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Nov 30

Whenever I buy carrots, it’s always in abundance. I love them sauteed, in soup, grilled with chicken. I also love it sweet, so I decided to make Carrot Halwa this weekend just in time the last bit of chocolate fudge vanished from fridge. It’s so easy to make Carrot Halwa and the ingredients are so simple that they’re always found in your kitchen. Ingredients: 2 cups of grated carrots 2 cups of milk 1 cup of sugar 1/2 tsp salt 2 tablespoon of ghee 1/4 cup raisins and nuts (cashew,... 

Jun 29

I got this recipe of Ricotta Kebab with Zucchini Carpaccio from Chef Sumeet Priyadarshi when I attended Four Seasons Wine Love, Cook and Learn event in The Pink Poppodam in Hotel Ista  and he showed us how to cook this dish. This ricotta kebab is very delicate, mild and cheesy, and it’s easy to make. Ricotta Kebab on a bed of Zucchini Carpacio Serves 4 Ingredients For the Kebab 200 g Ricotta Cheese 300 g Hung Yoghurt 200 g Fresh Paneer 2 tsp Roasted Chili Flakes 1 tsp Fennel seeds 1 tbs Fresh... 

Feb 16

Ricotta Kebab on Zucchini Carpaccio I got this recipe of Ricotta Kebab with Zucchini Carpaccio from Chef Sumeet Priyadarshi when I attended Four Seasons Wine Love, Cook and Learn event in The Pink Poppodam in Hotel Ista  and he showed us how to cook this dish. This ricotta kebab is very delicate, mild and cheesy, and it’s easy to make.   Ricotta Kebab on a bed of Zucchini Carpacio Serves 4 Ingredients ricotta kebab ingredients For the Kebab 200 g Ricotta Cheese 300 g Hung Yoghurt 200... 

Jun 14

Fish Yellow Curry I love yellow curry because it is so easy to cook but creamy and delicious. I usually make it with fish but chicken is great too. For easy and fast yellow curry, here’s my simplified yellow curry recipe. Ingredients: For Curry paste: grind the following to a paste (ginger, garlic, onion) 2 tbs. oil 1 tsp. mustard seeds 1 large onion, chopped 1 tbs. turmeric powder 2 tbs. curry paste cup of water half kilo fish or chicken, cut into desired pieces 2 green chillies, halved a... 

May 2

  Indian Thali In every country, there is a common food that is served on the usual day. Though food on special days is normally the one which is usually blogged and posted on the web, common food is no less interesting. Here in India, a full meal is a thali. The dishes varies from vegetarian to non~vegetarian items, and also from one state to another. Indian thali consists of entree, main, pickles, and dessert. It is a complete meal serve at home or at a restaurant. It can be as cheap as half... 

Aug 1

Another vegetarian dish that is favorite of mine is the Chana Masala or Chole Masala or Chickpea Curry. I love it with roti or with hot boiled rice. Preparing Chana Masala needs planning since the chickpeas must be soak for overnight, if not, it will not be cooked. In outside India though, canned chickpeas are available, so in this case, there’s no need for soaking. Below is the recipe of Chana Masala. Ingredients: 1 cup chick peas (if using canned, skip #1 & 2) 1 Onion 1 Tomato 1Green... 

Jul 29

Prawn is one of my favorite ingredients. It is easy to cook and so tasty too. One of my favorite dish is prawn curry. What I love this curry is that the gravy is full of prawn’s powerful taste that even without eating the prawn, you’ll feel that you have it. I love to eat prawn curry with steamed rice, since the rice absorbs the flavor of the prawn through its gravy. Want to try prawn curry? Here’s the recipe: Ingredients: (Serves 4) 400g large raw prawns, shell on ½ tsp ground... 

Jul 16

Matter Paneer – Cottage Cheese Green Peas Curry Every week, I would buy a pack or two of paneer. Paneer or cottage cheese is a typical ingredients in Indian cooking. Paneer is like tofu but has a silky and creamy taste because paneer is made from milk. Uncooked paneer should be stored in the refrigerator. Mattar Paneer (Paneer Green Peas Curry) is one of the common dishes using paneer and mostly cooked and ordered in a restaurant. It is a vegetarian dish but non-vegetarian eater like me loves... 

Apr 26

India is known for rich vegetarian dishes. Millions of Indians are vegetarian and they are not being deprived of food, delicious food. Although I am not a vegetarian, during holy festivals and whenever  I have health problems, I opt for vegetarian dishes. Last week, for several days, I was on vegetarian diet. One of the veg dishes I prepared was the mushroom and potato curry. One thing that I like using mushroom in my vegetarian dish is that mushroom substitutes for meat that you will not miss... 

Feb 22

The visit to the fish festival, Mathsya Mela 2011, was not only a feast for the eyes but also for the stomach.  Upon arrival to the event, the big food court was the first stop for the eager visitors as we were led by the sweet smelling seafood aroma that escaped from the entrance of the food court. I couldn’t resist myself as I came prepared, I did not have my lunch before going to the fish festival even it was already past noon. As I entered the huge place surrounded by food stalls that...