Sunday, June 21, 2015

Proven├žal Spinach Gratin


One of the less talked about vegetables is Spinach and is taken for granted around the world. Let me sing the praises of Spinach just a bit.

The green color of spinach is beautiful, vibrant, cooling to the eyes, full of life and inviting. It serves as a great display layer for presenting food. And, besides being available throughout the year and throughout the world, here are some excellent health benefits we get from Spinach.
  • Restores energy
  • Improves red blood cells 
  • Loaded with iron
  • Helps DNA synthesis
  • Great source of vitamins K, A, C, manganese, magnesium, iron and B2
  • Packed with folic acid

Here's is delicious recipe from SwamysKitchen. The recipe is borrowed with a bit of variation.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Mysore Bonda

I always wondered why Mysore Bonda was called by that name. The answer is obvious, because it originated in Mysore. For some reason I thought there was a much deeper explanation such as history, or related to the ingredients or to the Maharaja. There's nothing meaningful about the name but the taste is far from boring.

There are several way to make this appetizer but the recipe I have here is the original recipe. Simple, quick, tasty and nutritious; if your discount the oil part of it. Some people add baking soda, all purpose flour, cumin... and so on. But they are all quite unnecessary.

Test it out from swamyskitchen.com.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Kothu Paratha

Southern India, particularly where I come from has this incredible-tasting fast food called Kothu Paratha. When I was growing up, it used to be sold by the roadside shops . Now, I dare not go anywhere near. Knowing too much about hygiene is sometimes a negative thing. Not only am I too picky about cleanliness but I've also lost immunity and have had no exposure to these eateries for several year. Moreover, I will probably think of all the illnesses I could be getting rather than enjoying. But with very little effort this can be enjoyed at home.

There are quite a few formulas and varieties for this creation. I have given you an easy, yet tasty version in my recipe. I have used eggs but Kothu Paratha can be made without. Try it right from swamyskitchen.com.