Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad

We’re starting to include more salads into our diet recently. With the varieties of vegetables that you get these days, one can come up with a new kind of salad everyday I guess. Nothing comforts me like a bowl of fresh salad on a warm summer day.   Speaking of summer, I know we are almost at…

Tortellini in a Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce

Sweet potato ravioli is one of my favorite raviolis. An Italian restuarant that I dine at quite often serves ‘Pasta Pillows’, which is sweet potato ravioli in a creamy white sauce. This combination is just to die for and I have been thinking to recreate it in my kitchen since quite sometime. I have not…

Watermelon Limeade

Summer is on in my part of the world and watermelons are available in plenty at almost every grocery store. I went to a local farmer’s market nearby and saw some lovely,huge, whole watermelons that were priced so good. I brought a huge one home and left it  on my kitchen counter. I usually leave melons for…

Fruit Yogurt Parfait

American parfaits are layered desserts prepared with layering cream,  fresh fruits, nuts,  etc. alternatively in a tall, clear glass. They are distinctly different from French parfaits which are frozen desserts. The creamy layer of the parfaits can be made using ice cream, whipped cream, yogurt, cream cheese, mascarpone cheese and the list goes on. Parfaits made with…

Stir Fried Broccoli and Mushroom with Cashewnuts

 I never thought making Asian stir fried veggies would be a breeze until I tried this one. You can make this on a week night for supper, pack it for lunch with some jasmine rice or delight your guests for a weekend lunch. Our family is a big fan of Asian food and at least one…

Pudhina Pulao (Mint Pilaf)

Pilaf/Pulao, is a dish in which rice is cooked with vegetables or meat and flavored with spices. The rice is cooked in a broth or milk or just plain water. There are hundreds of different varieties of pulao and it is a dish that is very  common to South Asian, Middle Eastern and Carribean cuisines. Pudhina is…

Spicy Curry Coated Chickpeas

You may have tasted quite many chickpea curry dishes. Most of them have the chickpea soaked in the curry. This recipe calls for a thicker curry that just coats the soft and tender chickpeas. They taste even better if you let the curry coated chickpea sit for a couple of hours after making. The chickpeas…

Oven Roasted Broccoli

You’ll absolutely love this incredibly easy, healthy and delicious dish. The ingredients are just a handful and they are almost always available in your kitchen. The preparation is quite simple, straightforward and the prep time is just about 5-10 mins . The broccoli gets slightly crisper on the outside and soft/tender on the inside and…

Quick n Easy Rasmalai

This is my first post for  7 Saffron Street and I dedicate it to my beloved mother. I’m kicking this blog off on this New Year’s day (2012) with her blessings and best wishes.                                   If you had read the ‘About Me’ section of this blog you would know that saffron is my most favorite spice. You’ll get…