GREEK BRUSCHETTA RECIPE

Greek Bruschetta
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French bread & Greek toppings make up this Italian antipasti, Bruschetta (an open-faced mini-sandwich). This recipe for Greek Bruschetta calls for feta cheese, olives, sweet peppers and chili oil. The ingredients complement each other like little locks and keys. To make cooking simple, you need to understand the flavor and texture of ingredients. Once you begin to understand that, you can create gourmet meals in your own kitchen, because then, You don’t hesitate to substitute. If tamarind adds that acidic tartness, so does lemon or vinegar. The end product will not have the EXACT same flavors or colors but your… Continue reading

CHEESY PULL APART BREAD

Cheesy Pull Apart Bread
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The cheesy pull apart bread is made of Bread, cheese, butter…. What’s not to like in it? Something that looks and smells as great as this is a treat to all your senses. I decided to make this with coffee on a rainy Sunday evening when we had to remain cooped up in our home. My husband woke up from his nap to the smell of the golden bread in my oven and finished half of it right out of the oven, even before I could make the coffee! This picture is from the second time I made it when… Continue reading

THE WORLD’S BEST VEGGIE BURGER

The world's best veggie burger
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Whoa! Hold your horses, please! Before you could say anything about the recipe name, hear me out. Being an almost vegetarian, currently living in the burger capital of the world (not LA, but USA); having been brought up in the almost immigrant city of India (Bangalore) and having done a wee bit of world travel (part, airport stopovers 😛 ) , I have had my fair share of  veggie burgers. Does this one, knock the socks off all of them? Hell Yeah! So, yes! I will be calling my recipe, The World’s Best Veggie Burger. Hands Down! I have this… Continue reading

WHOLE WHEAT NAAN ON THE STOVETOP

whole wheat naan on the stovetop
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This Whole Wheat Naan recipe just made the Indian Naan bread healthier and easier! No yeast, no fermentation and no oven/tandoor required for this instant whole wheat naan which does not compromise on the taste and spongy texture of a traditional naan made in the tandoori. I have been MIA for almost a week. But shooting food, to be precise, 500 photographs in 3 short days (no, I did not eat that much food guys! It was for a restauranteur friend of mine) would do that to you too, right? I mean, by the nth photograph, I was already squeezing… Continue reading

BOMBAY SANDWICH | MOM’S CHUTNEY SANDWICH

Bombay Sandwich for teatime
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Bombay sandwich from the good ol’ days before grilled cheese-s, Paninis and subs; just how mom made it with a generous application of creamy homemade butter, minty green chutney and fresh cucumbers and tomatoes. Did your face just break into a smile? Yes! Mine did as I was typing it too! 🙂 Have you ever made up ridiculous stories about true facts? Like this one; long, long ago, when my dad was driving our reliable Maruti Omni (popularly known as the Maruti van), my brother and I were proudly occupying the rear seat.  Proud? But, of course!  We were in… Continue reading

GUACAMOLE CHEESE SANDWICH ROLL UPS

Sandwich Roll ups
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“I solemnly swear that this Guacamole Cheese Sandwich roll ups is the best sandwich I have ever had” – Nachiket. Funny, right? Who solemnly swears about a sandwich?!! But those were the words from my foodie husband after he ate about 4 of them in one breath! 😀 It’s been two long weeks since I posted a recipe. While two weeks does not seem all that long, staying away from blogging definitely stretched it. While I was away from blogging, there has been no dearth of cooking and food at home as such. The long weekend brought with it a… Continue reading

VADA PAV | MASHED POTATO SLIDERS

Vada Pav
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The epitome of Mumbai’s street food – Vada Pav! Mashed potato sliders! Time flies by, does it not? From the first time I ate this on my travel from the southern part of India to Mumbai (Bad idea to buy from a vendor at a railway station; made me ill and dislike vada pav until I ate it again from a “hygienic food cart”:P ) to making it at home as a part of my entertain-friends-at-home menu, vada pav and me have sure come a long way. Cooking for just 2 which includes 1 fussy eater is not an easy… Continue reading

HOMEMADE CROISSANTS – FROM A-Z

Homemade Croissants
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Homemade Croissants. Check. That’s the check from my “I-definitely-want-to-make-this-at-home” list. I love replicating at home, restaurant specials that look really tough to make. Of course, croissant is not a restaurant special but I have wanted to replicate it ever since I tried it for the first time a couple of years ago.  I have to be honest with you. It was a tedious process. Then again, every recipe I have made for the first time (specially baking and exotic desserts) has seemed tedious and has made me sigh, “Never again!”.  Next Step, I make it again on another day. Call… Continue reading