This is a street food inspired dish that combines juicy red watermelons, onions and Indian spices to give you a refreshing salad.
This salad makes a complete meal, and checks all the boxes for essential nutrients for the day such as vitamins, good fats, carbs, protein and so much more. Besides being a nutritious salad, it is super tasty and quite simple to make. The nutty-sweet taste salad is just what the doctor ordered. :)
There is something magical about the garlic and potato combo, which is irresistible. The dynamic duo come together to make a great appetizer that is full of flavour and all sorts of amazing. In this dish, garlic is fried to infuse the oil, which is then drizzled over cooked potatoes and allowed to bake to create this plate of yumminess. Here’s to all potato lovers
Garlic – 10 cloves, peeled and minced
Baby potatoes/ chaat potatoes – 12 – 15
Oil – ¼ cup
Salt – To taste
Pepper – To taste
Cajun seasoning (Or any seasoning of your choice)-2 tblspns.
Red hot soup it is for Valentine’s Day! The smoky, sweet and sour taste of roasted capsicum and tomatoes in the soup is perfect for the day of love. This healthy and yummy soup will make your meal a little bit more special.
Capsicum (Red) – 2, deseeded, deveined and cut into large pieces
Tomatoes – 3, cut into large pieces
Cumin powder – ¼ tspn.
Chilli powder – 1 tspn.
Paprika/ degi mirch (for colour) – ½ tspn.
Onion – 1, peeled and roughly chopped
Garlic – 5 cloves
Water/ Stock – 4 cups
Olive oil – 1 tblspn.+ some to bake
Salt and pepper – To season
I always keep frozen puff pastry sheets handy to make a quick snack and it is a lifesaver when entertaining too. One such quick and amazing snack/ appetiser is the caprese tart. Flaky and crunchy puff pastry sheets are topped with juicy tomatoes complemented by basil leaves and mozzarella cheese. This recipe calls for few ingredients thereby making it a quick-fix for those cheesy hunger pangs.
Note: Recipe makes 6 single-serve tarts.
- Puff pastry sheet – 1
- Cherry/ grape tomatoes – 10, halved
- Basil leaves – 1 handful. Roughly chopped
- Mozzarella cheese (shredded) – 1 cup
- Salt, pepper and chilli flakes – To season
- Olive oil – To brush or spray
I love my soups spicy but I had to make an exception for this soup. The sweetness of pumpkin and sweet potato are heightened with the roasting process and with the addition of cream. This is a simple, creamy and super tasty soup that almost passes off as a dessert. In all, it is a healthy indulgence.
The combo of fresh veggies and nuts is gorgeous. This is one such crunchy, warm salad with grated carrots, pine nuts and coriander to add a touch of health and taste to your meals or sides.
Carrots – 6, peeled and grated
Coriander – ½ bunch, finely chopped
Pine nuts – 1 tblspn.
Lemon juice – 1 tblspn.
Coriander powder – ½ tspn.
Oil – 1 tblspn.
Apple cider vinegar (or any vinegar of your choice) – ½ tblspn.
Salt – To taste
Pepper – To season
Heat a pan and toast the pine nuts till it releases oil. Remove from flame and keep aside.
In the same pan, add the oil and heat it. Remove the pan from the stove and add the coriander powder. Allow it to infuse in the oil.
In a large bowl, mix the grated carrots, toasted pine nuts and chopped coriander. Drizzle the lemon juice, coriander powder infused oil and vinegar. Toss it well.
Season with salt and pepper and serve.
- Replace pine nuts with walnuts or peanuts.
I am super thrilled to let you know that Kitchening About was invited to write a blog for Dhanya Samuel’s blog Skinny Chef de Cuisine.
Food is just a fantastic ice breaker, and Dhanya and I met each other through one of the many food groups we are part of. It has been a lovely friendship ever since. Her passion and love for food shows in her blog http://thespiceadventuress.com/
I am in awe of her versatility and professionalism. It was a no-brainer for me to say yes when she asked me to write a guest post for her blog.
Now, coming back to the actual post. Surprise! Surprise! I made a very indulgent dessert for the guest blog. Here are the details:
This is a quick and indulgent nutty-chocolaty dessert that is simple to make and so delish that it is hard to stop at one. The tasty puffs are filled with gooey Nutella and crunchy roasted almonds. With every bite you are treated to chocolaty goodness, with a hint of almond encrusted by the flaky pastry making it oh-so-yummy.
If you’d like to try my recipe, click here:
This is an Indian restaurant classic. With buttery goodness, soft paneer (Indian cottage cheese) is cooked in creamy tomato gravy with a melange of spices. This is an indulgent curry with cream and the works that makes a great accompaniment for rotis, naans and hot steamed rice.
Note: There are several recipes to make this, this is my version. :)