Sep 28, 2016

Curry Powder

A curry powder to go with shallow fries... (Apologies for the weird formatting, am posting this from the phone, lest I forget the recipe, as has been the case off late)

Peanuts - 1 Cup
Coriander seeds - 1/2 Cup
Cumin seeds - 1/4 Cup
Red chilli - 5-6 (I use the Byadigi variety)
Sesame seeds - 1/8 Cup
Garlic - 8-10 cloves

Dry roast all ingredients. I roasted peanuts separately and deskinned them and garlic separately and kept aside. The rest of the ingredients can be roasted together.

Let these cool and grind them together.

This powder can be stored in the refrigerator for at least a week.

I shallow fried Kandola(aa kakarakaya)and added this as masala.I also intend to use this as curry masala for another stir fry with coconut milk ala Thai style later this week.

Apr 30, 2016

Five Morsels of Love - A Review

Before we proceed into the post, here is a spoiler - I absolutely loved the book, Five Morsels of Love, from all perspectives - as a book lover, food blogger, food lover and a cooking enthusiast.  

I loved how brilliant the book feels in my hand - the weight, the texture of the paper, the fine details in the book's styling, everything is brilliant. This book feels like a true book-lover's dream come true. Really.  

Five Morsels of Love by Archana Pidathala
Five Morsels of Love

Five Morsels of Love by Archana Pidathala
Five Morsels of Love by Archana Pidathala

The fabric cover of the book sets the tone of the book. It makes you feel right at home with what the book is about. The words from the first page, with the photographs of the author, the subject and a few other family photos make you feel this is a book about family, and food.  

Apr 11, 2016

Allam Pachadi

Ah, that quintessential Telugu pachadi, that makes everyone's mouth water. I cannot eat Pesarattu without Allam Pachadi, and I know many others in the family who love it to bits.