Saturday, November 14, 2015

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM 1 comment

I have a happy news!!!! My Karuveppilai-Milagu kuzhambu was featured in the "Grandma's Recipes" in The Hindu Metro Plus yesterday. Here is the link for it.

Whole or chopped or crushed....Garlic is always beneficial to us. Garlic helps improve our metabolism, it protects our cardio, and it has additional sulphur containing compounds. Though it is affectionately called "The stinking Rose"nobody can deny the fact that it prevents the blood vessels from becoming blocked, it lowers blood pressure, and also contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, selenium and manganese.
I incorporated this superb garlic, in chopped form,  to make garlic toasts to go with my Bountiful Barley Broth.

                                                      Whole wheat buns - 2, halved
                                                       Chopped garlic - 2 tsps
                                                       Chilli flakes - 1-2 tsps
                                                       Low fat butter - 2 tsps
                                                       Olive oil - 3 tsps
                                                       Italian seasonings - 2 tsps

                                          Recipe Cuisine: Italian; Category: Lunch / Dinner
                                          Prep time: 10 mts; Baking time: 10 mts

                                                                Yields 4 toasts

 In a vessel, add the low fat butter, olive oil, chilli flakes, chopped garlic and the italian seasonings....and...............

                                                          Mix well to make a creamy spread.

Cut the buns into halves, and spread this creamy spread generously. If you want some extra spice, sprinkle some more chilli flakes on  the buns.

Pre heat the Oven to 230 degrees C (450 degrees F), place a foil over the wire rack, arrange the buns and bake them for 10-12 minutes. 

They are baked / toasted to perfection, crunchy in the corners, soft in he center, but well toasted, the flavour of garlic fully distributed everywhere, and the aroma spreading all over the house!!!

I served it with Bountiful Barley Broth...You can serve with any soup of your choice.

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*garlic toasts can be toasted on a tava too, keeping on slow fire


  1. We get ready made Garlic bread here but I am sure it is not as good as your home made version. Super. Kalpana Anand


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