Come into my red kitchen

February 9, 2009
come into my red kitchen

I have a red kitchen. I love warm colors, I just cant help it. Reds and oranges are my the favorite section of any paint shop color deck. After much vacillation last year, we decided to go with a brickish red paint for the kitchen walls. Its not a crazy, danger sign kind of red. [...]

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Carla’s Pecan and Oat Crusted Tofu from Top Chef

January 31, 2009
carlas pecan crusted tofu

  Did you watch Top Chef this week? Are you as excited as I am about Carla’s tofu dish?! I didn’t quite expect her to make a vegetarian, tofu dish and win her round! I have to say, I wasn’t a big fan of Carla…till I made her tofu, that is! It’s not that I [...]

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Ethiopian Berbere Spice

January 29, 2009

(This photo is my entry to Jugalbandi’s Click event; this month’s theme is ‘red’) When it comes to complex, spicy flavors, there is nothing to beat Ethiopian food. The heady aromas of fenugreek, cardamom, cloves and cumin constitute some of my favorite flavor combinations. And I love their communal eating concept – everyone sits around [...]

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Exotic Eats Giveaway, We have TWO Winners!!

January 25, 2009

Thankyou all for entering the random drawing for the Exotic Eats Giveaway! Before I reveal the lucky winner, let me tell you how I picked the winner… I counted everyone that commented in the Exotic Eats Giveaway post. In addition, everyone that blogged about the giveaway and linked to my post were counted twice. I [...]

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Thai Tapioca Pearl Dumplings (Saku Sai)

January 23, 2009
saku sai

  For a long time now I’ve been wanting to try out a savory tapioca pearl recipe. Until I made this dish, Ive only had tapioca pearls in puddings or in bubble tea. But Saku Sai (or sakoo sai) is a great way to enjoy the chewy texture of tapioca pearls in a savory dish. [...]

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Baked Pear Parcels with Lemon Chamomile Sauce

January 19, 2009
baked pear

  The MLK weekend and the Presidential Inauguration tomorrow have put me in a festive mood. Despite the freezing temperatures, I’m feeling celebratory. So much so that I took the trouble to make the crust from scratch for this dish. The crust is actually easy to make, it just takes time. Its worth the effort [...]

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Malaysian Roti Jala (Net Bread)

January 18, 2009
tofu curry

  One of the benefits of being Tamil is a strong connection with Malaysia. For about thousand years, Tamils have traded with Malaysia. And for over 200 years Tamils have lived in Malaysia and made the country their home. So many of my friends and relatives live in Malaysia or have connections with the country. [...]

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Malaysian Tofu and Broccoli Curry

January 18, 2009
tofu curry

  Malaysian Tofu and Broccoli Curry. (Serve with Roti Jala) about 4-6 servings Star Anise – 2 pieces Cinnamon – 1/2 stick Cloves – 4 Tomato – 1 Turmeric – 1/2 tsp Water – 1 cup Coconut milk – 1 can Tofu – 1 block Broccoli cut into small florets – 2 cups Soy Sauce [...]

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