Home made ginger and lemon candy…good for sore throats..

This recipe is easy to make and especially useful in winter…so my friends from the North Hemisphere, this is for you right now !

You will need

1 cup fresh root ginger peeled and sliced

juice and grated rind of 1 lemon

3 cups sugar

Blend the above ingredients to a smooth paste without using water. Place the paste in a thick bottom pan on low to medium heat with constant stirring. When the sugar bubbles and starts to crystallize at the sides of the pan, remove from heat and keep stirring till slightly viscous. Pour onto a greased plate and allow to cool. Cut the candy into small bite sized squares. Stores well in an air tight container.

P.S I use these squares to sweeten my cup of tea at times !

December 25, 2012Permalink 1 Comment

Zucchini chilas..

The zucchini or courgette is a wonderful and versatile summer vegetable belonging to the cucurbit family. It makes a pleasant accompaniment in a barbecue with meat, in stir fries, and steamed dishes. Here, I am sharing a simple recipe using grated zucchini to make savory chilas or pancakes. This can be a good breakfast or brunch dish. Preparation and cooking time: 30 min.


1 medium sized zucchini grated

1 1/2 cups rice flour

1 tablespoon fine semolina

1 tablespoon roasted and crushed peanuts

3 cloves garlic crushed and chopped fine

1-2  green chilies chopped fine (as per taste)

1/2 cup plain yoghurt

salt to taste

a little oil to drizzle while cooking the chilas.

Mix all the above ingredients upto salt and make a batter of chila or pancake consistency. Heat a non stick fry pan and make the chilas by spreading the batter evenly . Drizzle a little oil while cooking to make the chilas slightly crisp. Flip and cook on both sides till done. Serve with tomato sauce or a relish.

Happy eating !!