Frittatas

I saw these great frittatas in Stephanie’s Kitchen, and I wanted to reach in and grab one! It all sounded so simple, and I made a veggie version for breakfast this morning. They are delicious and simple and fun for kids too. Mini Frittatas 4 eggs3/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano or Cheese of your choice2…

Mirchi Ka Salan

Mirchi Ka Salan is a thick curry made with green banana peppers, peanuts and tamarind. Banana Peppers are large green chillies that are less spicy than the regular small ones. They are also used to make Chilli Bhajjis or Chilli Fritters. This is a delicious curry that originates from Hyderabad, which tastes great with rice…

Having Fun With Whole Wheat Pasta

It’s so much fun to make pasta and the flavor is so much better than store-bought plus you can control what goes into it. This time my daughter wanted to help me. I used 100% whole wheat and made the dough, adding a little olive oil (2 tablespoons of oil for 1 cup of whole…

Savory Kozhakattai

Usually made on special festival days, Kozhakattai or Indian spiced rice flour balls, are wonderfully steamed and spicy. The dough is traditionally used to make a sweet version stuffed with jaggery. This spicy kind was made with the leftover dough. I personally prefer the savory version! (Sometimes, you’ve got to be glad there are leftovers…

Tomato Yogurt Curry

This more kozhambu or yogurt curry is a crowd pleaser. The rich color gets lots of compliments as does the delicate flavors. More means buttermilk in Tamil, and Kozhambu is a kind of watery curry. Its usually served with rice, or idiyappam, or sevai (a thin rice noodle). Tomato More Kozhambu 6 Tomatoes, diced3 cups…

Victoria Sponge Cake

I’ve read about the Victoria sponge in lots of books, but never got a chance to eat it. I was glad that Sweet and Simple Bakes chose the sponge as its challenge for us novice bakers this month. I loved it and so did the family. It was soft, moist and delicious. Victoria Sponge Cake…