French Toast

Few hundred years ago, poor French families wanted to reuse their stale bread. They decided to soak their bread in a milk and egg mix and fry it, to make it easier to chew.

Today, French bread is quiet popular for breakfast. I French Toastremember sinking my teeth into this preparation as a kid and would look forward for the next time when it would be prepared at home. Today when I make French Toast, I either make it plain, or I twist it. Few options are to have it with a Honey Compound Butter, or sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar; or drizzle it with honey and then top it with almond slivers. YUM!!!

As a celebratory breakfast, I usually cut the bread slices into 1 inch thick slices and then fry it. It looks more dainty when arranged on a platter…..and sprinkle it with icing sugar.

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Corn-On-The-Cob With Coconut Curry Butter

Corn-On-The-Cob can be had in many different ways. This Caribbean recipe has a very interesting taste which grows on you. The secret is to get the really soft part of the tender coconut (which almost falls off your in your hands) for the butter.

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Corn-On-The-Cob With Coconut Curry Butter

For other recipes for corn-on-the-cob:

Indian Corn-On-The-Cob

Sweet Marmalade Corn-On-The-Cob

Taiwanese Grilled Corn

Tex-Mex Corn-On-The-Cob

Dal Gosht

With the Mughals settling down in India, they were exposed to lentils being served as a gravy (rather than the salads that they were used to). Dal Gosht is a mix of the lentils Dal Gosht(the Indian dal) and the lamb stew (Mughal origin: gosht). It is said that the poorer families mixed in lentils into the lamb stew to increase volume of the dish.

The recipe that I have shared has an East-Indian influence due to the addition of the East Indian Bottle Masala.

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Sambhar Masala

There is no South Indian home which doesn’t have it’s own home-made Sambhar Masala. I Sambhar Masalaremembering visiting my friend’s grandmother’s home in Kasaragod in Karnataka and the waft of freshly made Sambhar Masala was in the air. Oooooooooh! Just felt like slipping into an easy chair in the balcony, watching the fields and surrendering to the smell of this spice mix gradually blending into the mouth-watering Sambhar.

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The start of small journey…..

Hey everybody. Today, I have started this website which I hope will help the novice cook in the kitchen.

The recipes that I have uploaded on this website are my own and are not necessarily of the classical kind. I always like giving dishes a litle twist. The recipes are for home cooking: for family and for friends. But never mind, feel free to try them and enjoy the aromas and flavours that waft from your humble kitchen.

Do feel free to share your feedback with me on; and share this website with your friends and colleagues.