Summer has hit my city and I have to do something about it. While I am busy chasing UV rays with heaps of sunscreen in another universe, on my blog I will do it with lots and lots of sorbet.
Sorbets remind me of a childhood treat known as ‘gola’. Sorbets charm me with their beautiful icy texture. Sorbets come in tangy flavours that make my lips pucker à la Jolie. And sorbets manage to rouse the most innocuous-seeming cavity. Lucky for my dentist.
Basil oil sprayed zucchini rolls stuffed with mint and pepper Greek yogurt
I have two rules when it comes to working with herbs. One is that I like to tear them roughly instead of chopping them up finely. I feel that this helps the flavours shine more brightly.
And second, I avoid mixing more than two herbs unless my recipe absolutely demands it. What would a Thai green curry be if I had to choose between lemon grass and kafir lime leaves?
Since most herbs have a strong flavour of their own, it would be unfair to cut it down with something equally strong. Today, while making a cold appetizer, I let go my rule number two and mixed together mint and basil. Since the recipe uses just one herb at a time and does not muddle them together, the sweetness of the basil and the coolness from mint came out just right. Continue reading →
I like food that is well-spiced but not spicy. Whether I’m having Thai green curry or salad leaves drenched in chilli and lime dressing – I like the heat to be evenly distributed. It should hit me all together or not at all.
Recently, after having some warm bread sparingly sprinkled with Cajun spice, I was so impressed by this sharp spice, I decided to find the recipe.
Working with Cajun spice is a tricky job. If you use too much of it, the dish turns out salty and if you use too little, it turns out all bland. I tried various pairings (Cajun and potatoes, Cajun and tofu) before I hit it with Cajun and cottage cheese.
Since I completely trust Greek yogurt with fiery marinades, I indulged in the colour and flavour of this spice. The creamy-textured yogurt immediately cut down the overuse of my masala and worked overtime to calm down my panting taste buds.
To intensify the coolness, I served the Cajun spiced cottage cheese with a minty mayonnaise dip. Have a look Continue reading →