Ginger Chicken (Japanese)



I ought to be ashamed putting up a dish that doesn't look perfect. I should atleast have hidden those crisp edges... ugghh. But these things happen everyday in every kitchen. One wrong pan and this is what happens. Also, I happen to like them a little crispy. That's my excuse. But please note, I've invested in a non-stick pan since. Something I don't normally approve of. I convinced myself I need a new omlette/crepe pan; which I can also use to gently fry chicken maybe just once in a while.

Liqueured Peach Cake

This is going to be a long post. Not because of a recipe actually. More because now that I've got a platform to say something, I really want to say something I've got on my mind.


It all started with that Indira Nooyi article. I'm sure you've all read it. Well if you're Indian and you're on Facebook, you have. After all she's the most famous Indian female in the corporate world. Someone all girls in the country are supposed to look up to. We don't have too many idols besides movie stars and rubbish politicians. Then she comes out with a story how women can't have it all. I guess we're all caught up in Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In'. Frankly I don't have the inclination to listen to either of them. I maybe female, I could belong to the working class, but we all have our battles and none of them are the same. But none of this matters to me. What mattered most to me in Indira Nooyi's article was the milk incident.

DIY: Salted Caramel Popcorn - an experiment

The story goes, I wanted to make popcorn cake. And that calls for fresh popcorn. Do you know how difficult it is in this day and age to get fresh popcorn? All you get is the microwavable stuff.
I could do with that, but I so did want to do everything from ground up and I wasn't sure the packaged stuff was the best way to go about it.


Chembur market is a treasure trove of fun stuff. After almost 6 years around this place, like Barney, I have a guy for everything, especially when it comes to Chembur market. Surprisingly though, I didn't know where to get popcorn. Even more surprisingly, I really didn't have to go anywhere. Right in front of the local station was this guy popping corn who was happily willing to part with his share of unpopped corn for next to nothing. Though he did warn me as uninitiated as I am to the whole process, popping corn might be a little different than what I expected. Of course it would be different I thought; I'd never popped corn, microwaveable or otherwise. Little did I know, the whole shaking the bowl shebang is a little tiring not to mention that even after all the shaking I didn't end up with a whole lot of popped corn. I had a whole bunch of unpopped buggers at the bottom of the bowl.


Creamy Garlicky Mushrooms on Toast

#BadGirlBreakfasts Part 5 - Creamy Garlicky Mushrooms on Toast


At some point I stopped going adventurous with the pics, I just want to get the contents across. This is what the final product looks like. No embellishments, no setups and right on my kitchen top.
This is exactly as it looks. I took inspiration from a Garlic Mushroom dish I always serve as a vegetarian appetizer for dos at my place. The only change I made is using cream instead of using cream cheese and omitting wine in this version. I also didn't add any parsley which I think the original recipe called for.