Sprouts Salad with Raw Mango and Pomegranate

Post Views: 318 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: 220 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: 333 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: 3,020 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: 451   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: 373 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: 506 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: 391 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: 605 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: 558 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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Sun-dried Tomato Grilled Fish With Charred Vegetables

Post Views: 480 What kind of food can you make when trying to lose a few (actually quite a few) pounds and boring steamed veggies, insipid meats and oil-free foods are just not going to cut it? Well, this. My sun-dried tomato grilled fish with charred vegetables not only tastes good but also provides a… Continue reading Sun-dried Tomato Grilled Fish With Charred Vegetables

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Easiest Fruit and Nut Granola (Low Fat, Oil Free)

Post Views: 449   When one’s reached a point where they have to lose kilos in the double digits, food choices shrink considerably. Breakfasts have been consisting of fruit and sometimes porridge loaded with fruit, and egg whites but that gets a bit monotonous after a while. The kids and the hubby love their cornflakes… Continue reading Easiest Fruit and Nut Granola (Low Fat, Oil Free)

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Mint Chocolate Mousse with Baileys Irish Cream

Post Views: 574   Whenever I’ve made chocolate mousse for guests at a dinner party, there’ve been rave reviews. My family loves it, especially my husband. The recipe is so simple and one can use any liquor of their choice here, rum, kahlua, flavoured brandys. The texture of the mousse is smooth and melt-in-the-mouth and the… Continue reading Mint Chocolate Mousse with Baileys Irish Cream

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Dahi Chicken (Chicken in Yoghurt)

Post Views: 435 Most of my cooking has generally veered towards Continental cuisine mainly because being the lazy person that I am, I prefer to use as few ingredients as I possibly can. Spices and the huge array of them used in Indian cooking used to completely overwhelm me. Also, having someone make our daily… Continue reading Dahi Chicken (Chicken in Yoghurt)

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