May 24, 2013

Tomato pickle

This is such an easy version of tomato pickle that you will want to do this one immediately. Trust me on its taste. It is so people back in India, I've been hearing that the tomato prices have hiked up sky level these days and I know that this one is going to be a tempting post for you guys. Sorry, but with tomatoes overflowing in my garden, i just HAD to do this :) Kudos to my MIL for sharing this recipe.


Tomatoes - 10 nos
Dry red chilli  - 6 (change as per taste)
Hing powder
Mustard seeds


Grind tomatoes + dry red chilli + salt (adjust spice and salt as per taste)

In a pan add oil. When oil is hot, add mustard seeds. After it crackles, add hing and the ground paste. Keep on a medium flame and cook atleast for half an hour, till the raw smell leaves and it comes to a pickle consistency. Store it in an air tight container.

May 23, 2013

Spicy Baby Potatoes


Baby potatoes - 20 nos
Onion - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
Capsicum - as needed

Spice powders used (as required):

Turmeric pdr
Coriander pdr
Chilli pdr
Garam masala
Amchur pdr


Cook the baby potatoes with a lil salt in a pressure cooker. I had to leave them for 3 whistles in mine to get well done. Strain the water. Remove the skin off from the potatoes and keep them aside.

In some water, add all the spice powders.

In a pan, add some oil. When oil becomes hot, add the onion, salt
and saute till its becomes translucent. Now add the ginger garlic paste and after the raw smell leaves off from it, add the spice powder water to it. Cook well till the oil separates and then add the baby potatoes. Cook covered on a medium flame for 5 minutes. The masala should coat well over the little guys. Remove this off from the pan. In the same pan, add a tsp of oil and saute the capsicum slices. Spread them over the potato and garnish with some coriander leaves. Yummy spicy baby potatoes are ready to be served. You can also add some lemon juice to top this up. It goes great with pulaos and rotis. Give it a try !!!

Back again with some Papaya popsicle :)

Hey there everyone, yes, its me :) It has been quite sometime since I blogged. Been busy with kids...yep, you heard it right, I said kid"S"....I have 2 of 'em now. Life has been hectic, running around, trying to catch up with the change. I think I have kinda settled now, or even if not, I've planned to get back to blogosphere. This is something I love doing and maybe it would bring down my stress. You never know what would make the magic :D so why not give it a try. Cling on friends, cos the kitchen is going to get busy again, with lotsa food and fun. A plus to the blog this time would some baby food preparations :) :) :)  As already mentioned, I'm a mom of two now and it is summer here in AZ. So I plan to kickstart with some easy breezy Popsicle. They are my son's fav and now the lil gal seems to get a grasp of it too. Here go the recipe. Give it a try and let me know how much the kids loved it.


Papaya chunks
Half and Half (optional)
Sugar (or) Maple Syrup


Blend all the above, adjusting the maple syrup as per your taste. Pour them into the Popsicle tray and freeze them. After couple of hours, take them out from your freezer for some yummy papaya popsicle :) I bet the kids will love them. 

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