Lightening-Quick Nutella Crunch Pudding

Post Views: 137 I came up with this quick and easy dessert after wracking my brains about what my 7-year old could make for a small cooking competition. As it was a cold-cooking competition, where there were no hobs or electrical appliances allowed, anything other than assembling was not possible. Since the kid has not… Continue reading Lightening-Quick Nutella Crunch Pudding

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Georgian Style Salad with Walnut Dressing

Post Views: 409 On holiday in Saint Petersburg, Russia, we were recommended a Georgian restaurant Khochu Kharcho (English name) by the receptionist at the hotel we were staying in and I must say, it was a really good one. The food was delicious and there came my introduction to this salad. I found the crushed… Continue reading Georgian Style Salad with Walnut Dressing

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Mini Chicken a la Kiev

Post Views: 205 Anyone in India who’s had any association with Calcutta/Kolkata and its famous continental food restaurants such as Mocambo’s, would have heard of or tasted Chicken a la Kiev. It may be made a little differently there, but the dish is essentially a chicken breast, stuffed with garlic parsley butter, breaded and fried.… Continue reading Mini Chicken a la Kiev

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Coconut Delight Cake (Eggless)

Post Views: 235 This cake is a tribute to my Indian heritage and is inspired by my love for coconut and jaggery combinations in many Indian sweetmeats made for certain festivals. One item called Modak, a rice flour dumpling stuffed with coconut and jaggery is a particular favourite and every time a friend’s mother-in-law makes… Continue reading Coconut Delight Cake (Eggless)

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Kala Jamun Frozen Yoghurt (Java Plum/Black Plum)

Post Views: 401 Kala Jamun, or Java plum or black plum is a fruit that grows in South East Asia in the summer and is a superfood. Its health benefits have been touted far and wide but it’s also an acquired taste. Most people I know don’t like it very much and when I was… Continue reading Kala Jamun Frozen Yoghurt (Java Plum/Black Plum)

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Deliciously Tangy Masoor Dal (Red Lentils with Mango)

Post Views: 284 If you haven’t been made aware of my infatuation with mango, raw or cooked, this post should do do it for you. I love the fruit and will look for any excuse to use it in dishes. This is one dish that’s a winner in my eyes because it’s so simple and… Continue reading Deliciously Tangy Masoor Dal (Red Lentils with Mango)

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Sprouts Salad with Raw Mango and Pomegranate

Post Views: 587 The Indian summer, especially in the National Capital Region, brings upon us intense heat, combined with hot winds called Loo and frequent dust storms accompanied by rain. In this weather, I sometimes lose my appetite for the usual hot dal, rice, vegetable curry and foods with the usual spices used in Indian… Continue reading Sprouts Salad with Raw Mango and Pomegranate

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Stir Fried Vegetables with Mint and Fennel Seeds

Post Views: 433 Here’s another take on stir-fried vegetables. There are not too many ways to make vegetables taste very different and keep them free of honey or sugar or cheesy or creamy additions that make them taste awesome and one can only play around with condiments and combinations. Here is my attempt at making… Continue reading Stir Fried Vegetables with Mint and Fennel Seeds

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Stir Fried Pork (Cambodian Loc Lak Style)

Post Views: 688 A quick trip to Cambodia’s Siem Reap last month resulted in some serious gastronomic delights and not only did I gain a few inches around my waist but also a whole bunch of inspiration for food I’d like to try out. So experimenting on family (the usual guinea pigs), I decided to… Continue reading Stir Fried Pork (Cambodian Loc Lak Style)

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Pear, Walnut, Arugula Salad with No-Oil Honey Mustard Dressing

Post Views: 3,239 Salads were never on my favourite foods list when I was growing up. In fact, most vegetables and leafy greens were not. Earlier, the only salad leaf available to us was the humble lettuce and I just hated it. However as one grows, our tastes adapt to our different environments and exposures.… Continue reading Pear, Walnut, Arugula Salad with No-Oil Honey Mustard Dressing

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Steamed Fish in Oyster Sauce

Post Views: 799   I first ate something like this in a fusion Chinese restaurant and tasting the flavours, thought I’d try to replicate the dish. It came out well the first try. One of those freaky usually never-to-happen-to-me things that just made me feel all happy happy inside. It was well appreciated by everyone… Continue reading Steamed Fish in Oyster Sauce

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Shortcrust Pastry (Pie/Tart Base)

Post Views: 630 Pies and tarts are usually given a wide berth by most people because of the perceived difficulty in making the base. To be honest, it is a bit cumbersome but only if you don’t have all the ingredients set out from the beginning. If you’ve organised yourself and have everything you need… Continue reading Shortcrust Pastry (Pie/Tart Base)

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Cherry, Almond Chocolate Bonbons

Post Views: 792 Did you know, that the minute people start trying to eat less sugar and fried foods to get rid of those millions of excess pounds from their bodies, their minds start obsessing about them overtime? Yuuuuup. That happens. It’s happening to me big time. The only recipes coming to mind these days… Continue reading Cherry, Almond Chocolate Bonbons

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Baked Fish in Spicy Red Bell Pepper Sauce

Post Views: 625 Last night being a Friday and all, it was not feasible to give everyone the usual simple fare of dal, roti, sabzi (vegetables), and looking into the freezer, I found that we’ve run out of every thing but two fillets of fish. The last few times I’ve tried to bake fish it… Continue reading Baked Fish in Spicy Red Bell Pepper Sauce

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Nutella Swirl, Chocolate Chip Brownies

Post Views: 846 Brownies are my weakness. It also is a hot favourite with all of my family members, so after a long hiatus and weighing the pros and cons of baking this sinful decadent dessert (which I absolutely cannot resist even though my weight goals are far from being achieved, I decided to throw… Continue reading Nutella Swirl, Chocolate Chip Brownies

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Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry with Balsamic Vinegar

Post Views: 1,267 So, the attempt at weight loss is still going on and though the last two weeks have been a bit of a struggle as far as eating the right foods is concerned, mainly because of the amount of meals being eaten outside of the house and sometimes a tremendous lack of willpower,… Continue reading Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry with Balsamic Vinegar

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