VEGETABLE JALFREZI | INDIAN STYLE STIR FRY

Vegetable Jalfrezi
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There are days when your refrigerator is brimming away with fresh vegetables that you procured from your favorite store and then there are days when the refrigerator puts on a brave face even though it is all empty and has nothing to offer. Now, Vegetable Jalfrezi is a recipe you want to make in the former scenario. Contradictory to the common perception, Indian food is not all curry. As matter of fact, most dishes do not even include what you call the “curry powder” in it. Nevertheless, I understand how one could classify any Indian recipe as curry. A tiger… Continue reading

WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE SHOTS

White chocolate mousse shots
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White Chocolate Mousse Shots. Another week, another dessert. Dessert-lets rather. I don’t know who came up with the idea of having desserts in shot glasses, but they were a genius for sure! Just the right portion of sweet, soft and silky mousse with a dark chocolate brownie crumb…… And that right there is what you call a FOODGASM! 😀 You know the story. The my-husband-does-not-like-dark-chocolate-so-i-used-white chocolate story? Even if you don’t, I think you got more than just the gist from the title. They should use me as the script writer for movies. I can eliminate lots of bad movies… Continue reading

CREAMY YOGURT RICE | CURD RICE

Yogurt Rice, Curd Rice
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While Yogurt Rice is a very simple dish and most of you might scoff at my post for handing out a recipe for it (Why do I need a recipe? All I need is yogurt and rice!). Na-ah, the perfect yogurt rice has no lumps in it, is not sour, not dry, is creamy, has the perfect balance of salt and spice and soothes a weary mind like the sound of the ocean playing from a baby sound machine! I am the biggest fan of yogurt and I can eat it with almost anything. There is no need to hunt… Continue reading

CLASSIC RISOTTO – NO FRILLS SOUL FOOD

Risotto
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I made this risotto over the weekend to signify the end of a very long, hectic and tiresome week. I have been meaning to post this beauty for a couple of days now but was able to take time off only today. Nevertheless, I am sure I will be able to do justice to the introduction of this classic risotto considering that I relive the feeling of comfort and my senses relax every time I see this picture. Risotto is an authentic Italian dish which is unfortunately not served in many of the big Italian restaurants! Usually, it is those… Continue reading

RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE

Raspberry Smoothie
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I am so lost when it comes to introducing this raspberry smoothie to you. I want to say, its a super-food healthy recipe. Raspberry has ketones which break down fat. I know it makes you wonder “From when did breaking down fat cells get so easy?!!!” Banana supposedly helps you overcome depression. Imagine how amazing your Monday mornings would be with the banana making you happy and raspberry making you less guilty about the rich foods you devoured over the weekend! I want to say, this smoothie is so refreshing with a perfect blend of sour and sweet and energy… Continue reading

CHILI PANEER| ASIAN STYLE COTTAGE CHEESE STIR FRY

Chili Paneer
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Previous to this, I lived in Atlanta for sometime. The Coca Cola factory there allows visitors sample this huge variety of Coke they manufacture for each Nation. Some of those flavours tasted so weird, I wonder how their sales manage to be on the higher end of the spectrum! A few moments later, my brain answered my question. That’s the way people there like it! Why did I bring this whole Coca Cola story up in this post? Because that’s what Indians do with world food (I cant speak for the rest of the world but I sure know this… Continue reading

WHITE FOREST PASTRY

White Forest
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I remember the first time I ate black forest. It was in a bakery (which is now a giant chain of bakeries) that had opened up close to my place. My mom, bro and me fell in love with it and it is till date, a common favorite for the three of us. My bro has eventually switched over to white forest like my dear husband (who never seems to agree with me when it comes to chocolate; he likes white and I like dark). I love to bake but I hardly gorge on desserts. What do I do? I… Continue reading

CREAMY GREEN CHILI ENCHILADA

Enchilada
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I am not a big fan of quesadillas but I love burritos, enchiladas, fajitas and most Mexican dishes. The other day, I saw a picture of Enchiladas in green sauce in a food magazine and thus began my obsession to try making it at home. After a lot of research and  tweaking and changing recipes, I present my version of Green Chili enchiladas PrintCREAMY GREEN CHILI ENCHILADA Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour Serves: 2-4 IngredientsFor the sauce: 1 cup Salsa verde (easily available in the Hispanic foods section of any supermarket or make yours at… Continue reading

ALOO NAZAKAT | TANDOORI CURRIED POTATOES

Aloo Nazakat
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I love dishes which have names that are hard to pronounce. I know it sounds ridiculous but I always had this notion that if the name sounds so exotic, the dish must have some rich history and by default, it has to taste amazing! 😀 I have been proved wrong sometimes but not with this one! Aloo Nazakat is truly a divine dish! Crisp potato shells stuffed with cottage cheese, marinated with spices and baked…. I don’t think I should talk more. Jumping straight ahead to the recipe for Aloo Nazakat PrintALOO NAZAKAT | TANDOORI CURRIED POTATOED Prep Time: 20… Continue reading

BAKED/FRIED ARANCINI | ITALIAN RICE BALLS

arancini
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I tasted these for the first time at a friend’s place when she ordered for some takeout food. Boy, did they get me hooked! Being a rice-lover, I love risottos more than pizza and pasta. A risotto appetizer? Whoa, “I am gonna keep visiting you babies!” was what the voice in my head was saying I have learnt that they can be made in many ways, the classic with just cheese stuffing or green pea stuffing or something else. I love olives and decided to put together my favorites: Olives and risotto in my version of Arancini PrintBAKED/FRIED ARANCINI |… Continue reading