Sun-dried Tomato Grilled Fish With Charred Vegetables

Post Views: 695 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: 620   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: 806   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: 612 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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Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon and Chives

Post Views: 653 When you want to rustle up a super fast delicious dish which never fails to please, here’s the thing for you. How could one go wrong with bacon and potatoes? Actually quite easily if you burn the bacon and overcook the potatoes making them feathery, but we won’t look at that. I’ve been making… Continue reading Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon and Chives

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Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery (Nolen Gur’er Payesh)

Post Views: 899   Nolen gur, or date palm jaggery is a delicacy in Bengali cuisine as it is available only in winter and gives the most heavenly flavour to desserts. So naturally, when winter comes, anyone making any Bengali desserts with this stuff available would be hard pressed to use anything else. Bongs, slang… Continue reading Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery (Nolen Gur’er Payesh)

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Bell Pepper Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Post Views: 1,027 Pasta, the flavourful dish from Italy has somehow become so popular in India, that it features in most dinner parties, kiddie birthday parties, buffets and multi cuisine restaurants in cities. It’s super easy to make, tastes wonderful and can be adapted in so many ways – and has – in so many countries… Continue reading Bell Pepper Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms

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Eggless Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins

Post Views: 769   I went on this eggless quest after finding out that out my daughter was allergic to eggs. Luckily, this lasted only for the first three years of her life and she’s now outgrown the allergy. However, my affinity for eggless cakes remained as I found they dry out a lot less than… Continue reading Eggless Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Prawn Curry With Mustard, Coconut and Mango (Shorshe Aam Chingri)

Post Views: 1,143 Shorshe, or mustard, is an integral ingredient in Bengali cuisine and the Bongs do a really good job of using it in many different ways. Here, I’ve used it in combination with coconut and mango to present what I think is a nicely balanced dish. The mustard provides a pungent punch, the… Continue reading Prawn Curry With Mustard, Coconut and Mango (Shorshe Aam Chingri)

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Chilli, Orange Glazed Chicken Breast

Post Views: 880 In the winter months, we get these juicy, sweet hybrid oranges called Kinnows, grown mainly in the Punjab region of India. This fruit is great for its juice, which can be drunk on its own, or used in cocktails or foods and the rind, which has some pretty good flavour, I substitute… Continue reading Chilli, Orange Glazed Chicken Breast

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Juicy Chicken Burger With Garlic Yoghurt

Post Views: 781 Finally, my first non-vegetarian dish on the blog. The last five non-veg dishes I’ve made did not meet my expectations and even though they may have tasted good, I wasn’t too keen on putting up something I wasn’t totally satisfied with. Considering my whole family loves all kinds of meat and fish, there’s… Continue reading Juicy Chicken Burger With Garlic Yoghurt

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Sweet Potato Croquettes With Cheese and Jalapeno

Post Views: 1,229   You must be wondering why the obsession with sweet potato. The last recipe was a sweet potato tart, now sweet potato croquettes. Did she buy the damn vegetable in bulk? Yup. she did. The first time I made the sweet potato tart, I messed up the proportions leaving too little filling… Continue reading Sweet Potato Croquettes With Cheese and Jalapeno

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Sweet Potato Tart With Caramelised Onion and Cheddar Cheese

Post Views: 764   Winter in India gives you the most amazing array of fresh vegetables that are not available in the scorching heat of the summer months. One of those is the sweet potato, or Shakarkandi. This has a fibrous and whitish, yellowish flesh, unlike the orange coloured flesh of its western counterpart, and… Continue reading Sweet Potato Tart With Caramelised Onion and Cheddar Cheese

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Buttery Basil Parmesan Potatoes

Post Views: 636 Sometimes when inviting people over for dinner, I just want to make simple, fuss-free side dishes that take the least amount of time and effort but has banging flavour, especially when I’m going to be out of the house the whole day and have very little time to cook. These potatoes meet every one… Continue reading Buttery Basil Parmesan Potatoes

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