Pepper up the veggies

22 02 2013

Vegetable Salt and Pepper

Assorted veggies dipped into a creamy batter and a fried crisp will brighten up your table and day 🙂

Recipe Serving: 4

Recipe cook time: 25 min



  • 1 cup vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrot, etc.) – cut thinly
  • 1 tbsp flour (maida)
  • 6 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • Water
  • Oil to deep fry


  1. Wipe the vegetables dry with a cloth and dust with flour, shake off excess and keep aside.
  2. Mix the cornflour, salt, pepper, garlic paste and add enough water to make into a pouring consistency – when you drop it from a spoon it should pour in a continuous line.
  3. Heat the oil, dip vegetables into the batter and place into the hot oil.
  4. Turn, fry for a few seconds and remove from oil and keep aside on an absorbent paper.
  5. Just before serving, fry once again over high heat, drain on absorbent paper and serve.

Fall in love..with Italian tonight !!

14 02 2013

On the day of love, are you dreaming about a romantic dinner with candlelight and wine? When it comes to the food of love, Italian is one of the most favorite choices.

Italian cuisine has always been known for its garlic, its olive oil, its tomatoes, its weakness for wine, and for that uncanny way it has of defying the rules: the more you eat the healthier you are. Well, the real lesson Italian cuisine taught the world is a simple one: it’s all about what you eat and the quality of the ingredients you use. Olive oil is not just oil. Tomatoes must be fresh. Garlic is good for the heart and red wine is great as long as it’s good. This indicates how more and more people are coming to appreciate the unique versatility of Italian cuisine, as it promotes simple cooking, in the respect of each ingredient’s single flavor, appearance and texture.


Be it the various varieties and faces of pasta, that happily topped thin crust pizza or the yummy garlic rubbed Bruschetta as a kick starter, Italian food is always ready to send you to a cheery mood trip !!


It is a common belief that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and the thought of cooking a special meal takes this into consideration. You aren’t a person who normally cooks?

No need to fret!!

Just dress up in your best clothes and feel the love in the air with the best Italian in town at Forresta Kitchen and Bar tonight 🙂


Happy Valentine’s Day ❤

A rosemary chicken treat on Rose Day

7 02 2013

Rejoice in this absolutely delicious recipe of chicken with fresh rosemary and mustard tonight !!

Mustard and Rosemary Chicken



• 2 tablespoons mustard

• 2 tablespoons lemon juice

• 1-2 cloves garlic, minced

• 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary

• Freshly ground pepper, to taste

• 2 chicken breast halves, skin removed


1. Combine all ingredients except chicken in flat baking dish.

2. Add chicken pieces, turning to coat well with the mixture. Cover and marinate at least one hour or overnight in refrigerator.

3. Chicken can be cooked in oven (cover and bake at 375°F for approximately 45 minutes), microwave (cover with wax paper and cook on high 10-13 minutes, rotating dish halfway through; let stand 2-3 minutes before serving), or on a grill (shake off excess marinade and cook over medium-high flame for about 30 minutes).

4. To check for doneness, pierce thickest part with fork. If juice comes out clear, chicken is done.

Makes approximately two 4 ounce servings, make it at home or just sit back and enjoy the dish at Forresta Kitchen and Bar !!

Happy Dining 🙂

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