Monthly Archive: October 2013

Couscous Upma With Canola Oil 0

Couscous Upma With Canola Oil

Upma is a South Indian breakfast dish traditionally made with semolina with the addition of various seasonings, vegetables and nuts. Some time I came across a recipe of couscous upma and I thought it’d...

Canola Oil &Chicken Rendang 0

Canola Oil &Chicken Rendang

The other day I was thrilled to receive a bottle of Hudson Canola oil from Dalmia Continental, owners of Leonardo Olive Oil. Although I had read/heard about the benefits of canola oil, I had...

Mutton Curry With Apricots 0

Mutton Curry With Apricots

My haul of dry fruits from our recent holiday is being used to the maximum in my kitchen. With the temperature dropping by a few degrees, evenings are pleasant and the tendency to cook...

Bejewelled Couscous Salad 0

Bejewelled Couscous Salad

Couscous salad with spinach, roasted pumpkin & pomegranate seeds It isn’t often that I opt to have something else other than rice for lunch or dinner. But there are times when a hearty salad...

Labneh 0

Labneh

Labneh or strained yogurt had been on my must-do list for a while now. I have always been fond of yogurt and other milk products and in our house yogurt is usually consumed on its...

Jalpai Achar/Indian Olive Pickle 0

Jalpai Achar/Indian Olive Pickle

Clockwise:a) The fresh fruit, b) blanched till the cracks appear, and c) soaking up the sun on a bamboo tray Widely available during the cooler months in our region is the Indian olive/Elaeocarpus serratus...

Back From Himachal & Meetha Bhat Is On The Menu 0

Back From Himachal & Meetha Bhat Is On The Menu

Clockwise: 1)Ripe persimmon 2) The cut fruit…sweet & delicious3)Nasturtiums tumble along the garden wall in Shimla 4) A wayside wild daisy has an interesting visitor5) A roadside eatery on the way to Manali 6)...

Brengjithai: Cooking In Bamboo 0

Brengjithai: Cooking In Bamboo

For this kind of cooking, freshly cut green bamboo is best. Although I didn’t have access to that I used one that was still green but wasn’t fresh. It somehow worked as I kept...

Steamed Hilsa In Mustard Sauce 0

Steamed Hilsa In Mustard Sauce

Hilsa or Ilish/Tenualosa ilisha is best known as a Bengali delicacy but the love for the same with us non-Bengalis in north-eastern India is no less! It is an oily fish rich in Omega 3...

Double Chocolate Gateau 0

Double Chocolate Gateau

Like I have said before, although I bake cakes, I usually make the simplest kinds. But I did make more than my usual effort for this cake. The reason being my sister’s birthday (October...