Friday, January 22, 2016

Cranberry Thokku (Pickle)

Cranberries are very good for health so I bought a big bag of cranberries but none of us liked to eat it as such since it was too sour. So when I was wondering what to do with it, I came across this recipe and used it to make this cranberry thokku. I made it similar to how I make Tomato Thokku and it tasted very good. In a matter of days all the cranberries were finished in this manner. Now I will buy cranberries only to make this thokku. You can use this thokku along with rice, dosas or chappatis and it tastes awesome with curd rice especially...


  • 2 cups Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Sesame Oil 
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 tsp Salt (Adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp Chilly Powder (Adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp Sambar Powder (Optional)
  • 2 spring Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Jaggery (Optional)
  • 1/2 tsp roasted Methi (Fenugreek) Powder

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Chocolate Ganache

Ganache is a French word for glaze and refers to a smooth mixture of chocolate and cream. It gives a shiny and smooth finish when used to cover a cake with it. The taste is also awesome and depends on the quality of chocolate used.

  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 cup Heavy whipping crea
  • 2 tbsp unsalted Butter

Curries for Indian Flatbreads

Paneer Butter Masala
Methi Malai Mutter
Channa Masala