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Showing posts from August, 2012

Thailand- Gaid Pad Johd (Chicken with Baby Corn)

This is an old recipe that I have in my recipe book, back when I think I still didn't know what baby corn really was. Having said that, the recipe got altered again, when I made it, subject to the ingredients I had at home. I want to apologize in advance to any Thai people that may be reading this, I really did not mean to bastardize the food :)  To add to it, this dish goes fantastically well with ghee rice  (the sort that has raisins)

Grocery List

250 g boneless chicken cut to bite size pieces
5 baby corn
Spring onions for garnish
3 tbsp refined cooking oil
Salt to taste
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp lemon rind
1 tsp corn flour to be mixed with water

To be ground to a paste: 

6 dried red chillies, soaked in warm water and de seeded
3 chopped shallots or 1/2 medium red onion
3 stalks lemon grass
3 kaffir lime leaves
5 cloves garlic
1 tsp sugar

To Prepare:

In a heavy bottomed pan, add oil  and add baby corn to be fried till brownAdd ground paste and fry till oil separatesAdd chicken and water…

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Everyone who's read more than one baking post knows that I like to harp on the fact that I have no baking skills what so ever. But recently I've had the baking Gods smile at me, and am proud to say I've somewhat been successful in the pastry area.

One of the main things, I forget if I've already mentioned it, is an awareness session one of my friends gave me on the importance of measurement. Since then, I've added a nice neat measurement scale onto the list of things I want to get.

Along with silicone moulds, cutters, non stick baking pans and what not.. the list is expansive! Thanks to another friend, for no reason at all, I've decided I'd also like a popcorn making machine.. *hint hint*- you know who you are!

Anyways, here comes the best chocolate fudge brownie recipe ever. And I think if you google it, you'll find the recipe as well. I've decided to write it down here again, so that if that website ever shuts down, I'll still be able to find…

Chings Secret: Chilli Chicken!

I bought this masala packet on a whim the other day, and well, was certainly surprised with the result. An easy save for a drinking night, especially if you were wondering what on earth you do for the sides. Everyone knows that just about everyone one likes chilli chicken, especially when it's hot and the weather is cold.

Paired with things like burnt garlic fried rice or a paratha even, this can become a side for a meal as well. Here are the results, rest assured, the easy recipe is right on the back of the packet. Buy it, try it and let me know if you felt the same way I did!

Love ya Arranged?

Love or Arranged, a marriage is a marriage of minds, hearts, families and ideas. But given that it's meant to be a debate, then here goes the debate for arranged and against love marriage. Please be aware, that, I am multi toned as a person, in idea and in thought. So while I do think arranged marriage is better, I myself could probably never get into an arranged marriage.



One of the things that's really important in a marriage is the advise of people who have been married, sucessfully or otherwise. Whether this advice should be taken seriously or not is another issue all together, but, I've always thought that experience speaks volumes when it comes to making marriagess work. Who else can give me that support, but my parents.

 A marriage that I have been close to and seen up close and personal, that is advise and support that I would never want to loose. While a love marriage doesn't necessarily mean that there wont be any support, an arranged, garners a…