Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Spanakopita, Greek Spinach Triangles

          When I bought Phyllo ( fillo ) Pastry, after making Baklava, I wanted to try out a few more dishes using the leftover pastry. The first thing that came into my mind was this Greek savory pastry, Spanakopita. It's basically a spinach filled pastry and it's made like a pie or triangles ( like samosas ). The phyllo pastry is crispy and light and the filling with spinach and three different cheese is so flavorful and delicious. Once you are comfortable in handling phyllo sheets ( they are little delicate to handle ), making Spanakopita is actually not very difficult. We can layer the sheets ( like baklava ) with the spinach filling, bake it and slice it, or make it in the shape of individual triangles, either way they taste delicious..
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Chembu Mezhukkupuratti, Kerala Style Colocasia Fry

          Mezhukkupuratti is a Kerala dish, basically a spicy vegetable roast and it had been on my do-list for a long time. Though it's a simple dish and doesn't require any exotic ingredient, still I made it only a couple of weeks back. I made it along with Olan for a Kerala style lunch. We can make it with beans, okra, potatoes, with almost any vegetable that you can make a dry curry. I made it with Chembu/ colocasia/ arbi/ seppankizhangu, it's a spicy curry and goes very well with rice and dal or sambar or moru kuzhamu. We had it with plain rice and Olan and I love it with some curd rice too..
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Monday, February 1, 2016

Boondi And Bread Pudding

          Boondi And Bread Pudding, a delicious dessert that I had made years back and then totally forgot about it. I remembered that it's a Sanjeev Kapoor recipe, but I couldn't remember from where I got it, then suddenly couple of weeks back, when I was going through some of my cookery books, I found it. And also, I had some leftover ladoos and all the ingredients needed for the dish, so I went ahead and made it the same day. Making rabri takes some time, but you can replace it with condensed milk, apart from that, this pudding is so easy to make and it tastes really delicious..
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Vada Pav

          Finally, today I am posting Vada Pav. Vada Pav is a popular street food of Maharashtra ( a state in India ). It's actually pav ( bread ) served with fried potato vadas in between along with a couple of chutneys and fried chillies. There are so many versions of the vada pav, and today I am posting my favorite one, the classic style. I have already posted the recipes for the green chutney, sweet chutney and dry garlic chutney in the blog, once we have the chutneys ready, it's just making the vadas and then putting them inside the bread along with the chutneys. It's a perfect snack for those cold evenings or I can call it even dinner since it's very filling too..
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