03 août 2012

Puff Pinwheels with Smoked Salmon

Puff Pinwheels with Salmon Ingredients A Frozen puff pastry (thawed)An egg (beaten) Filling  5 slices of smoked salmonCream Cheese Chives (chopped)Grated Cheese PepperMethod Mix the cream cheese with pepper & chopped chives.Roll out the puff pastry . Spread a layer of cheese using a spatule leaving 1 cm from the edge.Arrange the salmon slices evenly on the top .Roll & keep it in the fridge for an hour. Preheat oven to 180°C. Then cut into discs of width  2 cm using a sharp knife. Place it on a... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2012

The Palau Nacional of Montjuïc & its Magic Fountain, Barcelona.

 Palau Nacional of Montjuïc The Palau Nacional of Montjuïc was built in 1929 for the Univerasal Exibition of Barcelona.This magnificent palace was designed by Charles Buigas. It became a National Art Museum in 1934. Today it houses Romanesque church paintings & Catalan art works. Infront of the palace there is an array of fountains.At night there is a spectacular display of colour, light , music & water jets.  This magic fountain operates everyday except  Mon , Tue & -Wed. Can... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2012

Scottish Toffee

Scottish ToffeeIngredients 200g sweetened condensed milk200g sugar170 ml milk60g butter1/2 tsp  cardomom powderMethod Gently heat butter, sugar & milk in  heavy bottomed pan. When sugar is dissolved , add condensed milk. Stir with a wooden spatule on medium heat.When the colour changes , add cardomom powder. When it leaves the sides of the pan, remove from fire. (10mn) Pat it onto a greased dish & cut into squares.Store in an airtight container.
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25 juillet 2012

Spicy Mussel Balls - Malabar Muslim Special

Kallumakkaya UndaIngredients3 tbsp dessicated coconut/ freshly grated coconut1 green chilli2 garlic clovesA piece of gingerCurry leaves ***3 cups roasted rice powder 2 tbsp flour3 cups of luke warm water Salt to taste ***500g mussels (fresh / frozen)1 tsp red chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric powderSalt to taste***2 onions (chopped)Coriander leavesGaram masalaMethod Coarsely grind  first five ingredients & keep aside.Mix rice powder & flour with sufficient amount of water to get a stiff dough.Keep aside for an... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2012

Srilankan Chicken Curry

Srilankan Chicken CurryIngredients 1 kg chicken1 tsp salt 2 onions finely sliced 2 green chillies (half slit) 1 tsp ginger + garlic paste 2 tbsp vinegar1 cup coconut milk2 springs of Curry leaves  10 g butter + oil*Spices*1 star anise +2cloves+a cinnamon stickCeylon Masala2 cloves 2 cardomom podsA piece of cinnamon1 tsp fennel seeds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp coriander seeds  few curry leaves1 tsp red chilli powder1/2 tsp paprika powder Method Dry roast all... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2012

Khubz - Arab Flat Bread

Khubz Ingredients200g flour 200g whole wheat flour  15g fresh yeast or (2 tsp dried yeast) Half cup luke warm milkHalf Cup luke warm water   1 tsp sugarMethodDilute yeast in luke warm water with 1 tsp sugar. Set aside for 15 minuites. Mix all the ingredients with the wooden spoon.   Cover the bowl with a cloth & leave for 1or 2 hours, until it's doubled. Spray some more flour & knead it again & make lemon sized balls. Roll out into thin round shaped flat bread.Heat... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2012

RIP Rajesh Khanna

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16 juillet 2012

Banana Chiffon Cake

Banana Chiffon CakeIngredients1 ripe plantain200g flour 180g sugar100 ml veg oil/  butter4 eggs2 tsp baking powder2 tbsp milk1/4 tsp cardomom powder1/4 tsp nutmeg powder1/2 tsp cinnamon powderA pinch of saltRasins+ chopped walnuts(optional)MethodSteam cook plantain & mash it.(use a blender)Preheat the oven to 180°C.Cream together the butter, sugar & salt .Add beaten eggs & mashed banana.Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the cake mixture.Then add baking powder, vanilla essence & cinnamon... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2012

Champs Elysees Avenue on the Bastille Day

Champs Elysees  
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14 juillet 2012

Bastille Day Parade

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