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This is something I just came up with out of the blue – It came out SO fantastic that its quite a common dish at my place now. Basically, I stuffed some fine chicken breast slices with some of my fav condiments, sealed them into pockets (with toothpicks) & baked them!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 3 – CookTime 25mins       Ingredients: 3 fine slices of chicken breast 3 tbsp of fresh chopped avocado 3 tbsp of [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jun - 4 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Medu wadas are one of my most favorite South-Indian snacks – There savory ‘donuts’, crisp on the outside and spongy inside, are served dunked in sambhar (south Indian daal) or with the sambhar on the the side, along with a white coconut &/or a red spicy-tangy chutney. All these textures & flavors come together to awaken the senses & cheer you up, esply on a rainy day!     PrepTime 10mins – Soaktime 8hrs – Serves 3-4 – CookTime 15mins [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jun - 4 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Tres Leches stands for the ‘Three milks’ – Evaporated milk, Condensed milk & Heavy cream – used in making this super-moist Spanish cake. A close friend of mine introduced me to it today & I simply HAD TO learn more about this divine dessert & share with you all..     PrepTime 30mins – Soaktime 8hrs – Makes one 13X9 cake – CookTime 25mins Ingredients: For the cake: Vegetable oil 6 3/4 ounces cake flour, plus extra for pan 1 [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 2 Comments READ FULL POST

So, what does this cold, rainy weather make me wanna do – sit on the porch with a huge mug of hot-choco or my special masala chai (& samosas or glucose biscuits, yummm!!!) or I could grab a quick warm desert at the local cafe.. Oooooh, I’m in heaven!       PrepTime 30mins – Serves 8 – CookTime 45mins Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar 5 large beaten eggs 2 cups milk 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3 cups cubed [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

This is clearly one of India’s most popular dishes, served as tikkas (small bite-size chunks) or in a curry/gravy called ‘chicken tikka masala. You’ve probably had it in an Indian Restaurant or visiting Indian folks for a meal & thought – Gosh, I’d LOVE to make that! Well, now you can! PrepTime 5mins – MarinateTime 2-3hrs – Serves 4 – CookTime 20mins Ingredients: 1 kg chicken (breast or thigh) skinless and cut into 2″ chunks 1 cup fresh yoghurt (should [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Its funny how I’ve always marveled at this delightful little Roman breakfast dish, but only recently got down to making some myself – And what a treat it was!! This is easily one of the simplest things you can whip up for a quick snack or appetizer, even for a party or a potluck.. and they look adorable too!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 2 – CookTime 10mins.     Ingredients: 4 eggs 1/2 tsp mustard pwd – yellow [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 9 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A veggie kabab made with all GREEN vegs, hence the part, ‘hara’ in the name (hara = Green in Hindi) – different, delicious, delectable!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 5-6 – CookTime 10mins. Ingredients: 3-4 medium potatoes – boiled, peeled & smashed 1 cup green peas – boiled/cooked/canned/frozen 2 chopped green chilies 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves 1 inch piece ginger – finely minced 1 cup spinach – blanched in boiling water & a tsp of salt, then cooled [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

Sweets for my sweet.. Sugar for my honey!! Yeah baby, this ones perfect for Valentine’s day, complete with romantic-rose & seductive-strawberry notes…Mmmm!!     PrepTime 30mins – Serves 2 – CookTime 15mins Ingredients: 4 tbsp rice a handful of nuts (cashews, almonds &/or pistachios) 5 cups full cream milk 3/4 cups sugar 1/2 tsp cardamom pwd 1/4 tsp nutmeg pwd (optional) 12-15 ripe fresh strawberries a cup of whipping cream 3-4 drops rose essence pink/red food color a handful of [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

 A unique & interesting soup which can be had cold or hot – a perfect start to any meal – taught to me by Shef-the-Chef of the ‘Tiramisu’ recipe fame!       PrepTime 10mins – Serves 3-4 – CookTime 10mins       Ingredients: 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 bunch coriander 2 cups sour cream 2 tbsp butter salt to taste 1/4 tsp oregano or basil 10 asparagus sticks – tinned or boiled 2-3 crushed garlic pods 1 chopped [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

I’ve always wanted to make a cheesecake but feared it was a lot of work until I came about this super-quick method… truly awesome!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 4-5 – Cooktime 35mins   Ingredients: 1/2 cup cashew nuts – coarsely powdered 1/2 cup biscuit crumbs (I use the dark chocolate bourbon ones!!!) 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup butter 1.5 cups cream cheese (Philadelphia or Kraft) 1 cup fine castor sugar 3 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla essence or rose [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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