I saw some really red and juicy strawberries at the store today and got reminded of the dish I made numerous times over the summer. When my parents were here, we went to a strawberry picking farm close by and bought a couple of small tubs filled with the best fruit we could lay our hands on. My father loves strawberries and we picked up a pack of them every time we went to the store irrespective of whether the previous batch was done or not. So well, that left us with quite a few berries at home sometimes and I was looking for a few easy recipes that would use them up in bulk. That's when I saw Suganya's recipe for a crisp. My hunt ended right there!
I have tried it with rhubarb, with strawberries alone, added blueberries and blackberries once. I also changed up the topping each time based on what I had, sometimes it was pistachios/ almonds & hazelnuts/ walnuts / walnuts & almonds. Brown sugar when I had it or jaggery the rest of the times. But no matter what I used, the end product was always the most glorious dessert. Eaten warm or chilled it was exquisite. The strawberry reduces into a thick jelly and is yummy against the crunch from the topping. I made it about 4-5 times in a month and a half. I am making another batch right now for a friend who is visiting. Manisha made a apple crisp a few days back and here is a recipe using peaches that I tried and liked.
And since we are heading to Suganya's blog, here is another one of my most favorite recipes from her blog. Potsickers!
This was my goto dish last winter. I quick stir fry of the veggies I had, again not sticking to the entire recipe but going with what was available and what I was in the mood for, and some wanton wrappers, dinner is ready! Her dipping sauce is a simple yet very tasteful combination of ingredients that goes perfectly with these potstickers. You just can't go wrong with this recipe. this is another one I am going to make this weekend. Do give them a try and I am sure you will enjoy them as much as I do.