While I was working in Delhi, a friend of mine used to get these amazing sandwiches her mom used to pack for her. She used to make amazing homemade Mayo and I managed to learn it from her..somehow :)

I'm really fond of Mayo and when i tried to make it a long time ago..it was a total disaster..:(.

A panic call to Aunty and I knew where I went wrong. Making mayo is directly proportionate to the amount of patience you have!!!

Try, try, try until you succeed..is my motto :) So I decided to try it out once again...

Well here’s the recipe…

Ingredients:
300 ml light olive oil, or half olive oil and half groundnut oil
2 egg yolks
1 tsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp salt
½ tsp sugar
3-4 tsp vinegar
Pepper

Method:
1.) Place the egg yolks, mustard, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk until thoroughly mixed.
2.) Pour the oil into a measuring jug and slowly add it drop by drop to the mixture and continue to whisk.
3.) Add the vinegar to thin the mayo and continue until all the oil is used up.
4.) Taste the mayo and add the pepper. Add salt if required.
5.) Store in a screw-topped jar in the refrigerator.

Tips:
Press 6-7 garlic pods into the mayo using a garlic presser to add a garlicy flavor to the mayo.

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It cant get yummier than this...can it???
The first time I made this, I was in for a surprise. I found this recipe in a cookbook that I follow closely. It did come out well…however the taste was very alien to me. By the third time..i had developed a bonding towards this. I have tried it out with egg curry and chicken curry..and I was really amazed at how well it substituted for roti’s or bread. Bite-sized that they are..its very simple, compact, easy to make, and can be made in lots and kept well ahead of a meal or party. All you need to do is heat it up in the microwave before serving!!!

However, like I said, you’ve got to develop your taste buds for this soft-omletty pudding which can be dipped into any gravy dish. It can also be topped with grated cheese and served as an entrĂ©e.

Ingredients:
100 g plain flour
1 egg, beaten
300 ml milk and water (half milk, half water)
1 tsp oil
Salt and pepper as per taste

Method:
1.) Preheat the oven to 220 degrees. Place the flour, salt, beaten egg, and half of the liquid. Whisk continuously ensuring no lumps are formed. Continue beating and add the remaining liquid. Season with freshly ground pepper.
2.) Put 1-2 drops of oil into each mould of the bun tray and coat the mould thoroughly. Heat at the top of the preheated oven for 3-4 minutes until very hot. Remove the hot tray and using a ladle pour the batter into each mould. Return to the oven.

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3.) Bake for 20-25 minutes until the Yorkshire puddings are well puffed and golden brown.
4.) Serve hot with any gravy dish.

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Enjoy!!!
I love fish..being brought up in Kolkatta..how could i not be introduced to fish... I have great regards towards fish recepies..and i truly enjoy making them..as much as i enjoy eating them!!!

When i was in London last year..i had visited Uncle Ramesh (he's my mother's cousin brother). Aunty Rekha (his wife) cooked this outstanding Salmon Fry i can never forget..Ohhhh the aroma..the look of the dish..and ofcourse the taste..was breath taking.. Often when i talk to Uncle Ramesh i mention the Salmon fry that Aunty Rekha had made.

Back in Hyderabad i decided to try out the dish. It wasn't quite as i was expecting it to be.. Maybe i was expecting too much out of the dish..without adequate consideration for the quality of Salmon that you would get in Hyderabad compared to London!!!

I being myself..have tried to improvise on the dish further..rather than frying it..i decided to bake it. Well it did turn out quite interesting!!!

Ingredients:
500 g salmon filets
10-12 garlic cloves
5-6 cloves
3-4 green chillies
2 tsp olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper as per taste
Chopped coriander or parsley for garnish

Method:
1.) Set the oven at 150 degrees and preheat.
2.) Wash the salmon filets in running water. To get away with the smell of fish, rub 2 tsp of turmeric on the fish and set aside for 10 mins. Wash is running water.
3.) Line the salmon filets in a baking dish. Add chopped garlic, slit chillies, lime juice, olive oil, and salt to taste. Rub the fish filets to ensure all the filets are covered with the marinade. Add freshly ground pepper.
4.) Cover the baking dish with an aluminum foil and bake in the center of the oven for 10 mins. Salmon is a very delicate fish and does not take more than 15-20 mins to cook overall.
5.) Remove the foil and bake for another 10 mins. The fish would leave a some water which can be used as a sauce over the fish while serving.
6.) Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve hot with green salad.

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Tips:
To take this dish to the next level of luxury, pour hot white sauce over the salmon and serve with yorkshire pudding.

This tangy and spicy fish is definately worth a try!!!
My friend, whom i met in a party, and i decided to catch up over tea today at my house..Since it was very informal i was quite lazy to do something for snacks..

I had a couple of apples staring at me in the morning..which had been abandoned for 2-3 days.. and I thought what better way to use them than to make an apple pie or a cake.. I looked through my book of cakes and found the Apple Crumble Cake recepie.

Honestly this was my first attempt with this cake.. but when i read through the recepie, it was fairly simple to make..no complicated indgredients nor did it seem time consuming.

Very simple to make..and goes very well with a hot cup of tea in the evening...

Ingredients:

For the crumble:
75 g self-raising flour
25 g caster sugar
40 g butter, chilled for 10 mins
1/2 tsp cinnamon pdwr

For the base:
115 g self-raising flour
75 g caster sugar
50 g butter, softened
2 eggs
3 medium sized apples, peeled, cored and sliced
50 g golden raisins


Method:

1.) Preheat the oven 180 degrees C. Grease a 6 or 7 inch cake tin and set aside.
2.) To make the crumble, put the flour, cinnamon, and sugar in a bowl. Rub in the butter into the mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs. Set aside.
3.) To make the base, put the flour, sugar, butter and egg into a bowl and beat for 1-2 mins or until smooth.
4.) Transfer the wet mixture into the cake tin and even out using a spatula. Spread the the apples and raisins on top. Sprinkle the crumble mixture. Using a fork, gently press the mixture down.
5.) Bake the cake for approximately 25-30 mins or until the skewer comes out clean. Allow it to cool for 10 mins before turning out on a serving plate. Sprinkle cinnamon powder and serve warm.

Tips: You can serve with double cream or custard and turn this into a gorgeous dessert.

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Well, if thats not tempting enough..a generous drizzle of golden syrup would also do wonders...ohh heaven :)
Like my earlier post in my blog Everyday Somethings, I've returned to blogging after almost 2 years..I've created this blog mainly to pen down my thoughts about "food". Am a true Taurean to the core..and food or i should say luxurious food is heaven to me.. Absolute hogger and i believe what is life without good food..I believe food should be indulgent, exotic, and sinful..Oh what a pleasure!!!

I always like to explore and experiment with food..and "touchwood" most of the times it turns out to be good..(am trying to be modest here :) ) If and when i watch TV, it has to be a food show..

Am all excited to start blogging on Sinful Indulgence.....