Tamagoyaki my style

I want a tamagoyaki pan. I don’t need one at all, but I do want one. 🙂 I just want to be able to know I have one. Do you have a lot of stuff in your kitchen that you want but don’t need? I do. A lot. But I spend a lot of time…

Sweet Chilli Chicken

This might be the easiest recipe I’ve ever made, and the kids just attacked and ate it all up immediately. Do try it. It’s just great. Sweet Chilli Chicken/ Tofu (Original recipe from Dinner at the Zoo – I love her blog, check it out) 1/2 kg bite-size chicken piece, boneless (or tofu pieces) 2…

Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots

My daughter and I made this easy side today, to go with our rich ravioli. It literally took no time to throw together, and I see us making this often. Today we used honey and garlic and butter. Tomorrow I’d love to try maple and balsamic. The sweetness of the carrots were so great. Loved…

Thomas Keller’s Pasta

I only have one thing to say about Thomas Keller’s recipes – every single one is perfect. I don’t think even one of his recipes or books has one single formula that doesn’t come out perfectly every single time. His measurements and instructions are just a pleasure to read – he is so detail oriented…

Tartine’s Basic Country Bread

Yes, finally the best sourdough bread I’ve ever made, and basically the best bread out there. I’ve broken down the instructions into very easy bullet points. If you need full instructions, please refer to the recipe all over the internet. Or buy the book because you’ll never regret it! Tartine’s country bread Day 1 (evening)…

Tartine’s Apple Crisp

Tartine has become my bread bible. But when going through their book, I came across this really interesting apple crisp recipe. Usually, my apple crisp has a light, crumbly sort of topping. This one has almost a batter on top of the apples which crisps up and tastes so amazing. Tartine’s Apple Crisp (Recipe from…

Funnel Cakes

We first had funnel cakes at Epcot Center in Disney World. We were hooked ever since. When we came home, I had to find a good recipe for that. These are delicious and crisp and sweet and light. Funnel Cakes (original recipe from Saveur’s Tippaleipä, a Finnish funnel cake) 2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt…

Thomas Keller’s Macaroni au Gratin

Have I said that I so admire Thomas Keller. He’s, to me, the epitome of intelligence, common sense and creativity in food. He’s just so amazing. I’m so excited to just be able to recreate something from his many books. It was of course delicious and decadent! Macaroni au Gratin (Serves 8-10. Yes a real…

Zhug

I love spicy sauces. I mean seriously spicy. The West Indian spice sauces are quite the best. I spoon hot sauces on everything. As Indians, we are known for making everything spicy and full of strong flavors that really don’t allow the natural, delicate flavors to come through. In southern India, our food is not…

Vada Pav

This is the ultimate Indian veggie burger. A popular street food all across the northern part of India, this is basically a potato vada, a deep fried potato ball, smothered with a tangy green chutney, and topped with a spicy garlic powder, between soft pav, or buns. A friend has been making these for years…

Raspberry Jam Bars

….or “any other jam” bars. Make this now. It’s so so goooooooooood…… Jam Bars (Original Recipe from Once Upon a Chef) 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup almonds 1/4 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup grated coconut 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup softened butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar…

Broccoli, Cheese and Brown Rice cutlets

Though cutlets were a favorite in our house, we started making it so often that now everyone groans when they hear the word. Lol! We have made every flavor combination of cutlet imaginable. When I saw this recipe on Cooking Light, I figured I’d make it just for myself since no one else is gonna…