Suganya's ears must be ringing. I mean, everyone's talking about her. It's gossip of the nicest sort. This month, Tasty Palettes, her easy-going, beautifully photographed and vegetarian friendly site, is the featured blog for Tried and Tasted. If you've never "Tried and Tasted" Suganya's recipes, now is the time. The event, created by Zlamushka's Spicy Kitchen, and hosted this month by Sweatha of Tasty Curry Leaf, visits different popular blogs for the expressly delightful purpose of choosing a recipe from the archives to prepare, photograph and write about. It's like a global test kitchen, but without the attitude.
Given time constraints and my love of fermented flavors, I selected Mor Kali, a South Indian savory rice flour and buttermilk pudding, as thick and creamy as mashed potatoes, and almost as fast as opening a box of dried spud flakes, thanks to Suganya's clever and accurate microwave instructions. There is real genius here. I have never been fond of microwaving, preferring the precision of gas burners and attentive hands-on cooking, although I will admit, the bulky black box is unrivaled for a fast fix of popcorn or pappadums. Anyone who can convert me, however incrementally, to the joys of microwave cooking deserves a medal. And anyone who can present a recipe rich in protein and calcium with the homey comfort of starchy carbs must take a bow. I topped my freshly prepared meal with a fried egg for breakfast, and enjoyed the leftovers later for lunch with a bean stew, warmed... in the microwave. Thank you, Suganya.
Been There, Done That ~
Mango and Tomato Curry
Adrak Ka Shorba
Other People's Eats ~
Carrot Coconut Vada
Palak Chole and Dry Gobi Manchurian