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The Sweet and the Savory

I now saw half a broccoli, one capsicum and three beetroots on the verge of losing their freshness. Having washed and set them aside, I logged onto the internet to gather some ideas on what I can do with these and came up with two exciting recipes on www.samai.in. I selected Grilled Broccoli and Beetroot Halwa for my experiments. Though I replicated the recipes with ease, I had to tweak some of the measurements in the Halwa and instead of grilling; I baked the Broccoli and also noted the exact baking time. So, here are exclusive pictures of my culinary adventures and the tweaked recipes. Continue reading

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Spinach, Pea and Cheese Macaroni in White Sauce

Having added a new microwave to our kitchen appliances on our anniversary, I have been experimenting with cooking using the microwave. One of the latest recipes that came out well was on December 31st and it was Spinach, Pea and Cheese Macaroni in White Sauce. Hubby found that it went delightful well with Red wine because of the softly melted cheese and garlicky flavor. Here’s the recipe for the same Continue reading

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Aubergine Florentine

Cut the aubergine into 16 wedges, and microwave on full power for 2 minutes with pinch of salt, half a teaspoon oil and one teaspoon water. Continue reading

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Raja Cafe inspired Pancakes

Its a weekend and the experimenting cook strikes again. This time the experiment is inspired by the continental breakfast at Raja Cafe in Khajuraho, an establishment owned and managed by two Swiss ladies. When hubby and friends enjoyed pancakes for … Continue reading

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The 10-minute chocolate pudding

This recipe is half-brain wave and half-inspired by internet research. Continue reading

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A lazy afternoon, old memories and fried lamb’s liver

This is a perfect accompaniment to White Wine. So, pop the cork and enjoy a mid-afternoon lazy Sunday with fried liver. I am doing the same at this moment, and reminiscing on the good old days of singledom and freaky friends. Continue reading

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For the sweet tooth: Badaam (Almond) Halwa

Add the almond-milk mix to the sugar syrup and continue to cook on medium heat. While the almond-sugar mix cooks on medium heat, continue to stir and add the ghee one tablespoon at a time. Continue to stir and allow to cook at least for 45 minutes or till the halwa comes of the pan easily onto your spatula. Continue reading

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Healthy Moong dal recipes for breakfast

I am always on the lookout for healthy, quick and filling breakfast options and I found two great recipes using yellow Moong dal – Bedmi puri (puffed Indian bread) and Moong dal chilla (crepes). For both these options you have to soak the Moong dal for two hours and then grind with a little water to make a smooth paste. Continue reading

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Cooking up Colocasia

To prepare both the recipes you first need to boil the colocasia- three whistles on high heat and one on low when using a pressure cooker. Allow the colocasia to cool and then peel off the skin. Continue reading

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Rich, creamy masala curry with paneer

The cashew-cream-tomato curry can be used as the gravy base for roasted potato, boiled chicken drumsticks, curd-marinated and pressure-cooked mutton pieces and even soaked-boiled gram. I used diced paneer in my dish. Continue reading

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