Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Avocado is  helps to  lower cholesterol and regulate blood pressure. 
Avocado 2  
Onion 1  medium sized
Ripe Tomatoes 3
Cilantro leaves Handful
Garlic 1 clove
Green chillies 2 or  Jalapeno 3
(adjust accordingly)
Lime juice as per your taste
Salt as needed

1.  Cut a avocado into two pieces remove the seed and scoop the avacado pulp into a bowl. Mash it.
2.  Chop tomatoes, garlic, cilantro leaves, jalapeno and onion. Put them in a food processor and just pulse it for very little time.
3.  Add the above to the avacado bowl, add salt and lime juice. Mix well.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Badam Halwa or Almond Halwa and awards

Spring season,lovely season but  change of climate, sickness, allergies and holidays made a delay in my postings ...

 Happy Tamil new year... Nandana ...
Happy Vishu ....Kerala New year
Almonds 1 cup
Milk 1 cup
Ghee 1 cup
Sugar 2 cups(adjust accordingly)
Safforn color Pinch

1. Soak almonds in water for 8 -10 hours.
2. Remove the peels of the almond (or you could buy peeled almonds / almond powder)
3. Make into a smooth paste by adding little water.
4. Mix little water to sugar till string consistency is reached. (Add little  water in a pan and mix sugar well after 5 min take one drop of the liquid between fingers it if you separate thumb and index finger it will form a string)
5. Add almond paste to the sugar mixture.
6.Add milk and ghee ,cook till it becomes thick .
7. When the paste becomes thick add ghee, color and cardamom powder.
8. Fry cashew and raisins in ghee and garnish it.
Thanks to Follow foodie for having shared  the lovely award with me ... thank you so much  I pass on the awards to my friend.

Liebster means dearest in german and as with any award,there is bit of ceremony involved....

1. Copy and paste the award on your blog. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award.
2. Pick your five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers who deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
3. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.
4. Now it is my turn to give this award to five food bloggers. I would like to pass on this award to
a.  Preethi of Preethi Kitchen  
b. Anu of Achusammaskitchen
c. Ramya of Ramyasrecipe
d. Mahi of Mahiarunskitchen
e. Rasi of Vegetarian food and me