French Chocolate Macarons

Macarons are pretty, haina? I have always wanted to make macarons. I tried some yesterday. Macarons look so delicate and elegant that I thought it would be very hard to make them.Macarons are very technical. Making macarons involves whipping up egg whites to the right stiffness, removing any clumps from the dry ingredients, then folding … Continue reading French Chocolate Macarons

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Homemade Pasta with White Sauce

I always was under the impression that making Pasta at home required a lot of effort. It goes way back to my childhood, when I first read a recipe for making pasta, and decided it was too much work for me. And that it would take a long time.Then came Master Chef, and I saw … Continue reading Homemade Pasta with White Sauce

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

Thukpa

Isn't Thukpa a cute name? The first time I read the name, I wanted to try it just for the sake of making such an exotic sounding dish. Thukpa comes from Tibet and is a soup. Even though winters are now officially over in this part of the world, still soups are a good companion … Continue reading Thukpa

Tomato Bread

A couple of years ago, my brother brought some baked good home, something new to try. It was square like a cake. It was soft like a cake. It looked like a cake. A bite of the stuff revealed an amazing taste. It was light and savory, and slightly reddish in color. It was not … Continue reading Tomato Bread

Chocolate Biscotti

Hello world! (That comes from the first lines of code I ever wrote doing BSCS). I have been AWOL for long. Business school was hectic (or so I pretend it to be), I wasn't cooking at times when taking pictures would be feasible, mostly I wasn't cooking or baking at all. Now that business school … Continue reading Chocolate Biscotti

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