Puy Lentil Salad (Rachel Khoo inspired)

I love to watch food shows. Sometimes even when its less about food and more about everything else (Hell's kitchen anyone ?? ), :) This salad recipe today is inspired from Rachel Khoo's show 'Little Paris Kitchen'. I say inspired because instead of cooking the lentil with Bay leaves and thyme i soaked the lentil overnight in plain water with bay leaves and thyme.Here is the recipe for this easy , healthy and wonderfully tasty salad. ...more

PARTY FOOD - Olive mix

Looking for last minute party food ideas ? Here is one goes fabulously from day to night and all sorts of wines and drinks and THE best part ..... no cooking involved. What else you want ? You need Olives - preferably pitted and better still have a mix of green and black. : One big bowl Extra virgin olive oil - 3 generous table spoons Dill - chopped roughly - 2 teaspoon Pomegranate seeds - 2/ 3 table spoons Sea salt ...more

Why i will never go on a fad diet again

I know all good people tell you that diet is a baad way to reduce weight , one should ideally be doing it via a mix of excercise and diet control.All good , but sometime you have to take desperate measures, i did too....more

Vietnamese Iced coffee

Vietnamese Iced coffeeYou need :Freshly brewed coffee (i used a mix of robusta & arabica)Condensed milkand lots of icePour out one full tablespoon of condensed milk in the serving cup, add ice cubes and freshhot coffee brew on top, mix well . Serve . http://whenyoucomeundone.blogspot.in/2013/07/vitenamese-iced-coffee.html...more

Not just curry - Stuffed Bitter gourd

In all my trips abroad everytime there is a mention of Indian food , it eventually becomes all about curry and in some cases there are curries no body knows in India (Balti curry ?? Madras curry ??)So in a simple attempt i want to share some indian dishes which are a) not curry b) less oily & spicy and c) is not complex to cook and are healthy to eat. Here is the first one in that attempt, feel free to ask questions, comment , will be very happy to take it allStuffed Bitter gourd ...more

Spinach Garlic Stir Fry

Things you needBaby Spinach leaves - wash thoroughly and pat dry 3-4 cloves of garlic - sliced thinlytoasted sesame seeds- this is for texture really. On a warm  iron girdle  (not hot else it would burn), toss a teaspoon of sesame seed , roll around for a min, till you get golden brown color, remove immediately.Sesame oil -  for a slightly nutty flavour ...more
I cook spinach like this quite often and it is delicious and easy.more

Home made hair mask for dry frizzy winter hair

I tried this today and it was so simple and effective that i had share it with you all. What you need ?Handful of fenugreek seeds ( sufficient for medium length hai) Now what ?Soak it for 5-6 hours, preferably overnight. in the morning grind it with little water in blender for creamy consistency. Apply as hair pack and wash it after half an hour as per usual. What you get ?...more

Quick Beauty tip - Hair Serum

Looking for a good hair serum ?Well, its sitting in your kitchen..our good old Ghee (clarified butter).Mix half a tablespoon of ghee in your regular hair oil (2-3 tbs), warm it (for winters when everything solidifies) and apply in your hair.Leave it for 2-3 hours or preferably overnightWash your hair as you would normally.Try it for couple of weeks, you will definitely notice a big difference in your hair....more

Kitchen Adventure - Tomato Soup

 There is slight nip in the air already), so its time for soup. So, here is a nice simple recipe for tomato soup i made today, almost as simple as packet soups.Ingredients ...more

Husband's special - Spaghetti Aglio Olio

Husband's surprise - Spaghetti Aglio Olio Perfect for a lazy evening , with a glass of chilled Rose wine.Ingridients Spaghetti of your choiceRoughly chopped garlicRoughly chopped dried red chilliesSaltOlive oilParsley to granish ...more