Grilled Chicken Burger


Zero oil and 100% taste. I marinated a piece of chicken boneless chicken in basil pesto (also homemade with hardly any oil). Grilled it in a pan, and voila – a juicy chicken burger was waiting for me. Tossed a quick fresh tomato, lettuce and olive salad with a lime vinaigrette dressing.

I was pretty stuffed after this burger.


Pomfret Curry 

Picked up this recipe online and tried it for lunch today. Really simple.

First wash the fish with lime /water, rub some salt and haldi/turmeric and let it sit.  Meanwhile heat some oil in a wok and add sliced onions. When it’s brown add in a ground paste of peppercorn, dry red chilli, garlic pods, coriander and cumin seeds. Add this to the wok and cook for a while. Now add some ground coconut to this and simmer.  At this point you need to add something could be tamarind, kokum (which I used) or even tomatoes.  Add 2 cups of water and now drop the washed fish into this.  Cook for 5 to 10 min. Enjoy with rice 

Tandoori Pomfret 

Today I decided to have a healthy dinner. I got my hands on pomfret, a sea fish, packed with flavor. It’s a medium oily fish so goes very well when grilled without any excess oil, or in curries. It’s a favourite in Mumbai where I live.  

Today I marinated this fish with a pre made tandoori masala mixed with curd. Left it for 3 hours and cooked it in the oven for about 10 min each side. 

The result was this stunning fish which was very satisfying.  

Chocolate eclairs with vanilla cream

I was so inspired watching Masterchef that I decided on try making these at home. Encouraged by much husband I decided to do it and I was surprised with the results. It was delicious. Sure I can work on the refinement of the pastry as well as the icing but they were super good to tuck into. I used a BBC recipe and it was pretty good.