nammane oota thindi

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March 6, 2011 Posted by | General | | Leave a comment

Idly – sequence…


February 20, 2011 Posted by | General | | Leave a comment

Pizza Toppings…

Set of vegetables that goes to our home made pizza usually…


It is good to eat all the colors on our plate. I remember once my wife’s nutritionist had recommended several years ago – “Eat colors in your food” – arrange all colored vegetables and fruits for daily vegetable and fruit servings and not set to one vegetable or fruit. Wow! sounds really great, if we could manage to eat all these colors on a daily basis..

May 29, 2009 Posted by | Did You Know?, General | | Leave a comment

What’s up with Ash gourd and milk?


Recently we prepared Ash Gourd / white pumpkin (boodh kumbalakaayi) halwa / dumrot. It somehow turned bitter and not really sweet. We couldn’t figure out looking at the ingredients of any items that could possibly make the finished product bitter.

However, I remember drinking the remained pumpkin extract (water) with some black pepper powder in my school days. I just tried that after preparing this halwa. It tasted fine at the time. I also heard if the gourd itself was a little bitter and that caused the end product bitter; but it wasn’t so. I now tried the same extract (water) warmed a little bit; put some pepper like the previous round but additionally added a little bit of milk and warmed again. I started sipping this sample. Although it was ok for initial couple of sips, I started sensing the bitter-ness. Well, milk was the only ingredient I added this time. so, this means warming up both ash gourd and milk would give bitter taste.

So, this makes it interesting to know what chemical combination does an ash gourd got to do with milk (2% milk fat)?

Is it really a no-no to mix both ash gourd and the milk? or did i something else?

December 2, 2008 Posted by | Did You Know?, Foods and Recipes, General | 2 Comments

nammane oota thindi

"nammane oota thindi" translates to food prepared/consumed at home; a.k.a home food. Often in Bangalore (karnataka) we greet with people with the first sentence as "oota aaytha?" "thindi aaytha?" "adige aaytha?"; meaning, "have you had your lunch (dinner)/ breakfast" or "what have you cooked today?" etc.

Inspired with eating several food varieties these days,  I wanted to have another blog specifically for food and recipes outside of my general blog. Hoping to add bunch of recipes here, either learned from others, learned by experiments, learned from parents and friends, etc. We will make sure to give credit where it is due when mentioned about recipes that we learned from others, mention the links if the recipe referenced from another website/blog.

December 1, 2008 Posted by | General | Leave a comment