Goal: Eat a new cuisine for 19th May. On 19th May, we went to Samarkand. For lunch we were served Uzbeki food made without meat. Along with their delightful bread, the obi-non, we were served plov – which is much the same as Pulau (the Indian rice dish) but with more oil than I’d like, something… Continue reading Uzbeki Vegetarian?
Goal No. 4 for 4th May: Eat only fruits for the day Yesterday I went to the vegetable market with my dad and bought some fruits along with the weekly veggies. Unfortunately, because of poor weather conditions, fruits on sale aren’t as appealing as usual. They are also most expensive than ever before. Nonetheless, I… Continue reading Fruit Ninja
My mom got four stems of lotus seed pods yesterday. The seeds are such a yummy snack! When dried, they are called makkhane in Hindi and they are used in various dishes including a very healthy and delicious pudding. But I like them raw better, but they are so rare to find! Check out their… Continue reading Lotus Pod and Seeds
With the remaining batter of the Blooming onions, I made deep fried French toast for the first time. The bread finished but more batter still remained, so I tried my hand at another onion again with better results! Here is what it looked like:
I made my version of the Blooming Onion today. I didn’t follow the usual recipe, and I didn’t have the big white onion called for in this recipe, but I still managed a very tasty dish with big-ish red onions. My mom, usually critical of everything I make, liked it. And my dad took the… Continue reading New Recipe Tried: Blooming Onion
I baked a very simple banana cake today. Mixed 1 1/2 cup cream with 1 cup icing sugar; gradually added 2 cups flour sifted with 1/2 tsp baking powder and a pinch salt to it; mixed well and added about 1 cup banana puree and 1 tbsp vanilla essence and some milk for good consistency.… Continue reading 86. Bake a Cake.
I made Baked Pasta tonight. It was finished before I remembered to take a picture of it… It was delicious, and you have to take my word for it. To sound sincere, I will tell you that the two things wrong were that the salt was less and that the addition of peas was a bad idea.… Continue reading Recipe # 7 – Baked Pasta
This was a simple recipe. Just grate the Lotus Stems and mix with gram flour; make that paste into balls; fry the balls and add to a tomato based curry with spices to taste! So yum.. and EASY!!
I made Schezwan Rice using Ching’s Schezwan flavour with veggies stir-fried on the side and mixed with boiled rice. It turned out pretty amazing, even though I’d managed to burn the rice a little! Such a simple thing to cook, but it was the first time I made this kind of “fried rice”. And my… Continue reading Recipe # 5 – Schezwan Rice Juhi-style