July 11, 2011

Vegetable Kebab

Was wondering what to make for a snack on Sunday. Shouldn't be calorific, should be healthy and yummy. Well, this is what struck me. Try it out n let me know how it tasted.

Serves: 3


Carrots - 1 (sliced)
Capsicum (Bell Peppers) - 1 (sliced)
Potato - 1 (sliced)
Onion - 1 large
Panner - 4 small rectangular slabs
Oregano seasoning - 10-15 gms
Salt - to taste
Pepper powder - to taste
Vegetable Oil - 6-7 tablespoons
Chilly flakes - 10 gms
Lemon juice - to taste


1. Pre-heat the oven.
2. Boil potatoes and carrots for 1 few mins (You don't need to even half-boil them. This is just soften them)
3. In a small cup, mix oil, chilly flakes, salt, pepper powder, oregano and lemon juice.
4. Coat the veggies with the seasoning mix, one by one, and arrange them on kebab sticks. Its best to have onions between each vegetable.
5. Once all the kebab sticks are ready, grill them in the oven.

* Make sure you keep an eye on the vegetables getting cooked. There is a high possibility of the vegetables gettin charred. To prevent this, keep rotating the sticks once in a while and give them a slight brush with the left over seasoning now and then to ensure the veggies get properly cooked.

* Your kebabs are ready once the veggies start getting roasted! It has a nice smoky flavor if its slightly well roasted!

Enjoy the yummy, tasty vegetable Kebabs!

April 10, 2011

Amirtham - Only tasty, nothing else!

Grand Sweets has opened a new restaurant on Bazullah Road, T.Nagar. Its called Amirtham. I had been there yday and thought I could share a review! The ambience is ok. U would keep smelling ghee all around. Food is very tasty. Its a veg restaurant. The quantity is very less and the prices would burn your wallet a bit. One mini meals costs Rs.75. Variety rice costs Rs.50.

Ambience - 3/5, Food - 4/5, Quantity - 2/5, Price - 3/5. Overall - 60% happiness

March 3, 2011

Namma Chennai!!

I cant remember where i got this poster from.. its the best i hv come across! enjoy folks!

January 31, 2011

How to make Vegetable Lasagne

Thanks to me being in UK, I could learn this Italian Dish. An extremely heavy, yummy, and cheesy main dish! Try it out!

Serves: 3

Lasagne strips - 4 (depending on the size of your baking dish)
Mozarella cheese - 300 gms (shredded)
(TIP: you can use a mix of cheddar, parmesan and mozarella instead of using Mozarella alone)

Carrots - 1 cup
Cauliflower - 1 cup
Peas - 1 cup
Cabbage - 1/2 cup
Oregano seasoning - 1-2 teaspoons
Salt - just a pinch

White Sauce:
Butter - 1 tablespoon
Maida - 1 tablespoon
Milk - 1 cup
Pepper powder - a pinch


To make the white sauce:
1. In a dry pan, add butter, maida and pepper powder and fry the maida till it turns light brown.
2. Add Milk and keep stirring in low flame till it becomes a thick paste.
3. Add about 1/4 cup cheese and stir till it melts.

For the veggies:
1. Cut the veggies into small cubes.
2. Boil them (with salt) in the microwave for about 10 mins till they are half-cooked.
3. Drain the water and add oregano seasoning. Mix well.

* Once the veggies and the white sauce are ready, grease a baking dish with butter.
* Pre-heat the Oven.
* Add a layer of vegetables, cover the layer with a layer of thick white sauce.
* Place lasagne strips on the white sauce layer.
* Repeat the vegetable and white sauce layers.
* After the final layer of white sauce, add grated cheese. Make sure it covers the whole top surface.
* Bake in the oven at about 200 degrees for 45 mins.
(Tip: to find out if the lasagne has baked, insert a knife or a fork and make sure the lasagne strip is soft. Also, note if the cheese has turned color)

Lasagne is ready to eat! Enjoy

January 6, 2011

New Year - A New Beginning

2011 has dawned... and for me, its a very New Year and hopefully a great start to help me launch myself into the "Bio-field", as all you non-biologists would call it. Ever since school, I've had this special interest in making the world a better place to live in and I think right now, I can see myself puttin my thoughts into action as I'm now a Research Analyst working for a company that deals with sustainable resources.
just like every other fresher, I had this impression that workplace is where you sit in a 'wheeled-chair' gazing into the computer, stuck to ur work - partly wondering what to do and waiting to get bck home n sleep. But for me, its a totally different scenario. My office is highly eco-frndly and I'm in total love with it! Personally, I feel that ppl here hv made the working environment stress-free. Though I haven't properly started working, I have the feel that i can handle the pressure that is to come in the near future. I am a little excited and am hoping to learn more from this place.