Thursday, April 20, 2017
Horiatiki is a traditional Greek salad made with tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, feta cheese and kalamata olives. Green bell peppers and some lettuce can be added too. It is seasoned with salt, pepper and oregano. Though people sometimes use Greek dressing but traditionally only olive oil is used.
This month in our group, Shhhhhhh Cooking Secretly the theme is Summer Salads. I was paired with
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Fast food like burgers and subway sandwiches have become very popular these days. Making your own subway sandwich is not a difficult task. Just get all the ingredients of your choice and assemble it just the way you like it. It has a lot of stuffings and is really very filling. It is also a perfect lunch box meal.
I have used sauteed chicken with bell pepper. You can even use ham slices or
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
A simple and delicious chicken salad with feta cheese.. for added flavours you can use fresh herbs, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and diced celery. The salad is quite filling and makes a light meal by itself. Remember that feta cheese is quite salty and add salt accordingly.
Chicken ... 2 cups (boiled and shredded)
Bell pepper .. 1 (use any colour - sliced)
Cherry tomatoes .....
Monday, April 10, 2017
Try out this delicious omelette filled with feta cheese for your breakfast.. Add some fresh herbs for flavour along with finely chopped onion. Salt is not required as feta is already quite salty. You also have options of adding tomatoes, olives or spinach also if you like.
Eggs ... 1 or as required
Feta cheese .... 1 tbsp (crumbled)
Milk ............... 1 tsp
There are a number of delicious Greek dishes that I had tasted during my visit to this beautiful country. I have been trying out some of them and this is a fava bean dip made from pureed fava beans ( Greek yellow split peas ) They have to be soaked and cooked for a long time or easier way is to pressure cook them. If you cannot get these you may try with the canned fava. I have used the
Saturday, April 8, 2017
This is a simple side dish to pair with your grilled meats or sea food. You can relish it like a salad too.
Beetroots ..... 2
Red onion .... 1 small
Parsley or coriander .. 2 tbsps
Feta cheese .......... 2-3 tbsps (crumbled)
Olive oil ............. 1 tbsp
Salt ................... to taste
Black pepper ..... freshly crushed.
Lemon juice ....... 1 tbsp
1. Peel and cut the
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Mayonnaise is usually made with egg yolk discarding the white. I came across Megan Karlowsky's recipe which uses the whole egg avoiding wastage. It works perfect !
Nothing better than making fresh mayonnaise at home. It stays good for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator.
Here is the recipe.
Eggs .... 2
Salt ...... 1/4 tsp
Mustard powder ... 1/2 tsp (I used 1 tsp
Monday, April 3, 2017
This is a rich and refreshing sweet yogurt drink, a speciality of Punjabi Cuisine. Amritsar is very famous for this. Thick yogurt is churned with sugar, crushed malai pedas, ice cubes and is flavoured with cardamom powder and saffron strands soaked in milk. Some like to add milk or malai to it. Punjabis love to take large glassfuls of this rich and creamy drink. It is quite filling with the
Saturday, April 1, 2017
South Indian Cuisine has a variety of breakfast recipes and dosa is the most popular one among all. Dosa can be prepared in so many variations, flavours, toppings etc etc...the list can be endless as these days people come up with such innovative ideas.
Today I have prepared the Poha Dosa. Flattened rice or poha is soaked and added while grinding the batter. This dosa is porous in texture and