No basil, no pine nuts, and still want to make pesto? This spinach-peanut pesto is just the recipe for you. Prepare this in advance and freeze for a quick 10 minute dinner.
Okay, so there are people who don’t like cauliflower and some who don’t like me posting recipes with cauliflower in them 😉 If you are reading this, you’ll know this is for you! Winter is officially over in Hyd with temperatures raring to touch 40 C. At such times, I still find spotlessly white head
Some twenty years ago, if someone told me ‘It’s kathrikkai (eggplant) soup for dinner’ I’d have won the 100 metre sprint. Yeah, eggplant was probably the only vegetable in my hate-list. Sometimes my tongue would itch after I ate a piece of this, so I hastily assumed that I’m allergic to eggplant and
Today was a nearly perfect day – with things going as planned, rains generously hitting the city, water crisis in the house somewhat better, chores getting done before schedule and one dirty window sill cleared of pigeon droppings, and me managing to catch 2 episodes of Jeeves and Wooster in the afternoon while baby was sleeping. And hey, the little boy entertained himself with a kitchen towel, a tomato and a cooker-vessel. Was that a sign??
From an erstwhile eggplant hater to making so many dishes with eggplant is quite a progress for me. I think eggplant is quite an adult taste and the smoky taste of roasted eggplant, even more so. I hardly know anyone who liked eggplant as a kid. Both S and me LURVE anything to do with a char grilled
This month Latha is hosting WBB with combi breakfasts as the theme. Thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of my fellow bloggers who have kept the event going despite my prolonged absence from the blogging scene. If Latha is ok with a salad in a sandwich as a combi thing, then this is my entry for
Cauliflower, spinach and pasta in a casserole – baked to cheesy perfection
Ratatouille with Cochiglie Rigate – an inspired pasta dish that’s perfect for a one dish dinner.
Tomatoes, pine nuts and soft cheese We are still in March and its scorchingly hot in Bombay. Just the day before, the temperature touched a record 41 C (almost 106 F). I was blaming global warming, just to be informed that the reason was not global but very much local . The Summer Food Series that I
This simple and subtle cauliflower soup proves that in cooking, mostly, less is more. I don’t like the thought of adding all spices in all dishes, which is what happens in overly experimental Indian cooking. All that the Cauliflower soup is flavoured with, is garlic and dried basil. And a head of fr
One look at the soup bubbling in the saucepan and I said ‘Red Sea’. It was literally a bubbling red sea, not the dark orange colour of a good tomato soup. Or you could call it the anti-oxidant rich soup. Made with ingredients that are three different shades of red, this is as much fun as mixing colo
There are times when I’m already hungry and then I start cooking. Result – a dish comes together in under 10 minutes. Ideally I’d pressure cook / boil the tomatoes, peel them and puree them to be made into a soup. But there is a time lag between the boiling and pureeing because I have to wait for th