Food During Lockdown #1

#LockdownTales #ChineseVirus BLOT – Cooking is a gender neutral life skill that everyone must learn. As we city dwellers get confined to our homes and are forced to eat home cooked food rather than ordering a meal, I wanted to share some easy things to cook. The lockdown is also a good opportunity to learn … Read more Food During Lockdown #1

World Idli Day and the Idli-Snob

My friend, Chandresh had posted about today being the World Idli Day in our WhatsApp group and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to write about idlis. First, a dedication – this post is dedicated to Kashiana, who is the only sardarni known to me who loves Idli more than south Indians. 🙂 I think … Read more World Idli Day and the Idli-Snob

Growing Up Mom #7 – Vegetables Vs Vedavalli

The picture below is of my beautiful mother eating a salad :):). The effort involved is clearly seen. She is totally pissed off with me because I forcibly feed her vegetables. To all my school friends and other friends out there, who are all ardent supporters of my mother see this for yourself. Left to … Read more Growing Up Mom #7 – Vegetables Vs Vedavalli

Cutlet Dosa

Continuing our attempts to add more vegetables to our regular food – I made “cutlet” dosas. Flashed (an OPOS technique) corn, green chana and green peas and poured some dosa batter. A little bit of garam masala and green chillies or red chilli powder can be added. I didn’t add either, just adjusted the salt. … Read more Cutlet Dosa

Re-imagining Traditional Food

For the past 10 days, we have been trying to improve our intake of uncooked fresh vegetables because we realised that while we do eat healthy, the content of uncooked vegetables is very low in our preparations. I tried re-imagining two of our favourite breakfast items – Sabudana Khichadi and Poha. Sabudana Khichadi as Bhel … Read more Re-imagining Traditional Food

A chemical cocktail .. Everyday

What do you see in the picture below –     A bowl of fresh peas ? Well, this is dried yellow peas that have been coloured green :(. This is something eaten nearly everyday in Andhra, Telegana and TamilNadu as part of regular dishes. I bought these thinking I will use them to make pulao … Read more A chemical cocktail .. Everyday