Archive for February, 2014

Egg Cabbage Salad

Egg Cabbage Salad

I call this salad “The Indian Khimchi”. It is unique in the way it is dressed. Tamarind and roasted cumin gives the salad an interesting zing. Potatoes, an all time fave and eggs, loved by many create magic with fresh green cabbage. Take 4 hard boiled eggs, 2 potatoes. 4-5 and cabbage leaves which are fresh and […]

Spinach & Corn On Crackers

Spinach & Corn On Crackers

We often find ourselves struggling to put together a sumptuous vegetarian snack, something off the beaten track yet mainstream. Something not terribly high on calories and yet very delicious. Something pretty that even the carnivores will be eyeing, maybe sideways, but eyeing with some greed alright. I had read this recipe a while back, but […]

Mediterranean Quinoa salad

Mediterranean Quinoa salad

I call this the “Learning to cook” section. In this section I am sharing recipes borrowed from books, the web, elders and my mother. Leafing through recipe books and salivating over yummy pictures is almost everybody’s idea of fun. I have also always loved this sublime happy moment. Sometimes, actually pretty often, I pick up […]

Pasta and mince in sun-dried and roasted tomato sauce

Pasta and mince in sun-dried and roasted tomato sauce

In 1950 Ischian jetsetter Sandro Petti, co-owner of a famed restaurant and nightspot was asked one evening by some friends to cook them some food. In his pantry he found only four tomatoes, some capers and olives. He used them up to make some sauce with spaghetti. and called it spaghetti alla putttanesca, the famous pasta […]

Chilly Yogurt Dip

Chilly Yogurt Dip

A dipping sauce commonly nomenclatured as  a dip often ushers in the success quotient in a party. The name was attached simply because food items were dipped into the sauce which is thicker than a spread and then eaten. In a recent home party I was toying with some ingredients and making different dips and tasting them […]

Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna

Viraj and Nitu have a farmhouse near about of Bangalore, they sent some fresh homegrown (literally) spinach. A regular struggle is how to make the green look like gold on the dinner table. Tried this quick recipe and it was really well received, am sure Popeye would have loved to be in the fourth seat. […]

Ajwain alias Carom Chicken Lollipops

Ajwain alias Carom Chicken Lollipops

Debita Mookerjea Ray is the first friend I shared my blog content with and her recipe has found its way into my blog this late. Well, she has been giving me the freeze for two whole years and the only reason for the delay is that she was busy stacking up her silver, gold, ensembles, […]