Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pumpkin with Onion and Ginger

Pumpkins abound during the fall and winter season and during those months all types and varieties of this loveable gourd become available. Once the carving and festivities are over, you can bring to table a simple and delightful dish. This recipe with onions and ginger that you can read on the Fox news website, brings to light the squash's sweet and buttery flavor with a hint of mild spices.

Garnished with fresh chopped coriander this dish tastes very well with plain rotis and a side of yogurt. This is a traditional recipe that my mother used to make in the winter months.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Spinach Raita with Tadka

This time, I have a special recipe on the Fox news website. One that will remind you of the current focus on green drinks but unlike them is not adultrated with color. Unbelievably full of nutrition with Vitamin A, C, E and K, plus Calcium, Folic acid and of course Iron that would make any Popeye fan proud, this raita is a hit with my children. No longer will you have to coax little ones to eat their greens.

And it is so quick to make that it even surprises me at times. Another value add is that you do not lose any of the nutrition in the whole process. The garnishing is simple and will give any meal spread the appreciative highlight. I make it with samosas, pakoras and even as a chip dip.

While growing up, I remember the different kinds of raita, some with tomatoes, some with onions, and some that were sweet with fruits. This one tastes so good with plain rotis, naan or with white rice that it just might become a staple on your list. Enjoy!