Sunday, June 15, 2008

Anthonys kitchen

I started this blog quite a while back. I can trace back the first post here. I blogged many recipes so far, gained me a few pounds from eating all those stuff that blogged. Most of the recipes were found to be interesting by quite a number of visitors. I do have a list of the recipes that I blogged on the side bar, but I will make it more easier by posting some of the good recipes blogged so far. Feel free to browse them, cook them and share how it come out if you happen to cook them :)Let us start with some of the Vegetarian Recipes:
Paneer Mattar Masala curryThis was a simple paneer recipe that can never go wrong. Nothing fancy, just a good Paneer Curry. But the real winner in this recipe is How I prepared the paneer or cottage cheese from scratch. yes, you can quite easily make paneer at home.
Simple Palak Paneer This is another Paneer recipe. A real easy palak paneer. Again, nothing fancy, and it doesn't really look like the palak paneer you get at restaurants. I have simplified this so that anyone one can cook it in less than half an hour. Enjoy!I also have some kick ass Halwa Recipes. Halwa is an Indian Sweet dish, that can be had as a dessert, or breakfast, or even a snack. Indians do love sweet snacks.
Gajjar ka Halwa This is an easy way of making Gajjar ka Halwa. Gajjas or Carrot is grated and cooked in Milk and butter, with dried fruits to add that special thing.
Beet ka Halwa Quite similar to the carrot halwa, but with Beet and this also taste just awesome.
White Peas Cooked with baking soda
Ootti ver 2.0I actually blogged the above recipe twice. It is a Manipuri delicacy called "Ootti". A real wonning recipe that tastes awesome with rice or Khichdi, and even Puri.
Rice KheerThis is something like Rice Porridge, again an Indian Sweet dish that is had as dessert or even breakfast. Rice cooked in milk and flavored with raisins and what not.
Peanut Palak Saag This is a simple spinach or palak recipe. A unique combination of spinach and peanuts. I am sure you haven't had this before. Try it and tell me if you liked it.
Gobi PakodaThis is a simple recipe of Cauliflower Fritters, cauliflower dipped in a spicy batter of gram flour and deep fried. Great as a beer snack or just something to snack on on a rainy afternoon.Similar fritters that I blogged:
Veg Pakoda
Potato FrittersExcuse the prawn recipe in between the veg recipes. I blogged the recipe for both vegeterians and non vegeterians. Same batter, different dips!
Pakoda KadhiAnd curry made out of the fritters.
Gobi Manchurian This is a faux Chinese recipe that is very popular in India. This is a vegeterian chicken manchurian, only with cauliflowers in place of the Chicken.
Chole Masala Chole masala cooked in a very simple way. the recipe is very easy to follow. Don't write it down, just remember the steps and try it. Chole is type of chick peas white in color and bigger than the usual chick pea.
Mashed PotatoWho said Indians don't eat mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes are very popular in the eastern part of Indian, and is a very popular cuisine. Here is an easy recipe of the Indian mashed potato.
Easy Daal Recipes Eating daals or boiled grams with every meal, daal can become quite a bore. But spice it up, and it is an awesome dish. Check out my daal recipes.
French Beans cooked with Coconuts If you have been to Bangalore, you must have come across the French beans side dish that is cooked with grated coconut. Truth be told, that is the only way I like my beans, other the steamed beans served with steaks.
Sarson Da Saag Now, what is this? Well, as a food blog, that mostly cooks Indian Recipes, passing over Sarsong ka saag would have been a sacrilege. Well, this is the famous Sarsong ka saag. I have simplified the recipe without diluting the flavour. You could call it stir fried mustard greens.
Aloo Karela Bitter Gourd or karela as the name suggests is bitter, Kaput! Slow fry it with some onions and potatoes, and it becomes a very elegant bitter sweet side dish that is extremely healthy, trust me.
Loki Masala I don't quite like the usual curry of loki or water gourd, but I have a simple recipe that I sometimes cook and I don't actually mind.
Veg Korma A list of vegeterian recipes will be incomplete with the Vegetable Korma recipe eh! This is a mixed Vegeterian curry.
Coconutty Cabbage This is a fry cooked cabbage recipe flavored with grated coconut. Quite light on the stomach!
Cabbage and peas A quickie side dish you can cook in 10 minutes from peas and cabbage
Aloo Gobi I love aloo gobi subzee, the dish made by slow cooking potatoes and cauliflower in vegetable oil. Try adding some chick peas, and you get a distinctly different Aloo Gobi.
Gobi Curry One more cauliflower recipe!
Aloo Jeera The ubiquitous Aloo Jeera, or potatoes fried with cumin seed. This is a real quickie dish that I can whip up in 10 minutes.Below is a list of Khichdi Recipes that I blogged:
Green Moong Khichdi Many people tried and loved this actually!
Simple Khichdi recipe with ghee
Simple Khichdis that I cooked when I was sick. Low fat, low spice!
Rajma Masala Rajma Chawal is the favorite of most Indians, a comfort food, a food that many Indians living away from home misses the most. Chawal is easy, but you can also easily make a great Rajma Dish. Now don't put too much onions please. Half an onion fried till golden brown for a pound of Rajma.
Stuffed Capsicum Have you not tried my stuffed capsicum yet? You will love it!
Capsicum Zhunka Another capsicum recipe I learnt when in Mumbai. Great Maharashtrian recipe.
Veg Biryani A simple and quick vegeterian Biryani!
Dum Aloo A quick and simple Dum Aloo recipe.
Palak Daal And this is another daal recipe. Toor daal with spinach!
posted by Admin at 1/27/2008 09:56:00 PM 21 Comments

Monday, June 2, 2008

today Tony fried 2 eggs for dinner for himself

He comes home very late
there was no meat or fish dish
only veggies

Sunday, June 1, 2008

I was in the kitchen cooking
when your coffee arrived

Its true what u said
if u make coffee with love
it tastes swell

My dish came out very well too
I made bhendi with onions, potatoes and tomatoes
added capsicum and saffron powder just a little
a few green chilies

fried on gas stove
boiled the potatoes on micro wave
and fried in oil
and added to the brew

I wish u were here to eat dinner with me

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ras Malai

2 lbs ricotta cheese1/2 cup sugar32 oz half & half milk
A pinch of saffron1/4 tsp crushed cardamom seeds1/2 cup blanched almonds2 tbsp crushed green pistachios

Preparation of ras malai:
Mix the cheese with sugar and little cardamom powder and spread out on a baking tray.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until it sets. It should not get brown.
Remove from oven, cool at room temperature and cut into 2" squares.
Place them in a dessert bowl.

Mix the other ingredients, except the pistachios well in a separate dish and pour over the squares.
Decorate the rasmalai with pistachios, chill for 2-3 hours and then serve.


Dear friends, it's been said that happiness is contagious, and when you reflect happiness then all others around you catch the happy bug and are happy too... so it has occurred to me to have a "Dessert Carnival Day", here, at the House in the Roses, and show our happiness while baking and displaying our most wonderful dessert creations. This is how it works: Send via email a photograph of one of your homemade dessert of your choice. You can post more photographs along with the recipe on your blog, the day of the carnival. I'll post your pictures and put some fun music on my blog, inviting you to join in the fun. Leave me a comment telling me the name of your dessert and make sure you have a link for me to get back to your blog.

The carnival will be held at the House in the Roses at 8:00am on Wednesday, April 30, just in time for spring. Limit one entry per entrant. Please advertise this party on your blog beforehand by adding this graphic, visitors will come find you and join in! It promises to be FANTASTIC!!!PLEASE ADVERTISE THE CARNIVAL ON YOUR BLOG. Here's a smaller version of my graphic, right click and save to your hard drive. Then use it freely. You may use the larger one if you prefer.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Monday, January 28, 2008


i burned the pizza

the view outside my window was too hott

My first

it had to be a pizza
I had a ruff time shopping for ingredients

TOFU foxed me and google search tot me
but I used grated cheese instead

OLIVES were too expensive so i skipped it
I purchased all the other ingredients

Maria will kill me
the grocery bill came to 320 INR

Oh shit
I forgot mustard sauce

a chef in the making

I embark on my journey to gourmet foods today
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