Aloo Pakoras

This versatile potato snack is available in every single village, town and city in India. In some places, the batter is a thick paste which encases the sliced potatoes; and Pakoras - Aloo (Sliced Potato Fritters)in other instances, it is a thin batter which forms a light crust around the potatoes. Some households mix in cumin seeds, aniseeds or crushed coriander seeds in the batter; while others add finely chopped coriander or mint leaves which form small speecks in the batter.
 
Whichever way you choose to enjoy this delicacy, this snack is favoured especially when the mercury drops during monsoons and winters.

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

With heavy rains beating down the coastline of India, I was in the mood for a nice hot chocolate. This is a mildly spiced hot chocolate from Mexico – a little sweet, a little spicy and a lot of yummy Mexican Hot Chocolatechocolate goodness.

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Lobster, Baby Pok Choy & Bell Peppers In Spicy Oyster Sauce

Got my hands on fresh baby lobsters (don’t know how they were caught in these rains) and decided to go Chinese with good Lobster, Baby Pok Choy & Bell Peppers In Spicy Oyster Sauceol’ pok choy and colourful bell peppers. Loved this combination with the spiced oyster sauce. Goes well with steamed rice. Yum!

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Spaghetti & Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

Even though this is a pasta dish, Spaghetti & Meatballs In Tomato SauceSpaghetti Meatbals is usually considered as an American preparation as traditionally, it is said that the Italians never made such a dish. It is believed that the Italian immigrants to the United States prepared this wholesome recipe for the hardworking Italian workers.

Whether this story is true or not; the Spaghetti Meatballs have warmed itself into everyone’s heart.

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Golden Fried Baby Corn

Golden Fried Baby CornThis is the vegetarian variant of the very popular Chinese starter: Golden Fried Prawns. Whether you have it plain, or with a sauce (Szechuan Sauce, Hot Garlic Sauce, Sweet & Sour Sauce); either ways you will enjoy this crunchy dish.
 
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Breadfruit Saung (Breadfruit In A Coconut & Tamarind Curry)

This is a Mangalorean preparation which is Breadfruit Saungspicy and tangy. I like to have it with rice without any of the typical Mangalorean chutneys or pickles as accompaniments. A simple meal is the best!
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Waffles

WafflesThis is my version of the standard recipe for waffles. I like to have it for breakfast with a little bit of melted mutter and honey. Usually, I stew seasonal fruit; or, make a fruit crush/syrup to accompany the waffles.

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Kheema Burji (Scrambled Eggs: Spiced Mince)

One of the popular breakfast items at the Irani restaurants in Mumbai, Kheema Burji is often had with Brun-Maska (which is the local hard bread, sliced and buttered generously). Many Scrambled Eggs Kheemaaccounts say that this is a Parsi specialty and at times, can also be garnished with potato straws.

The spice in the mutton is something that is often looked for as it acts as a ‘bang’ in the mouth to wake one up from slumber and to be ready for the day.

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