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Anglo-Indian style Bread-Potato rolls


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Growing up I had a lot of Anglo-Indian teachers in my school (The Oxford Dictionary, suggests Anglo-Indians being “Of mixed British and Indian parentage or of British descent or birth but living or having lived long in India”) and they used to make these bread and potato rolls every time we had a “fete” to raise money for charity. We as kids never had much money to donate but we sure hogged on these all the same.
So, I thought I could do a private “fete” at home and raise some “money” for (a little Chanel N°9) charity from the human in the house, in return of these. I made them and waited for the human to show up while it’s hot, he didn’t – so I ate it all by myself. 😬Read more.


A Jewish style Potato Latkes


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Hanukkah is far away so let’s do it for Rosh Hashana. Potato Latkes for all my Jewish friends! Also, I cannot insist any stronger that Potato love is real love. 😬 Also, that crunch when you take that first bite. OMG!
To keep it fashionably edible I served it with a side of Horseradish cream cheese. Read more.


A Chicken and egg Burrito/Kathi roll


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My city in India – Kolkata is famous for this amazing street food called Kathi Rolls. Kathi rolls are basically Indian burritos without any beans or rice stuffing. During our recent trip to California, we grabbed Burritos whenever we were hungry and I decided to make a Burrito version of the Kathi roll (also saved me the stress of making enough rolls as these are pretty loaded). It is a great recipe for party appetizers or dinner for a big group of hungry humans! Read more


Truffle Fries


Sundays need Truffle fries. And Love. Oh, maybe some Stranger Things on Netflix too. I am going to keep making these until my truffle collection is taking its last breath. Since you are already investing yourself in some groundbreaking, mouth-watering fries, why not turn up the fashion quotient a notch up and plate it with some greenery and sauces. Read more.


Onion and bacon jam with bourbon


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We love Bacon. We love bourbon. We love jam. Some lazy Sundays we also like a sandwich and prefer putting all of the above in it. Thus, the onion bacon jam with bourbon was born. Slather it on toasts, sandwiches, and cheeseboards basically everything and say “LIFE IS GOOD”. It is so yummy that you will be tempted to eat it straight from the jar. Continue reading.


The Jumbo 3-cheese calzone


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My husband man loves calzone and he cannot lie. Throughout our entire Italian honeymoon days across the beautiful Amalfi, all he was looking for was THAT calzone which takes you straight to Calzone heaven. Now, that got me to re-thinking about my wife duties 😛 I had some pizza dough hanging in the freezer and some yummy cheese that I purchased at the Sunday farmer’s marché at Bastille and voilà a new cheese oozing – yummy calzone was born. I threw in some mushroom corn and spinach to balance out the cheese.

Btw, although he loved it like a very Frenchman he thought I could have used a bit more of the cheese. Keep reading.


A spicy Egg and Spinach Tacos


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One fine evening I invited a few friends over for dinner. Nothing abnormal about that. Then I made a truckload of Taco Shells to serve some Prawns and Mango salsa tacos. We ate them all too quick and no photos were taken. The twist in this sensational story starts now. Although I made 2 dozen taco shells and enough filling to feed even the neighbours, I was so busy posing like MonaLisa for some horrible photos – I NEVER ASKED my guests if they wanted more Tacos! WHO DOES THAT???? Anyway, my friends left hungry and probably planning never to show up for dinner at my place again and I was left with a bunch of taco shells and no one to feed. The following days marked the beginning of a TACO HISTORY in the making. Keep reading.


Winter beetroots – 3 ways!


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I grew up hating carrots and beetroots mostly because my mom would force me to have a carrot and beetroot stock as:/ a kid. Very recently I went to a cocktail bar in Paris called Le Mary Celeste and tried (almost unknowingly) their beetroot salad – bam! Converted, for life. While working on this delightful vegetable I decided to do it three ways:

  1. A beetroot carpaccio
  2. Beetroot puree
  3. Pickled beetroots Keep reading.

Crackling Spinach with sesame.


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The best discovery happens by chance. Especially when you had some wine 😛 This Republic day after a few glasses of wine I happened to stumble upon a photo from 26th January 2013 in Mumbai for Republic Day and me hogging on crackling spinach and some fine drinks at 😛 Mainland china. All memories came rushing back and I really had to make this ultimate crunchy, salt, greeny appetizer called CRACKLING SPINACH! Keep Reading.


Lebanese roast pumpkin Hummus


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I edited Ras-el-hanout from the name given how scary it sounds. But, this IS a Roast Pumpkin and Ras el Hanout hummus. This is an excellent dish when you have 10-12 people over and you do not want to slog in the kitchen forever! Make a big batch and serve it with some SUMMER – PITA ok just warm PITA bread maybe. Read more