From here to Here #13 Chilly gobi

It is been a long time since I have done a proper post. This year was super busy with some ups and downs so.. Ok lets jump on to the series..

So I made gobi fry or the chilly gobi yeasterday and I clicked it. Guess what.. YUP!! Food Gawker accepted... Lets check the previous and current version.. but wait I skipped adding food color to the gobi fry...

So this is the pic I took with my point and shoot camera way before.. I think lighting is all fine but again the sharpness is not there.. 

These are my old clicks...

Now I reworked it with DSLR

Detailed recipe page : Gobi Fry

From here to here #12

The mint mango chutney is a frequent menu at home during mango season. You need those good sour mangoes and yumm there is this chutney.

My husband does not eat chutney if it is not seasoned. hence I have seasoned chutney and clicked it .. look at the makeover,,

Now look at this:

From here to here #11

Hi all! Its been a real long time since I updated this blog. You know I love re working my food blog recipes. That is why the from here to here series started. This one is the 11th post in the series.

If you were a regular follower of my food blog, you would know I love trying special dishes on Sunday. This kerala style fish curry is almost a forgotten recipe. Last week I made this and how can I not shoot in with my DSLR.

This recipe is my mom's signature dish, kids would love them too. It is not hot but rice and creamy gravy. Tastes yum with rice, dosa and idly.

I posted this recipe on my food website on 08-July-2013 (OMG! thats almost 3 years back) now I am reshooting it and presenting to you.

This below pic was taken with flash on my samsung galaxy ace.

To re shoot, I just used a wood board and my stole. At day light, I put shoot mode to manual and kept adjusting the white balance and ISO to get the perfect lighted pic.

I have taken many shots... Pl visit the recipe page for detailed recipe and more shots of fish curry..

Oh! and here is the shot

Sweet & Spicy Diamond Cuts

Sweet & Spicy Diamond Cuts

The sweet and spicy diamond cuts are a fusion of the spicy diamond cuts coated with sugar syrup and glazed with honey. As weird it may sound, the taste is so awesome. The sweet burst initially with the spicy crunchy diamond cuts is something you would bookmark as soon as you taste it.

You must be thinking, as there are 2 versions of the diamond cuts already (the savory and sweet) why would I think about a fusion. I will tell you the story about how this happened, before I jump on to the recipe.

I was staying with my friend in Pune after we got placed in a reputed food factory through an on campus placement as food technologist. We were too excited and loved working in our dream food factory. We also had begun to experiment new dishes at our room. We were arguing over some petty issue which ended up in fight. We were not exchanging words or even stares among us for some days.

Me being a chatter box, felt numb without talking to her. Be it my mistake or hers I though I ll take the first move to apologize. We had our own signature dish and I thought I would surprise her. I decided to make the diamond cuts (both versions) as it was her favorite snack. It was my weekly off and she was on shift in factory.

I made the spicy diamond cuts first and placed it aside. Then I began to make dough for the sweet version plus sugar syrup. My professor had called and she kept talking. I was in a hurry to make the diamond cuts, as it was time for her to reach. I began frying the dough kneaded for the sweet diamond cut. I do not know what went through my mind, I saw her walking towards our room and I instantly put the spicy diamond cuts to sugar syrup and toss them well.

When I thought of arranging the platter, I was shocked to see I mixed the spicy diamond cuts to the sugar syrup. I could not do anything more, I just arranged it with coffee. She opened the door and I was like totally blank.

She came in and smiled at me looking at the set table, she picked some diamond cuts and popped them into her mouth. I was ready to get blasted for the mess I created. She came to me and hugged me saying, it was so yum. I was like “Did you like it!”. She said that I made a fusion of her favorite diamond cuts especially for her! I then narrated the whole story and we had a hearty laugh.

There after this version is the one we always make.

Ingredients for Sweet & Spicy Diamond Cuts:

1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
Warm Water for kneading dough
1 tsp Ajwain
½ tsp Ginger garlic paste
Oil for deep frying

½ cup sugar
3 tbsp water

Method of making Sweet & Spicy Diamond Cuts:

Sift flour twice and add salt, chilly powder, ginger garlic paste and ajwain.
Add warm water little by little to make a soft dough.
Make equal balls and make thin layers using rolling pin.
Make diamond cuts using a knife.
Deep fry in oil til diamond cuts become crisp.

Sweet & Spicy Diamond Cuts

Make grainy sugar syrup with sugar and water.
Keep stirring till sugar metls and thicken.
Add crispy diamond cuts and toss them well.
(Optional) glaze it with honey before serving.

Sweet & Spicy Diamond Cuts

My pic Foodgawker accepted!!!!

Guys I am going real crazy after I submitted my ginger-garlic chicken to FG (Food Gawker). I was expecting a rejection mail.. But I got an attack (surprise) when I got an accepted message..