November 19, 2014

Tomato Basil Salad


  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Giant tomatoes
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese balls
  • Basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper


Slice giant tomatoes, mozzarella cheese balls and finely chop basil leaves.

Place tomato slices in a container, top with mozzarella slices and chopped basil.

Add balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy with french bread or as a side dish.

November 2, 2014

Kala Chana


Soak kala chana for a few of hours (usually over night).

Boil in a pressure cooker until pressure has build for 5 minutes. Turn stove off and let pressure cooker cool down before opening.

If not using a pressure cooker, boil in a regular pot with plenty of water, check every 15 minutes for consistency of the chana. It should be soft and remain whole, not mushed.

Finely chop red onion.

Add onion and cilantro chutney to the chana.

Enjoy as chaat (tapas, snack).