If you got a party coming up for your little one…Make cupcakes!  Involve the kids in the kitchen, will be more fun.

I will like to dedicate this blog to my cousin from Germany. This is her recipe and it’s because of her I found a new hobby. I would rather name it German cupcake.

Germans are fun to be around with. They speak English as if they are speaking Deutsch. Ah love their accents!

She was here in South Africa for a holiday. I was so not into baking before her visit. We went shopping whereby she bought all the necessity items needed for this cupcake. Let’s see the shopping list below. Continue reading

I was watching my amma (mum) make milagaai podi (chilli powder) and thought I can archive the recipe into my blogs so that I can pull it up now and then to renew my memory.

Milagaai Podi (literally means “chilli powder” in Tamil) is a coarse mixture of ground dry spices that typically contains dried chillies, lentils, and sesame seeds. Tamils traditionally use milagaai podi as a condiment on idlis, dosas and other South Indian dishes. The intensity of this condiment’s spiciness can range from almost no spice at all to extremely spicy. Some like to sprinkle a layer of sugar on top of the spicier mixtures after the oil is poured on the powder. This innovative idea creates a barrage of flavors once inside the mouth, from spicy and salty to sweet. Parents use this method for satisfying children who crave ‘podi’ but can not handle the intense flavor.

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An ideal afternoon with Tea from Sri Lanka and biscuits from Germany. As I mentioned before, Tea is a must for me as an afternoon drink but this T-Sips was something special. My mom got it from Canada which was imported from Sri Lanka. The butter cookie I used to call it was produced and made in Germany. It was a good combo.

Have a wonderful day!! 🙂 Prad 🙂

I always want to make some exotic new flavourable food. Nothing comes to mind and my hubby saves the night with something different, something close to my heart =)

My husband volunteered to make dinner the other night. I was very excited to see him in the kitchen. It’s something I haven’t seen him do very often. He made pol roti with raw salad chutney, a typical Sri Lankan meal. This food is apparently eaten by the poor in Sri Lanka as they can afford very little vegetables.

Pol – is coconut in Sinhalese.  Sri Lanka has such good  tropical weather, it produces luscious coconuts, vegetables and fruits. As it is an Island one can expect to eat unknown, exotic and yet delicious fruits.Sadly enough, Rambutan is one of those exotic fruit that we don’t get in South Africa.

A Rambutan fruit is so similar to Litchi maybe they are in the same family line of fruits.

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Receiving an air fryer is so heavenly. We bought an air fryer for my mom to make all of our lives easier and oil free. Infact, after cooking or frying food, one can notice how much of oil is in that food product. It does not only use air (hot steam) to fry, but takes out the oil from the food.

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I received a huge mango the other day, a size of a coconut. Thought of doing something different with it than just eating it. I made Mango lassi. Try this cool (literally and figuratively) drink.

1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chopped mango (peeled and seed removed)
4 teaspoons sugar, to taste
A pinch of ground cardamom (optional)
Put mango, yogurt, milk, sugar and cardamom into a blender and blend for 2 minutes, then pour into individual glasses, and serve.

Can sprinkle with a little cardamom.

The lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

Prad 🙂

I have just realised, I have a group of youngsters who follow my blog very silently. I will keep them off the spotlight ..well for now..  I am dedicating this blog to you guys. Please try this simple recipe at home.

I was supposed to blog this on Valentines day. Since I don’t celebrate Valentines, I decided to keep this blog for a special occasion.

I have very young and fond memories of having rose milk with pink syrup as an afternoon drink. We use to get green syrup with a different flavour. Falooda is somewhat the same but with extra additives. The Falooda is a traditional north Indian dessert. The good thing about this drink is that it suits all kinds of events and parties. It’s so delicious. Kids love this drink!

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