Monday 29 September 2014

Authentic Arrabbiata Sauce - Pasta with Arrabiata Sauce

Arrabbiata Sauce as the name suggests is a Fiery Tomato Sauce. Though there are many versions of the sauce that are made, not all recipes are Authentic. There are versions which use onions, veggies etc. The perfect sauce uses just garlic, red chilli and tomato cooked in Olive oil and optionally a garnish with some parsley.

When we were in Italy, I enjoyed some awesome pizza and pasta. The thing I learned from that trip was to keep things simple and use fresh ingredients for the best taste. So here you go! Hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Broccoli Paruppusli - Broccoli Stir fried with Steamed Lentils - Broccoli Paruppu Usli

When we think of Broccoli, you think of recipes which are Western like Roasted Broccoli, Broccoli Cheddar Soup or Chinese/Thai recipes. These days Broccoli is quite popular in India and are available in Supermarkets. Then we have to give some Indian recipes a try, shouldn't we? My friend Nachal gave me this idea years ago and I have made this quite often. Hope you try this unusual combo and enjoy it as much as we do.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tandoori Gobi Kathi Rolls - Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Wholewheat Wraps

Let me start by thanking everyone for staying with me through this long absence. Loads of things came my way and I was not able to dedicate time to cooking for the blog (did I say I cook for the blog, may be I should say cooking for the family to be safe). I had a wonderful time with a couple of India Trips (woo hoo!!) for my brother's engagement and wedding. The months in between were spent with my in laws visiting us and me eating all the yummy food made by my Mother in law. So now you know why I was not cooking and blogging.

Now that I am back, lets get the party started shall we? This Roasted Cauliflower is perfect for just about anything. You could have it as a side dish with roti, goes great with rice, as a starter in a party, as a sandwich filler or in a Kathi Roll.. Yummm.. I wish I had a photo of the rolls toasted with a little oil or butter on the pan. Trust me, you want to do that. It just crisps up the outside and gives it a buttery flavour.