Green chicken

This is the Green Chicken!  A kilo of chicken, chopped into small pieces, green chilli, coriander, some mint, green onions and the usual salt to taste. Of course, to give it some more spice, I threw in half a teaspoon of black pepper powder as well. Chop a bunch of onions, the green chilli (a…

Sitting stew

This classic once again appeared last night on our dinner table. The weekend is always lazy, particularly in this extremely hot weather, so one has to try and manage with the ‘easy cook’ options. And what better way to do it than use the ‘slow cooker’! Just get as many vegetables as possible, chop them,…

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…

Appam Ahoy!

Appam stew – the name’s an appetiser in itself! This is a dish I love but have not made at home for a while. The reason : we did not have the right kind of ‘deep’ pan to make the appam (a type of pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. It is…

Slow – and tasty!

Tried my hand at making the traditional Punjabi Chicken Curry – in a slow cooker, and with a tangy twist! The deal is simple. For a full (1000 gms) chicken, take two large onions, two large tomatoes, four large green chilli, three cloves of garlic and a table tennis ball size of ginger. Coarse chop…

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.

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…

Cheesy Weekend!

The weekend is always somewhat relaxed but this Friday and Saturday have been anything but! That meant we had to come up with some really quick meals. First it was the pasta casserole and then I hit upon the vegetable cheese sandwich. Yes, it was a rather “cheesy” weekend but then, how does that matter?…

Pasta and sausage casserole

One of my weekend favourites is the casserole but it’s always a challenge what to make it with. Of course, there is pasta, there could be mashed potatoes and there are vegetables. But today, I also used sausages – chicken sausages! Boil the pasta and the sausages in different pans, drain the water and keep aside….

Coconut Vegetable Stew

This is the classic vegetable stew. But there was the usual twist. I added coconut! First take some vegetables – the more the merrier – but I had carrots, capsicum, beans spinach, onion and tomato. Chop all the vegetables into small pieces and lightly fry in two tablespoons oil using a medium sized pan. As…