LETTUCE SAUCE (VEG)

INGREDIENTS: Olive oil: 1 tbsp Garlic, chopped: 2 Onion, sliced: 1 Tomato, chopped: 1 Basil leaves, hand torn: 4 Lettuce leaves, hand torn: a bundle Cream: 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese: 1 tsp Milk: 1 tbsp Veg stock: 1 cup Salt to taste Black pepper powder: 1/4 tsp   METHOD Heat a pan, add olive oil … Continue Reading

RAISIN WINE

INGREDIENTS: Black raisins: 1 kg Sugar: 2 kg Yeast: 30 gm Water: 6 bottles Wheat grains: 100 gm   METHOD Take a big glass jar, add all the above ingredients & keep aside untouched for 2 days in a cool, dark place. After that, for the next 21 days, keep pressing the raisins with your … Continue Reading

BAKED CUBAN POTATO (VEG)

INGREDIENTS: Baby potatoes, boiled with skin on: 8 Spring onions, chopped: 3 Salt to taste Black pepper powder: 1 tsp Processed cheese, grated: 1/4 cup Red chili flakes: 1 tsp   METHOD Preheat oven at 180 deg C for 10 mins. Take a baking casserole, place the boiled potatoes, after smashing them with the palm … Continue Reading

TOMATO BASIL SHOOTER ( MOCK TAIL)

INGREDIENTS: Tomatoes: 4 Ice cubes: 6-8 Salt to taste Black pepper powder: 1/2 tsp Basil leaves: 3-4 Lime wedge: 1   METHOD Heat a pot full of water, boil & drop the tomatoes after removing its eye. Blanch for 2-3 mins, refresh in a bowl of ice cold water. Skin & seed the tomatoes & … Continue Reading

HOMEMADE PASTA DOUGH

INGREDIENTS: Flour: 400 gm Salt to taste Eggs: 4   METHOD Take a bowl, add flour, salt & mix with your finger tips. Make a well in the center, crack eggs & gently mix it all in. Add water if required to knead to a smooth dough. Bring it all together to form a ball. … Continue Reading

ROASTED SWEET POTATOES WITH BLUE CHEESE DIP (VEG)

INGREDIENTS: Sweet potatoes, cut into large chunks: 2 Honey: 1 tbsp Black pepper powder: 1/2 tsp Paprika powder: 1 tsp Salt to taste Olive oil: 2 tbsp Thyme, chopped: 1 tsp FOR BLUE CHEESY DIP Blue cheese: 50 gm Milk: 1 tbsp Mayonnaise: 1 tbsp Black pepper powder: 1/4 tsp Salt to taste   METHOD … Continue Reading

FOCACCIA (VEG)

INGREDIENTS: Flour: 3 1/2 cups Fresh yeast: 15 gm Sugar: 2 tsp Salt: 2 tsp Olive oil: 2 tbsp Garlic, chopped: 3 Onions, thinly sliced: 1 Mixed herbs: 1 tsp Black olives, chopped: 6   METHOD Take a bowl, add flour, fresh yeast, sugar, salt & mix well. Add warm water in small quantities & … Continue Reading

LINGUINE MUSHROOMS ( VEG )

INGREDIENTS: Mushrooms, sliced: 12 Extra virgin olive oil: 2 tbsp Garlic, chopped: 2 Zest of a lime Juice of a lime Coarse salt: 1 tsp White pepper powder: 1/2 tsp Thyme: 1/2 tsp Pasta, boiled & drained: 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated: 1/4 cup Parsley, chopped: 1 tsp   METHOD Heat a pan, add extra … Continue Reading

RISOTTO

INGREDIENTS: Arborio rice: 1 cup Olive oil: 2 tsp Mushrooms, sliced: 200 gm Olives, sliced: 100 gm Broccoli florets, blanched: 6-8 Salt, a pinch Onions, sliced: 1 Garlic, chopped: 4 Veg broth/stock: 2 cups Cheese, grated: 1/4 tsp Red chili flakes: 1/2 tsp   METHOD Soak rice in enough water for 20 mins. Heat a … Continue Reading

THYME BAKED POTATOES (VEG)

INGREDIENTS: Potato wedges: 2 Salt to taste Black pepper powder: 1/2 tsp Olive oil: 1/3 cup Coriander seeds, crushed: 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp Thyme: 1 sprig   METHOD 1) Place the potato wedged on a baking tray, sprinkle salt, black pepper powder & half the quantity of olive oil. … Continue Reading