Friday, 29 March 2013

Dubai Airport

It is a major airline hub in the Middle East. There are some tremendous shops in the Dubai airport. I have taken couple of snap shots during my visit.

DDF Gold shop at Terminal 1

ha... the golden palm tree

Gorgeous scent bottle

Beautiful jewellery box 

The precious Swarovski diamonds

Amazing art...

Beautifully studded wine set

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Courgettes curry

This is a simple vegetarian recipe. Courgettes simmered with onion, tomatoes and yoghurt in a fragrant mix of spices. This dish tastes good if served with chapathi but you can serve it with boiled rice, too.


    Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp
    Onion - 1, thinly sliced
    Courgettes - 2 peeled and cut into circles
    Ginger+Garlic paste – 1 tsp
    Chilli powder – 1 tsp
    Turmeric – 1/8th tsp
    Coriander powder – 1 ½ tsp
    Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
    Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
    Tomatoes - 4, chopped
    Yoghurt – 2 tbsp


Heat oil in a large sturdy pan over medium heat.
Sauté onion until transparent. Add Ginger garlic paste and sauté everything. Add chopped tomatoes, mix and cook them until mushy by covering the pan with the lid.
Now add courgettes, salt, chilli powder, turmeric, coriander, cumin powder, garam masala and yoghurt and combine thoroughly.

Add about 100 ml of water, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 – 15 min, stirring occasionally.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Veg Sandwich

I have tasted this during my school days. I used to study in a residential school where they serve some healthy snacks in the evenings. One among them is this snack.


Bread slices – 8

For the stuffing –
Onion – 1 cut into small pieces
Shredded Cabbage – 1 cup
Shredded carrot – ½ cup
Green chilli – 2 chopped into small pieces
Mustard + Cumin - ½ tsp
Turmeric – 1 pinch
Oil – 1 tbsp

Heat the pan with oil. When is warm enough, add mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add chopped green chilli. Saute for a minute and then add onion with a pinch of salt. Fry the onion till it turns transparent. Now add the shredded cabbage and carrot. Sprinkle some salt and turmeric powder. Stir everything and cook the vegetables covered till tender.

Trim the dark edges, place the stuff on one slice and cover it with another slice. Cut them into 2 triangles.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Warm Spring

A warm welcome to the spring....

Candle lights bring a warm look to the bathroom......

In another mode...