Jul 24, 2015

Kirkland Organic Coconut Oil

This review is for Kirkland Organic Coconut Oil which is available in a pack of 2 at Costco. The price I have seen varies from $24.99 to $27.99. One bottle is 42.3oz. I have been using this oil on skin and very rarely even in cooking. I have liked it so far and thinking of continuing to buy. With more and more usage of chemicals and adulteration in products these days we are trying to go organic as much as possible. Costco has very good products and is very economical most of the times.

Jul 22, 2015

Tamarind Gojju

Its been few weeks I posted the recipe for Huggi. Huggi is incomplete without this tamarind gojju. Its very tangy with a touch of jaggery and is a must accompaniment for rice dish like huggi or pongal. Huggi is very similar to pongal and I grew up eating it with sprinkling coconut oil on top and couple of tablespoons of this gojju. We would not eat huggi without this gojju. When I first made this for my husband he loved it. 

May 21, 2015

Wheat Flour Halwa

Let me warn you this is rich both in ghee and sugar. It is very appetising to me. I have always relished it to the fullest. I have seen people in love with it like myself, my mom and daughter ! You can call it heridity ;) and my husband just not a fan of this halwa. During our recent trip to India I learnt my cousin does not like it either. So there are few who may not like the amount of ghee it calls for.

My aunt is an expert in cooking and this was her go to "instant sweet" when we craved for dessert as kids. I wonder how could she make this as her "go to" dish. May be this is what is passion. According to me this is time consuming and need a lot of patience. I wont deny I have thoroughly enjoyed cooking and eating this. I was always told this sweet dish orginated from a very famous hotel called Taj Mahal in Karkala Town. There are different versions or may be same as this all over India but for me this will always be "karakala halwa".