With football season in full swing, I have been trying to come up with lots and lots of finger foods that we can just munch on while watching the games. Since the cooking in my kitchen has decidedly taken a turn to being more vegetarian, I cannot take the familiar chicken wings and burgers route anymore. Instead, I am drumming up grilled cheese sandwiches, dips and veggies and things like that.
I was thinking about Indian vegetarian finger foods when I remembered these onion pakoras that we used to have in Calcutta, especially when the Monsoon rains . . . → Read More: Onion pakora/peyanji/onion fritters
Japanese style fried tofu
I had never been fond of tofu. There was just something about its texture that really put me off. I tried having extra firm tofu, hoping that when cooked properly, it might have the texture of paneer (which I love), but somehow it just never worked.
Until now, that is.
This, my friends, is the best tofu dish that I have managed to produce in my Colorado kitchen. After years of failed attempts, I finally managed to make tofu that actually held its shape (actually, all the credit goes to my husband for frying the . . . → Read More: Japanese style fried tofu
Radish and Mexican shrimp appetizer
As you can see from the pitiable number of recipes I have under the appetizer category, I am not much of an hors d’oeuvres person. (I totally copy-pasted that word from Google. There is no way I could have spelled that right).
Anyway, me not digging appetizers is incredibly weird, given that I grew up in a Bengali household where a course by course meal was served, every single day. There would always be appetizers, followed by some kind of a lentil soup with a side of vegetables, then meat or fish, followed by chutney . . . → Read More: Radish and Mexican shrimp appetizer
The next offender in my clean-up project was the left over mashed potatoes. In a fit of absolute insanity I had decided that using half a box of potato flakes would be just about adequate for dinner for a couple of nights. Boy, was I wrong! Even after heaping it on our plates for two nights straight we still had a lot of left-overs.
Ooooh, talking about plates – have you noticed my beautiful new blue plate? Isn’t the color absolutely gorgeous?! That little glass bowl is new too! And so is the . . . → Read More: Vegetable croquette (vegetable chops/aloo tikki)
Thai summer rolls
We have been on such a Thai food kick of late! I have two different kinds of Thai curry sitting in my fridge right now (Massaman and Red curry, if you absolutely have to know ); we did Thai take out last weekend and even as I write this post, The Professor is lunching with a graduating student, at where else, but a Thai restaurant!
As if we don’t already have Thai food coming out of our ears, I decided to go ahead and make Thai summer rolls. Why . . . → Read More: Thai summer rolls