Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 30

Mushroom Stacks

There used to be a time when I absolutely hated mushrooms. Like abhorred them. I used to work in Pune that time and there used to be a restaurant called Zamus which was famous for their crispy fried mushrooms with garlic sauce. My friends ate there all the time and I was left looking at …

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Apr 23

Hot Garlic Prawns

Whats spicy, tangy and garlicky all at once. This delicious hot garlic prawns. I can devote my life to prawns and oh yes bacon and of course Nutella and…. Stop I am deviating. Lets get back to prawns. So this dish is a fantastic starter or a main and barely takes 15-20 mins to put …

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Apr 23

Dal Makhani

I am a fan of Nita Mehta’s recipes. I know a lot of purists will not agree but I find it simple and the end results never fail. This is a dal makhani I make using her recipe and its an absolute favourite with the kids. All you need is some steamed or jeera rice …

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Apr 22

Lebanese delicacy – Hashweh and baked Zaatar chicken

Chefs across Boundaries is a wonderful group of foodie chefs who come together once a month to experiment with different cuisines. Garima www.cafegarima.wordpress.com¬†hosted the theme for the month which was Lebanese. Lebanese cuisine is an ancient one and part of the Levantine cuisine, which includes Egyptian cuisine, Palestinian cuisine, Syrian cuisine etc. Many dishes in …

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Apr 21

Khus Khus Malai chicken

Whenever I want to try some new Indian chicken dishes, I usually refer to recipes from a foodie chef Jaspreet Nirula. This time I chose the Khus Khus Malai chicken and didn’t realise what i was getting into. This recipe asked for quite an elaborate process, First the thinly sliced onions had to be fried …

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Apr 20

Boozy Chocolate Mousse

I got an order for chocolate mousse from a friend of mine for later this week. I gladly said yes of course and then began to panic. Had never made mousse before and now had to do a trial before I made it for the order. Searched the net, read books, asked friends but was …

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Apr 13

Cake Pops

Last week’s bakes left me with quite a few chocolate cake trimmings. Was wondering what to do with them and then thought why not cake pops? Had the whole thing worked out in my mind and this morning when I opened the fridge to remove the trimmings, saw that the box was half empty. Could …

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Apr 10

Cucumber boats – The Far Away Sails

Presenting THE FAR AWAY SAILS Cucumber boats stuffed with hung yoghurt, corn and spinach, spices like Zaatar, Chilli flakes with aromatics of dried rose petals and pistachios. Every bite u take, the aroma of the rose petals is such a wonderful effect. My son loved them. Perfect for the summer heat. Ingredients 1 box Brittania …

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Apr 09

Eggless chocolate cake with candied orange peel

A long pending promise to my friends daughter Saima finally saw the results today. My first attempt to teach baking to someone, actually resulted in some hiccups but my student passed with flying colours. The ganache was either to runny or too stiff and the piping was giving us lots of trouble. But we did …

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Apr 09

Salted Caramel Mousse cake

Chocolate cakes are in demand and when I asked the birthday girl what she wanted, she prompltly replied chocolate. I recently made a salted caramel sauce using Kiran Tarun’s recipe (www.kirantarun.com) ¬†and knew I wanted to use it in a cake. The chocolate sponge was from Nidhis blog (www.soulandspicebox.com). I made a chocolate cake with …

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