Tag Archives: food

Chicken Burger/Sandwich from scratch

18 Apr

Today I discovered this food blog called Edible Garden and was so inspired by it that I decided to make something and more importantly take a picture of my creation and post it here. This is what came out.

I wasnt really planning on doing a recipe post but I guess the title of the post warrants it. So here goes –

For the Chicken Patties – 
Ground Chicken
Finely chopped onion
Grated ginger and garlic
Red chili powder as per your taste
Oil for cooking

Mix all the above ingredients together to make a gooey mixture. Shape into small patties(the size of your burger bun) and cook on a pan(approx 2-3 min on each side) until brown on both sides.

For the assembly –
Sliced cheese
Sliced tomatoes and onions
Salad Greens
Cooked chicken patties
Ketchup or chili sauce

Stack all of the above on a burger bun(I used multi grain bread) and you are ready to go! Enjoy!


Breakfast for the Soul

11 Apr

Couldnt resist taking a picture of a plate of Desi Style Anda Bhurji(fried eggs with chilies and onions and tomatoes) and Paratha. Move over you, Scrambled Egg.

Jiya playing holi with food

12 Mar

Now that she’s been exposed to holi with colors, she has learnt to do the same with food.


Red and green

7 Mar

Carb watchers – this is a very simple and healthy recipe. Chop one red pepper and two zucchinis and saute them in half a tablespoon of oil until soft. Add salt, pepper, lemon juice, crushed pepper etc. whatever you feel like for extra zing. Tastes delicious!!


The perfect brownie recipe

31 Mar

This is strictly my version of a perfect brownie recipe –


3(0.75 lbs) sticks unsalted butter

2 cups sugar

1.25 cups all purpose flour

6 large eggs

24 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

6 ounces unsweetened chocolate chips

2 tbsp intant coffee powder

2 tbsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp baking powder

a pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 12 by 18 inch sheet pan.

Melt together the butter, 1 lb semisweet(out of 24 ounces, keep 8 ounces separate for later) and all the unsweetened chocolate chips in a medium bowl over very very low heat and keep a watch on it or you might burn the chocolate (Alternatively, you can melt it over simmering water to avoid burning). Allow it to cool slightly.

In a large bowl, mix the eggs, coffee powder, vanilla and sugar. Pour the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, lightly mix them and allow to cool to room temperature.

In another bowl, mix 1 cup of flour(keep 1/4 cup separate for later), baking powder and salt and add to the chocolate mixture.

Mix the remaining 8 ounces of chocolate chips with 1/4 cup of remaining flour and add them into the cooled batter.

Pour the batter into the sheet pan and bake for 20-25 min, rap the sheet against the oven to remove air and bake for 10-15 min more or until a toothpick comes out clean. Watch out for the last 10 min, so you do not overbake.

Cool thoroughly and cut into large squares.

Try it and I promise you’ll make them over and over again.