Archive for the ‘Vegetarian food’ Category

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

Here it is – my special Thai Green Curry recipe – SO MANY of you have been waiting for it & I know you’ll make me proud by trying it out soon with chicken, prawns or tofu and some freshly steamed jasmine rice.. I’ve had my dinner already but man, I’m SO hungry just typing this!         PrepTime 20mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 40mins Ingredients: 1/2 kg or about 1lb skinless, boneless chicken – cut into [...]

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

 An Arabic snack  – deep-fried dumplings of a batter of chickpeas, parsley  & mild seasoning, served with the famous Arabis dip, hummus.     PrepTime 15-40mins – Serves 5-6 = CookTime 15mins.           Ingredients: 1 tin boiled chickpeas (or soak a cup of chickpeas over night & then boil with water & salt) few sprigs of coriander leaves – chopped few sprigs of parsley – chopped a few green stalks of spring onions – chopped 2-3 [...]

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

Perfect way to make a quick cheesecake at home – thanks to Philadephia or Kraft’s cream-cheese.. Make ur own right now.. its ‘EASILY’ the world’s most fav dessert!   PrepTime 10mins – Serves 4-5 – CookTime 40mins         Ingredients: 50g (5 oz) digestive biscuits 50g butter 125ml whipping cream 100g castor sugar 150g dark chocolate slabs – chopped, melted & cooled 2tbsp cocoa pwd mixed with a little hot water to a paste 1/2 tsp instant coffee [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Orzo is rice-like pasta; Frittata is a baked omelette which rises like a moist creamy spongy cake of veggies & meat – more ‘brunch’ than b’fast!     PrepTime 8mins – Serves 3-4 – CookTime 30mins     Ingredients: 3/4 cup orzo 2 cups chicken stock/broth 6 eggs 1/3 cup ricotta cheese 1/4 cup sour cream 1 cup chopped scallions for a mild onion flavor (else use any onions) 1/4 cup chopped parsely 1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers/capsicum salt [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

A quick-n-easy, super-nutritious Thai veg Stir-fry, the way my Sis-in-Law, Venus makes it. Betch’ya gonna luv this!! PrepTime 10mins – Serves 2-3 – CookTime 12mins           Ingredients: Use the vegetables you want – use your imagination; Venus used: 1. cauliflower- cut into little florets(not too small) 2.carrots – cut into slanting roundels 3. Peas 4 .Bell Peppers(capsicum) yellow & red – sliced long You can also use baby corn ( which takes longer to boil), some spring [...]

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

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