Weekend filled with Tanginess!

I love cooking and I love trying new dishes. Usually my weekdays are pretty boring what with cooking only for me and in small quantities. Come weekend, kitchen is the busiest place. Often I and S are found in kitchen laughing, talking, screaming, shouting, hugging and side-by-side cooking πŸ˜€

The weekend that otherwise seemed pretty boring was spiced up with these two dishes in row – filled with tanginess πŸ˜€

Lemon Olive Cake

I am not a huge fan of lemons. I hardly make lemon juice at home and have never tried that when made by others. That only means one thing. I buy only one lemon per month, that too to use it as freshener in the refrigerator. But then, mood changes and sometimes preferences too. I so badly wanted to make a lemon cake all of a sudden. Looked for recipes at many many sites and finally made this –

Tangy tasty lemon cake!

Tangy tasty lemon cake!

It was so fresh, so light, so fluffy and ofcourse a wee bit tangy too. The fact that I used olive oil instead of butter made it a little guilt free too. We had it alongside tea and savoured one last piece as an after meal dessert. Perfect it was!

Tangy Mutta Curry

Let me get this clear – S loves eggs and seeing his love for these oval beauties, I started falling in too. Though they are a regular at my ILs, I try to make them whenever possible here. This is one dish I whipped up in a jiffy last night as a side for dosas and it was a major hit. The tanginess of the tomatoes blended really well with the sweet onions and the spicy sambar powder from my MIL making it so irresistible that I was found licking the spoon after serving it in the kitchen *guilty face*. One more recipe up my sleeve, to save the days I am feeling blah! Here is how it looked –

Tangy Mutta Curry

Apart from these, the weekend menu includedΒ Spicy Tangy Pearl Onion Pudina Chutney,Β Sambar, Potato Cheese balls and Tangy Majjiga Pulusu. And guess what I made this morning? Tangy Karamani Murungakai Kolambu.

My weekend was definitely ruled by tanginess and its still continuing its reign πŸ˜€

ETA: The recipes are updated at my food blog and the links have been added here.

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44 thoughts on “Weekend filled with Tanginess!

  1. you make my taste bud to long GB and I can realize a gallon of water is secreting in my mouth on seeing the picture itself πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ tomato in any form is my favourite πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ but monday morning seeing this is really making me to pour the gravy in my plate and slurpp it with italy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 😦 omg 😦 😦 please put how to make it in you blog and definitely I will eat it a day!!!! hope the D day comes soon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Your comment made my day! Yay!!! πŸ™‚ I am starting to like tomato now only Chipmunk, was not a fan it previously. Same thing with tamarind. Its magic is working on me now πŸ™‚

      Recipes coming real soon, in my food blog. You can make this soon and enjoy πŸ™‚

      • ha ha πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ thank god you started liking them now πŸ™‚ they are the bestest pair and their combo together make wonders πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ tami and tommy will help you in all possible activities even if you go short of vegetables πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        I got it and I am drooling at the pictures πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • πŸ˜€ Thats true. You can prepare anything you want with onions and tomatoes put together. I am a huge fan of Thakali thokku too πŸ˜›

        hehehe thanks Chipmunk πŸ™‚

  2. WOW! Looks really amazing and with you saying tangy every sentence, I have to wipe my mouth frequently -gross- πŸ˜›

    I am making pearl onion pudina chutney tonight with akki roti and was pleasantly surprised by the telepathy πŸ˜› GB, I am vegetarian otherwise but love eggs! And we make it super tangy as well. You can roast the egg whole in a bit of ghee/olive oil if you prefer and then dip it in the curry – the outer coat becomes crispy in some places when you roast and adds a beautiful texture πŸ™‚

    Recipes please! πŸ™‚

    • Thanku Thanku Kismi πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

      wow! thats such a coincidence! Pearl onion pudina chutney was my first time yesterday. I started throwing the ingredients going by my instinct and I loved the taste. Didnt know there is actually a chutney like that πŸ˜›

      Kismi, I am vegetarian except for occasional eggs. I started loving eggs only after S introduced me to them after our wedding πŸ˜›

      Guess what Kismi, I have tried roasting eggs too. Think I have put up a recipe in my food blog long time back. Its something my MIL makes and I love it πŸ™‚

      Recipes are now updated πŸ˜›

    • Me too! I am not a fan of tomatoes but then I have started liking them recently πŸ™‚

      I sure anyone can cook, requires a little bit patience thats all πŸ™‚

  3. Woww!! I love anything tangy and there is nothing like citrus smell and taste to pep me up πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    I love tangy cakes. Have made them in the past and often add orange zest to dark chocolate cakes for that oohhh factor πŸ˜€

    Glad to know you had a good weekend. Cooking together is total fun na? πŸ™‚

    Heading over to your cookery blog right away to steal the recipes GB πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. Looks yummy GB.. I’m sure it must have made you super-happy.. Your pictures tempt me to try out egg curry πŸ™‚ Send the recipe please πŸ™‚

  5. We don’t eat much of eggs, except in cakes, but that mutta curry sure looks great! You already know my thoughts about the lemon cake. πŸ™‚

    BTW, I just learnt how to make lemon curd. Sounds really interesting. Thought you’d love it, too. Look it up. There are loads of recipes available on the internet.

    • You have told me before TNGD πŸ™‚ I was just like you, before marriage. But S made me fall in love with these egg dishes πŸ˜›
      yeah I do πŸ™‚

      Guess what.. yesterday I wanted to make lemon curd top go with this. I was proposing this idea of making either the curd or a frosting to go with the cake.. and just before my eyes, the plain cake was getting vanished. πŸ˜€ There is always a next time. Will surely try it. Thanks for the idea πŸ™‚

  6. I had made lemon diva cake for Zack’s birthday early this year πŸ™‚ Loved the zing it gave..your cake looks so delicious πŸ˜€

    Happy tangy saturday, sunday and monday πŸ˜€

  7. I cannot take my eyes off the first pic! There should be some rule in this world. If someone is posting something about food, they should share it as well. I want that that tasty yummy looking (ssslurrppp) lemon cake nowwwwwwww

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