Mash, peas,fries

This is a really quick-fix meal and there’s nothing fresh about it! The green peas are frozen, the mash comes in a packet (just add water and butter) and the fries (wedges) are from the freezer as well. The buns, of course, are from the neighbourhood bakery! And, oh yes, the gravy crystals are also…

Mini burgers, maximum taste

The well-extended weekend, thanks to the Eid holiday in Bahrain, means that we are in the kitchen very often – and trying out new things. Yesterday was burger day – rather, mini burger day – and we had plenty of them. Preparing these is easy – with the usual tomato and onion and lettuce, topped,…

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’.  

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…

Spinach and mushroom casserole

This was prepared by Asveen – rather quickly – after the customary “what’s for dinner” question asked ever so often. This time, however, I threw the ball back in her court with “you make” for an answer! Though my contribution was only chopping the garlic, I took a look at what was going on. Take…

‘Bhindi’ boom

It’s summer time and in these months, nothing of significance is grown in our little kitchen garden. However, that’s not the case for the okra, or the ladyfinger, or ‘bhindi’ as we call it back in India. We’ve had four ‘harvests’ already in the last couple of weeks but last night decided to have it differently…

Revival

I am now in the process of reviving this blog that I began three years ago but stopped somewhere this time in 2015. However, in addition to putting in an occasional recipe, I will also have pictures of food, mostly cooked at home, along with some reviews of restaurants we eat at.

Slow-cooked lamb chops

These are the classic slow-cooked lamb chops. The local butcher had given me exactly what I wanted so I took the opportunity to make what I had been craving for the past few weeks. This is what I did. Preparation: Squeeze a large lemon in a large pan. Add salt to taste, a generous dollop of freshly-chopped…

Methi and Milk Chicken

It’s been quite a while that I have cooked anything to make these pages but this evening I thought this deserved to find some space. This methi (fenugreek) and milk concoction, with a few chicken pieces thrown in, is the perfect dish to take away that boredom and an unwillingness to get into the kitchen….

Rang Baranga Saluna

This is my “light” version of the traditional Indian curry. Ordinarily, it is very hot and full of spice. But here I gave it that Mediterranean twist, adding zucchini, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, different colours of capsicum. The local flavour came from finely-chopped potatoes and cauliflower. All the veggies were mixed and sautéed in a pan with just…

Kaddu Kay Kararey Koftey

This is a rather ‘complicated’ dish, in as much that a lot of ‘activity’ is needed before it is ready for the table. However, kaddu key kofetey (grated bottle gourd fried balls) is one preparation I have always wanted to savour so I gave it a shot. Take a medium-sized bottle gourd and grate it. Add a…

Gobhi Gazab Ki

Last week I finally found what I was looking for – garden fresh cauliflower. And, finally, again, I managed to get garden fresh potatoes. Both are rather scarce commodities in Bahrain since most of what we eat here is imported. Bahrain grows very less of its ow so it’s a blessing when we come across…