Mudakathan Keerai Dosai| Balloon Vine Savoury Crepes

The other day, I got hold of some very fresh ‘mudakathan keerai‘ from a vegetable vendor. I was thrilled, naturally, because the greens aren’t very easy to find here in Bangalore.

Since I had home-made dosa batter on hand, I decided to use them to make mudakathan keerai dosais, in two different ways. Both dosas tasted equally good, and the family loved them to bits.

Check out the recipes, just in on my photo blog!

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Easy Chocolate Burfi Recipe| Instant Chocolate & Milk Powder Sweet

This Diwali, try out this very simple chocolate burfi recipe! It needs just a few ingredients – including very little ghee, unlike many other traditional Indian sweets. It needs just about 20 minutes to put together, and the chocolate flavour and smooth texture will surely make it a hit with kids and adults alike.

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us Comes To Bangalore!

Renowned international toy brand Toys’R’Us made an entry into India last Saturday. The brand launched its very first outlet in India in Bangalore, at the Phoenix Marketcity mall in Whitefield. I was thrilled to be invited to the launch with the husband and the bub – a grand affair, with a number of fun activities for kids and adults alike arranged all day long.

Check out my detailed post about the launch and the store, just in on my photo blog!

Methi Nu Shaak| Fenugreek Green Curry With Chickpea Flour

A dry curry with fenugreek greens (methi) and chickpea flour (besan) is a traditional Gujarati preparation. You will surely find this dish on the dining table of a Gujarati household, especially during the winters. The chickpea flour and the sugar added to the curry even out the bitterness of the fenugreek greens, making the taste absolutely fantabulous. It is a great, great way to incorporate the greens in your diet, I think.

The recipe for this beautiful curry is up on my photo blog! Check it out!

Introducing Purganics: For Eco-Friendly Menstrual Care And More

If you have been reading my blog regularly, you would know that, as a family, we are consciously working towards a more eco-friendly, simpler and healthier lifestyle, one little step at a time. We are constantly looking out for sustainable, chemical-free alternatives for various products we use for ourselves and for our home, that are made conscientiously.

I am all too aware of the loads of chemicals that go into the making of the sanitary pads I use, and have been looking out for a better alternative for quite some time now. So, I was super happy when I recently discovered Purganics, an organic cotton no-chemicals sanitary pad. They were kind enough to send across samples of their pads for an honest review, along with a bamboo toothbrush.

Check out my review of these two Purganics products, just in on my photo blog!

Pressure Cooker Sem Ki Sabzi| One-Pot Double Beans (Lima Beans) Curry

I am a big, big fan of double beans in the dried form. Recently, I spotted fresh double beans (also called sem or lima beans) at the Jayanagar market, and couldn’t resist picking up some. I used them to make this beautiful pressure-cooker curry to go with rotis, for lunch today.

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog! 🙂

PinStove: Home-Cooked Food At Your Doorstep

Imagine this situation.

You’ve been quite busy. Now, you are extremely tired and stressed out. Or you are unwell. And hungry. You are in no mood to cook, but you want something warm and nice to eat. What would you do? Order in from the nearest restaurant?

How would you feel if someone offered you comforting home-cooked food then? That is precisely where PinStove comes in.

Check out my detailed post about PinStove, the new food delivery app in town, just in on my photo blog!

Beetroot Pasta Salad With Sweet & Sour Dressing

Recently, while I was at Godrej Nature’s Basket, I spotted this pack of Beetroot Gluten-Free Fusilli Pasta by Healthy Alternatives. Quite intrigued, I picked it up, along with a few vegetables. I used the ingredients to make a beetroot pasta salad, which I served with a very simple sweet-and-sour dressing.

I must say, the salad tasted delicious. Loaded with vegetables, it was quite filling and nutritious, and we loved having it for dinner. And, before you ask, no, the pasta didn’t smell of beetroot at all! 🙂

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Gongura Thokku| Spicy Andhra-Style Sorrel Leaf Chutney

Gongura thokku, a spicy gongura (sorrel leaf) chutney, is a very popular dish from the state of Andhra Pradesh. It makes for a beautiful accompaniment to piping hot ghee rice, and the husband and I love thulping it down with dosas as well. I learnt the recipe from a friend of my mom’s, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, and it has been practised and perfected over time. My 92-year-old granny, who was brought up in Bellary alongside Telugu neighbours, approves of it, too.

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!