Monday, April 28, 2014

Simple Veggie Soup

Soups are considered the lightest among  any meals. It can be had as a complete meal or as an appetizer. There are different varieties of soups that  can be had hot or cold. Among them my favourite has always been the one that my MIL makes. Its a quick and an easy recipe. The addition of charred corn was my innovation. Hope you all try and like it.

Masoor Dal Dosa

Masoor Dal is a split lentil that is red in colour. It is a soft dal and cooks quickly. Once it cooks it changes colour into mild golden. It is rich in protien and an important portion of diet in many parts of India. Masoor Dal needs to be soaked for not more than 4-6 hours in cold water. Discard the water as this will help in removing the substances that cause indigestion. Masoor Dal Dosa is a quick and easy recipe. I learnt this from my friend Priya. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Pacha Kaya (Raw Banana) Thoran

Cochin being my hometown, Kerala local delicacies are a part of our diet. We enjoy the spicy and tangy coconut based recipes. One of our favourite among them is Thoran.  Thoran is a malayalam word for a dry curry made using any vegetable and grated coconut. Red chillies /green chillies, onions, garlic and jeera are used to give an extra flavour to the dish. I tasted the below dish in a Kerala joint here. Since then wanted to give it a try. We loved the flavours..Do try and give me the feedback.