NALLA KARAM PODI - LEARN HOW TO MAKE ANDHRA STYLE GUN POWDER RECIPE

Andhra cuisine offers a range of fiery spice powders that are to be cherished. The word 'Nalla'  in Telugu means "Black" and today's recipe takes this name from the tint of the powder - Nalla Kaaram Podi anglicized Black Spice Mix or equivalent to Idli Milagai Podi @ Gun powder. Being spicy and tangy this mix plays an important role as a breakfast  and lunch accompaniments in Andhra Pradesh. This recipe is a keeper, saviour and jazzes up your meal. Enough said. Off to the recipe. 

BREAD CUTLETS

                              Balanced Food ( Fun) Equation
                               Tea  + Snacks     ⇋      Friends + Chat
                                                     laughter (catalyst)
                                                                             
Mise en place (all in place) it makes a great food event. Agreed?

Today, I am presenting Bread cutlets. These are quick to make with  available basic ingredients in your pantry. The method is simple that even beginners in cooking can attempt.

Got a tea party? Make/ bake/ deep fry/ shallow fry/ pan fry as you prefer and treat your guests. I am sure they will want to visit you again in an empty tummy 😁

STRAWBERRY JAM

Prefixing "Homemade" sounded a cliche to me. That said, I am also not going to make you go through as to what jam means or what are the benefits of making a homemade version as everyone knows what jam is. Hence, off to the recipe. 

PANEER GHEE ROAST

I had been to Little India three days back and sourced some Malai Paneer from Moghul Sweet shop at Little India Arcade. I had not exactly decided what to do with the Paneer,  but was sure not to prepare the usual Matar Paneer or Paneer Butter Masala. While brainstorming on what to cook I got to see Paneer Ghee Roast on Raji's space and went on to experiment.  

GARLICKY HONEY POTATOES

Garlic Honey Potatoes is easy-to-prepare finger food in a jiffy when you have things handy. This recipe is inspired from a restaurant's menu about two years back and has been doing umpteen rounds during our family get together. If you are a garlic lover.... Go for it. 

NO BAKE FIG ENERGY BARS

Energy bars play a pivotal role whenever there is an instant need of energy supply. These are great sources of proteins and good fats that can be put to use as breakfast bars by early birds to work, as a post work out meal for exercise freaks, as a back from school snack by kids or teens or as a mid morning/ evening snack at office. 

The recipe below uses Figs and a mix of nuts as the major ingredients. Figs are a great sources of soluble fibre, minerals and natural sugars. When used in combination with nuts, it adds on to give an anti-oxidant boost making these energy bars into super foods. Read on now.. and proceed to make your own Nature valley bars !!  Preparation time and effort are minimal and tag along your kids for help -- in both making and in eating !!

ELANEER PAYASAM@ TENDER COCONUT WHIP

Happy New Year everyone. As always, I start the New year with a sweet recipe and this time it is Elaneer Payasam/ Karikku Payasam / Tender Coconut Whip (anglicized).  This is one of the most easiest desserts to prepare and highly recommended if you have make ahead plans for guests. 

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KADAMBA SAADHAM- MAARGAZHI MEDLEY

Today I am presenting an Tam Brahm Iyengar special recipe : Kadambha Saadham it is. This recipe is almost close to Sambhar Saadham  and mo...