Mushroom Risotto

Sometimes on a weekend a rich, warm and creamy risotto is all one needs ! So here goes my version of the dish. You can choose to make it with or without extra vegetables.  Ingredients : Portobello Mushrooms 250 gms, washed and sliced in medium thickness. Arborio Rice 1 cup Zucchini 1 medium size, diced…

Zucchini Pancakes

Last week was Mothers Day in Thailand. With a lockdown still in place I was treated to a yummy healthy breakfast by my son though with a little help. Here is the recipe in his own words. Take 3 Zucchinis, wash, grate in a cheese cloth. Squeeze out all the excess water and tip into…

Fish Florentine

Simple, super quick and flavourful  recipe, enjoyed best with fresh breads to soak up all that goodness! Ingredients : Mild flavoured fish steak or 2 large fillet ( I used a fat salmon steak) Cream cheese 1/2 cup  Butter 1 tsp Garlic grated 1 tsp Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup Red bell pepper 1 large chopped…

Tom-Yum Soup

Try this delicious version of the Tom Yum soup with coconut milk. It not only adds flavour to the soup but also thickens it slightly so it can be enjoyed with rice or noodles like the Thais do. The one thing that I do not like to do while enjoying this dish is to keep…

Baked Chicken with Pesto

Ingredients : Chicken breasts – 3 Pesto – store bought or home made ( basil, parmesan cheese , walnuts, pine nuts, salt, black pepper, olive oil ) Tomatoes, 3 chopped Onion, 1 medium sized Chilli flakes to taste Garlic (3-4 cloves), finely chopped Salt Italian herbs, 1/2 tsp Olive oil, 3 table spoons Mozzarella cheese,…

Red Sorrel or Gongurra with Moong Dal

A simple recipe of Sorrel leaf with yellow moong dal.  For those interested, gongurra / red sorrel / roselle is basically a type of hibiscus, and the leaves are quiet tangy, which is a bit hard to imagine, looking at the leaves. It is commonly called sour spinach and it lends an amazingly unique flavour…

Mustard Fish Curry (Bengali style)

This Curry is extremely popular and an authentic Bengali recipe. I have used Salmon here, that is cooked in thick mustard paste. This is an easy to prepare, quick and yummy recipe. All you need is just plain rice to go with this flavourful fish curry.  Only thing to remember is to cook this in…

Falafel with Yoghurt-Dill dip

INGREDIENTS FOR FALAFEL: 3 cups soaked uncooked chickpeas, drained4 cloves garlic1 medium onion roughly chopped2 green chillies2 handful parsley leaves1 tsp roasted cumin pwd1/2 tsp Fabindia Lebanese seasoning1 – 2 tablespoon APFSalt to tasteBlack Pepper pwd 1/2 tsp1/4th tsp baking sodaOptional Bread crumbsVegetable oil for frying FOR YOGHURT- DILL DIP 1 cup Hung yoghurtSalt to…

Banana Flower Salad

Banana flower  is considered as a vegetable in many Asian cuisines. The inner cream coloured flowers are used here and not the red outer covering. Banana flower is yet another veggie full of nutrients and helps in anaemia, diabetes, kidney function, ulcers etc. This salad is called BHUNGA in Burmese. Here is my take on…

Quesadillas

All over the world in Mexican Restaurants, Quesadillas are a common listing. However, when we travelled to Mexico, we were surprised to find out that Quesadillas aren’t widely eaten throughout the country, and there is so much more to the local cuisine than what others may have us believe.For example, Ant Eggs Omelets, Edible Cacti, Mole…