Thursday, October 24, 2013

Festive Bite Sized Spicy Crackers | Eggless Baking

Its that time of the year again when we are busy, busy, busy in the kitchen cooking up delicious festive treats. I mostly end up making fried treats in the run-up to the festivals. This year I am out of town and in India where it is incredibly hot!! So I am trying to make treats that involve less time in the kitchen. Baked Savoury Crackers are the perfect treat when you don't what to stand over the kitchen stove frying up Mathri or Nimkis. Prepare the dough in the cool environment of your dining room, cut the crackers and set them on a baking tray, set the timer and relax!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Food Event: Your Favourite Festive Eats and A Giveaway

Annarasa ~ Essence of Food, my flagship food blog has been on the web for 7 years and I recently wrote my 400th post on it. To celebrate this milestone, Annarasa is hosting some food events and giveaways over the next few months. Celebration is the keyword and as we are right in the midst of the festive season, I would like to invite all my readers, friends, and blog visitors to join me in preparing some of their Festive Foods and entering a giveaway right here on Annarasa!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hara Chana Sundal | Green Chickpea Salad

Back in the day when we lived in Mumbai, Sundals featured heavily on the Navratri menu. Delicious warm salads made with lentils or beans, seasoned with asafoetida, curry leaves, chilies, and freshly shredded coconut. After moving away from Mumbai, I pretty much forgot about these power packed protein rich salads. Then I came to know a great family that celebrated Navratri the traditional way complete with a new Sundal recipe each day!!