Happy New Year!

Tuesday 29 December 2009 | Posted by Kishi | Cake,foodaholics

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
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Christmas Promotion- Foodaholics Fudge

Thursday 10 December 2009 | Posted by Kishi | christmas
Fudgy Christmas With Foodaholics !!

Fudgy Christmas With Foodaholics !!

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Immunity Booster Soup…

Friday 4 December 2009 | Posted by Kishi | Soup

Its chilly outside and I hustle to get home after having lots of meeting, chuck my bags and rush to get a cup of impetuous tea. Long tiring day and I want something yummy for dinner but at the same time I don’t have the energy to cook something fancy.

Sometimes I love the winters in Delhi. Everywhere, there is the enthralling smell of roasting peanuts. It is also a time when Delhi pulsates with the vivacity of Christmas and New Year. Trimmed Christmas trees, swinging bells and their euphonic chimes make for a dazzling day, and in the evening, when the streets and malls are decorated with lights, it surely creates an notable sight but the traffic kills you!! Anyhow a big bowl of soup is what came to my mind.

And this is how I went about it:

For Stock:

One lemon grass-1
Ginger- approx 50 Gms
Kaffir lime leaves-2/3
Some Thai basil
Dry red chilli-2/3
Couple of pink pepper corns and black pepper

Add all these in a big pot of boiling water. And simmer for about 30-45 mins.
The stock will have the most amazing flavour you could imagine.

Herbs and Spices

For the soup:

2 bok choy
1 red pepper sliced
2-3 leaves of Thai basil
1 box of mushroom
1 carrot sliced
1 small broccoli
1 box of extra firm silken tofu
2 tsp of chilli paste
2 tsp lemon juice
Coriander and ginger for garnish.
Salt and some sugar to taste

It can’t get easier than this recipe.
Julienne everything and once the stock is ready just add stock to a bowl of vegetables.
I don’t cook any of these vegetables coz I like that crunch factor in it. Serve in a bowl with fresh coriander and ginger sprinkled over. Enjoy!! This soup is just wonderful as it has a potent combination of herbs and spice and just smells wonderful.
Easy on the stomach and works as an immunity booster and helps fight the cold!

Immunity booster soup

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New Stuff at foodaholics :)

Wednesday 2 December 2009 | Posted by Kishi | Cake,foodaholics
Henna motive cake only available at Foodaholics!

Henna motive cake only available at Foodaholics!

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Henna Motive Desserts…

Wednesday 2 December 2009 | Posted by Kishi | foodaholics

Wedding season is on and that’s what Delhi is all about. I have had the joy of hopping weddings like one hops bars/pubs/clubs in Clarke Quay in Singapore! Except-Singapore you manage to reach from one end to the other in 40 minutes here it’s just few kilometres. One is worried the salwar kammez you are wearing doesn’t get crazy creases as you pass through impatiently with the ant pace traffic. It’s a bizarre but its fun!

Mandakini just got back from her Singapore trip and she was so impressed with the city that she wants to move there! I have no doubts too it’s an amazing city; just that it’s too manicured for me! And esp. with the whole family settled there at some point I feel I have seen it all. You see I have a love and hate relationship with the country!
Anyhow this blog post isn’t about Singapore or settling at some place. Mandy as I call her on one of the occasions, I think a dinner at her house asked me to bake her cake with henna motive.

And I ultimately made it yesterday for my Christmas experiment. (After almost 8 months). Didn’t really make a cake but made a Banana Bavarian/Honey roasted almond Chocolate Fudge Tart.

The tart was my canvas and chocolate was the henna and my design inspiration- hmmm my hand 🙂
It was therapeutic but please keep in mind it wasn’t as easy as the “mehndi vala guys” in Lajpat and Hanuman Mandir make it look.

I have made two cakes posting the pics from the first one which is decent but I didn’t know what exactly I was doing. The second turned out cleaner. Will post those in a day or so. Meanwhile enjoy my swirly lines 🙂

Henna Motive Cake

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