Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dal Pakwan

Authentic Sindhi dish, served with buttermilk and mint chutney.

Pakwan: Warm water + 1 spn oil + salt + jeera + 1 cup maida. Made 2 dozen pakwans with 4 cups maida. Need to roll very thinly, make gashes with fork all over, and fry crisply


Chana dal (soaked overnight) - 500 gm
Moong dal - 1 cup
Bring to boil and keep throwing the froth

Cook for 30-40 minutes, the dal should be cooked and pieces whole.
Add salt and tamarind pulp as per taste.

Put a tempering of curry leaves, hing, chilli, amchur, chilli powder, jeera powder, and dhaniya powder at end

Nachni Cookies

Made Nachni cookies using this recipe.
Perfect crispy, and healthy. Makes a great tiffin snack.

   Finger millet/ragi flour roasted  -1/2 cup
   Wheat flour-1/2 cup
   Powdered white sugar/powdered organic jaggery-1/2 cup
   Cold Butter-100 grams- 1/2 cup
   Baking powder -1 tsp
   Vanilla essence   -1/2 tsp 
   Milk - 2 tbsp to knead the dough

Mix and sieve flours and baking powder. Add chopped butter and make crumbly mix. Add sugar, flavour etc. Add milk to knead dough, and keep in fridge for 15-20 mins. Then roll and bake cookies, at 180 degrees in a pre heated oven. Cool on a rack. 

Broken Glass Pudding

Made ready mix jelly and set it in a plate 1 inch deep. Next day, made ready mix pudding. While it was luke warm, put it in the mould. Cut the jelly in cubes (like we do for Dhokla), and slowly put it in the luke warm pudding and set it! 
Makes an amazing party dish!

Millet Chikki

Millet cooked in jaggery, to make chikki!!

Pasta in White Sauce

Baked Pasta in White Sauce, topped with tomatoes, baking dish empty in no time!!

Below are some pics while making white sauce

Monday, November 21, 2016

A lovely Sunday Brunch

Half fried eggs prepared in silicon moulds
Sandwiches with lettuce and mayo
Accompanied with roasted tomatoes, chopped cucumber
Also accompanied with baby corn and brocoli, sauted in olive oil with garlic, oregano, salt and pepper, with a dash of lemon juice added

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Real Chicken Shorba

Chicken Soup Pieces
1-2 onions - roughly chopped
1-2 tomatoes - roughly chopped
Some ginger - garlic pieces
Few cloves, peppers, bay leaf, cinnamon
Turmeric -  a pinch

Put all in a cooker with water for 3-5 whistles
Once cooled, strain the soup
Shred and add the chicken pieces (cooked while making the soup)
Garnish with lemon juice and coriander, and serve.. see how it vanishes!!

Cakes & Bakes over the years!!

Paneer carrot kofta curry

Recipe coming soon

Chapati Art

Lovely Chapatis made by my mom in law for my daughter!! Ensures she'll finish her food happily!! 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bombay duck fry

Fried bombay duck to make a simple meal of dal rice delightful

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Butter Garlic Pepper prawns

Butter Garlic Prawns
So today we cooked some butter garlic prawns!!


Butter+ ground pepper+ cornflour + garlic paste and very little water and salt
I optionally added some fresh celery and thyme

Procedure :
Marinate de-veined cleaned prawns for 1-2 hours
Then just cook it on medium flame and smoke them on flame
Serve with roasted peppers, onion n ketchup 😍

Yummy Tacos

Well I got Tacos from outside..but the filling was easy to make and I just made it quickly

Ingredients for the filling :
Chopped onions
Boiled Mashed tomatoes
Tomato ketchup
Garlic finely chopped
Boiled sweet corn
Chopped Bell pepper
Boiled kidney beans
Lots of fresh chopped Parsley( the flavour itself is beautiful)
Fresh basil leaves
Fresh thyme
Dried or fresh oregano
Chilly flakes
Salt to taste
Olive oil

Procedure :
In a pan fry the onions , add garlic and half of the herbs.And add the tomato boiled and let it cook.Keep smashing it with a spoon or suitable instrument.Now add some ketchup.Let all this cook very well.

Now add all the vegetables and corns and bean.Add the chilly flakes and rest of the herbs.Top up with cheese and salt.Fill it in the tacos n serve hot

We are back

This is crazy..we are back after 3 years

We started this blog long ago around 2009 when me and my friend Naina were working for a huge MNC investment bank.The whole purpose of this blog was to record our kitchen experiments.We finished almost 200 posts together where in we used to hurry to finish our work and post our recipe on blog.

Naina contributed the most and I too contributed with my gourmet recipes.We also had our guest bloggers.Those were the days where we did not have mobile apps on blogs so we waited till we opened our huge bulky desktops to write a recipe

Times changed but the love of food did not.As I always say, I am passionate about 2 things in life : food and writing.Perhaps that is the reason I am putting this post at 1:00 am :-)

Reviving this blog after a long gap..We are coming up with many new recipes,restaurant food reviews, information on food ingredients, herbs, diet etc...So please stay tuned we love you all..and we love our food more!!