Holidays are just around the corner and soon families will start packing for the annual summer vacation! Are you also one among the many die-hard explorers who just doesn’t get satisfied visiting the usual places again and again? If you have a will to experiment the unexplored then Ranikhet is the perfect summer getaway for you. The pine, oak, and deodar forest will soothe your eyes and would bring you close to the natural virtue. Those giant trees have formed ravishing green patches against the brown backdrop. One can stand still at a place and savor the serenity of the place. Ranikhet is a pleasant change from other hill stations that are commercialized and overly crowded. It is quiet, tranquil, a welcome change from the interminable roar of the city life.
Teatime Sandwiches are the best menu choices for the summer tea party. One thing I love most about teatime sandwiches is they are never out of fashion. I cannot imagine a good tea party or high-tea menu without these classic, delicate sandwiches. As a food lover, I always have this soft corner for the creamy, moist teatime sandwiches. That’s the reason I cannot stop at one sandwich, second helping is a must for me. These rainbow teatime sandwiches are the best thing that can happen to you while on the go. Because this sandwich recipe is lunch box, picnic, and travel-friendly. So hope now you have enough reason to bookmark this teatime sandwich recipe.
In India, food is an integral part of our culture. In fact, it is our second religion. And we make sure that we practice it seriously. Three full meals a day is the food ritual that we usually follow in our routine life. These full meals are the combination of curries, seasonal vegetables, dairy, protein and of course the desserts. For many, this seems like a hell lot of food, but this is our everyday meal, cooked with love and affection by the ladies of the house. And like many others, this is the story of my Indian plate too. It is full of flavors, colors and above all tales to tell. The tales about those bold curries, the stories of seasonal vegetables and the various farm elements on the plate. It is not that simple to decode the story of an Indian plate.
When we talk about one-pot rice meals, lemon rice is one of our favorite ones. Needless, to say we have been introduced to this delicious rice casserole during our stay in South India. And ever since then, it is a regular repeat in our weekly lunch menu and in his office lunchbox. I don’t even bother to learn the right way to serve lemon rice. For the love of a good elumichai sadam, I can enjoy it during any hour of the day with a bowl of chilled raita. If I am not too lazy, will serve quick potato roast with the lemon rice. Else, for me, it is good to go on its own.
Every family has it’s own Chicken Curry Recipe. So does mine. It is rustic, spicy, flavorsome and insanely delicious. After all, it is a family recipe. This everyday chicken curry and the holiday, precisely Sunday have some old connection. The two are meant for each other. And in my opinion, one cannot be enjoyed without the other better half. Maybe because, a good Indian chicken curry is supposed to be enjoyed with tons of plain, steamed rice and an afternoon nap is a must follow ritual post that. So I guess Sunday is the perfect day of the week to enjoy this chicken curry and the nap. Hence, we often call this curry Sunday chicken curry.
Popsicles are the new buzz this summer in my kitchen. And the mint and pineapple popsicles are topping the flavor chart so far. The sweetness and tartness of pineapple combined with a notch of chaat masala and mint create a flavor bomb. One bite and you will be reminded of kala khatta – a familiar Indian flavor which is hard to describe in words. A flavor so close to my heart. But this one is not exactly like kala khatta making it even more exquisite. So for anyone else who loves the combination of sweet and sour or who might need a little boost in the afternoon. I’m happy to report that these mint and pineapple popsicles are both tasty and energizing. And just basically delightful.
Our guest post series continues, with the talented Indian food blogger Binjal Pandya from Binjal’s Veg Kitchen! I have long been a fan of Binjal’s great recipes and beautiful photos. And I must say she is among those bloggers who define new artistic perspective of the conventional Indian cuisine with their photographs. While I was compiling the list of guest bloggers for the year 2017 she was the first one to make it to the list. I regularly find myself getting inspired by lots and lots of her recipes, so I know that you’ll enjoy this one! Even more than that, I just completely love being able to call Binjal a friend. And don’t miss out our collection of guest posts on Pinterest.
Masala Chaas aka flavored buttermilk is one of the most popular Indian summer drink. All you need are 4 ingredients (yogurt, water, salt, cumin powder) and 15 minutes to make this delicious masala chaas. Also, we present to you three different flavors of classic masala chaas. You see, I have these ideas to make masala chaas in 3 ways. That is sure to add a little extra sunshine and freshness to your dull summer gatherings. They are bright and colorful and will make a lovely addition to the festival of colors, Holi gathering table. They are naturally colored with all sorts of fresh herbs and spiked up with a notch of spices. And even more perfect, as it is healthy too. Excited enough to learn more about these eccentric masala chaas recipes?