Istanbul can be addictive, and I am addicted to its infinite dining options and regional foodstuffs. Delicious, fresh, vibrant, bold, hip, yet subtle. Beneath the shadow of Istanbul's Galata Bridge, one of the lively areas with a hustle all around, I could see many local taverns serving fresh fish and salads. Exploring the local taste … Continue reading Imam Bayildi
Happy morning to everyone!! How important is breakfast to you all? Well... well well, this is the only meal I long for my soul satisfaction. A good heart satisfying breakfast keeps me moving on for the whole day without any grumpiness. And, I would take all efforts to make one fitting into my busy mornings. … Continue reading Breakfast Eggs on the Bed of Chickpeas & Eggplant
There is a common feature of people in general who live abroad; that is to hang around in cafes, shopping malls, pubs and clubs. This is because as and when you land in a new country you barely know anyone. Sometimes when I think about it, it gives me a strange feeling, these group of people … Continue reading Penne Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Garlic Grilled Chicken
Lebanese food has a perfect blend of herbs and spices none of either overpowering the flavor of the main ingredient. In fact, it helps and enhances its taste and texture . This is what is the uniqueness of Lebanese cuisine and I am a huge fan of it! The role of marinade is very important … Continue reading Lebanese Style Grilled Spicy Lamb Chops
Its that time of the year again, when shops, supermarket, and hypermarkets in particular, wear a festive look with colourful posters, banners, and irresistable offers and dispalys of various items and you know ramadan is round the corner and once Ramadan sets it can Eid be far behind. Here I bring you quick lip smacking Ramadan … Continue reading FALAFEL- My Turkish Falafel, yumminess that cannot be resisted!
I was not a big fan of lamb soups until I had this in one of the restaurants here. On the contrary i enjoyed cooking lamb dishes a lot may be because of the colour and texture it gives once cooked. The cumin, tomatoes and parsley gives the soup the perfect body and … Continue reading SPICED LAMB SOUP
RAMADAN DRINK – JELLAB Living in middle east has given me endless opportunities to learn, get inspired with its vivid flavors and to create some authentic and some fusion recipes too…….. How can I explain, oh man!!!! There is so much to learn from the Middle East only…… This drink is usually very common … Continue reading ROYAL RAMADAN DRINK- JELLAB!!!
LUKAIMAT- A quintessential of Ramadan This one is damn funny. I was looking around for Indian sweets, a month or two after my arrival in Bahrain for the first time. In those days, there wasn't any Indian sweet shop nearby my area. Haldiram’s packed tin sweets were not available in all super markets. I was … Continue reading LUKAIMAT- Ramadan Special
LIGHT VEGGIE MEDITERRANEAN PASTA If given a choice of pasta with meat or veggie, I would prefer a veggie one. I am not a big fan of saucy pasta, but this kind of light pasta delights me more. This zucchini, mushroom fettuccini pasta is a very simple, tossed with fresh veggies, herbs, lemon, lemon … Continue reading VEGGIE MEDITERRANEAN PASTA