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,…

Angela’s Awesome Couscous

I thought I had the scoop on couscous , until some months ago I tasted Angela’s summery, flavourful, delicious and healthy dish. It had substance from the salad leaves, the oven roasted veggies and the grain, it had style from the crunch of the walnuts the tang of the feta and the sweetness of the…

Rice Krispie Treats!

Come 4 o’clock and I crave my cup of tea. And a savoury snack with it. Since I eat fruit for breakfast and salad for lunch, I really yearn for something spicy and crunchy at tea time. And that almost always entails Indian snacks – murukkus, chiwda, samosas, bondas, bajjis, ribbon pakodas…..don’t even get me…

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…

A Simple Salad

This is what I had in my fridge- A ripe mango 2 slightly squishy avacados A tiny handful of raspberries Cut the mango and avacados into cubes. Toss them together with the raspberries. Add a light dressing of lemon juice and olive oil. Top with sesame seeds- toasted if you wish! Enjoy the melding of…

Berry brilliant breakfast!

Breakfasts are such a wonderful meal. In Victorian times, you’d partake of a repast that had the table groaning under the combined weight of a side of ham and steak and kidney pudding, salmon kedgeree, cold cuts, scones with clotted cream, syllabub and hot buttered toast. Sandwiches and seed cakes, poached eggs and poppy seed…

Banana-Peanut-butter-Chocolate-Muffin-in-a-Cup

The phone rings. I run down the steps, nearly breaking an ankle in the process, and leap at the phone to answer, assuming its one of my kids calling. There is a woman on the other end, “Hello….” Deep breathing from my end, due to all that unexpected exercise. “Hello, is this the residence of…

Sinsational Salad

I never thought I would post a recipe for a salad. And a salad as simple as this one? But this one is for the ladies in my Study Group, and for all of you talented, multifaceted women who look for something easy, healthy and delicious to make. My salad is simple and very quick…