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Hello, my lovelies!!!! I am baaaaaack!!!! Ok, I do need to apologize for the extremely long hiatus...and no, I am not going to make any exc...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cream of carrot soup!

I am absolutely loving the weather now!! This is soo NOT like the UAE at this time of the year, which is why I'm loving it even more!! It's been nice and cool, and the best part of it all are the rain showers! So, what better way to enjoy the beautiful weather rather than curl up on the sofa with your fave novel and a nice hot cup of chai, hmm?? Sadly, some of us, like yours truly, have to go to work, so I thought, why not come up with something other than hot tea to enjoy the lovely weather in...And that's when I thought of soup. My husband loves carrots and potatoes, so I thought of combining those 2 loves into a delicious creamy soup. So, enough with the description already, don't you want to know how I went about making it? Keep reading...


  • 1 medium sized carrot- remove the outer skin and chop into thin slices
  • 1 small potato- cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup milk (I used low fat)
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • Garam masala- A pinch (optional)
  • 1 medium sized onion- chopped finely
  • 1 spring onion chopped finely
  • Coriander leaves- A few
  • Butter- 2 teaspoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Heat butter in a pan. Once melted, add chopped onion and spring onion and saute, till they turn transparent. Add salt at this stage
  • Add a few coriander leaves, pepper and garam masala powder.
  • Now add the potatoes and carrot and give it a quick stir.
  • Add the milk and close the pan for about 20 minutes on a very low flame.
  • After 20 minutes, the potatoes and carrots will be completely mashed. Set it aside for about 5-10 minutes to cool down and blend in the food processor with half a cup of water.
  • In a pan, add a teaspoon of butter, and stir in the flour.
  • To this add 3 tablespoons of milk and then add the blended potato carrot mixture. 
  • Leave on the flame for another 2 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with a few coriander leaves and black pepper.
Tada, the soup is ready! Time for a closeup..

Isn't it the color of sunshine? This soup was really thick and creamy because I did not add water while blending the mixture. The choice is yours to make, if you want it thick or more like a liquid. Also, you can avoid potato if you don't want to use it. Whatever the case, I am absolutely positive that you will enjoy this delicious soup. Do let me know your thoughts. Till next time, take care and God bless!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sausage bites!

My dear blogger friends, wish you all a very belated happy Easter! How is everyone doing? It has been a while, right? Well, well, just to make up for that, I've decided to post something simple yet yummy and that can be made in a jiffy. The perfect appetizer for a sudden guest....and the best part of it all is, this is my very own recipe, woohoo!! No relying on other blogs or recipe books, all my own. He he...does feel good, you know..but anyways, enough with the self praise, let's get on with it.

I don't think there are too many non vegetarians who don't enjoy sausage. This is just a way of adding an extra zing to them, that's all. So, here we go.


  • Sausages- 18 pieces
  • Ginger Garlic paste- 4 teaspoons (I used the ready made version but if you want homemade, crush 4 cloves of garlic and a good sized piece of ginger).
  • Soy Sauce- 3 tablespoons
  • Chilly Sauce- 3 tablespoons
  • Pepper powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Tomato ketchup (optional)- 1 teaspoon
  • Oil- 3 tablespoons or sufficient for frying

  • Boil sausages in hot water from the kettle till they swell up or can be easily pierced with a fork.
  • Drain out the water from the sausages using a colander.
  • Cut the sausages into bite size pieces.
  • In a non stick frying pan, heat oil and add the ginger garlic paste. Saute till the raw smell disappears.
  • Add the pepper powder. After a few seconds, add the soy sauce followed by the chilly sauce. Saute for a minute till the raw smell disappear.
  • Finally add the sausages. Stir for a few seconds and leave for about 5-7 minutes, till they turn brown and crispy.
Tada, yummy sausage bites are ready!! Now wasn't that simple? There will be no leftovers, I can guarantee you that!

And another one..

There you are..So till next time, adios amigos, take care and God bless!

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