Crispy Potato Salad

Crispy Potato Salad

I have had a lifelong affair with potatoes. Even as I trudge through diets, trends, new weight-loss schemes, the one ingredient that always stays on my plate is potatoes. It is, I have to admit, my ultimate comfort food (with due respect to eggs which come in a close...
Eggs in a hole!

Eggs in a hole!

“The Big New York Sandwich Book” by Sara Reistad-Long and Jean Tang features delicious and doable sandwiches from famous chefs around the country. The book has 99 recipes and I kept thinking that if I timed these right, I could make all of them in the next few months!...
Harissa Smeared Chicken

Harissa Smeared Chicken

Have you met Harissa yet? If not let me introduce you to this fab condiment.  How much do I love harissa? So much that I always overdo it. I’ll use it to excess on everything in sight, then have to take a break from it for a while. I use it in stews, soups and...
A favorite book

A favorite book

  Let me start by saying that Ruhlman is one of my heroes. I always learn from him, always. His style really appeals to me: always a no nonsense approach to cooking that is filled with common sense and a guts. I really enjoy reading his work not just for pleasure but...
Moong Dal Medallions

Moong Dal Medallions

I learned this recipe at the Park Hotel in Bangalore. Chef Rajiv Vimal was kind enough to give me demo of the recipe as well. In fact, he set up a special demo station outside (second photo below) to give us a demo. It is super easy. The recipe, as you will see, is in...
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