Simple Butternut Squash Soup

  Ingredients: 1 teaspoon butter 1 small onion finely chopped 2 cups peeled, seeded and cubed butternut squash ½ cup cubed potatoes 500 ml vegetable stock ¼ cup 2% milk Salt and pepper to taste Parmesan cheese to sprinkle (optional) Method: Add butter to skillet.  Once butter start melting add onion and sauté for about…

Apple Crumble with Mixed Berries

  Ingredients: 1 lb apple (granny smith would do good) ¼ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons butter Grated rind of 1 orange ¼ cup fresh orange juice 1 cup mixed berries (blackberry and raspberry) Pinch of cinnamon For the crumble topping 1 cup all purpose flour 4 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces ¼ cup…

Happy Deepavali

Wish every one a Happy Deepavali! (தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்)

Kesari with Almond Meal

I was thinking about making some sweet which should be quite healthy but at the same time quite easy to make.  So came up with this idea.  I used ground almond which gives this sweet dish a crunchy taste.  Also I have added less sugar and ghee compared to the normal kesari and other Indian…

Banana Date Tea Loaf

Ingredients 2 cups (8 oz) all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 eggs lightly beaten 1/3 cup oil (preferably canola since it does not have any smell) 4 oz castor sugar about 1/4 cup generous orange juice Grated rind of 1 orange 2 bananas peeled and mashed 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract…

Sesame Rice (Ellu Satham)

I had some left over rice and was wondering what to do.  I wanted to do some thing quick and simple.  Making fried rice or vegetable biryani will take a lot of time.  So I settled with the sesame rice which is easy and quick to make.  I mixed white and black sesame seed for…

Roasted Pepper Soup

When making a soup, I have seen a lot of additional ingredients being added like tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, heavy cream etc.  So I thought to make this very simple soup without any additional stuff.  I love the smell of roasted pepper.  So I thought to omit any tomato paste or tomato puree to make…

Sautéed Mushroom on Warm Toast

Ingredients 4 slices of whole wheat bread Extra virgin olive oil ½ lb Portabella mushroom 3-4 cloves garlic Flat leaf parsley Salt and pepper to taste Method Chop garlic into very small pieces Slice mushroom into thick slices Add olive oil to a skillet and when it’s hot add garlic and sauté for about 30…

Potato Stuffed Roti (Kilangu Roti)

  Ingredients For Roti: ½ teaspoon dry yeast ¾ cup warm water 2 cups all purpose flour Pinch of salt For Stuffing: ½ lb potatoes 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/8 teaspoon mustard seed ½ cup chopped onion 2 green chilies chopped ¼ cup green peas (thawed if frozen) ¼ teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon cumin…