Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Barro Negra/ Colombia's La Chamba



Black pots made with micaceous clay found in central Colombia on the banks of the Magdalena river : baked, rubbed with river pebbles, blackened on a bed of hot leaves.

Promise of renewing this space with  a treasured memory...
Memories of Bogota

Black and White Wednesdays #138 created by The Well Seasoned Cook, now organized by Cindystar  and hosted this week by Cafe Lynnylu.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vishu...

BWW #125:  Cucumis Sativus/ Kani Vellari for Vishu/ New Year
Vishu Greetings....


Black and White Wednesdays # 125 created by The Well-Seasoned Cook  now organized by Cindystar and hosted this week at Pocket Full of Spices.

Vishu 2013

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Haft-Mewa : Seven Fruits of Nowruz


Haft Mewa: Seven Fruits of Nowruz

Ingredients from the old world and the new...New Year Celebrations of Nowruz in Afghanistan
This goes to the Black and White Wednesdays, created by Susan The Well Seasoned Cook, now managed by Cinzia and hosted this week by Lynnylu

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

CWS-Cumin-August 2013: Round Up


 Thank you ! 
For everyone who participated in the Cooking With Seeds-Cumin, August 2013  created by Priya and hosted here at TiffinCarrier Antic/que's! 
Here is a snapshot of the entries submitted to this event.

From the top, left-hand corner:
And here is what I did in my distracted, day-dreaming, pre-occupied month of hosting....with virtually, one recipe!

Several other recipes, did not find their way into this blog during this time...; here is a snapshot:
Roasted Cumin Seeds on Dahi-Wada, Jeera Rice, Paneer-Butter-Jeera Masala

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Jeera Aloo/ Cumin Spiced Potatoes for CWS-Cumin, August 2013


This goes to Black and White Wednesdays managed by Cinzia, created by Susan  and hosted this week at Lemon n Ginger

A belated post culled from several attempts to post for Cooking With Seeds-Cumin, August 2013 created by Priya, and hosted this month at TiffinCarrier Antic/que's! This was meant to be posted yesterday and I had hoped to cook a slew of dishes based around this favourite spice but one way or the other, the blog posts did not materialize! In between all the convuluted reasons, I mostly ended up making and tweaking a simple recipe, given here. The   Jeera Aloo recipe was enjoyed mostly as a 'salad snack' for office, during the solitary summer days, sparing anyone the dreariness of the same dish!

I will be posting the round up during the first week of September. I may not be able to post the recipes of some of the dishes but let me share a few vignettes of my efforts:
Jeera Rice/ Cumin Rice, Cumin spiced Paneer Butter Masala, Cumin spiced Cottage Cheese Cubes/ Jeera Paneer
Dahi Vada with a garnish of powdered Cumin, dry roasted Cumin, Paprika and fresh Coriander
Jeera Aloo
Jeera Aloo accompanied with fresh Poori's/ Puri's.

This recipe for Jeera Aloo, goes to the CWS-Cumin, August 2013 event hosted here and created by Priya of Priya's Versatile Recipes.
Slit Green Chillies, Jeera Aloo, Puri's/Pooris

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Orange Soaked Bundt Cake



An unsurprising result during my baking spree... the last such episode was a year plus ago! The cake came out moist and flavourful though! The recipe, a keeper.

For the ManOfFewWords
Undrizzled, Unpoked, Unsoaked, Unmoulded and Unadorned!!!!
Birthday Cakes play their tricks
Orange Soaked Bundt Cake from Fine Cooking. As is inevitable, from my previous foray's, this cake decided to follow another path. It has been a long series of attempts to post. Work, camera off on a vacation, unsure about a friend's borrowed instrument all contributed, wily-nily, to a pause in blogging. Drafts adding up during this blink of a summer!