Mascarpone Jalapeno Tart

Everyone has days when they crave something simple and comforting to eat. Days when the weathers really dull or other days when things haven’t been so rosy and life has really pulled you down are those days. But sometimes, there are other days when you really want to push yourself and create something interesting with…

Water Chestnuts – Asian Style

  I find water chestnuts to be a very versatile vegetable. These can be peeled and eaten raw, they can be dried and smoked and eaten as well. The green ones can be peeled and eaten in stir-fries as well. Although these are seasonal delicacies, I don’t find many people buying them or experimenting with…

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Mushrooms are interesting things. If you like them, you like them. If you hate them..well, nothing usually works to convince you to like them. While locally, we come across the standard button mushrooms or in rare instances, the oyster ones (and that too, dried ones), it really breaks my heart when I look at the…

Asian Rice Paper Rolls with Persimmon and other things

I found some really good-looking Persimmons in the market the other day. Now, these aren’t traditionally fruits indigenous to India but somehow, for the past couple of years, we have been seeing them in the market when in season. Even the vendors aren’t sure of what these are called and hence, they call them by…

Watermelon and Asian Papaya Salad Bites

  So, the past weekend, I ended up binge eating. It isn’t something unusual for me. Weekends are the two days when my family goes into a cooking spree. My father is a wonderful cook and he takes the kitchen onto himself with his cooking (Usually for Indian cook books). He isn’t the extreme experimenter…

Potato And Green Pea Samosas

However much you experiment, develop new recipes or think up new ideas..there are always days, when all you need are familiar, comforting flavours and foods. The exotic Goats cheese does not matter then, nor the Carpacio or the caramalized Onion Jam…You simply want to go back to your roots, the familiar flavours you know and…

Tear and Pull Tomato Chutney Bread Spirals

I have been meaning to pen this recipe for a long time now but have been delaying it for quiet sometime. Maybe its because I wanted this one to be perfect considering it is all about precise baking technique and any lapses can result in a rather depressing result. This “Tear and Pull” bread is…