Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Most Evil of All My Cakes. So Far.


Or what do you call a giant truffle, layered with ganache, fudge, s'mores and cookies? Serving size: 1" X 1" X 1". Anything more will do irreversible harm. And then, it has to last through all the Twelve Days of Christmas!






Friday, December 20, 2013

Some Homemade Cheese Breadsticks, amidst Cookies and Bread


Big baking day, that resulted in a lot of goodies coming out of the oven, and since bread sticks have to be devoured hot, they come first in line. Filled with a mix of Mexican cheeses, sprinkled with grated parmezan, these will put to shame their store/ restaurant style sisters.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gobi Manchurian- Fusion in Confusion


A
hard to resist snack or side dish- this Indo-Chinese dish will go fast. One of my all time restaurant favourites, but oh, it tastes so much better home made!



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stir Fried Spaghetti Squash- Gingerly and Spicy


One of my favourite squashes! Versatile and just elegant- those long strands mix well with any seasoning! Here: ginger, sesame seed and soy paste stir fry, with a side of white flour oriental spaghetti. I had to do some explanation to my husband.



Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pearl Onion Stuffed Kofta - in a Rich Mushroom and Tomato Sauce


Just an idea. Slightly blanched, peal onions impart flavour and crunch to this hearty little chickpea koftas. Of course, mushroom and tomato sauce based on light cream is always a winner.
At least in our home.


Friday, November 29, 2013

Color for Black Friday- Stuffed Butternut Squash


...for
a traditional touch, baked butternut squash stuffed with brown rice and chickpeas, spiced with black pepper and cumin. The crown: blue agave cranberry sauce- simmered with cinnamon and clove. What flavor!




Thursday, November 28, 2013

Masala Dosa- a Feast for Thanksgiving


Of course, there was sambar, fresh coconut chutney and tomato-onion chutney!
Thin, crisp dosa takes skill and patience to master, and here you are! That too, from scratch! Thanks Vita Mix!



Monday, November 25, 2013

Spicy Smoked Bourbon Baked Acorn Squash


When bourbon is not on the rocks, it  glides on squash: these slices are brushed with bourbon, balsamic vinegar and spices: nutmeg and smoked paprika. Whoa- way to eat your vegetables!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mame Miso- Fitting the Weather


Delectably flavorful, fresh and soothing- this miso soup is so easy to assemble. Bok Choy, leeks, tofu and good quality mame miso paste-  a tad of ginger root slightly toasted in sesame oil- makes a lunch full. And light.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Chili Rellenos- a Twist to the Classic


 
Here is an egg free alternative to the classical chili rellenos: batter made with chickpea flour, in the same manner Indian bajji batter is made. As a matter of fact, I found this batter better tasting and crisper than the egg one. Shhhhh...



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