Friday, December 24, 2010

Hara Malai Kebab/ Malai Seekh Kebab/ Skewered Green Creamy Kebab

While most of you must be busy with last minute sugary beautiful baking ( I don't want to believe there are people who are all planned and relaxed at the moment, its important for my happy life) I want you to make a little room for the ugly green stuff in your kitchen.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Coconut Sandwich Cookies with Lemon Curd Filling

Raise your hand if you as a kid licked the filling off the cookies. And raise your hands if you still do it.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lemon Curd

When life gives you lemon, make lemon curd. 


Monday, November 29, 2010

Tandoori Chicken and First Blog Anniversary!

Did you check out the mango mint chutney? Please do. And then lets talk about tandoori chicken. Or lets first talk about Journey Kitchen (that rhythm's right?) 


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mango Mint Chutney

Chutney's are an inseparable part of Indian cuisine. Be it pakora (deep fried vegetable fritters), samosa (deep fried triangular pastry with veg and non veg fillings), tandoori chicken, cutlets or kebab, everything is paired with a chutney.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gobi Kasuri Methi - Cauliflower Curry With Dry Fenugreek Leaves

There have been a lot of celebrations going on lately on the blog, first with the pineapple halwa for Diwali and then mutton korma for Eid and while I celebrate my birthday today, there was no room for more sweets or meat.  All I wanted to settle with was simple homemade food.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mutton Korma - Celebrating Eid al Adha

At the end of Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca) Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid al Adha.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Making Perfect Birista - Crisp Deep Fried Onions

Roti (Indian unleavened bread made on daily basis) and fried onions, if you know these two things, you can cook a meal. Thats what my mother always professed. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pineapple Halwa - Celebrating Diwali

Diwali means different things to different people all over India. People worship different Hindu Gods, have different customs to observe the religious importance of the day. Famously known as festival of lights, for me it is exactly that.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lemon Panacotta with Lavender Cream

I think its time to look through my pantry. Its true, I have a compulsive disorder. Its not diagnosed by any doctor yet but I know if I went to one, they have a special name for people with my kind of disorder. Like compulsive food hoarding disorder, food insecurity disorder, may be something like war times disorder. Well, isn't it true, during wars people stock food?  I don't know. Its not like I ever witnessed war. Or may be I did when I was 3 years old, the Gulf war of 1990's.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Meghli - Lebanese Rice Pudding

I love Lebanese food ( Did I say that before?). Living in Middle East gives you access to wide range of Middle Eastern food from Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian, Jordian to Lebanese to name a few. As a novice, you might not notice the difference in there cuisine. Kebabs are Kebabs. Baklava is Baklava. Yes they taste different from different restaurants but the search is always for good food, good Middle Eastern food. It was not until I started this blog that I started being more aware of what I was eating and  where it comes from. 


Friday, September 24, 2010

Steamed Tandoori Chicken

Whoever said that necessity is mother of invention had his or her brain screwed just right. This recipe just proves that saying.Who doesn't know about Tandoori Chicken. If you are an Indian and you don't know about Tandoori chicken than please refer to the second part of the first line of this post, and the opposite implies on you. And if you are not an Indian, and haven't heard of it, you missing something in life.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Mix Dal Tadka - Indian Lentils Soup

I was having a hard time naming this recipe of dal which is a generic name for Indian lentils in Hindi. What you think dal actually is ? A soup? A stoup? A stew ? Its certainly not a curry that is what I'm certain of. I actually kind of get irritated when every Indian dish is named as  curry. So I decided to stick with soup!


Friday, August 20, 2010

Garlic Feta Pull Aparts

I had a lot of Feta cheese lazying around in the fridge. I love this cheese. Its salt, tangy and creamy. I don't want to get into where it is originally from because every country wants to claim it there own. But I don't judge those countries after all its Feta, whats not to pride in it.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Yogurt with Orange Marmalade, Walnuts and Pomegranate seeds

The yogurt is back. Those who know me, would know I have a long and obsessive affair with yogurt. But you don't know this. I have found a new and most addictive way of eating it everyday. With orange marmalade. No I'm not kidding you, I have been doing this for the last 2 months almost every single day.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dulce de leche Cheesecake

What kind of person tries to use up old stock to prepare an anniversary meal ?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Look at me! I'm the thickest, chewiest and yummiest chocolate chip cookie!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Beetroot Raita

I'm not a great fan of beetroot but lately I have been coming around it. I do love the color though and even if I'm not so inclined for using up the beetroot and color calls on me. They do.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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