I was inspired to try my hand at a Malay cuisine while I was watching the program ‘Food Safari’ on TV. Though a Malay dish, Ayam Masak Merah or Red-Cooked Chicken is very similar to the famous Italian dish, Chicken Cacciatore, except for its spicy hotness. Coincidentally, the Malay cooking technique is very similar to the Indian style of cooking. Frying the pieces of chicken in a pan to a golden brown colour and then slowly simmering it in spicy tomato sauce gives the dish that distinctive taste.
Archive for March, 2012
Posted in All Recipes, Eggless Cooking/Baking, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian Dishes, tagged Mung Bean Sprouts, Quick to Make Recipes, Side Dish, Snacks, Vegetarian on March 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Mung bean sprouts are the most widely consumed sprouts around the world. Sprouts are rich in digestible nutrients, vitamins, minerals etc and can be considered as a true multi-ingredient natural supplement. Unlike ripe vegetables, whose nutritional value progressively decreases after harvest, bean sprouts retain their nutritional properties until consumed.(Source: Internet). (more…)
The story goes that Galawati Kabab, an Awadhi delicacy, was developed for an aging Nawab who couldn’t chew, as he had lost his teeth. The word Galwati means ‘melt in mouth’. Inspiration to make this dish came while watching the program ‘Highway on my Plate’. Thanks to Google, I found a recipe at Indian NonVeg Food site. (more…)
Kadai Chicken is yet another popular recipe in this part of the world. The word “Kadai” in Hindi means Wok. How the dish got its name is still a mystery to me. This recipe is by one of my favourite books, written by Jiggs Kalra. Even though the original recipe doesn’t call for either onions or capsicum, I have taken the liberty to make my own version. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Cheese, Eggless Cooking/Baking, Gravies, North Indian, Vegetarian Dishes, tagged Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Eggless, Gravies, Malai Kofta, North Indian, Paneer, Side Dish, Vegetarian on March 6, 2012 | 6 Comments »
The word ‘Kofta’ is derived from the persian word ‘Kuftan’, which means to beat or to grind (Courtesy: Wikipedia). Kofta is popular in the Middle East as well as in South Asia. There are lots of variations of kofta, from meat based to pure vegetarian versions.
The recipe I am sharing with you today is of Malai Kofta, which is a vegetarian kofta curry in a rich cream based gravy. The recipe of the kofta is my own, whereas that of the gravy is from the book of the famous Jiggs Kalra. Here it goes….. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Bakes, Brownies, Desserts, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Bakes, Brownies, Chocolate, Chocolate Brownies, Desserts, Quick to Make Recipes, Teatime on March 5, 2012 | 8 Comments »
Here comes another recipe for my chocoholic friends. I am sure you all love chocolate brownies like I do. I have lost count of the number of times I made these. This recipe was written down in my diary long back and so I don’t remember the source. Eversince I started my blog, I regret not having written down the source of every recipe. Well, back then I never thought I would start a blog some day. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Cake Decorations, Eggless Cooking/Baking, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Eggless, Homemade Ingredient, Quick to Make Recipes, Stabilised Whipped Cream, Whipped Cream Icing on March 4, 2012 | 32 Comments »
I prefer whipped cream icing on my cakes as it has good consistency and is easy to work with. During my initial years, I always found it difficult to work with whipped cream, as it would turn runny after some time. Determined to solve this problem, I did some research and I realised that the problem was not with me after all. The cream will always run down unless you stabilise it.
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Gravies, Non-Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Chicken, Cream Chicken, Gravies, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Side Dish on March 2, 2012 | 3 Comments »
As a person looking forward to culinary experiments, my biggest source of ideas come from TV shows, magazines and of course the internet. Last night while I was watching the show “Highway on my Plate”, I got interested in the dish ‘Cream Chicken’ from Chawla’s Chicken. Even though their website gave some clues on how to prepare the dish, the recipe was mostly secret, so to say. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Eggless Cooking/Baking, Gravies, North Indian, Vegetarian Dishes, tagged Baby Potatoes, Dum Aloo, Eggless, Gravies, North Indian, Side Dish, Vegetarian on March 1, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Posted in All Recipes, Eggless Cooking/Baking, Gravies, North Indian, Vegetarian Dishes, tagged Daal Fry, Eggless, Gravies, Lentil Dishes, North Indian, Side Dish, Vegetarian on March 1, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Today I decided to make Daal fry for lunch. My maiden tryst with Daal fry was immediately after marriage when we went to a restaurant with our friends. One of them ordered Daal fry and to my surprise it turned out to be a curry contrary to my expectations of a dry dish. Daal fry is a simple curry consisting of cooked lentils (Daal), sauteed onions, tomatoes and finished off with a tempering. It can be served with rice or any bread of your choice.