Delicious: Spicy Roasted Pumpkin And Carrot Soup

Gosh! It’s been almost six months since I have been part of the blogosphere. It was towards the end of July when I first started with Culinary Experiments of an Amateur and I must say that this blog has made so many things possible for me. It gives me that little glow every time I think about them, though I did not realize at the time that what had started out as a bit of fun would turn out to be addictive passion! Besides the fact that I am learning so much everyday about picture-taking, I have to say I have become more experimental with my cooking too. I do not shy away from complicated sounding recipes anymore. As a matter of fact I take this on as a challenge and in the end I am totally amazed at how it turned out. And when everything turns out well for me, I just cannot wait to share it with you You!** That is the biggest bonus I was rewarded with this blog. I got to know many of you. Through your comments, mails and blogs it was just plain fun being in touch with you. The best th

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Lasooni Dal Palak/Garlicky Lentils with Spinach

Dal curry always awakens fond memories from my childhood days. Any form of dal always remain my favourite and my mum was always an expert at her beautifully cooked lentils. Spinach dal or dal palak was one of her specialities, and as children we used to slurp it all up Dal, in most Indian cuisines, is a side dish that goes both with rice and roti. As most dishes, it is cooked differently from state to state. However, it is a must-have in a “Thali”. My mouth waters whenever I think of a good lunch thali from my favourite vegetarian restaurant. I particularly like this form of dal because it uses very less oil and thus is a great dish for all those weight watchers out there! This simple dal palak is lip-smacking good. It was my first attempt at making the curry and I have to say, it was Yum! Light, delectable, easy dish, I should say. The aroma from the garlic and the fresh green colours of the spinach makes this an absolutely irresistable dish. And for those of you who don’t relish spi

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Creamy Onion Soup

Sometimes there is nothing better than a simple soup to satisfy the soul. A soup that is easy to make, with familiar flavours but is presented differently, that warms you from the inside on a cold day. Soup is always perfect for a chilly day and are the easiest to prepare. They are always elegant and haute couture. I like such hands-free and no fuss meals. They are easy to make, taste great and leave you feeling full and happy! Besides, you can always use what you have and create variety easily

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