SUKTO

Growing up in a campus has its own advantage, we get exposed to various cultures and cuisines without actually venturing into those territories. The palate develops its own preferences. One of my favourite is a dish made by my Malayali friend’s mother she called it “Eshtew” eventually we figured it was stew, well that is …

Oil Free Nippattu

With the soaring temperatures deep frying is a pain. Morning hours before 9am, I’m worried about loosing creative time, evening hours I’m too tired. So with the success or cookies and Karachi biscuits I reckoned I could bake the jar snacks instead of deep frying it, After all Iyengar bakery also has bakes its nippattu …

Karachi Biscuits.

The lock down has been great, I have run out my standard nibbles. So I decided to try out making the Karachi biscuits at home. Essentially I modified the Nankatai recipe. Ingredients: ¾ cup plain flour. ½ cup powdered sugar. ¼ cup custard powder ¼  butter ¼ cup tutti-frutti. 2tbs broken cashew ½ tsp baking …

Green Amaranths Vada.

Pachche harive vade. The  lockdown has caused a dwindling pantry and a dwindling pantry meals improvising on recipe’s. The kallina-patrode or spicy colocasia roast has always been a favourite of mine. Given my health and pantry conditions it is impossible to make it. Yesterday I saw pacche-harive, or rajgira or dhave-bhaji as it is called …