Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ginger Kuzhambu (broth)

Ginger is quite a common ingredient in our southern Indian dishes. We use them in soups, rasams, the several side dishes that go with the Indian breads, vegetable dishes and many of our home made ayurvedic remedies. The best known use is for digestion. I use them in green juices almost all the time. The spicy, juicy kick that you experience from chewing a raw piece of ginger is heavenly.

Here's a delicious ginger Kuzhambu recipe. Perfect when you have a cold or a sore throat. Test it from

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Scalloped Potatoes with Quattro Formaggio - great side dish for Thanksgiving

Try this happy dish for Thanksgiving this year. Will be a sumptuous addition. Something new, something cheesy.

Thanksgiving dinners are very traditional but a new addition will always get extra attention.This was a heat and serve dish promoted by Trader Joe's and I have given you the recipe to make it at home.  Quite easy using the never-can-go-wrong ingredients such as potatoes, butter, cheese...!  Find it on Vidya's Kitchen site.