Jul 252012
Jackfruit Biryani

Just like how Halley’s comet is visible from Earth every 75-76 years, my husband enters our kitchen once in a blue moon to cook this delicious biryani for our Sunday lunch. My husband would begin by boasting that he’s the chief chef and I’m his sous-chef. If he’s the one who pulls out every container from the shelf and spreads it around the kitchen counter, I’m the one who has to put it back in Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 242012
Pasta with Veggie Sauce

I make pastas very often and I’m always on the look out for making it with as much variation as possible. I’ve tried sauteeing vegetables and then toss them with marinara sauce. I’ve tried grilling vegetables in the oven to get that charred taste and then tossing them with olive oil and cheese. I’ve tried baking them with cheese. This recipe was something my son loved it at my friend Anu’s house. She was trying Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 232012
Broccoli & Edamame Soup

My little one loves to eat anything with a soft texture. I call him a grandpa as he likes to eat foods that needs little to no chewing. The modern era has made him a lazy boy who just wants to do minimum effort while eating his food. He likes to gobble them up (that’s his explanation) and be done with the constant nagging of being told to eat. Rice has to be cooked mushy Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 182012
Baked Garlic Fries

From thinly cut, thickly cut, crinkly cut to curly kinds, fries do take up many form but are basically potatoes cut in desired shapes and deep fried to crisp. Now do they have to be deep fried to be crispy? I guess not, they can be baked and be as tasty if not better than fried ones. I topped these fries with garlic and Parmesan cheese and I couldn’t stop myself or my kids from Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 172012
Baked Somas

I’ve always wondered at the similarity between different cuisines. Just like every religion teaches more or less the same values with stories and leaders specific to them, even cuisines share many common dishes with little to no variation between them. One such recipe is Somas and it’s a similar if not the same recipe referred as Kajjikaya in Andhra, Gujiyas in Gujarat, Karanji in Maharashtra and so on. The fillings can be fine rava/semolina/sooji with Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 162012
Baked Garlic Parmesan Chips

Chips have become an integral part of a meal be it any kind of cuisine. There’s always a bag of chips in my pantry and a handful of them lands on my plate magically adding those 200-300 calories. In order to make these crunchy ones a little healthier I baked the frozen spring roll pastry sheets in to chips with garlic and Italian herbs. They were a little skinny compared to classic potato chips but Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 152012
Poush Parbon er Pati Shapta ~ Bengali Special!

No, its not a tongue twister, nor am I trying to baffle you. And don’t you dare try to pronounce it unless you’re a Bengali or familiar with this dish. I tried over 10 times gave up and started referring this dish to Bengali sweet and that’s how its gonna be referred by me. Now, don’t be withdrawn by its name, the taste of this sweet is just out of the world. My kids and Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 112012
Monkey bread Mini Muffins

With my head pounding from my day’s running around in hot sweltering sun I sat down in front of my computer to write today’s post. My brain which was already shouting with aches refused to splatter words. As I was staring at the blank screen on how to write, my daughter came to my rescue by asking if I needed any help. I asked her for ideas on how to start this post and she Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 112012
Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie is a short form for “Banana Toffee” pie. I was very much intrigued by this recipe when I was browsing Ruchira’s blog (thegreatcookaroo), my partner for this month’s Blog Hop. She has a great writing style capturing the readers with details. Being a vegetarian I had a list of recipes selected from her vast selection that’s appetizing for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. I love this recipe for ease of its making and Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 102012
Bagel Cups

My little one gets attached to one type of food and bores everyone at home with the same food for weeks. He is so stubborn that he would refuse to eat anything else until the fever of one food spreads to another. This time it was bagel and cream cheese that was on for weeks and then transformed to pizza. I didn’t know what to do with the leftover bagels that were sitting in my Want to know more about this recipe?