Moroccan Zaalouk

We try and explore the cuisine of a different country each month in our Blogging Marathon and I try to take up the theme, if only to bake a new kind of bread from a new country every month. This month’s cuisine is Moroccon and as I was browsing through various recipes, I realised how…

Italian Lunch Spread

Anyone who has spent more than a few minutes on my blog or talking to me will know I adore all things cheese and all food Italian. I have been planning on making a full fledged Italian meal forever now but never got around to doing it. The Thali theme for this month’s Blogging Marathon…

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…

Pasta alla Norma 

    The husband is so fixated on white sauce pastas that I hardly get a chance to try the others. Even when we eat out he refuses to try pesto or arabitta. So I was delighted when I chanced upon this dish.  Pasta Alla Norma is originally from Sicily, Italy. It derives its name from…

Baked Pisto with Eggs

    Today is the second day in the ‘Do the eggplant’ series as part of the Blogging Marathon. Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the husband has been throwing more tantrums than my daughter when it came to eggplants. But he loved the baked eggplant with Parmesan. So at least I have one go-to dish…

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…