Archive for May, 2014

Black Rice Salad With Mangoes

Black Rice Salad With Mangoes

Well, anything forbidden is fun. True to its name black rice alias forbidden rice adds the same extent of intrigue to its dishes. Be it a pudding, a risotto or a simple salad, black rice more like wine in colour when cooked elevates the dish by its sheer presence. Legend has it that black rice […]

White Frosting For Red Velvet Cake

White Frosting For Red Velvet Cake

I have always been a sucker for drama cinema with multi starer casts. One such fave since 1989 has been Steel Magnolia. It was to me an iconic movie with inspirational icons like Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley Maclaine and Dolly Parton ruling the screen. In Steel Magnolia I first saw the red velvet cake, […]

Aubergine Peanut Pickle

Aubergine Peanut Pickle

I read this recipe in a food magazine while listening to birds chirping in a warm summer morn while sipping dark coffee. It was as calm as it can get in busy noisy Mumbai. Can any other moment be as inspiring? I also learnt while googling that aubergines which belong to the nightshade family of […]

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Even the most common breakfast food, the pancake has such an interesting story about it. The formally known ‘Shrove Tuesday’ is called the ‘Pancake Day’. It marks the beginning of Lent, a period that commemorates the 40 days and nights that Jesus spent fasting in the desert before beginning his ministry. This is a very […]

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad

Before I share the recipe I would like to alert my readers that the marinade has to be prepared two days in advance. Critical piece of information to be noted and followed. Zucchini, a squash is considered to be a vegetable in the culinary universe but is a fruit in the botanical world. The Pennsylvanian […]