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South Indian adai with brown rice and lentils - Tamil Nadu special South Indian adai with brown rice and lentils - Tamil Nadu special By Spices and aroma 04/12/12 07:01 Another dish created in my kitchen with brown rice is adai. Adai is a Tamil term for savory pancakes made with white rice and lentils. You may wonder why I replaced white with brown rice in this recipe. I have answered it here. Hop over to read it and do...
Mother-in-law's Chicken briyani - Tamil Nadu style recipe Mother-in-law's Chicken briyani - Tamil Nadu style recipe By Spices and aroma 06/28/12 23:31 There are different number of ways to prepare briyani. Some recipes calls for the use of tomatoes while few doesn't. Just like any another cuisine, each recipe for a dish is unique to each household. The recipe evolves over a time, new variations made over...
Quinoa and its benefits : Warm quinoa salad with Indian spices Quinoa and its benefits : Warm quinoa salad with Indian spices By Spices and aroma 04/06/12 06:26 I have spoken in brief about quinoa on my post about gestational diabetes. After I wrote about brown rice, I wanted to explore in detail about quinoa. So here I am writing about a magical grain - QUINOA (pronounced as Keen-wa). Most kitchens known to me...
Celebrating spring with Indian tarts Celebrating spring with Indian tarts By Spices and aroma 03/27/12 09:40 Spring is when life's alive in everything. - Christina Rossetti The days are getting longer and the snows in Tahoe must be melting away. Spring is in the air. There is glorious sunshine on the way, colorful flowers down the streets and gentle crisp breeze...
Quick and healthy quinoa salad with yogurt-mint dressing Quick and healthy quinoa salad with yogurt-mint dressing By Spices and aroma 11/07/12 17:48 CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA! WE HAVE OBAMA FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. Yay! What an nerve racking election it was? Woooof! I was part of election debate everywhere - work, home and facebook. I loved hearing everyone's thought and it made me more knowledgeable...
Menu ideas for one pot South Indian meal party Menu ideas for one pot South Indian meal party By Spices and aroma 10/26/12 01:26 Every month Foodbuzz hosts an online event called 24x24 which showcases 24 meals in 24 hours.When I got the email for monthly contest I immediately knew the kind of dinner party I wanted to throw: a comfort food that my mom would make from the basic ingredients...
How to plan a Navaratri / Golu party? Details with a quick fix party drink - Orange Punch How to plan a Navaratri / Golu party? Details with a quick fix party drink - Orange Punch By Spices and aroma 10/17/12 21:17 Festival time!!! Navarathri is here and the beautiful nine days of October is here. As I am typing this post, I recollect about the short vacation time during school years. It was called quarterly holidays. Memories of visiting neighbor's and relative's...
Vietnamese Cooking: Chicken Satay with lettuce, herbs, peanut sauce and brown rice Vietnamese Cooking: Chicken Satay with lettuce, herbs, peanut sauce and brown rice By Spices and aroma 09/30/12 08:25 During my days at UCSF, I dined often at a restaurant called "My Father's Kitchen" for lunch. It's located in Divisadero street and my office was in the building right next to it. It's a small cosy restaurant which taught me so much about Vietnamese cuisine....
Chettinad lamb/mutton biryani - Karaikudi restuarant style recipe and the winner for the giveaway is Chettinad lamb/mutton biryani - Karaikudi restuarant style recipe and the winner for the giveaway is By Spices and aroma 09/17/12 02:31 Everyone of us love biryani in any form, be it with veggies or eggs or seafood or meat. We enjoy a hearty meal of biryani with cold raita and chalna or kurma. My very close friend Prerna of Indian Simmer started a conversation in facebook about Madurai...
Foodbuzz 24x24 - Summer party with fresh Alaskan salmon Foodbuzz 24x24 - Summer party with fresh Alaskan salmon By Spices and aroma 06/25/12 00:47 It’s the season of hot sun, dry air, beach hats, sunburns, thirsty throats! It's the season of long days and vacations! It's the season of BBQ and beers It's the season to meet old friends, have fun over laughter and make new memories! And It's also the...
South beach diet phase 1 dessert : Nutty chocolate granola ( gluten free) South beach diet phase 1 dessert : Nutty chocolate granola ( gluten free) By Spices and aroma 06/19/12 07:20 Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not! ~ Author Unknown Deflated... Angry... Frustrated.... There is one answer and that one is dessert. I love desserts. Who doesn't ? And when that's made with chocolate. Life is much better,...
Memorial day weekend bbq / Healthy grilling ideas Memorial day weekend bbq / Healthy grilling ideas By Spices and aroma 05/28/12 01:15 Memorial day is a federal holiday observed in the United States on the last Monday of May month. It become an official holiday in 1971. The day marks the remembering of men and women who have died while serving the United states armed forces. Memorial day...
Talking about exercise with South beach diet phase 1 dish - Black mung bean salad / Karuppu payaru sundal Talking about exercise with South beach diet phase 1 dish - Black mung bean salad / Karuppu payaru sundal By Spices and aroma 05/25/12 00:28 People who have sent me emails or spoken to me about South beach diet had this question the most. Will the diet work just like that? I was little lost on what they meant by just like that? They meant just eat the right food and do no physical activity....
Manjal thool / Haldi / Turmeric powder - Key spice in Indian cooking Manjal thool / Haldi / Turmeric powder - Key spice in Indian cooking By Spices and aroma 05/20/12 20:00 Hello my dear readers, Few things have kept me little busy and hence I was away for a little time from blogging. My mom left to Indian two weeks back and just couple of days my in-laws arrived. So you know how hectic it would have been for me to juggle...
Spring picnic idea - Masala phori / puffed rice with chai Spring picnic idea - Masala phori / puffed rice with chai By Spices and aroma 04/30/12 00:44 Spring is the season for so many great things. It's the time of the year when sun shines across the horizon and peps up the mood of the people and brings a smile on their face. It's the season where zoos, parks, beaches and amusement parks are filled with...
Dosa with green gram dal and brown rice Dosa with green gram dal and brown rice By Spices and aroma 04/18/12 00:06 It was summer of 2000. My entire family visited our uncle in Vizhag. After our tiring day at Araku valley, with hunger pangs at its peak, we walked to a nearest roadside shack for some tea. There in the corner a young lad, clad in lungi and cotton shirt...
Explaining the goodness of ragi / finger millet with ragi idiyappam Explaining the goodness of ragi / finger millet with ragi idiyappam By Spices and aroma 04/12/12 08:12 Ragi / Finger Millet are one of the oldest known foods to mankind. Every summer break, I visit my grandparent's village, there will be one breakfast dish made with ragi every week. It could be idly, dosa, sevai, roti , idiyappam or puttu. My grandfather...
Kofta curry with baked meat balls Kofta curry with baked meat balls By Spices and aroma 04/06/12 06:36 We eat meat dishes quite a good number of times a week. With a husband who loves his chicken and lamb and goat, our meals are incomplete without it. Apart from being rich in protein and iron, meat also contains cholesterol, fats and calories. After reading...
Plantain stir fry from the pongal party Plantain stir fry from the pongal party By Spices and aroma 02/28/12 23:07 Remember the foodbuzz pongal party I threw for my friends? Many of the readers wanted to know about the crispy plantain dish I made that night. Plantains are the raw version of the fruit banana. They are greener, much firmer and low in sugar. Plantains...
Spices and aroma Spices and aroma By Spices and aroma 01/24/13 00:47 Labels: Blog recipes, Breakfast, Dinner, Eating healthy, Fineger millet, Gestational diabetes food, Healthy foods, Low glycemic index foods, SBD phase 2, Snacks, South beach diet 21 comments: zaikazabardast.com said... This reminds me of my home in India....
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