Taming The Errant Egg

Most times a single egg doesn’t give you enough thickness. With this innovative kitchen aid, making patty-like eggs will be a dream.

Mum’s Raw Mango Salad

I had not known Bengalis to use mangoes in salad. To the east Indian residents, mangoes are usually used for sweetmeats and / or desserts. Salads are what cucumbers are bred for! And that notion was thwarted when my mom made together this wonderful raw mango salad. Mango salads are quite popular, ‘cross cultures. It…

Bruschetta

There is nothing that a good tomato cannot do! Including make some scrumptious bruschetta!

Can’t Go Wrong With PIZZA!

I confess liking pizza to a fault. I do not agree with the size markings of a restaurant, as my skills have helped me demolish large pizzas without any discomfort or seeking out digestive aids. So, when the zucchinis in my fridge cried out that I had forgotten them, I decided to put them on…

Yum In The Tum Mushroom Sauce

Food dictum: gravy soul! The gravy of any dish is its soul.
Adding complete weight to this adage (that I claim I founded and swear by), this post will make you salivate and want to spoon in a big portion of mushroom gravy. This versatile gravy goes well with just about anything. It’s the perfect partner to grills and steaks and is a fling partner to the crusty bread, if nothing else to go by.
This recipe that I am sharing belongs to my friend Sai, who is a great hand in the kitchen but too shy to talk about it.
Since I excel at that, here is the recipe to the Yum in the Tum Mushroom Gravy!
Read more here: https://burpandbelch.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/yum-in-the-tum-mushroom-sauce/

Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Zaatar

Quick and easy dinner that got ready under 15 minutes and impressed the better half on V-Day eve too! For you to score under 15 minutes or exact, get the marination ready. For 2 chicken breasts, you will need: 3-4 sprigs of rosemary 2 tablespoons of Lebanese zaa’tar 1 shot of orange juice (add this…

They called it Whiskey Chicken

Fresh from a victorious BBQ at a close friend’s house-warming party, I am feeling rather chuffed at how wonderful the BBQ marination has turned out to be. In hind-sight, that statement is rather far from modesty. But allow me that excitement since my experiment went off really well. There were 2 of us responsible for…

It’s The SAUCE That Matters

Be it a story or food – it is the sauce that matters! And finally, I found the courage and confidence to make mushroom pasta. I haven’t the courage to make pasta from dough-scratch but the sauce, I got! And the brilliant thing is that one needs just 4 ingredients to have this creamy, shining…

Grilled Za’atar Chicken on Sweet Spud Mash

So, before I forget the password to my food blog, I decide to post the last 2 memorable meals that I rustled up. This one is “Zaatar Grilled Chicken on a bed of Sweet Potato Mash”. Ever since I have started grilling, I realise that the meats remain the constant. The variable (read accompaniments) need…

Pasta Disasta!

Pastas are a favourite at home, so much so that my almost 2 year-old loves to squish them! This recipe that I am about to share is a disaster averted, or maybe so I think. At the outset, I invite severe criticism and genteel suggestions from chefs, epicures and foodies alike. I picked up a…