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.
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 sour..it 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
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.
Two preparations of mutton …one fried with onions and Indian spices and the other with traditional gravy without onion garlic. Served with rice pulao and curd.
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.
A summer evening can be livened up with a beautiful glass of this chilled beauty. Tomato Soup with the goodness of fresh veggies spiced with Tabasco and vinegar and the warmth of toasted bread.
Ultimate comfort food!