Brown Rice with Spring Onions.

Had a big bunch of spring onions, which I needed to finish. So this simple brown rice dish becomes my lunch for today. Use a thick bottom dish with a lid. Chop the spring onions into two parts. This thinner stalks are kept aside and we will use the other part initially. Wash brown rice.Continue reading “Brown Rice with Spring Onions.”

Lotus Stem and Seeds.

I used dried lotus stem, which I picked up from Spar earlier today. Washed them till the water ran clean. Then let them soak for about 20 mins. Drained the water and squeezed them dry. Heated oil and added some turmeric powder and 2 chopped green chilies. Add the stem and sauteed for a coupleContinue reading “Lotus Stem and Seeds.”

Basic Potato Fry

The easiest way to make my daughter smile and love her lunch is this very basic potato fry.   All it needs are a couple of chopped potatoes, Rub some oil, turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and salt on them.   Cook covered on a low flame. Once you realize its beginning to caramelize,Continue reading “Basic Potato Fry”

Cabbage Salad

Wash and dry shredded cabbage. Using a mandoline gives the best results and helps you save a lot of time. A salad spinner will remove all the excess water. Add pomegranate seeds, chopped green chillies, red onion. Drizzle balsamic vinegar and olive oil. More oil than vinegar. Like two times more so adjust both accordingly.Continue reading “Cabbage Salad”

Brown Rice with Mint and Olives.

Wash the rice but don’t soak it. Saute thin slices of an onion in butter and oil. Remove half and keep it for later. This helps with texture. Add the rice and saute till the raw smell is gone. Add water, mint, ginger and olives. Season with salt. Pressure cook for two whistles on highContinue reading “Brown Rice with Mint and Olives.”

Tomato and Fresh Cottage Cheese

    Split the milk using any acid like few drops of lemon juice. Squeeze out as much of the whey as you can using a muslin cloth. Chop up tomatoes and drizzle some olive oil on them. Cook for a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add coriander and crumble the cottage cheeseContinue reading “Tomato and Fresh Cottage Cheese”

Eggplant and Basella.

Get a large eggplant and chop it up. You can also use the smaller brinjals. When buying the eggplant play special attention to its base. It will either be shaped like a line or a circle. You must buy the circle. These have way fewer seeds and are less bitter. Wash and clean the BasellaContinue reading “Eggplant and Basella.”