Blending Flavours Blog

Purslane Pancakes With Tomato & Apple Chutney 0

Purslane Pancakes With Tomato & Apple Chutney

It’s that time of the year when weeds thrive in the garden. And some are edible. Like the common purslane/Portulaca oleracea. And because they are acidic, only a small amount is needed, whether they...

Jackfruit Rendang 0

Jackfruit Rendang

One of the best curries in the world is, no doubt, rendang. I have used chicken, pork and mutton on separate occasions for this dish. But yesterday I used unripe jackfruit for rendang. Ingredients:...

Orange Yogurt Cake 0

Orange Yogurt Cake

Regular visitors to my space know that I have my limitations with cake and stick to the simplest ones. Here’s another one that falls in that category. But when it comes to the taste,...

Mango Shrikhand 0

Mango Shrikhand

With mangoes in season, the heat and the humidity is momentarily forgiven!  I have been incorporating a lot of this ‘King of Fruits’ in my desserts. The most recent one was in shrikhand. This...

Elaneer Pudding/Tender Coconut Pudding 0

Elaneer Pudding/Tender Coconut Pudding

I had seen recipes of this pudding on blogs but never made it. This dish comes from Kerala, the land of coconuts and is also made in certain areas of Tamil Nadu. The other...

Date & Almond Cookies 0

Date & Almond Cookies

This was a post in my draft list so it wasn’t something I made recently. I haven’t been very active here but on my Facebook page, I try to put in some time every...

Challah Bread 0

Challah Bread

Fresh out of the oven challah One particular bread on my mind was challah. According to Wiki, challah is a special ceremonial Jewish bread, usually braided, and eaten on Sabbath and other Jewish holidays....

Paneer-stuffed Potol (Pointed Gourd) 0

Paneer-stuffed Potol (Pointed Gourd)

A very popular summer vegetable in our parts is the pointed gourd. Locally known as potol, it is widely used in our dishes mainly fried, in curries or stuffed with potatoes. The other day...

Tomato Shorba With Saffron Focaccia 0

Tomato Shorba With Saffron Focaccia

East meets west in this simple meal. One is a hearty Indian soup referred to as shorba in the northern part of our country. And the other has its origins in Italy. This year...

Chicken Leg Quarters In Fried Onion Sauce 0

Chicken Leg Quarters In Fried Onion Sauce

I made this about two weeks ago. It was simply cooked but full of flavour. I’m so stuck into curried versions that I don’t really try to make other variations as often as I...