Cooking with the Tadka Girls- Pasta in lemon pepper sauce!

Few weeks or maybe a month ago, I read a blog post by a friend in which she had mentioned this book “Around The World With The Tadka Girls [Ruchira Ramanujam, Ranjini Rao]“.We spoke about the book to a point where she mentioned it was a good book to have, not only were the recipes good, they were easy to make and the ingredients were all simple ones [most of which we would have around the kitchen]
Two weeks ago,I was at a bookstore, when I called this friend asking about the title of the book. Another friend who was with me exclaimed on seeing the book in my hand. We decided to buy a copy and share the book! 
Day before, when I was wondering what to make for dinner, I decided to refer the book. Spotted a Fettucine and prawns recipe, read through it and went ahead to tweak the recipe a bit [since am a vegetarian, i chose to replace prawns with vegetables].. It turned out beautiful, took less than 15mins to cook and I loved the tangy peppery flavours.
The Recipe!
Ingredients-
Farfalle pasta- 1 cup
Onion- 1
Garlic- 3 pods
Thyme/mixed herbs- 1 tbsp
Salt- to taste
Black pepper- 2 tsp
Oil- as much as required
Butter- 1 small cube
Water- enough to boil the pasta in
Vegetables- mushroom, baby corn, carrots and capsicum [green, yellow & red]
Lemon/lime juice- 1.5 tsp
Lemon/lime rind/peel- 1 tsp
Method:
In a pot, add water, salt and oil- add the pasta and allow it to cook. I added the baby corn to this as it takes a while to cook.Strain and keep aside. Dont throw away all the water, keep 1/2 cup aside. 
In another pan, add the butter and oil, saute the garlic and onion for a few minutes. 
Add the chopped vegetables and saute till they cook
Now, add the salt, black pepper and herbs
Once the vegetables are well done, toss in the cooked pasta and mix well.
Squeeze in the lime juice and add the lime ride/peel[either grate it or chip finely]
Add 2 tbsp of pasta boiled water and turn off heat when all come together.

Serve hot!

Rocking it, CFG style…

Do you love food? 
Do you love to cook?
Do you enjoy eating?
Do you like to party?

Well, if you answered
for all or any of these with a big nod of your head, then time for you to read
further…



Do you wanna see what it was like last year? at our 8th Anniversary..Here you go








If in case you
answered No, well, you are here, so you might as well continue reading,
actually just go ahead read it all.. be nice and nobody gets hurt, alright ;o)

The month is December
The date is 22nd
Time: 6.30pm onwards
The venue is Accord Metropolitan Hotel, GN
Chetty road.

So what is so big
about the day? Well, D’oh. Itโ€™s time for you to mark this on your calendar, so
you don’t miss out on this awesome event..



What is the event you
ask? Gosh… its
 Chennai Food Guide’s 9th
Anniversary bash.
 It is going to be an
evening of fun, food and foodies… you will get to meet fellow foodies, chefs,
people from the industry, crack up laughing, groove to some cool beats, dig
into some amazing food- basically have a whale of a time.. 

Come join us for this
wonderful evening… If you would like to attend, ping me, leave a comment with
your name/email id and I shall connect with you Or you could simply click on
the link and pick up your ticket.

Early bird tickets are
available, but the timer is on.. so donโ€™t waste too much time contemplating. Go
for it..



Online payment– https://getfbpay.in/event/view/1577/



See ya there~  

Adios.. 
Foodie 



The Biryani & Haleem Workshop is back… 8th December!!

When you bring two ladies who are passionate about food, and love to experiment you are in for a treat, actually a feast! 


Maaria of Adoniya launched a series of Cupcake workshops and now she has gone further extending a warm welcome to Tasneem Ayub [Aunty] for the Biryani & Haleem workshop. Nope, this is not the first one, there was one 2weeks ago which saw 21 people learn how to make the most amazing Biryani and Haleem, straight from Aunty..  Experiments in the kitchen with recipes from cookbooks or the internet is fun, but when you get to learn from someone like Aunty you are bound to go home with a precise recipe and a foolproof method as well. What is more, you will have a blast learning the dishes~ !!

What can i say about aunty.. She is amazing, and food is all about caring and sharing and giving to her!! She has hosted dinner parties, brought over food, sent across food, and shared recipes freely numerous times. We love her food- zafrani badaam, bread halwa, veg biryani, tomato thokku, walnut chutney, Qubani ka meetha and so much more….She is such a sweetheart that if she has a group of veggie and non veggies coming over, she pays so much attention to make sure both groups have enough options…  ๐Ÿ™‚ 




Have I attended the workshop? Sigh, you had to ask dint you.. Nope. Not because I don’t like Biryani but only because I am a vegetarian ๐Ÿ™‚ 


Now stop reading and go grab your seat for the upcoming workshop already… Last few seats remain for the biryani and haleem workshop this Sunday at Adoniya Academy!  


For more details and online registration visit www.eventjini.com/biryaniworkshopdec


Contact:- 
Maaria – 9840285950 
Tasneem Aunty – 9884078631


Have a great experience and do tell us about it..