November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving !!

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Wishing you all a very blessed Thanksgiving hope all you get to spend time with family and friends Njoy good yummy food and make some lasting memories for years to come .
Sharing one of my favorites side dish Mashed potatoes inspired by Tyler Florenc's recipe I skipped the heavy cream still yummy ! and the thyme :)

What u need : 
  • 4 to 6 pounds red or yukon potatoes, peeled
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, lightly crushed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chive

Put the cut potatoes into a large pot, cover them with cold water, and add a large pinch of salt. 
Bring to a boil and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. Drain well. 
Meanwhile, in a small pot heat the butter,  & garlic .
While the potatoes are still warm, press them through a potato ricer or food mill into a bowl. 
Stir in the warm cream a bit at a time, straining out the solids, until the potatoes are fluffy. 
Season with salt and pepper and gently fold in the chives. Serve immediately NJoy !!

August 19, 2018


August 2018
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This beautiful state of Kerala has been engulfed with flash floods and heavy rains like never seen before hundreds have lost their lives and lakhs of people are displaced and stranded . There is a dire need of basic necessities for survival . This is a time when every little bit helps and so bring out your BETTER ANGELS in and DONATE  !!
Below are the website that are channeling the donation to needy 

Amazon :

While the option is available on the home page of the Amazon India app, desktop and international users can go to to place the orders.

Users can select an NGO whose flood relief wish list they may browse for products to buy. Once these products are selected, added to cart and checked out, they can be added to a Gift Registry Address.
According to Amazon, Habitat for Humanity, World Vision India and Goonj are three of the organizations currently attempting to make essential supplies available to the thousands affected by the floods across the state.
I have personally used this one and more info is the link below 

Contribute financially to the CM’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) :
You can also directly donate into the CM fund

"T hose who are less fortunate 
O often don't want to ask for help. 

H ard times hit all of us at some point 
E enjoy your good fortune 
L et your fortune help others 
P eople helping people makes this world a better place!" Catherine Pulsifer 

Aloo Chole

  1. What you need :
  2. 1 Red onion chopped fine 
  3. 1 Potato chopped cub size 
  4. 1 cup boiled Chickpeas aka Garbanzo beans (Chana) I used the canned one drain the water and rinse thoroughly 
  5. 1 medium Tomato chopped
  6. 1 tablespoon Ginger garlic paste
  7. 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  8. 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  9. 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  10. 1 tsp Chole garam masala ( I used Sanjeev Kapoor's brand )
  11. Salt to taste 
  12. Water as needed 
  13. Juice of one lemon for garnish 
  14. Cilantro leaves chopped
  15. EVOO - 2 tablespoonfull
  1. Heat oil in medium deep sized pan add the cumin seeds then add diced onion and cook until translucent.
  2. Once the onion begins to sauté , add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a few seconds.
  3. Once the above mixture is sautéed well add the potatoes.
  4. Stir fry the potatoes for about two minutes and then add the remaining spices (red chili, chole garam masala , and salt). Cook the spices until aromatic and then add the water.
  5. Stir in the tomato and cook until the water and tomato juices begin to dry.
  6. Add the chickpeas and stir to incorporate the spices to the chickpeas. 
  7. Simmer for 5 to 8 minutes on medium heat.
  8. Once the potatoes have cooked (should be easily pierced with a fork), squeeze the lemon juice and give everything one big stir.
  9. Garnish with Cilantro leaves and Njoy !

Happy Thanksgiving !!

Wishing you all a very blessed Thanksgiving hope all you get to spend time with family and friends Njoy good yummy food and make some ...