06. February 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Comments Off on Mutton Rizala

Here’s Mutton Rizala from Awadhi cuisine. Unlike the conventional deep-colored and heavily spiced gravies, Rizala is mildly-spiced, nut-based mutton dish. Awadh is known for ‘inventing’ the dum style or slow-fire cooking. Slow-cooking lets each ingredient release its flavor gradually, making the dish rich in flavor and aroma. Mutton Rizala is one such dish, which tastes […]

17. January 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Bread and eggs are popular combinations for breakfast (and my favourite). This time I gave the English muffin a try. The good thing about using it for a sandwich is it doesn’t crumble or become messy like the usual breads. I think its perfect bread for an on-the-go breakfast. English muffins are half-baked so it […]

14. January 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 large eggs, yolks separated 1-1/2 cups milk 1 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Method: In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks. Add the milk, butter and vanilla. Give it a light whisk. […]

02. January 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Coleslaw has ‘evolved’ from its original to a variety of combinations. All are equally delicious and pretty much have the essence of a coleslaw – ‘crunchy and creamy’. Dressings vary from buttermilk and mustard to tahini and yogurt. This coleslaw dressing is with sour cream. Coleslaw is no longer just about cabbage and carrots. Red, […]

31. December 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Pastrami is brined meat that is seasoned with herbs and smoked or steamed. Pastrami is either from beef, chicken, lamb, or turkey. There are so many (MANY!) recipes for a pastrami sandwich, the famous and authentic being Reuben’s. I’ve decided to try all variations starting with this one – Pastrami Coleslaw Sandwich (Maybe because mayonnaise […]

18. December 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

  Buttermilk fried chicken is a different take on homemade fast food. Its a perfect alternative to fast food take out because its quick and easy to prepare. Partner it with a soup or pasta, you’ll have a more than complete meal. If you don’t prefer frying, baking is another option. Marinate: 2 pieces chicken […]

18. December 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

A creamy spinach soup is an appetizing start to a meal. Spinach isn’t really my favourite, but given its nutritional values, I try to stir up something interesting, like the crackling spinach. This cream of spinach soup is now a standard in my kitchen, especially in the winters. Its quick, tasty, and healthy. Enjoy!   […]

14. October 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Ingredients: 4 tbsp butter 2 tbsp all-purpose flour (maida) 1 cup milk 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup boiled and diced french beans 1 medium carrot, boiled and diced 1/2 cup blanched green peas 1/2 cup corn kernels Salt to taste 2 tbsp cream 1/4 cup grated cheese 1 cup […]

07. August 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Here’s a dish you’ll want to make again and again. Ingredients: 500 grams keema 1 large onion, chopped 2 medium sized tomatoes, chopped 1 potato, small cubes 1/2 cup green peas 2 tsp red chilli powder 1 tbsp roasted coriander seeds, ground (1 tsp powder) 1 tbsp roasted cumin seeds, ground (2 tsp powder) 1/2 […]

19. March 2015 · By Ashwini Bharath · Comments

A perfect chocolate treat. Chocolate Lava cake (fondly called Choco Lava Cake) is literally a volcano with a lava of molten chocolate. To me, its more like a chocolate treasure box – “How’s it going to be when I dig in”. I love the burst of chocolate that oozes out. Thanks to a friend, I […]