Any South Indian non vegeterain recipe is never complete without a masala fish fry. I am always a fan of fish in any form or kind, but I always find the small fish variety are more tastier and crisp when it comes to fish fry. My favorite combination is sambar/ rasam/ curd rice with fish fry. Most of our weekends never fail without this fish fry recipe. Happy Weekend y'all :-)
Although its summer we had few showers here and there, its really a blessing in terms of weather with some chill breeze during the evenings. Its been a while since I stirred up something sweet so I was pondering on what to make. I found rose syrup and gulkand, planned to make something simple and ended up in this Phirini which is more like milk payasam but in a a little thick form. You can make it plain too, but I love the flavor of rose and this is sure a great dessert to please yourself and others :-)
Phirni is a luscious dessert made with milk, rice/rice flour, nuts, sugar and flavoring. It has its roots from Middle East later an Indian favorite, most common in North India. A quick dessert to do and must be refrigerated to be enjoyed later. Can be made before hand and served garnished with nuts.
Ginger & Garlic, I wonder who made their match in Indian cooking. To me they seem to me a great couple and almost bless each recipe that they visit, with amazing flavor. I cannot think of not adding this paste in almost all my recipes. Of course there are recipes that call for only garlic or only ginger. Amma is so faithful when it comes to ginger-garlic paste she makes a fresh batch almost every week. Like her I also make sure I have enough stock of this paste, but I do have to confess I don't make them always, at times pick store brought ones which for sure is never equal to the one make freshly at home. Not to forget they cost you more too when bought. Thankfully the place where I live we get freshly peeled garlic and this is a blessing to me :-) so I simply get the freshly peeled garlic, peel ginger and grind to a paste. Doesn't that sound so simple? You can also freeze the paste in ice cube tray and make them as cubes that can be added to any curry. But mind you if you do not trust your freezer or the power cuts, don't ever think of doing this :-P
Mango Madness is the word, I can never think of summer without these sunshine beauties. They are so cheerful and really have the hues to lift you up. From childhood I love mangoes and love to have them fresh, cut and enjoyed. But as I grew my next favorite was mango icecream and now I have a liking for raw mangoes too. As a food blogger I do love to experiment with mangoes and this time around I tried a simple mango lassi and boy this was so good and refreshing. May you go mangoes over this summer ;-)