Monthly Archives : August 2011

Veggies + Pesto = Yummy!


Grilled pesto veggies Okay, so I cut up too many vegetables for the Thai red curry. I really didn’t need the tri-coloured capsicums, broccoli and that much zucchini, but don’t blame me because they all look sooo gorgeous when I saw them on the shelf at the supermarket, I just HAD to buy them! Yes, I think vegetables look gorgeous…

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Thai Red Curry


Thai Red Curry with veggies For me, Thai curry and rice is one of the most comforting lunch options on a rainy afternoon. I don’t know what it is with the cloudy weather and my craving for Thai curry! I’ve made the red curry paste from scratch several times and have improvised along the way to get a mix that…

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Fresh & fruity


Mango-cardamom sorbet When you have a heavy meal it almost always has to end on a sweet note, especially on a lazy afternoon when the only thing on your agenda next is to snooze! But this was one of those days when ice cream or a cake would’ve been too heavy and not having dessert, was well not even an…

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Rat-a-what?


Ratatouille with herbed butter rice I’ve always been curious what Ratatouille would taste like since I saw the movie of the same name! But when I finally did sample it at a restaurant I was pleasantly surprised by how desi it actually is – come on, vegetables cooked in a tomato gravy! When I got the How to Eat: The…

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Chocolicious!


Chocolate sponge cake with chocolate fudge filling, glaze and vanilla buttercream icing Don’t be intimidated by the name of this cake or even the way it looks – yes, looks and names can both be deceptive. Remember that tall doorman called Chotu Singh? 😉 Yup, that’s exactly what I’m talking about. Anyway, before I go off tangent let’s get back…

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Pesto!


Coriander-walnut pesto Once I’d tasted a sandwich of pesto, mozarella cheese, caramellised onion and lettuce at Escape when I’d gone there for a movie and ever since I’ve wanted to make pesto and turn it into a filling for sandwich. Now, I’m not exaggerating when I say I just couldn’t find fresh basil in Chennai, fed up of the search…

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Prawns + biryani = heaven!


Prawn biryani Pic: Corbis Did I mention earlier that I drool at the mere mention of seafood? Anyway, that’s just one of my weaknesses!  I’m not the kind of cook who believes in slaving over the stove, as much as I love cooking I’m always looking for more and more ways that would help me minimise my time in the…

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No bake, no fuss


Fresh fruit cheesecake The thing that I love about this cheesecake is that it’s so, so easy to make and you can do it with just minimal ingredients in your kitchen.  When my mom told me one Saturday night that there was too much yogurt in the those, my head was brimming with possibilities – a fruit parfait, lemon curd,…

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