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Parsley Pesto

Parsley Pesto: Store bought pesto is alright, not too bad but only until you have tasted the freshly home made pesto. Once in a while I do convince myself and try the store ones but after that meal, I get back to the slow food way. And the thing is its really super simple to make. Here is what you will need for a serving 3-4 people. Ingredients: 1. A big bunch of fresh parsley, washed and plucked but do keep the small stems, just get rid of the main big ones. 2. 3 cloves of garlic 3. 1 green chili (as per choice, I took the whole thing but if you like it mild, do take out the seeds) 4. 8-10 black pepper corns 5. a big squeeze of lemon juice 6. a big glog of extra virgin olive oil 7. 1 tsp of

Sada Gobi

It always doesn't have to be aloo-gobi (potatoes and cauliflower) not that aloo-gobi is not good but the recipe what I am going to write now is pretty simple and yet quite flavourful. Of all the people R said he loved it and he is not the easiest people to please. This will be one of those side dishes which you will be happy to make for its taste and how less preparation it needs. The veggies with this method are mostly made in the region of east India, Bengal or Calcutta. Its also famous as Bong food. Here is what you will need for two people, double the size for 4 Ingredients: - 1 small head of cauliflower, washed - 1 tbsp oil - 1/2 green Chili - 1 tsp nigella seeds/kalongi (main ingredien

Baked Pumpkim

This is a super simple three ingredient recipe which is supremely easy to make but tasted great. But do try and get an organic pumpkin for this. Ingredients: - I took half a pumpkin from my garden, but you can take about 500 gms - extra Virgin olive oil - sea salt - few cloves of garlic - black pepper - spice mix of your choice Method: 1. Wash the pumpkin, scoop out the threads and the seeds and cut it into thick slices. 2. Pre heat the oven at 180 deg. 3. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 4. Drizzle olive oil and sea salt on the pumpkin and mix it all well until all the slices are coated well. 5. bake it into the oven for about 40 mts. 6. Serve it drizzled with more olive and some black