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.
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
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.
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 breakfast, I knew it would be my next experiment at home, and this Sunday I served [...]
This recipe is half-brain wave and half-inspired by internet research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.