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Tomato Tortellini Soup

Tomato Tortellini Soup
Tomato tortellini soup is healthy, wholesome and delicious. Soups are the ultimate comfort food-light with delightful fresh flavors and can be served as lazy Sunday night dinner or as first course for a casual gatherings. Pair it along with bread or sandwich and it is perfect for entertaining.So this means you can make soup any time of the year with seasonal vegetables or meat.

I have to admit that I was not a great fan of soups. The only soup I liked as a kid was sweet chicken corn soup from the Chinese restaurants. But my son loves soups and we often make it for dinner. Here the weather  still cold and it is perfect time to make soups. It is tummy warming on cold winter days.

Tomato soup is very basic soup recipe but adding tortellini makes it a filling meal. Tortellini is ring shapes pasta pouches filled with cheese or meat .This soup does not need to simmer for hours. It is quick and easy to make with pureed tomatoes or canned tomatoes, onions,cream and fro…

Sri Lankan Prawn Vada

Sri Lankan Prawn Vada/Isso Wade
Deep fried lentil fitters are addictive snacks.It has a taste all to its own- crunchy, delicious and mildly spicy. It is a perfect accompaniment with piping hot tea. Adding shrimp takes this snack to a new level.The Sri Lankan Prawn Vada/Isso Wade is very similar to the parippu vada served in tea stalls in South India. Sri Lanka has an extensive collection of  Short Eats or snacks that can be eaten anytime at bakeries, restaurants and tea stalls.

The book Sri Lankan Cooking: 64 Recipes from the Chefs and Kitchens of Sri Lanka by Douglas Bullis, Wendy Hutton was my first introduction to Sri Lankan cooking. It has several unique recipes and this vada was one among them. There are some similarities with South Indian food.The close physical proximity between Sri Lanka and Southern India explains similarities and common culinary practices, but yet the island has its unique touch.

Isso Wade is a distant cousin of parippu vada with shrimp sticking out.Sea …

Cherry Turnovers

Cherry Turnovers
Turnovers are buttery pastries with a sweet and tart filling. Cherry turnovers is a classic one that you will never get tired of eating.Imagine biting into layers upon layers of buttery goodness, with a sweet and tart fruit filling. This delectable fruit treat that is perfect tea time snack.You can sprinkle some sugar on the top or drizzle some glaze if you want it extra sweet. Cherry turnover is my personal favorite but you can use apples, strawberries or whatever your heart desires.

I made these turnovers last weekend.I brought a package of puff pasty sheet to make some spicy puffs that is so popular in Kerala. Indian bakery puffs is a spice version of  turnovers with meat,vegetable or egg filling.Some people have a sweet tooth, so blame mine for this sudden change of mind. But I am glad I tried this. I made the cherry filling  and mixed a little cornstarch. Berries have high water content, so adding starch will  help to thicken up the filling, so that it does not …

Victoria Sandwich

Victoria Sandwich
Today's recipe is my first post of 2018. Happy New Year to all my friends and readers. Wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Victoria Sandwich or the Victoria sponge is a very traditional cake .There is a nothing fashionable about recipe,it is a simple sandwich cake.But if you can make this basic sponge cake than you can make hundreds of adaptions and it is perfect for parties or picnics.These sandwiches are popular English teatime treats.Spongecake's are sliced and sandwiched with jam and topped with another layer of butter cream,vanilla cream or whipped cream and sprinkled with sugar .This tea time sandwich is named after Queen Victoria and reminds us of the era of tea parties and the practice of inviting friends to come over for tea in the afternoon.

This recipe calls for equal proportion of egg,butter, sugar and flour. The egg and baking powder gives it the light airy texture. The key to this recipe is to not over mix and over bake. I reduc…
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