Olive Tapenade- delish!

Tuesday 31 May 2011 | Posted by Kishi | Dips,Easy Cooking


2 tbsp. of drained capers

200 gms of unpitted olives (170 gms of pitted)

1/8 tsp. dried thyme

2 tbsp. olive oil (depending on how loose or spreadable you want it)

1-2 Anchovy (non vegetarians)

2-3 no. raw garlic (vegetarians)


· Put all the ingredients in a blender.

· Trick is not to pulverize the ingredients, which will make it bitter and tarry, but to pulse them carefully and stop while the mixtures is still relatively coarse!

· Apply on toast enjoy with a nice chilled wine- heavenly!


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Panzanella Salad

Monday 30 May 2011 | Posted by Kishi | Easy Cooking,Salads


4 C Stale bread (2 days old or dried in the oven)
2 C Tomatoes
1 C Cucumber
1   Red Onion
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Yellow Bell Pepper
¼ C Kalamata Olives
Handful of Basil leaves torn

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2 Cloves Garlic chop fine
¼ C Balsamic Vinegar
½ C Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

You can even use the light Italian dressing.

Dice all the vegetables and bread. Mix garlic vinegar and olive oil. Pour over salad season to taste. Enjoy!


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Lime Cinnamon Sorbet/Granita

Saturday 28 May 2011 | Posted by Kishi | Guess what?

1: 200 gms of vanilla sugar + 250 ml water+ several sticks of cinnamon – make a simple syrup

2: Bring the syrup to a simmer and then cool, keep in fridge till cinnamon imparts a strong flavor to syrup, strain

3: juice 3 limes, strain add 2 200 ml of the cinnamon syrup w/ 2 tbsp of lemon juice + 125 ml of water, chill until very cold

4: freeze w/ usual methods, run in a machine, or make granitas, serve a scoop of the same sorbet w/ cola! Yum summer drink!

5: pour cola & concentrated syrup ovr shaved ice pop sickles! sprinkle black salt homemade version of kala khatta chuski!

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Lemon and Coriander Fish/Tofu

Saturday 28 May 2011 | Posted by Kishi | Guess what?
1.    Combine 100 gms of breadcrumbs with the zest of a lemon.
2.    Add fist full of finely chopped coriander (use the stalk part too)
3.    To the same combine 50 gms butter, pinch of chili flakes, salt and pepper
4.    Pat the mixture down on 4 skinned fillets of white fish lined up on greasing trays
5.    Vegetarians can use paneer , tofu or vegetables .
6.    Bake for 20-25 mins at 200 degree.

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Foodaholics Almond Orange Cake Recipe: Gluten free

Thursday 26 May 2011 | Posted by Kishi | Guess what?

1: boil 2 oranges in water for 2 hrs until absolutely completely soft

2: once the oranges are cool, quarter, discard the pips and process the orange to a pulp

3: beat 6 eggs in a large bowl & mix 250 gms of almonds, 250 gms sugar, 1 tsp baking powder & orange pulp

4: pour the batter in a greased and lines deep pan 8 inch perhaps – bake at 190 degree for 45 mins to an hour

5: between you and me the oranges can be microwaved in a few mins if you're short of time

6: lastly if u want strong orange flavor u can soak with some orange juice or eat with vanilla ice cream as i do to beat the heat!

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