|Tomato, Carrot, and Red Lentil Soup|
December 05, 2013
December 01, 2013
I have been wanting to make tomato ketchup for the longest time. Whenever I fed Devansh a paratha, pattie, or fries with readymade ketchup I felt guilty as hell. I read the ingredients like permitted class II preservatives, acidity regulator, and stabilizers with trepidation. I now know that class II preservatives are synthetically manufactured preservatives, but I still don't know about acidity regulator and stabilizers; I should Google up one of these days. It's funny how we mothers get so protective about our children. I have been eating readymade ketchup all my life without any remorse what-so-ever. But now when it comes to Devansh, I want to ensure he doesn't have products that contain all these artificial ingredients.
November 29, 2013
|Tindora Dal (Little Gourd in Lentil Curry)|
November 27, 2013
My mom uses goda—which means sweet in Marathi—masala in almost all the sabzis. It adds amazing flavor to the sabzis and as the name suggests is not spicy (teekha). Devansh likes sabzis made using mom's style of cooking and so I simply can not do without goda masala. Most of mom's sabzis are sweet, and are made by just adding sabzis in the tadka, along with a few simple ingredients like chili powder and jaggery. She rarely uses khada masala, onions, or garam masala; this goda masala adds all the flavor needed.
November 20, 2013
- Mukta Tikekar
- Currently I am a full-time mom looking after my adorable little angel—well on most days my son is that :-). I was working as an instructional designer before Devansh was born. I decided to put my career on hold till he turns two at least. When I had to introduce solid food in his diet I collated a lot of baby food recipes. That’s when my husband, who’s an avid blogger for quite a few years, suggested I start a blog with these recipes. I thought why not, after all even this is like writing e-learning content, lots of procedural content with steps n all :-). But then the real challenge began—motivating yourself to write when there’s no client breathing down your neck with unrealistic deadlines. I had my excuses ready—I am too busy changing nappies, cooking, feeding… I don’t get enough sleep at night as Devansh wakes up several times during his sleep so how can I concentrate on writing etc etc. Now that Devansh is 20 months old I can no longer use some of these excuses. So FINALLY I have started writing these recipes. I have a few recipes that are written but are not photographed and some that are photographed but not written. I plan to post them real soon. Let’s see how it goes. :-)