Ratatouille is a traditional French Vegetable Stew prepared mainly with tomatoes which is the key ingredient and along with onions, garlic, eggplant, squash, zucchini, bell peppers and herbs. According to wiki, there is much debate on how to make a traditional ratatouille. Basically it’s sautéing and then baking then I thought why not prepared it in my own easy way with slow cooker? So here is the slow cooker Ratatouille – a perfect summer recipe.
Here is a simple cake pops prepared from the microwave eggless vanilla cake. The single serving microwave eggless cakes are very easy to prepare and you can prepare these any time. The cake pops are prepared by crumbling these microwave cake pops and making into small balls and coating them with your favorite frosting. This might seem like a big process but its super simple and it can be done in a jiffy. It does take some time for setting though. ;-)
It’s time for guest post. This month it’s going to be a non-recipe post but an interesting and informative post from Sebastian of http://www.twokitchenjunkies.com. He has an amazing blog with loads of information about kitchen gadgets and their reviews. He sent this post well ahead but with other guest post in line I couldn’t post this right away. I would like to thank him for this wonderful post and without any further delay, here is the post.
Eggplant Parmigiana or Eggplant Parmesan is one of the classic and unique Italian recipes. It is one of the staple in all the Italian restaurants. It is prepared with shallow or deep fried eggplant or aubergine slices and topped up with cheese and tomato sauce. Today I am presenting this eggless eggplant parmigiana and I am serving this along with spaghetti as they serve in restaurants. So here is the restaurant style, eggplant parmigiana but without eggs.
This is a simple multi-purpose Italian Red Sauce, prepared with tomatoes, basil and I added mushroom for the additional flavor. I use this sauce for pastas, spaghetti and as a dip and also for my pizzas. That’s why I am calling it as a multi-purpose sauce. This is a very basic version and you can add different herbs, veggies and prepare this sauce according to your preference.
This is the recipe round-up of the Journey through Tamil Cuisine | A-Z recipes. You can read about this blogging marathon and about Tamil Nadu cuisine here. I really enjoyed this blogging marathon and also enjoyed reading about other cuisines and recipes from the other participants. I created a separate Pinterest board for this A-Z cuisine and you can follow the board and get all these recipes directly from there too.
For the last alphabet ‘Z’, I am presenting these Zucchini Pakoras, one of kiddo’s favorite. Zucchini Pakoras are perfect tea time snacks or party/potluck appetizers and it is prepared with Zucchini(obviously), Onions and Chick Pea flour combined with other spices. It’s a quick fried snack that can be prepared under 30 minutes.
Yam Roast or Elephant foot yam roast or as we say in Tami Senai / Chenai varuval is a mild roasted dry curry which is a great side for any sambar varieties (I love it especially with Vathal Kuzhambu) and also for rasam varieties. It’s hard to find this veggie here in US, so I always keep a frozen packet of chopped yam in my freezer. Chopping this vegetable takes time. But with diced frozen pack, this curry can be prepared under 30 minutes. During weekdays, at times I opt for semi-homemade preparations and this is one among them. I prepare this at least once a week. We all love this simple and mild roast.
Here we are, with the difficult alphabet ‘X’. I am posting an ice-cream recipe today with Xanthan Gum and also some additional information about the same. This is a vegan homemade ice-cream prepared with coconut milk, alphonso mango pulp and almond milk without Ice-cream maker. Xanthan Gum is used here to obtain the creamy texture. Half a teaspoon is more than enough for this ice-cream.
For the 23rd day and for the 23rd alphabet W, I am sharing the Watermelon (Darboosani) Rasam recipe. We all know about pine apple rasam and this rasam is pretty much similar to the pine apple rasam and I am replacing it with watermelon. The key thing in this rasam is to adjust the quantity of rasam powder based on the sweetness of the watermelon.