Tuesday May 21, 2013
It's that time of year again and the outdoors is the place to be. So fire up the barbecue and practice your tong-wielding skills. I have a whole heap of yummy barbecue food recipes for you to try.
Thanks to world-famous Tandoori Chicken, Tandoor (clay oven) foods have come to prominence. There is nothing to beat the lovely smokey flavor cooking in a Tandoor creates in foods. From breads to Kababs and curries, there's a lot you can cook Tandoori style.
Most people, even in India, don't have a Tandoor in their backyard! This doesn't mean you still can't enjoy the delights of Tandoori style cooking. It is because very few of us have access to a Tandoor, that all my recipes have been written with instructions for cooking in an oven or on the grill or barbecue. Unless you cook over coals you may not get the legendary smokey flavor but all these foods will still taste just as delicious. Here are some recipes...
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Tuesday April 30, 2013
If you're anything like me, the mere mention of sweets and desserts is enough to make you drool!
In India, besides traditional ingredients like flour and sugar, lentils, grated vegetables, fruits and even spices make up a mouth-watering variety of sweet treats good enough to satisfy even the most voracious (or discerning) appetite.
Here are the recipes of a few of my favorites for you to try...
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Tuesday April 30, 2013
A lot of people think that because I write about food, I love to cook it ALL the time! Can't be further from the truth. While stirring up a delicious meal for my family and friends and then watching them devour it gives me great pleasure most of the time, I too have my off days when the sight of the kitchen makes me want to turn and run!
Sadly we still have to eat - especially when the 'we' involves an always-hungry pre-teen boy and an equally hungry 6-year-old boy! Then there's their Daddy... I won't even talk about him :-) He loves his food! So what to do? The answer is eat out!
The trick to always having a good experience when you eat out, is to know how to tell a good restaurant from a bad one. Since I cook Indian and write about it for a living, I have this one down :-)... at least when it comes to Indian restaurants. I'm happy to share, so here's my guide on How to Find a Good Indian Restaurant. Hope it helps.
Monday April 29, 2013
If like me you have more jobs to do than hours in your day, you know what I mean by the words 'meal in one'. You've got to eat, you don't have all day to cook, so what do you do? Cook something that is yummy enough to stand alone but is wholesome and satisfying and not too hard to prepare!
Enter my list of yummy one-dish meals! Try them, you and your busy schedule will love them....
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