Pesarattu is a famous crepe or dosa (as said in India), is uniquely served in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is different in ingredients, taste and green colored in comparison with the normal dosas eaten in India.The dosa is made of Green gram and thus is very high in protein. It is an ideal healthy recipe to be served to kids for breakfast or as a snack.
I am back with a recipe after a long, but much desired, break and I am assuming you already know about it if you have read a couple of my travel updates (here) already and a few more soon coming up soon. A break is good and this one wandering through the scenic country side of Sri Lankan Island has left me absolutely rejuvenated but not without a pile of backlogged works. While it will take a little longer to clear the load, I was having an itchy twitchy feeling since yesterday for I hadn't stirred my spatula for a over a week. So keeping our tradition to start afresh with something sweet I did it sweet with a super easy and super yummy mango dessert that can be whipped in no time.
Mangoes and summer season seem to go hand in hand. I personally like to associate the yellow summery feel of the fruit with the season, which looks apt. Come summers and my home is wafting with the typical ‘Langda’ and ‘Dussheri’ smell of mangoes.
Nothing beats the summer than a tall glass of chilled mango shake. To beat the heat, I got into making this recipe for that cool looking mango shake.
Pound cakes are always the universal choice for their dense and moist crust. Adding the lemon flavour gives it a whole new variation. It is buttery, sweet and the citrus flavour just blasts in your mouth with the first bite. The whole tanginess is added using the lemon zest, lemon juice and also by drizzling loads of citrus frosting in the end. I’m sure you are going to love the wonderful tangy flavour and the grainy texture of poppy seeds in my recipe.
It’s perhaps not the best seasons to be visiting this Island, or atleast so do all travel updates say and we still planned this holiday against all wise advises. My experience in these two days has been quite the contrary, for although its monsoon time but since its almost retreating from the Southwest cost we didn’t experience any of it so far. The weather rather is pleasant with the temperature hovering around 27-30 OC and the cool breeze blowing through the most part of the day, while of course there is moisture but its bearable. My opinion might be over shadowed by the fact that after Delhi’s scorching heat anything is a relief, so do read and research before planning a trip and when you finally decide to go to Bentota do not miss on a few things I am about to share here.
The trip started with a bad luck as we missed our Delhi-Mumbai flight, our entire trip was saved only because there was enough time to catch another flight and land at Mumbai just in time to board our connecting flight to Colombo. After all the mayhem at Mumbai and Delhi airport we could finally breath only when onboard our Colombo flight, but all the tension during the day left us sleepless and we landed early morning at Colombo without having slept a wink.
When I first started cooking I always admired those beautiful cupcakes that only the more experienced cooks could prepare. I thought that it would be impossible for me to make such beautiful and tasty desserts. Soon I found out that with only a little bit of practice and a big amount of enthusiasm everybody could turn their best ideas into reality. So here are the latest cupcakes that I have come up with and I really hope you make them as well and enjoy them with your loved ones.