Expo 2020Dubai

The mega event of the recent times is here. Despite the restriction imposed by the pandemic UAE has been successful in hosting Expo 2020. The major event attracting millions from across the glob commenced on 1st October and will continue to enthrall the visitors till 31st March 2022.

Expo 2020 is a universal platform for the bright minds, for the brightly talented, for the highly skilled to showcase what they have got to the world.

The theme of the Expo 2020 is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ and it is subdivided three subthemes.

The Opportunity Pavilion.

The Mobility Pavilion.

The Sustainability Pavilion.

Over 200 participants from around the world expose their unique and futuristic ideas. The carnival is a one-stop-spot to immerse yourself in the best of every field, every stream, every genre, every flavor.

Spices

Some flavour just lingers…🍲😋

Blend of some spices are just a must to add the perfect texture to dishes. Mix together chili, turmeric, pepper powders, ginger, garlic, shallot, salt, curry leaves, lime, special spices…
When the fish or meat is cooked with authentic spices the taste just doesn’t disappear from the mouth 🍖🥩

Fish Fry

A good fish well prepared is a treat to relish. Frying fish is such an unassuming task that produces mouthwatering result. Having got the fish neatly cleaned and sliced, keep it marinated in a mixture of spices. I would throw in turmeric powder, chili powder, black pepper powder, cumin powder, a bit of curry masala powder, salt and curry leaves. A few drops of lime and coconut /olive oil add more zing to the flavor. Leave it to absorb the flavors for an hour or so.

And the time is up to drop the pieces into the boiled coconut/olive oil to fry. Once fried enough, keep it for a while to drain off the excess oil. Garnish the dish with sliced onions & lime and coriander leaves. Ready to be served.

Unniyappam – A sweet snack

Some snacks are so special and full of nostalgia. ‘Unniyappam ‘ is one such simple snack from kerala. Made of rice, jaggery, banana and spices and deep fried in oil, it is a sweet and fully vegan snack. You will just relish it with your evening tea or coffee.

It can be made without much ado.

A perfect blend of all ingredients mixed together as batter does the trick for you. The thick batter goes into the boiling oil until it becomes golden brown sweet fritters to enjoy.

Ginger curry

A spicy yet sweet variety of curry. Can you imagine the taste ripples each pinch makes in your mouth? The mesmerizing aroma, and multiple flavors of ginger, jaggery and curry leaves make it so special and different. The dish is a simple and tasty preparation commonly available in South Indian households.

Easily available ingredients make it even more favorable.

Ginger

Tamarind

Jaggery

Curry leaves

Shallots

Green chilies

Chili powder

Fenugreek powder

Asafetida

Mustard

Dry red chilies

Coconut oil

Salt

Banana fry

A tasty and filling snack. Easy to cook makes it a delightful choice any time you want to have a quick snack.

Finding the right banana variety to fry is a task though. Not all types can be fried. The Kerala variety plantain is the best bet. Keep ready the flour well mixed with sugar, baking powder, salt and water. The ripened banana is sliced and dipped in the readied maida or gram flour before dipping in the boiled oil.

With a cup of coffee or tea, you are going to savor the hot n crispy banana fry.

Samosa – A tasty snack

Thinking of an evening snack that is tasty and filling?

Samosa is a very popular snack item in India. filled with vegetables or meat in attractively layered flour, and deep fried, it is a delectable item. With a variety of sauces to add taste, you can enjoy it with your tea or coffee.

The fillings can be potato or beetroot or any meat according to your preference.

Enjoy the Season of dates

Fresh dates, not the dry ones I mean, taste so scrumptious and honey dipped. Unlike the dry taste, it is so juicy and would tempt one to go for more and more. Well, for that you need to be a place where there are date palms. Being a Gulf country during summer offers the option of enjoying several varieties of dates.

The healthy, tasty fruit is a delight to enjoy.

Mango season

One of the tastiest, healthiest, and prettiest fruits you can enjoy during summer is mango. With over a hundred variety, the king of fruits, as it is called is a delight to savor. Once ripened it is enjoyed just by biting it away or by making juice, shake or smoothie or in multiple other ways depending on where you are. It is abundantly available in tropical region during summer.

Badami-pic courtesy by Sudheesh (1)

Puttu – Breakfast

Puttu is a South Indian breakfast item. The steam-cooked, grated-coconut laced soft and cylindrical dish usually is made with rice powder. However, wheat flour, ragi flour, tapioca or corn flour variants are also popular among foodies. Usually people enjoy it with ripened banana, or any veg or non-veg gravy. It is one of the healthiest and easiest breakfast items you can enjoy.