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Jun 9

When you are craving for fruits and something sweet and creamy at the same time, this fruit salad with cream and condensed milk will be perfect. I bought two cans of fruit cocktail in my recent grocery shopping in Metro. Since it’s summer, I thought of making a cold dessert with one of the cans of fruit cocktail and I want it easy and fast. So, for my creamy fruit salad, I just whipped 180ml of cream to 150ml of condensed milk until they were fully mixed. Then, I drained a can of fruit cocktail,... 

Feb 27

It’s been awhile since I had homemade meatballs so I thought of making one this weekend. I prepared the meatballs and freeze them. Tonight, I fried several meatballs and toss them in the spaghetti with tomato sauce. So, Monday night is spaghetti and meatballs night 🙂  

Feb 24

Last weekend was fried food night, says who? says me :D, and since I got squid from the market that day I decided to cook calamari and french fries. I added some beer in the batter for the calamari since I saw a left over beer in the fridge. Here’s the recipe for my crispy calamari: Squid (cleaned and cut in ringlets ) salt and pepper for seasoning For batter: In a deep bowl, whisk till fully combined the following: 1 egg, 1 cup beer, 1 cup flour, salt and pepper, dried herbs. Add beer or... 

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 19

Pasta is one of my favorite ingredients. I usually use spaghetti but for a change, a fusilli or penne are great too. I occasionally cook lasagna, only when there are friends and guests around but for every day meal, a spaghetti or fusilli always comes handy and easy to cook. Last night, I had some prawns I bought last weekend, so I thought a fusilli pasta with tomato sauce would be a great dinner. I also made a garlic bread stick as a side for the pasta. As for the sauce, I just blanched the tomatoes... 

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... 

Jul 6

caramel with lemon custard I recently saw a travel show in TLC which showed a Mexican flan recipe and I thought it was very similar to a caramel custard which are both made of eggs, milk, and baked/steamed with a caramelized sugar. The host of the show said that Spanish brought it to Mexico, so I wonder who brought it to India. Here in India, we have an eggless version of caramel custard, in this case, there is a custard powder which can be bought in store. The custard powder is then just dissolve... 

Jun 28

I have been wanting to bake a perfect cake and have actually been trying for several times with much failure and waste of ingredients. Until recently I saw an episode from Rachel Allen Bakes in TLC which showed baking of chocolate vanilla marble cake. I thought it was easy to make but considering that I don’t have the regular oven, I was quite nervous of trying it. I use my griller/oven for all my roasting, baking, and reheating. With no proper weighing scale to measure my flour and sugar... 

Jun 22

As I was searching for the recipe of a beef stew today, I noticed the several options on the left side of the browser. Google has given users the options to refine recipe searches from ingredients, cook time, and calories. I say that these are great search tools addition by Google as the users will be able to refine searches according to our own liking. Haven’t seen it? Try it now, just go to google.com, and search for any recipes you like and you’ll see results like this one below: