Desi fish ‘n’ chips

Fish and chips is an all-time favourite around the world. But I gave it a twist this evening. After marinating Kingfish steaks in a wee bit of red vinegar, salt, red and black pepper, it was cooked on the plate grill and then served with raw onion, lemon mint leaves and seasoned French fries. The…

Made at home meat burgers

Yes, we made them from scratch. These lovely, yummy burgers! The sauces are completely optional – and so are the French fries! The best part, however, is the oil-free grilling on the plate and the brown bread! Even the cheese is ‘light’.  

Three-day quote challenge

Hello All, I would like to thank Sunith (https://sunithkollara.com) for nominating me for the 3 day quote challenge. My Day One is based on Photography. These are a few inspiring quotes. 1. Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after…

The slow stew

The easiest -and the tastiest – thing to make. The mutton stew! A kilo of fresh mutton, an assortment of veggies, chopped – medium sized pieces – onion, tomato, a few green chilli and it’s done. Well, not quite! Ideally, first fry the mutton in a pan with a couple of tablespoons oil. Throw into…

Temple times

As children, we used to get this every Saturday at the local gurudwara (Sikh temple) when devotees brought savoury (and sometimes spicy) black chickpeas as an offering. Throughout the evening, the offerings were collected in a large cauldron and every visitor received a handful. The ‘concoction’ was so tasty, it made us go back again…

A-maizing!

Our gardener had no clue and neither did we – but a friend, who is a senior official at one of Bahrain’s premier plant nurseries, was adamant we plant sweet corn in our little garden this summer. “Little grows in these parts this time of the year, but you’re sure to have plenty of sweet […]…

Red Riding Chick

Last week I discovered I had a five-litre ‘bag-in-a-box’ South African red wine stashed away in the ladder. It smelt all right, even for a wine novice like me – so I used it to ‘dress up’ chicken pieces in it. And nothing could be easier to cook than this. I took a kilo of…

Hot Favourite

“Aloo Paratha” – spicy mashed potato-stuffed Indian flatbread – is an all-time favourite with Indians anywhere in the world – and it’s now even caught up with others, if the numbers of such offerings globally is any indication! We make these occasionally at home – and today was one such time. No, I am not…

Dear Tomatoes

When we bought tomatoes after a long time a couple of weeks ago, we were in for a surprise. They seemed very costly. But, maybe, that was the normal market price at that time. Our little garden had given us so many tomatoes over the winter and even until a month ago, we had not…

Basil and more

One of the first things we did when we started out ‘populating’ our little garden was growing basil. And, since then we have gotten used to throwing in a couple of basil leaves in everything we cook at home. Besides, of course, the flavour, the leaves bring about a different colour to any dish. The…

Dhaba times are back

We’ve finally found in Bahrain what we’d been missing for so many years – a Punjabi Dhaba – or a traditional roadside eating place – so popular all over India, particularly in Punjab and along the highways. Food at these rather rustic places is the basic – just a couple of vegetables, may a meat…

Plate grilled lamb chops

These lamb chops took all of three minutes to marinade and, after sitting for a couple of hours, they went on the hot plate to cook! And that took a while since it’s a slow process, to enable the meat to get tender and be properly cooked through! The marinade is quite simple. For 1.5…