Macaroni and Cheese, commonly known as Mac and Cheese is the combination of cooked elbow macaroni and cheese sauce. Earlier I used to make macaroni with white sauce. When I came across the Baked Macaroni and cheese recipe by Alton Brown, I decided to give it a try. Boy!!! Was it yum??? D just loved it. What I liked the best about this dish is the crunchiness of the breadcrumbs along with the mac n cheese. Here’s the recipe for all you Mac n Cheese lovers (more…)
Archive for January, 2012
Moru is the Malayalam word for Buttermilk. This curry is a blend of Buttermilk/Curd with ground coconut and cooked vegetables like yam, raw plantain, ash gourd etc. This is one of our favourite Kerala curries, which goes well with rice. This curry is made at almost all Keralite households even though the ingredients vary. Here I am giving my version. (more…)
I was just about to settle on the sofa with my hot Cuppa when J asked me for snacks. I was pretty surprised because J generally doesn’t request for snacks. A quick look at the pantry and I found my quick fix solution. Having a pack of Canape shells can really save your day, be it an unexpected guest or sudden requests like this. (more…)
Today D has been out the whole day playing with his friends. When he comes back in the evening he will be famished and would be asking for something to fill his tummy. What better option than a bowl of steaming hot Sweet Corn Chicken Soup. It being nutritious as well as filling, I couldn’t think of anything better on this cold winter evening. I got the recipe from BBC Good Food. This is the simplest way to prepare the soup. However, you can always add more veggies.
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Fish, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, tagged Chicken, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters on January 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
The first time I tasted Lemon Chicken was at a friend’s place a few days back. I just loved it. So I made this snack at the first opportunity I got. The plate was polished off by my boys within seconds of serving them and both were asking for more…. That’s when I realised that I should have made more…. So glad that my first attempt was successful.
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Gravies, International, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Chicken, Gravies, Japanese Recipes, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Side Dish, Teriyaki on January 25, 2012 | 1 Comment »
The first time we tasted Chicken Teriyaki was during our US trip. It’s a Japanese dish with soy sauce and sugar as its base. Ever since we returned from our trip, I have been making it often and its one of D’s favourites. All you adventurous people, looking for a change, can try your hand at it. The prominent taste of this dish is sweetness. Chicken Teriyaki is one easy to make dish as it doesn’t require any stirring or frying. (more…)
Masamman Curry is a typical Southern Thai dish, which can be prepared with any meat or Tofu. Ever since I saw this dish being made in an episode of Masterchef Australia, I decided to make it myself. I don’t know how authentic it tastes. We had it with rice and loved it. I got the recipe from Real Thai Recipes. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, International, Non-Vegetarian, Vegetarian Dishes, tagged American Chop Suey, Chicken, Chinese, Chop Suey, Mutton/Lamb, Noodles, One Dish Meals, Vegetarian on January 21, 2012 | 9 Comments »
There are lots of stories about the origin of American Chop Suey. The most widely believed one traces its roots to Chinese immigrants in America.(Courtesy: Wikipedia) It is a dish consisting of meat and vegetables, cooked in a tomato based sauce and served with fried noodles. What I love the most about this dish is the crunchiness of the noodles and the tangy-sweetness of the sauce that compliments it. This is a wholesome meal.
Yesterday, out of the blue, D requested me to make Chocolate Mousse. I too have been thinking of making the same for a while. A bowlful of heavenly, decadent chocolate mousse…..Ooohh…. It is something one has to experience to imagine it in the true sense. I am sure all you chocoholics out there must be drooling…I followed the recipe from Joy of Baking. D couldn’t wait till dinnertime, not even till I took the pictures to polish off a bowl. (more…)
Curling inside the blanket and sipping hot soup while watching TV, is the best way for me to spend a winter evening. Spotting mushrooms in my refrigerator, the choice of soup was not a difficult decision. It’s going to be ‘Creamy Mushroom Soup’. I just love sipping this rich, thick soup. (more…)
Hara Murg Masala is a much loved dish of our family. Everytime I prepare this, we end up having an extra roti or an extra spoonful of rice. The first time I prepared this dish, J asked me its name to which I replied ‘Hara Murg Masala’. With a puzzled look(rightly so) on his face he asked “What’s Hara (green) in this?”, to which I replied with the question “What’s in a name? It’s the taste that matters right??” He didn’t bother answering as he was busy tucking into the dish and enjoying every morsel. (more…)
We were invited for dinner by one of our friends and I offered to make the dessert for the evening. I made Vanilla Panna Cotta and wanted to make some sauce to go along with it. Spotting the pile of oranges in my fruit basket, I didn’t think twice before deciding on Orange sauce. Orange sauce is a perfect accompaniment for pancakes, cakes, crepes, fish, duck…so on and so forth. (more…)
Though I used to hear about Panna Cotta on TV shows, I was under the impression that it was something complicated. Only when I prepared it some time back did I realise that it was not at all complicated. It was an instant hit with us. The smooth and silky texture clubbed with the delicious taste makes it a winner. (more…)