Recently,I tried five of her recipes in a span of a week or so.Needless to say all were lipsmacking.So here I am,dedicating this post to Raaga,of whose recipes perhaps,I’ve tried out the maximum!!
Kadgi Tori Ghashi – I had bought a fresh kadgi[Raw Jackfruit] from Kerala and was wondering what to prepare with it.I came across this recipe and I knew instantly that I would love it.Pulses are included in our menu at least 2 times in a week and pairing it with kadgi was simply too delicious.I usually make a Saarupkari with Tori-Pigeon Peas or a Bendi,but pairing it with Kadgi was an instant success.We loved it with rice for lunch and the leftovers were gone in no time too.
Changes I made – I used black Tori wheras Raaga has used white.No other changes.Lipsmacking-that’s all I can say!!
Broccoli Mushroom soup – We have soups with toast for dinner twice or thrice a week.Since hubby doesn’t like Tomato soup,I’m always searching for new recipes.If you are looking to make varieties of soups daily for dinner-look nowhere else.I think Raaga has got an amazing collection of soups at her blog and all do-able types,so without further delay,hop on!!I make this soup often and it is one of our favorites!!
Changes I made – I didn’t puree the veggies,I chopped them finely instead.Feeling lazy to make this?I’ve tried this soup with Maggi Instant soups-Creamy Mushroom soup.Saute the veggies in a little oil and add to the soup[follow the instructions on the back of the soup packet to make the soup].Yummy!!
Mushroom on toast – I once chanced upon Raaga’s recipe for Garlic bread and that’s one thing which I make without fail everytime we buy Whole wheat bread.When I saw the title Mushroom Cheese melts,I wanted to try it with good ol’ bread and it came out as tasty.Next time I’m trying it with buns.
Changes I made – The recipe calls for buns but I used whole wheat bread and it worked out just great.Great snack to have with tea or soup.Delicious!!
Strawberry Cake – During our Bangalore trip,one thing we bought like crazy was Strawberries.Something which costs us 70-80 rs/-,here in Chennai was only 20 rs/- in Bangalore.Can you believe that??We were surprised to see something cheaper in Bangalore..lol;-).But after the initial attacking mode,the berries were left untouched inside the fridge.I made the Strawberry cake with the leftover berries and the cake was relished by us and our friends.Superhit!!
Changes I made – None..the cake is a winner!!
And now last but not the least – Coriander Buns.Something which I am still bowled about.It smelled heavenly inside the oven and it was gone in no time once it came out of it.A super duper hit!!Just like she says in her post-it looks and tastes just like bakery-bought ones and you wouldn’t be surprised if someone asked you the same.I’ve made it twice and had a happy glee on my face when hubby said it is one of the best stuffed buns he has eaten!!Thanks Raaga..!!!
Changes I made – Still reading this??Go ahead and try this out and you would know why you need not change anything about this recipe!!
Baked vegetables with Crumbs
Cream of Carrot soup
Vanilla Raisin Bread Pudding