There are days when one wants to eat something fancy or something spicy or elaborate. Then there are those days one longs for a simple, minimalistic meal of roti and sabzi. The other day I had a hankering for this particular gavar bean sabzi. Yes, I see those raised eyebrows and surprised expressions. But c’mon people! I do cook vegetarian and healthy, you know. Life’s not only about eating sweets. There is much pleasure to be had from eating vegetables. Even the ones that aren’t potatoes. Even Tanmoy is begining to agree with me on this! Continue reading
Who does not know how to bake a cake? Who wants to be a Cake Goddess (or God, as if such a thing could happen)? Raise your hands. (Or like this post.) Ok. Good. Now that the intention has been declared, lets set about doing it. All you need to do is bake this scrumptious Apple Pecan cake. Seriously, it’s that simple. 1. Read post. 2. Follow recipe. 3. Become Cake Goddess (or God, if we continue to grant the benefit of doubt.) Continue reading
Tanmoy makes a mean egg and cheese sandwich, so the job of cooking the breakfast eggs usually falls to him. But he probably had a nightmare last night and the Dust Monster must’ve threatened to choke him, because as soon as he woke up, he started cleaning the house. Now that left me debating whether to interrupt this God-sent miracle for an egg sandwich or to cook breakfast myself. Because I am such a whiz at decision making, I quickly calculated that making breakfast was easier than cleaning, and asked him if he would like an omellete. The Dust Monster must’ve really scared him, because all I got in response was a grunt. Continue reading
Welcome to my food world. With today’s post, I start what I hope will be a long and satisfyingly delicious journey.
You know what my favourite meal is? Brunch. I love what it signifies as much as the wide variety of foods that can be included in this one meal. Brunches immediately bring a lazy weekend morning to my mind. You’ve had a lovely sleep-in, you’ve spent some time lingering over the morning chai and are happily contemplating the rest of the free day at your disposal. THAT is when brunch comes in. And it means you don’t have to cook twice – its two meals rolled into one!
Today’s dish is called Shakshuka Eggs. Its a Middle Eastern breakfast dish and while I haven’t the slightest idea if what I made would pass for the real thing, I can assure you that for all quick-sunday-morning-brunch purposes, it doesn’t matter. It is yummy and entirely satisfying. And its as easy as butter on a warm toast. Continue reading