Cut the aubergines into roughly 3cm squarish chunks.
Put in a large mixing bowl and add the salt, some black pepper, sunflower oil and most of the olive oil (save about 3 tbsp for frying the chilli and garlic).
Toss and spread over two large baking sheets lined with non-stick baking parchment.
Roast for about 30 minutes – it’s important that the aubergines turn a good golden-brown colour.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool down.
While the aubergines are cooking:
Heat the reserved olive oil in a small saucepan and fry the chilli and garlic for about a minute, until the garlic turns a pale golden – watch out that you don’t cook it further, or it may burn and go bitter.
Transfer the chilli, garlic and oil to a large mixing bowl and add the cooked aubergine.
Add the vinegar and herbs, mix, taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
Yes I am a foodie (quite surprising, a lot of people find that surprising). 😎
Anyways, this is what I intend to cook tonight among other things. I cannot claim credit for this, I found it online some time back and now its stored on my Wiki at home and I don’t know who to give credit for it anymore.
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Stir in the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Cook garlic in butter for a minute, but do not brown.
Add asparagus, and cook for 10 minutes, turning asparagus to ensure even cooking.
A Dal (Lentil) is quite a staple food at home – not only is it nutritious and health and full of protein, both I and Meenakshi love it. Now the way we usually make it at home is a little different that the version I came across from Yotam Ottolenghi. I tried it and was excellent – different from what I am use to cooking.
The ingredients you need are:
200g split red lentils (Dhuli Masoor dal in Hindi)
1 bunch fresh coriander
1 small onion, peeled
40g ginger, peeled
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 mild green chilli
1½ tsp black mustard seeds (which is called either Rai or Sarsu in Hindi)
Yes at least one of them can, called Jet Airways. I have flown them recently and was pleasantly surprised with the excellent quality of service and food – even in Cattle class. Guardian also seems to agree with me. 🙂 On the other than, their website, well thats another matter.
Since, I am new to London, I would like to get your perspective on which are the good restaurants in the London area? What gems do you hold dear to your heart and wish to share so some poppers like me can also enjoy them? Sure, I have checked out the usual suspects, in addition to the ones I know from USA.
Karan pointed me to this one on Yahoo and the boy am I glad that my dad is 8000 miles away in India! :o) Though I am a vegetarian, this could easily enough be “Paneer”. :o)
BLUEWELL, West Virgina – A family meal erupted into a gun battle after a father and son clashed over how to cook chicken. The two men argued Sunday over the best way to prepare skinless chicken for dinner. “It started out as a physical confrontation, but it escalated until both of them were shooting at each other,” Detective Sgt. A.D. Beasley of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department said Monday.
Beasley said each man fired a .22-caliber handgun at the other. Harley Shrader was struck by a bullet that went through the upper part of his right ear and lodged in the back of his head. He was treated at a hospital and released. The elder Shrader was not injured.
Jackie Lee Shrader, 49, was charged with malicious wounding and wanton endangerment. Harley Lee Shrader, 24, was charged with wanton endangerment.