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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Paneer Green Masala


Paneer, a favourite amongst most vegetarians was never a part of our diet until our little fellow grew up to love it. Now, I buy it almost every week from Lulu supermarket as making it at home is not an option (I must try it soon though). Since he prefers eating paneer to fish I don't mind buying it every week if need be as it is a good source of protein. I try a lot of recipes but somehow I never got around to posting most of them. Just recently I was trying to look for a suitable recipe that would taste different. We had already tried Palak Paneer, Tawa Paneer, Paneer Kurma and Paneer Butter Masala (links to some of these recipes are given below) and now I wanted to try something new but also something that would be accepted without a fuss.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Vegetable Hakka Noodles (With Non Vegetarian Options)


As I had mentioned in my post a few days ago, I am slowly getting better at cooking Indo-Chinese food. These noodles were a part of a weekend meal that was much loved. I can count this dish to be amongst those that are soul satisfying for the simple reason that they are so delicious without being too complicated to make.  These noodles are perfect for little ones too, I mean who doesn't like noodles yeah? It is usually the meal of choice when I am hard pressed for time, but that usually is the very last option (the instant noodles pack, I mean). These made-from-scratch noodles are a lot more healthy than their instant counterpart because homemade is best you see, mother says so!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Baby Potatoes in Savoury Butter


Potatoes find themselves in some form or the other in our everyday meals. Either they turn up for breakfast in a savoury, thick, mashed curry form to be mopped up with chapathi or neer dosa or are cooked with fish, chicken or meat curries or sukka for lunch. Sometimes they are sliced up and marinated with salt & pepper/chilli powder and shallow fried for the son's lunchbox. Other times, especially on weekends they are mashed or baked and served alongside grilled fish or chicken. So many ways to enjoy the spud, innit? Since the little fellow loves baby potatoes roasted with bacon  I bring them often. This time he wanted something different to go along with bacon wrapped chicken and I made these simple savoury potatoes tossed around in a few ingredients. I had shared a picture of the plate, complete with bacon wrapped chicken thighs, baby potatoes in savoury butter and spiced beetroot brown rice (recipe to follow) on my Instagram. Do follow me there if you haven't already as I share tidbits of my life.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pesto & Bell Pepper Rice


Lent, a solemn religious observance for Christians is a period that lasts approximately 6 weeks between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. During this time one is urged to give up vices or temptations of any kind. Most Christians make a personal decision to give up all or some kinds of non vegetarian food. While the focus is not on food I will try and post as many vegetarian recipes as possible this Lent. So, keeping the many requests in mind, here's a simple yet flavorful recipe for a one pot meal that you can put together in a jiffy. It is perfect for those who are in a hurry to cook a nutritious meal and can be made for your weekday dinner. All you need is some cooked rice and you can serve this in no time. I used homemade basil pesto sauce that I made from a ton of basil that I picked up at the farmer's market here. You can use store bought pesto or even make some using coriander leaves at home. I will post the recipe soon. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Chicken & Mushrooms in Soy Sauce


My dream of making Chinese food that didn't flop came true over the weekend. As I said in my previous post my son loves to bookmark recipes and our bookshelf reorganizing adventure resulted in rediscovering many cookbooks that I owned but never used. I have a real treasure of very old cookbooks that are possibly out of print today and I really cherish them and the people who gifted them to me. The hubs is particularly fond of whipping up a quick continental meal (most of such recipes on the blog are his), however my attempts in the past have been near misses with a few hits that you see on the blog. This is perhaps one reason why although I get a lot of requests to post Indo-Chinese food recipes I never had the courage to dabble with that cuisine. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Paneer Green Masala


Paneer, a favourite amongst most vegetarians was never a part of our diet until our little fellow grew up to love it. Now, I buy it almost every week from Lulu supermarket as making it at home is not an option (I must try it soon though). Since he prefers eating paneer to fish I don't mind buying it every week if need be as it is a good source of protein. I try a lot of recipes but somehow I never got around to posting most of them. Just recently I was trying to look for a suitable recipe that would taste different. We had already tried Palak Paneer, Tawa Paneer, Paneer Kurma and Paneer Butter Masala (links to some of these recipes are given below) and now I wanted to try something new but also something that would be accepted without a fuss.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Vegetable Hakka Noodles (With Non Vegetarian Options)


As I had mentioned in my post a few days ago, I am slowly getting better at cooking Indo-Chinese food. These noodles were a part of a weekend meal that was much loved. I can count this dish to be amongst those that are soul satisfying for the simple reason that they are so delicious without being too complicated to make.  These noodles are perfect for little ones too, I mean who doesn't like noodles yeah? It is usually the meal of choice when I am hard pressed for time, but that usually is the very last option (the instant noodles pack, I mean). These made-from-scratch noodles are a lot more healthy than their instant counterpart because homemade is best you see, mother says so!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Baby Potatoes in Savoury Butter


Potatoes find themselves in some form or the other in our everyday meals. Either they turn up for breakfast in a savoury, thick, mashed curry form to be mopped up with chapathi or neer dosa or are cooked with fish, chicken or meat curries or sukka for lunch. Sometimes they are sliced up and marinated with salt & pepper/chilli powder and shallow fried for the son's lunchbox. Other times, especially on weekends they are mashed or baked and served alongside grilled fish or chicken. So many ways to enjoy the spud, innit? Since the little fellow loves baby potatoes roasted with bacon  I bring them often. This time he wanted something different to go along with bacon wrapped chicken and I made these simple savoury potatoes tossed around in a few ingredients. I had shared a picture of the plate, complete with bacon wrapped chicken thighs, baby potatoes in savoury butter and spiced beetroot brown rice (recipe to follow) on my Instagram. Do follow me there if you haven't already as I share tidbits of my life.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pesto & Bell Pepper Rice


Lent, a solemn religious observance for Christians is a period that lasts approximately 6 weeks between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. During this time one is urged to give up vices or temptations of any kind. Most Christians make a personal decision to give up all or some kinds of non vegetarian food. While the focus is not on food I will try and post as many vegetarian recipes as possible this Lent. So, keeping the many requests in mind, here's a simple yet flavorful recipe for a one pot meal that you can put together in a jiffy. It is perfect for those who are in a hurry to cook a nutritious meal and can be made for your weekday dinner. All you need is some cooked rice and you can serve this in no time. I used homemade basil pesto sauce that I made from a ton of basil that I picked up at the farmer's market here. You can use store bought pesto or even make some using coriander leaves at home. I will post the recipe soon. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Chicken & Mushrooms in Soy Sauce


My dream of making Chinese food that didn't flop came true over the weekend. As I said in my previous post my son loves to bookmark recipes and our bookshelf reorganizing adventure resulted in rediscovering many cookbooks that I owned but never used. I have a real treasure of very old cookbooks that are possibly out of print today and I really cherish them and the people who gifted them to me. The hubs is particularly fond of whipping up a quick continental meal (most of such recipes on the blog are his), however my attempts in the past have been near misses with a few hits that you see on the blog. This is perhaps one reason why although I get a lot of requests to post Indo-Chinese food recipes I never had the courage to dabble with that cuisine.