Piccata Swiss Chard

Piccata is a method of cooking. It is traditionally prepared with veal but a common variant is chicken piccata. The meat is sliced, coated with flour, sauteed and served in sauce (wiki). To be honest, I did not know what piccata is and wondered what it is. When I first say the picture and read […]

Sauteed Collard Greens with Pepperoni

I usually try to cook leafy vegetables as often as possible and it is usually a stir fry with spinach and occasionally swiss chards. Lately I have also started making dal with kale, swiss chards and purslane, at least once or twice a month. When I saw sauteed collard greens with pepperoni recipe in Food […]

Farfalle with Fresh Tomato Sauce & Ricotta Cheese

Last week when I posted curried spaghetti salad, Mir left a comment that October is National Pasta Month. To celebrate the event, I am posting a pasta recipe I prepared with fresh tomato sauce I prepared last month. This is a quick and easy recipe that can be put together in matter of minutes, if […]

Curried Spaghetti Salad

Today’s recipe is from a cookbook “Spaghetti, America’s favorite pasta”. This book has ‘n’ number of ways spaghetti can be cooked and various ways it can be served. One such way is to serve it is as a salad; cooked spaghetti tossed with flavored oil. Garlic, chili flakes and curry powder are roasted in hot […]

Tomato Sauce for CCChallenge

As I mentioned in my last post, I made tomato sauce as one of the condiments for week 3 of buffet on table. Later when I did some research, I was unsure if it falls in condiments category. I changed my mind and replaced it with basil pesto. This is a quick and easy tomato […]

Thenghai Thayir Pachadi ~ Coconut Yogurt Pachadi

This is a quick and easy coconut chutney from Chandra Padmanabhan’s cookbook Dakshin – Vegetarian cuisine from South India. She listed this pachadi under salads but I think it would pair well with idli, pongal and upma. I made this pachadi to go with ven pongal as part of my Buffet on Table, month long […]

Ultimate Chocolate Brownies

Many ingredient boxes and bags come with a recipe on the back. Sometimes I cut the boxes or save the ingredient bags for recipes. Today’s recipe is from the back of Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips bag. I like cookies and whenever I am in a mood to bake, I bake cookies. Husband is not a […]

Saag Aloo ~ Spinach Potato Curry

Saag is a green leaves vegetable curry and the greens used can be spinach, mustard greens or collard greens. The most famous saag is sarson ka saag, mustard leaves dish from the state of Punjab. Today I have saag aloo (potato) and the green leaf vegetable I used here is spinach. I had planned on […]

Minted Lemon Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca

Agua Fresca is a non alcoholic beverage prepared with fruits, flowers or seeds blended with light sugar syrup. This is a popular drink in the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and United States. Today’s agua fresca is from the special edition of The Best of Cooking Light magazine. For this beverage, mint, lemon rind and lime […]

Choley for Cooking from Cookbook Challenge

Cooking from Cookbook Challenge is a blog event I try to participate at least twice a month. This a weekly weekend event, where we post recipes prepared from cookbooks, paper clipping and written down recipes. This event has forced me try many new recipes that I wanted to but never got around to do. Today’s […]

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