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31 May, 2015

Parsley and Mango topping for bruschetta

Parsley and Mango topping for bruschetta
Comments : 2 Posted in : Chutneys & Relishes on by : Ratna

  “The  Etruscans  always  built  their  houses  on  top  of  the  hill-aa.”  said  Julia,  always  stressing  the  last  word  of  the  sentence  such  that  hill  sounded  like  hillaa.  “They  believed  that  this  advantage  of  height  would  work  to  their  favour-aa”,  she  nodded  her  head  and  waved  her  arm  to  make  a  strong  point.  “As  we
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6 May, 2015

Aam Shawndesh : Mango and cheese fudge

Aam Shawndesh : Mango and cheese fudge
Comments : 2 Posted in : Drinks & Desserts on by : Ratna
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  “Botsorer  Aaborjona,  dur  hoye  jak,  Esho  esho”.  Let  go  of  the  clutter  of  the  yester  year,  welcome  the  new  year.  Thus  sang  our  poet  Tagore,  the  Nobel  laureate.  Leave  behind  all  the  disappointments  and  negativity,  let  those  tears  dry  out,  let  us  welcome  the  first  month of  the  new  year  like  a  breath  of
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15 April, 2015

Sauted Potato and peanuts : Aloo aur moongphali Ki Sukhi Subji

Sauted Potato and peanuts : Aloo aur moongphali Ki Sukhi Subji
Posted in : Main Courses & Sides on by : Ratna
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  Have  you  noticed  how  sometimes  ordinary  things  can  become  extraordinary?  Things  that  otherwise  wouldn’t  be  noticed  or  talked  about  or  even  given  a  moment’s  thought,  can  sometimes  be  the  one  we  look  at  with  dreamy  eyes. Now  opening  the  window  to  let  some  air  in,  isn’t  exactly  an  exotic  act,  by  any  standards,  we
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11 March, 2015

Mawa Gujiya: Sweet Indian pastry for Holi

Mawa  Gujiya:  Sweet  Indian  pastry  for  Holi
Comments : 4 Posted in : Drinks & Desserts on by : Ratna
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  I  once  read   somewhere  that  the  passenger  inside  the  plane  looking   out of  the window  as  it  is  taking off,  keeps  thinking  about  the  place  she/he  is  leaving,  while  the  child  playing  below  looks  at  the  plane  taking  off  and  dreams about  the  far  off  land. As  I  look  out  at  the
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20 February, 2015

Lentil and chocolate mousse

Lentil and chocolate mousse
Comments : 4 Posted in : Lentils, Rice & Grains on by : Ratna
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  Chocolate  and  lentils?  How  is  that  going  to  work?  I  thought  the  same  too.  Until  I  tried  a  new  recipe.  Not  only  did  it  surprise  me  but  made  me  feel  less  guilty  thinking  that  the  lentil  content  in  the  mousse  actually  brings  in  a  protein  component  too. I  saw  this  recipe  by  Ellie  Krieger
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20 February, 2015

Barley and Lentil Khichri: Indian risotto with Barley and Lentils

Barley and Lentil Khichri: Indian risotto with Barley and Lentils
Comments : 2 Posted in : Lentils, Rice & Grains on by : Ratna

  The  deadline  is  looming  close  with  the  ”  Lentils  Recipe  Revelation  Challenge.  ”  I  am  working  overtime .  Cooking  new  recipes,  cleaning  the  spills  on  my  apron.  My  notebook  catching  the  crumbs  and  impression  of  the  spice  covered  spoon.  Oh  well,  how  else  are  memories  made.  This  is  my  submission  for  ‘The  Best  in  main 
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19 February, 2015

Sweet Potato and Lentil mash

Sweet Potato and Lentil mash
Posted in : Lentils, Rice & Grains on by : Ratna
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  The  ”  Lentils  recipe  revelation  challenge  ”  is  on.  I  have  committed  myself  to  it.  You  can  join  in  with  us  too.  It  is  a  lot  of  fun.  This  is  my  entry  for  the  ‘Best  in  freestyle’  category  as  a  side  dish. Weekdays  are  always  a  rush.  Meeting  deadlines  at  home  or  work.  The  weather
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10 February, 2015

Lentil sprouts and Tropical fruit salad

Lentil sprouts and Tropical fruit salad
Posted in : Lentils, Rice & Grains on by : Ratna
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  It  has  been  snowing  incessantly  for  the  last  few  days.  Sometimes  the  flakes  are  large  like  shredded  paper,  sometimes  they  are  like  fine  powder.  The  bare  branches  of  the  trees  have  a  white  highlight  as  if  in  an  artist’s  painting.  The  leaves  of  the  Alberta  Spruce  are  bent  with  the  weight  of  snow.  The
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5 February, 2015

Date and nut energy bars. GF, DF option

Date  and  nut  energy  bars.  GF,  DF  option
Comments : 1 Posted in : Appetizers & Snacks on by : Ratna
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    ‘Twas  the  month  after  January,  when  all  through  the  house Not  a creature  was  stirring,  not  even  the  scale. The  resolutions  were  taken  with  utmost  care, In  hopes  that  a  favourable  result  would  soon  be  there….’ Friends,  I  find  it  is  getting  trickier  to  hang  on  to  the  promises  I  made  to  myself…
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