Homemade Cultured Butter

Homemade Cultured Butter

I simply love the taste of fresh homemade butter. It is not something that I make every week but whenever I have spare cream or crave for parathas I do make butter. It only takes 2-3 minutes to make cultured butter in a food processor. Freshly made cultured butter tastes good on a toast, paratha or over steamed vegetables or indian style cooked daal/ lentil. It keeps well at room temperature for a week, 15-30 days in the fridge and few months in the freezer.

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Reader’s Request: Methi Mathri

Methi mathri

As parents we naturally want our kids to feel safe, loved and be healthy. When a child is diagnosed with celiac disease, it presents special challenges. One of the challenges that parents experience is the amount of time spent in grocery shopping and preparing meals from scratch. Eating in restaurants and attending social functions become extremely difficult. One has to plan ahead by always carrying gluten free snacks and most parents feel comfortable making them at home. Few days ago one of my reader whose both kids are celiac, requested a recipe for mathris which they happen to miss. So, today’s post is specifically for Vasudha’s kids. Hope they won’t miss mathris anymore.

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Kale and Eggs ‘sabji’

Kale and eggs 'sabji'

Kale is an amazing vegetable recognized for its health benefits and delicious flavor but it also has some dark side. If not eaten in moderation it may affect health adversely, such as hypothyroidism. There is no good evidence to prove this, however the point of writing this is that over consumption of anything is not good, even healthy foods. I have (under active) thyroid problem for the past 10 years but, with healthy diet and regular exercise I have managed to improve my overall health.

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Celery Salad with Grape Vinaigrette

Celery salad with grape vinaigrette

We eat lots of salads in our house and I’m always looking for new combinations that use common ingredients and are appealing. A couple weeks ago Sylvie Sullivan posted a recipe on Foodies+ for celery salad, which I wanted to make it as soon as I saw it. The salad was totally delicious, we all liked it a lot. and ate it as an appetizer, on top of Besan Socca.

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