Cauliflower & Three Cheese Gratin
I have always been into the accompaniments to a roast rather than the meat itself. When I was growing up I loved the Yorkshire puddings when we had roast beef, the bacon wrapped sausages that came with roast chicken, the crackling from the roast pork and then we always had cauliflower cheese when we had roast lamb. I found this cauliflower cheese recipe in my latest olive magazine and thought I should test drive it as a potential Christmas dish. It took about an hour however you can make it ...
SAUSAGE ROSTIS WITH CARAMELISED ONION GRAVY
Sausage and mash has always been a favourite of mine however I am not the hugest fan of mash unless it is mixed with cheese or mustard or truffles. However it is a classic dish that I will always order if I go to a pub for lunch. I was overjoyed when I found this recipe in my Olive magazine - I love a potato rosti - we used to have them at home as children from a German frozen food delivery company and I would want them with every meal. This recipe took around an hour.
Ghee Rice / Nei Choru
Ghee Rice or Nei choru, is so simple and easy to make. I think all the newly wedded girls can try out this rice dish which is an amazing way to show off your culinary skill to your dear ones.. Some people make ghee rice by cooking rice first and then seasoning all spices and then adding the cooked rice to this. Here I fried all spices, then fried the rice and then cooked it by adding sufficient water. Both ways it tastes awesome. The caramelised onion and ghee fried cashew nuts and raisins ...
Nutri Paneer Curry
When some guests visit for dinner, the first dish that comes to mind is Shahi paneer. Repeating the same dish becomes monotonous. To break the tedium, it can be twisted to form tasty, creamy and spicy nutri-paneer curry. It is a combination of taste and health. The richness of the curry makes it a perfect dish for birthdays, dinners, parties or even when you want to pamper yourself. It goes well with any of Indian flat bread like naan, rumali roti, lachha parantha out even with simple chapatis.
PULI RASAM | TAMARIND RASAM
Rasam is a comfort food and can be categorized as a soup or an entree, of a typical South Indian Meals menu. An incredibly popular dish (in fact, sharing this recipe on reader requests). It never ceases to fascinates me, that Rasam is common, standard, routine, ordinary yet so very amazing at the same time!Puli Rasam | Tamarind Rasam is a healthy appetizer soup which is sour, tangy, peppery, delicious, fragrant, warm, soothing, cosy, zingy experience - all at the same time!
Bread Masala Chaat
Bread Masala Chaat is quick, delicious and chatpata recipe prepared using bread and few different spices. If you are chaat lover then you must try this out and do not forget to garnish this with coriander leaves, onion and sev, this is the one that gives the additional taste :) I have used Aloo bhujia from haldirams , its my favorite.
Kadhi Kachori is very popular North-Indian dish prepared using besan/chickpea flour , yogurt and spices. This is no onion, no garlic recipe. I watch lot of food and travel shows and I found the combination of kadhi and kachori very interesting. So I thought of trying this out. I have prepared a simple dal kachori and kadhi. I must tell you it was super hit.Do give it a try. Here is my simple recipe for kadhi .
Winter Warmer Toad in the Hole
Although toad in the hole looks hard to make due to the pressure to create a yorkshire pud that rises, this recipe is fool proof. Its actually an amalgamation of the Ultimate toad in the hole recipe from BBC GoodFood and one from good old Mr Jamie Oliver, mine and other halfs favourite chef!Basically if you can be bothered and you're not worrying about stepping on the scales for a little while, combining bacon into your recipe is a great indulgence and it tastes amazing if you get the bacon ...
Here's a delicious meat free stir-fry using Gardein. I love their products. The beefless tips will absorb more flavor if you marinate them for 2-3 hours. So plan ahead for this dish. The cooking goes very fast so have all of your ingredients ready before you start the cooking process. I based this recipe on the one over at Homemade Levity.
FISH HEAD WITH RICE MASALA(MACHHER MURO GHONTO)
You should think twice before throwing away the fish heads as you can prepare innovative and delicious recipes with them.Fish head is known to improve your brain functions. Here presenting you an age old traditional Bengali recipe which I learnt from my mom and mother in law with Fish heads of Rohu which is a river fish.You can prepare it with any other fish heads which are available and trust me,it will always be tasty.It is a favourite dish of all my family members.