Monthly Archives: November 2013

Mushroom Soup Indian Style | Quick and Easy Mushroom Soup Recipe

How’s winter in your city? Brrrrrrr… it is piercing cold in the place I live brrrrr…rrrrr….. To arrest such winter cold, cough and the shivering, I have in hand 5-minute Quick and Easy Soup recipes . This Simple Mushroom Soup recipe (Kaalaan Soup) is the mirror-mirror of my famous Indian Style Chicken Soup recipe, except that, chicken is replaced by Mushrooms. When I say it’s a 5-minute soup recipe, I mean it, okay! A spicy, thin mushroom soup that is made WITHOUT using butter or cream or milk or maida (all-pourpose flour) or cheese.   Before demonstrating how to make a Spicy Mushroom Soup, let me throw you a simple question. What makes a recipe to sound and taste like South-Indian? I would say, it is the Nalla ennai/Sesame oil/Gingelly Oil. Yes. When an Indian recipe demands sesame oil, you can easily guess that the recipe is from the state… Continue reading »

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Best Kitchen Storage Containers | Gorgeous Canister sets for Kitchen Counter Tops

  Based on the heavy reception of my post – Best Kitchen Items for Indian Cooking, I decided to speak more about my travel experiences to my readers. This time I wanted to share about what all I carried from my home to the US (during the vacations) and then how I managed to store all of those items in my kitchen. These canisters help not just storing but to beautify your kitchen countertops. Whenever guests or neighbors visit your kitchen, they sure will exclaim, ‘hey wowwww…. Where did you get these? ’ Have a special friend whom you wanted to thank or simply send her a gift just to make her happy? These kitchen countertop canisters will do the job perfectly well. Each canister image has an associated link for your easy view and purchase. Celebrate beautifying your kitchen!     Be it you live in the adjacent street or… Continue reading »

Sivakasi Style Mutton Varuval | Mutton Fry Dry | Varutha Kari

  The two occasions when I see the husband getting excited are: 1. While watching a LIVE cricket match of India. 2. When I make non-vegetarian his native style non-vegetarian dish. So when I made this Mutton Sukka Varuval on a day when India played a LIVE cricket match, he was double excited! This Mutton Varuttha Kari recipe is from his native place Sivakasi. That means, the dish has a very simple profile like this Simple and Easy Sivakasi Mutton Kulambu (Gravy) recipe which I posted few weeks back.         So why is this Mutton Chukka Kari Varuval very simple to make? It’s because it requires no complicated process to prepare; it’s because it requires no grinding of any masala with mixer grinders; it’s because it requires no queuing of spices on the kitchen table; it’s because it requires no tomatoes or green chilies or coconut. It just… Continue reading »