Garbanzo beans –two different ways

  Garbanzo beans, chick peas, Kabuli channa…..a rose by any other name! Garbanzo beans are cheap, easily available and high in protein. A little goes a long way in filling you up. Here are two quick-to-put-together ways, of using these tasty legumes.    The old Warhorse- The South Indian Sundal. Ingredients: Tin of garbanzo beans-…

Peppery Tofu

Originally posted on Sinsations By Radhika:
I am no Indiana Jones! I don’t trek up the Namcha Barwa, or white-water raft down the Zanskar. And I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never been pursued by the head hunting Dayaks of Borneo. Nor ever ventured crocodile hunting on the Zambezi. In fact I’m so not adventurous,…

George Clooney and Rainbow Rice-paper Rolls

You may well ask, what does George Clooney have to do with Vietnamese rainbow rice-paper rolls? Does he make them? Or eat them, regularly? Or endorse them? I have no clue….as we haven’t communicated of late :)……but then I haven’t communicated with anyone in almost a month. I’ve been busy, busy, busy. Busy making cakes,…

Saffron and Cardamom infused Shrikhand

My daughter is home for the holidays. The Diva, is home! The house is noisy, clothes all over her floor, lights left on in her room, a million bottles of unidentifiable liquids strewn all over the bathroom counter and dressing table- what’s it with teenaged girls and oodles of makeup??? It’s also a time when…

Sunshine in a Bottle

A lot of people are kinda hazy about what clarified butter, or ‘ghee’ is. As an Indian, you take it for granted. From childhood you are indoctrinated with the idea that ghee is the ambrosia of the Gods. The panacea to combat all ills. That vital ingredient that exalts a pedestrian dish into something lyrical!…

Thai Sticky Rice and Mango

I grew up, an Armed Forces kid, in sleepy little cantonment towns all over India. We usually lived in rambling old houses, which more often that not, were old POW barracks or accommodation for the British army. Gardens, a luxury today, were also huge and overgrown, teeming with snakes and mongooses (mongeese?). Inevitably the gardens…

Mango Mor Kuzambu

I live in a tropical country. Tropical? We’re practically on the equator! It’s muggy and humid all the time. But, though I sigh about (almost) chilly Hong Kong and balmy California that I visited recently– we in Singapore have a HUGE plus. Mangoes! A long mango season through summer. Mangoes of all kinds. Mangoes from…

Peppery Tofu

I am no Indiana Jones! I don’t trek up the Namcha Barwa, or white-water raft down the Zanskar. And I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never been pursued by the head hunting Dayaks of Borneo. Nor ever ventured crocodile hunting on the Zambezi. In fact I’m so not adventurous, that when I go to an…