Crème Brûlée

If you know me, you will know that I don’t like to cook on Friday nights. I love to cook, and I cook every single day including weekends, but Friday evening does some freaky things to me. I like to be lazy, order food, have a drink and not cook at all. May be it’s the feeling of ‘weekend almost there!’ 😉 . Yesterday was different! I was getting bored while waiting for Arvind to come home. He had some office party to attend and so I thought of surprising him by baking some cookies. Guess what ? it turned out bad 🙁 It was the first time I was making an attempt with cookies!!

Totally mad at myself, I decided to watch a movie. Switched on Netflix and picked ‘Ramen Girl’. If you guys haven’t watched it .. you should, especially if you love food and cooking. It’s not a super hit kinda movie, but it can motivate you. Well, it worked on me. I went to the kitchen and decided to make Creme Brulee 😀 This is how crazy I am!! And yes, this is yet another dessert which I order every time I see it in the menu but have never ever made it at home.

I made a tiny portion, 3 to be precise, 1 for me, 1 for him and 1 for me .. well, I was all alone on a Friday evening ..I deserve 2 .. don’t I ? 😛 😉

Sharing this sweet dish with Sweets for Saturday

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Chana Chola

I was once asked by one of my colleague – ‘What is a typical Indian Cuisine?’. Well, that’s the fun part of Indian Cuisine, there is no such typical dish. Every single region has a variety of it’s own, different language, different culture, different dressing style, different custom and different food habits.

The language we speak at home is Bengali, which is from east of India. But I was born in Shillong and finished my college from there, which is in North East of India and the language they speak is called Khasi. I spent close to 10 years of my life in Bangalore which is in South of India and the common language that is spoken there is Kannada. I married someone who is from North of India and they speak Hindi, which is also the national language of India. How many languages can I speak ? Hindi, Bengali and English 😀

Talking of food now, Chole is mainly eaten in North on India with fried bread called Bhatura. It’s one of my favorite north Indian Vegetarian dish and I can eat it back to back for several days without getting bored. Now, making Bhature is little tough and you really need a very huge wok to prepare that. So, I substitute that with Poori which is kind of similar to Bhatura except that they are petite like me :P. I will share the recipe for Poori some other day. As for today let’s look at Chole.

Sharing this dish with Food Trip Friday, Friday Favorites, Fat camp Friday, Fun w/ Food Friday,

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Fish Fried with Crispy Plantain

For the past few days, it’s been warm, sunny and no rain 🙂 I bet everybody in this part of the world is wondering where’s the winter gone ? Most of my friends love the winter, it’s cold, cozy and not sweaty. However, I can’t wait for spring and summer. I can have more lemonades, wear summer clothes, go out for walk and enjoy cocktails even on weekdays 🙂

Fish is one of my favorite non-vegetarian dish. I like them fried, smoked, grilled, in curry, without curry, you got the message! 😀 So, why did I jump from warm weather to cocktail to fish ? Because, today I am sharing with you a spicy fish fry which goes perfectly with cocktails or even without cocktails! This dish is not entirely my idea. My very good friend Deepa shared her fish fry recipe with me and I gave my own twist to it. To the fish fry, I also added some fried crispy plantain and the combination was amazing!

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Egg Bowl

If I have to select my favorite meal, I would definitely select Breakfast. It’s my all time favorite, some eggs.. some bread.. some fruits.. aaahh, perfect! I enjoy it more on weekends as you can take your time to enjoy every bite of the crispy bread or that yummy cheesy omelet. You can even sip your coffee more slowly, like you have all the time in the world.

Every weekend Arvind tries to help me in making breakfast. He always throws in some interesting ideas .. some are approved .. some are rejected .. and some (I would just have this blank look!) . I haven’t shared many breakfast recipes in my blog, that could be because we were too hungry to either take a picture or we were not sure how it would work out. 🙂

Last weekend I made this breakfast, which we absolutely loved and thankfully, we had the patience to click some pics too. I used to make something similar in small sauce pan, but this time I used Ramekin. It’s quick, easy and you got to try it! I don’t even know what’s it called? I searched in the net, couldn’t find anything.. so I am calling it ‘Egg Bowl’

Sharing this dish with what’s cooking wednesday , Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try #16, WanderFood Wednesday , A.W.E.D-British , Lets Do Brunch and What’s cooking Wednesday continue reading »

Shrimp stuffed Ravioli with Pesto Sauce

If you have read my last post, you will know that 5th Feb was my Husband’s birthday and since we were spending the day at home, I decided to make him some of his favorites. We had the White Chocolate Cake for the ‘Midnight Wish’ and for breakfast, we had these amazing cheese and jalapeno crust bagels with scramble egg. It was so yummy. We got this bagel from Safeway, and if you haven’t tried it yet, you should!

We both have a huge list of favorite dishes. So figuring out what to cook for his Birthday lunch was quite a task for me and hence, I asked him. He instantly answered: Ravioli. Hmmm .. I like that too, but I had never made Ravioli. I always used to buy them frozen and make some sauce at home. And then he said, let’s make it from scratch, with a stuffing of our choice. I was zapped! Making ravioli from scratch.. never thought of that and we don’t have a pasta sheet maker, or whatever those are called!

So, after doing my research on ‘how to make ravioli’, I was all set to make our lunch. For back up, I had few frozen foods in the refrigerator and pizza delivery on my speed dial. For stuffing, I used Shrimp and Portobello mushroom and made a basil pesto sauce, which is one of our favorite pasta sauce. It was not an easy job to make the raviolis, especially when you make them in the traditional Grand Ma fashion by using a rolling pin. But when Arvind enjoyed every bite of it and finished the plate with a smile, it was all worth the effort 🙂

I am linking my dish with Hearth and Soul Hop, Home Sweet Farm, Tuesdays at the Table,

I am also sharing it with Presto Pasta Night which is hosted my Ruth, and the guest host for this week is Helen.

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