Friday, July 21, 2006

Balti Chicken with tomatoes

I had thought of abandoning this recipe, till I started getting threats (not really) to post it. Although, most people guessed the balti-chicken part, no one could guess the main ingredient, tomatoes. "I" part in the hint was aimed at 'seventeen tomatoes', my online-identity in some respects. This recipe uses quite a few tomatoes and they just add something to the chicken with their unique taste. So, without wasting much time, here goes the yummy recipe...

Balti Chicken with Tomatoes

Dedication: This recipe is dedicated to Anks and Silky Moon for continouslly supporting this blog and reminding me to post this recipe.

  1. 3-4 tsb oil
  2. few bay leaves
  3. 1/2 onion chopped
  4. 1/4 tsb mustard seeds
  5. 6-8 tomatoes
  6. 1 tsb ground coriander
  7. 1 tsb chilli powder
  8. salt to taste
  9. 1 tsb ground cumin
  10. 600 gms chicken, cut into small pieces
  11. 1 cup water
  12. chopped coriander for garnish


  1. Heat the oil
  2. Add the bay leaves, mustard seeds and chopped onion
  3. Heat till the onions are brownish
  4. Add the tomatoes
  5. Mix coriander, slat, cumin, chilli powder in a small bowl
  6. Add the spices to the tomatoes mixture
  7. Add the chicken and stir well
  8. Stir fry for 5 mins
  9. Add the water and cook till the chicken is well cooked
  10. Sprinkle coriander and serve with rice.

Hint for next recipe: Lets play scramble tonite

Gossip of the week: Have you seen Pirates of the Carribean - The Dead Man's Chest?

Friday, July 14, 2006

Gaajar ka halwa

Gaajar ka halwa is my all-time favourite dessert. My Jhansi waale masijee (yea we call her that) would make the world's best gaajar ka halwa specially for me. The first thing we would get to eat on reaching Jhansi would be this yummy halwa. Unfortunately, gaajar out here is not as good quality as one found in north india. Infact, here it is more like what we find in southern india, orangish and not that juicy. Still, the recipe comes out great annd is one of the easiest desserts to cook. This time the recipe will include pictures taken righat as the halwa was being cooked.

Gaajar ka halwa

Dedication: Recently, my masijee was not very well and so this recipe is dedicated to her and her's good health.


  1. 3 green cardamoms
  2. 1 tsb butter/ghee
  3. 4 carrots, peeled and grated
  4. 1 cup whole milk
  5. 2 tsb sugar
  6. 12 blanched almonds, chopped
  7. bunch of raisins


  • Open the outer cases of cardamom, take out the seeds and crush them
  • Melt the ghee/butter in the pan
  • Add the carrots and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes

  • Pour the milk and cook over meduium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add the sugar, half of almonds, cardamom seeds and raisins

  • Garnish with remaining chopped almonds and serve

Hint for next recipe: "I" used to play chicken-chicken in a bucket. (Yes, this is the same recipe which I had skipped but is back on public demand. Although, none of you got one basic ingredient in this recipe right. So,let's see if you can get this one this time)

Gossip of the week: Omkara is the most awaited movie of the year.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Salmon and Wild Rice

Happy Canada Day to everyone!! Even if you are not Canadian you can admire the good work that Canadians have been doing all over the world. I wanted to post a truly Canadian recipe and nothing is more west-coast Canadian than Salmon. BC is considered the Salmon capital of the world and it is my favourite fish to savour. So, enjoy this exotic recipe and spread the message of peace...

Salmon and Wild Rice

Dedication: This recipe is dedicated to all the Canadian soldiers who have lost their lives in bringing peace in Afganistan.

Serving: 4



  1. 700 gms Salmon fillets
  2. 1/4 tsb salt
  3. pinch of pepper
  4. 3 tomatoes diced
  5. 1 tsb lemon juice
  6. 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  1. Cut salmon into 4 servings and season with salt and pepper
  2. Preheat pan on medium heat for 3 minutes
  3. Combine tomatoes, lime juice and mayonnaise in bowl
  4. Coat it with both sides of salmon and place it in pan
  5. Cook and cover for 5 minutes or untill the fish is done

Wild Rice


  1. 1 bag (300 gms) fresh spinach
  2. 1 tsb butter
  3. 250 gms wild rice (or regular rice) boiled
  4. 2 tsb shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Place spinach and butter in a pot and cook on medium heat for 3 minutes
  2. Add rice and cook for 4 more minutes
  3. Sprinkle with cheese
  4. Serve it with salmon

P.S: This recipe has nothing to do with last hint, so don't scratch your head too much. I now have a new next recipe.

Hint for next recipe: A rat once went into my car and made a hellava noise.

Gossip of the week: Krissh becomes the biggest hit ever.