Chunky Vegetable Soup

I am writing this post from inside a box. The house is full of them and there are stuff all around. The daughter finds it highly amusing and is jumping in and out of the boxes and falling into piles of clothes. I have 50 boxes and I am just half way through and most…

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Vegetable Manchurian

One of the advantages of being a vegetarian in seafood paradise is that I have tried making a lot more dishes than before simply because there was no other option. During my time in India I always ordered in when the manchurian cravings came calling. Since that isn’t an option here, I set out to…

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Crustless Mushroom & Spinach Quiche

Like I said in my last post, I shouldn’t be trying out recipes from the experienced marathoners. I tried the crustless quiche and had quite a tough time making it a quiche and had to resort to ramekins to save the day. But the saving grace was that it tasted quite good and was worth…

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Paneer Bhurji

    Paneer is one of my favorite foods and the best part about it is it goes with almost anything and everything. It makes the daughter eat faster. My usual recipe for paneer bhurji is to add whatever vegetables I have on hand and mix it with the paneer. Today I had some mushrooms and…

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Stuffed Spicy Snake Gourd

    You won’t believe how pretty the snake gourds in Malaysia look. Compared to these, what I was used to in Bangalore seem like their distant anorexic cousin. Having tried various flavours and combinations with snake gourd, I figured I could stuff some of them in it and it would taste good.  And it did. …

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Baked Mushroom Parmesan

    If you have read more than three posts in my blog, you will know I simply love Parmesan. It lends itself beautifully to grating unlike cheddar which has to be frozen or mozzarella which sticks to the grater and makes cleaning a mess. It’s not just the ease but it’s perfectly salty and creamy…

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Roasted eggplant with lemon garlic sauce

       I finally found these large eggplants which are such a rarity here. We only get the smaller ones which are not the best for baba ghanoush or sutta kathrikai (South Indian brinjal delicacy).  After satisfying ourselves on both those counts, I still had one large eggplant left and was looking for a…

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Baked Spinach & Corn

I have seen and heard so much about baked spinach and corn but somehow I have never tried making it. I always end up making pasta with white sauce and forget about this wonderful combination. So when my favorite chef on TV, Venkatesh Bhat showed his recipe I knew I had to make it. So…

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Baked eggplant with Parmesan 

I have always had a turbulent relationship with the eggplant. Earlier I used to simply hate eating it while my mother made umpteen efforts to somehow get it down my throat. When I got married I had to get used to them because the husband loves eggplant. I have found that it is easier to…

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