Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How To Make Yeasted Naan


After 3 long years, I'm finally going on a vacation to India. I have been trying hard to picture my little brother as not my 'little brother' but a teen boy whose voice has changed. And how much ever I try, I just can't picture it. My mom has been reporting white hair since a couple of years and how she has slowed down in her cooking ventures. I can't imagine how that can be. I only remember my mom as beautiful young and spirited woman with four young kids, managing to look that great and cook great new food every day.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tomato Curry Leaves Soup


I must tell you I take the idea of last meal on earth very seriously. Whatever food falls in that category, I make sure I teach M how to make it.  He doesn't know I'm doing this to him of course, that's my underlining, unsaid and vicious goal. And guess what? He's almost mastered this one. So far my last meal is looking good and in safe hands. Besides it's not all that vicious, it also makes sure he doesn't have to rely on take outs when I'm not going to be around until he joins me in India after a week. All my goals benefit human kind I tell you!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Saffron Pistachio Kulfi - An Indian Ice Cream


Most of my memories of India are from the times we went on vacation to India from Kuwait. As a kid though, the hot dry climate of Rajasthan wouldn't really get me excited. Not that Kuwait has any better climate, but we have been spoiled with central air conditioned environment all day long whereas the small town I come from, doesn't even have good supply of electricity. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Baked Potato Wedges With Chat Masala - Guest Post for Xiaolu of 6 bittersweets

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You might already know that Indians eat their food with hands instead of fancy cutlery. Eating food with hands might be looked down upon in some cultures, but to me, there is nothing more satisfying than rolling up homemade Indian chapati and dipping it into spicy curry with bare hands. Or eating soft, white basmati rice covered in gravy and licking off every last bit of grain. 


Monday, August 15, 2011

Lamb Kebab Sliders with Coriander Mint Mayo


One of my biggest pet peeve is when people consider spice to be spicy. In my early years when I used to take my lunch box to work, most of  my non-Indian colleagues said they can't eat Indian food as its too spicy. After much convincing, I offered them to at least try it. And ever since, every morning I get the question 'What's in lunch box today?'.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Two Ingredient Ice Cream (without an ice cream machine) - Cheesecake Brownie Ice cream


We all need easy desserts for days when nothing seems to go right. When all you remember about the day is a sigh. And I have been sighing a lot lately. I have ended up burning a dozen eggs this week, wore wrong socks to work and broke my favorite oil jar for instance.


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Yeasted Dough - Monthly Mingle August

I'm so happy to announce that I will be hosting this month's Monthly mingle, brainchild event of talented  Meeta from What's For Lunch Honey. The exciting new theme is Yeasted dough. Whether its sweet or savory, its time to give life to some yeast in your kitchen!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Favorite Chocolate Brownies


Baking is not a widely used method  in Indian cooking. Most of the cooking happens on stove top or tandoor when things are to be cooked at higher temperature. Even though growing up my mom baked a lot of savory food, sweet baking was rather rare. My mother in law on other hand never baked. When she was recently visiting us, she was completely fascinated about baking. I was pleasantly surprised, I didn't think she would take a liking to it immediately. But she did. I wrote tons of recipes for her to go back and try.
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