Spicy Yogurt with Fried Olives

Are you a Masterchef fan? I love watching Masterchef Australia and Masterchef US, even though MAsterchef US is becoming more and more mediocre every year. Masterchef Australia, on the other hand, is a delight to watch. This year was fantastic, though I do have some reservations about the winner. This year one whole week was … Continue reading Spicy Yogurt with Fried Olives

Greek Baked Chicken

I like planning the whole lunch and making things that pair well. Last time I did a whole lunch planned around Roast Beef. This time I picked the Mediterranean theme and made everything Mediterranean. So our lunch table was decorated with Greek Baked Chicken, Greek Tomato Pie, Pita Bread and Hummus. The meal ended with … Continue reading Greek Baked Chicken

Cucumber with yogurt

And here is the last part of the roast beef lunch. This is typically the dahi ka raita we are so used to having with our biryanis and pulaos. The only difference is that I removed some water from the yogurt and made the raita a bit thick, thus naming it yogurt cucumber sauce.For some of … Continue reading Cucumber with yogurt

Creamed Spinach

The desi way to prepare spinach is to boil it for a long time, drain it, mash a bit and then use it in any recipe you want. Mostly Spinach is cooked with mutton (palak gosht) in desi-land or sometimes with potatoes (aloo palak). Some people also cook it with cottage cheese (palak paneer). Creamd … Continue reading Creamed Spinach

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Continuing from the other day, next on the table were garlic roasted potatoes. Potatoes are a very versatile food, that complement almost every dish in the world. When you are out of ideas for cooking, there is always something that can be done with potatoes.In this recipe, potatoes are baked in the oven. I used … Continue reading Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Roast Beef

One day I planned on making steaks in lunch. I had cut some beef (from sacrifice during Eid-ul-Azha) after researching what a steak cut should look like. It was waiting for the right weather, and the right marinade to be turned into succulent steaks. Then I planned the sides: Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Creamed Spinach, Cucumber with … Continue reading Roast Beef

Chicken Croquettes

Ramadan Kareem to everyone who is fortunate to gain the blessings of the sacred month. There is special focus on ibadah and prayers. With all the spirituality going around, some part of us is also working on what to have for iftar. I would not recommend spending the whole day in the kitchen to prepare … Continue reading Chicken Croquettes

Spicy Pasta Thai Style

Today was a holiday and I played kitchen queen. Being busy with job and business school, I cherish every holiday that is sent my way. It just happened that mom had a plan to visit some relatives in the morning, which meant that the kitchen was all mine. It was one of those rare times … Continue reading Spicy Pasta Thai Style

Okra in Yogurt

Summer vacations are here. And I now have the time to do more experiments in my kitchen. I already have done many, but due to a little picture editing stuff, I haven't been able to post them as of yet. My first vacation experiment was with okra.Okra or lady finger are very much in season … Continue reading Okra in Yogurt