Butter Garlic Kidney Beans

You need: One cup of dried red beans (Rajma). Soak them overnight. Wash well before use. 12 cloves of garlic. A tablespoon of butter. Some peppercorns. Tomatoes, optional. Grated carrots, optional. Don’t forget to soak the red beans overnight and discard that water. Also wash them well before use. Put them inside a heavy pan.Continue reading “Butter Garlic Kidney Beans”

Uncomplicated Fish Masala

This is a recipe for anyone who is intimidated by fish. Its super simple and fail safe. You Need: Dill leaves or Coriander : Couple of bunches. 2-3 Green chilies. 5-6 Tomatoes. One inch piece of ginger. 5-6 cloves of garlic. Pomfret, you can use either white or black. This recipe will work fine withContinue reading “Uncomplicated Fish Masala”

Basic Tomato Sauce

Its Basic! You Need: 3 Large Ripe Tomatoes. 1 Small Onion, finely chopped. 4-5 Garlic cloves, roughly chopped. Paprika as per taste and then a teaspoon. Italian Seasoning. Salt as per taste. First we need to blanch the tomatoes. So using a sharp knife cut thru the skin on the base of the tomatoes inContinue reading “Basic Tomato Sauce”

Ratatouille : A Vegan delight.

The beauty of this dish is that it uses the same ingredients for the base and the sauce. So every bite is bursting with yummy flavors. You need: An eggplant. Zucchini, one yellow and one green. Both sliced into thin rings. A red and yellow bell pepper. Sliced into thin strips. 3 tomatoes, chopped. AContinue reading “Ratatouille : A Vegan delight.”

Tomato Cucumber Egg Salad

I cycle to work on a regular basis. The almost 40 kilometer round trip puts my exposure to the sun at an extreme level. With the dirt and grime that rules our streets, I use tomatoes for my protection. The humble tomatoes contain Lycopene. This natural pigment has a very positive effect on dealing with sunburnContinue reading “Tomato Cucumber Egg Salad”

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”

Marinara Sauce and Eggs

I have made this sauce before but this time I used a little different ingredients and it was very good. Finely chopped some shallots. Melted some butter in oil. Add mustard seeds, dry red chilies and garlic. Added the shallots and cooked till they softened a little. Added lots of finely chopped ripe tomatoes. IfContinue reading “Marinara Sauce and Eggs”