bajji,carrot halwa,sweet and savoury paniyaram,spring roll and sago bonda(another yummy dish)...
Finally ended it with fresh cut fruits and paneer soda from Viji cool drinks..The goli paneer soda was too good!
If you are wondering what the cost of each dish would be?Then I tell you,it is Rs20 to Rs30 maximum... okeyish quantity…
The dishes were good and clean.And it was a different experience indeed!
Felt I was in VV puram bangalore(where you have a street devoted to food)...
I wish event like this should be organized often so that we would get a chance to try different dishes and relish the same...Kudos to Mylai fest and looking forward for next year :)