Chinese style Potato – sweet spicy and sticky

Potato is one food which has found its place in practically every cuisine across the planet. Whether it is the Spanish Tortilla Espanola, European Latkes, Indian Aloo Gobi, Italian Gnocchi, Canadian Poutine, Irish Shepherd pie or the ever so popular French fries, I have found potatoes enjoying their indisputable place in so many different menus . But…

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush is a popular Levantine dip made from smoked aubergines. A frequent fore runner to an Arabic main course, it is delicately flavored with garlic, lemon juice and tahini, and eaten with baked pita chips, pita bread or khoobz. It is healthy, vegan, gluten free and delicious. ‘Baba’ in Arabic means ‘father’ and Baba Ganoush…

Lemon Honey Glazed Chicken with Roasted Baby Potatoes , Quinoa and Corn on the Cob

    Did you know that on this day i.e August 27th,  world’s first jet aircraft had its first flight  ,  Malaysia’s constitution came into force, Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years,First hydrogen balloon flight  reached 900 m altitude,Parks College, America’s oldest aviation school opened,1st transmission of a TV programme from continental Europe was…

Tricolor Sandwich Fritters : Happy Indian Independence Day

      July 4th was celebrated as American Independence day with  fireworks,parades,cakes,barbecues,carnivals, concerts, family reunions and ceremonies. August 15th happens to be India’s Independence day. Indians across the globe are celebrating  their 68th year of independence with joy and fervor. At midnight of 15 August, 1947, India achieved Independence.The Indian tricolor (saffron, green and white) flag was unfurled by…

Sweet and Savory Canapes

      Nibbles, bits, bites and morsels, in short finger food are an essential part of every party. In fact they kick start an awesome party. They are the Hors d’oeuvre, the first course of  food items served before the main meal. And since that is the first item presented to the guests, every party host or…

Veggie Ice Cream Bars

    Have you ever been presented with a food that looks like one thing but tastes like another. At a party you  forward your hand to grab a hamburger, but it is only after you sink your teeth into it, that you realize you have been skilfully  tricked into a cake. Chefs have been…

Crunchy Quinoa Salad : My vegan day out

  I turned vegan for a day. The whole of last week I was out of town and travelling, which meant eating literally twenty one meals in restaurants and fast food joints. Despite choosing the best places while eating out, the guilt of consuming high calorie and not so nutritious diet overpowered me by the end of the…

Recipe: Crunchy Baby Corn

A quick easy to make deep fried evening snack or starter. [recipe title=”Crunchy Baby Corn” servings=”4″ time=” 10mins” difficulty=”easy”] Ingredients: Baby Corn                          –     4 Salt                                      –    to taste Red Chilli powder             –    ½ teaspoon Soya sauce                         –    ½  teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste           –    ½…

Recipe: Baby corn crêpe wrap

Estimated time taken: 30 minutes Ingredients Crêpe 1 egg ½ cup milk 3-4 tablespoons flour ¼ tsp. salt 1 tsp. oil or butter Filling ½ cup cottage cheese (paneer) cubes ½ cup baby corn boiled and cut into 1 inch pieces ¼ cup spring onion whites ½ tsp. each chopped ginger and garlic ¼ cup…