Shiso Fine

Ingredients:  For the Cucumber Vinegar: 1/2 cup sliced cucumber (peel on) 1 cup unseasoned rice wine vinegar  For Each Drink: 2 shiso leaves, plus 1 extra for garnish 8 mint leaves 1/4 ounce simple syrup (see note) 3 ounces fresh Granny Smith apple juice (see note) 1 ounce Cucumber Vinegar 1/4 ounce fresh juice from 1 lime  Instructions: For the Cucumber Vinegar: In a small … Continue reading Shiso Fine

Spicy Mashed Aubergine with Peas

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients: 1 – 2   medium sized aubergine/ brinjal/ eggplant 1 cup shelled peas 1 large onion chopped 1 large tomato chopped 1-2 garlic cloves chopped 2 tbsps of chopped parsley Cooking oil Salt  as per taste ½ tsp chilli powder Method: Dry roast the aubergines over an open flame. Peel the singed skin, wash the mass inside with water and transfer to … Continue reading Spicy Mashed Aubergine with Peas

Paprika Grilled Oysters

Ingredients: 6 big shell-on oysters  3 cloves garlic, finely chopped paprika and cayenne pepper  2 tablespoons salted butter, melted  lemon wedges, (optional) Method: Shuck the oysters and set aside. Top the oysters with the chopped garlic, paprika and cayenne pepper. Add some melted butter in each oyster. Place under the grill for about 5-8 minutes or until they are cooked. Serve immediately with a squeeze … Continue reading Paprika Grilled Oysters

Stir Fried Bottle Gourd & Shrimps

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients:  1 medium sized bottle gourd, peeled, thinly sliced 250gms shrimps cleaned, de-veined 3-4 green chillies 2-3 tbsp Cooking oil 1 small onion chopped 1 tbsp parsley leaves chopped 1 tsp  cumin powder ½ tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Method: In a pan heat oil and lightly sauté the shrimps. Remove and set aside. In the same pan add more oil, … Continue reading Stir Fried Bottle Gourd & Shrimps

Pomegranate Ginger Paloma

Ingredients: 2 cups grapefruit juice 1/2 cup lime juice 1/2 cup ginger syrup 1 1/2 cups silver tequila or to your liking 4 cup pomegranate juice ginger beer for topping (or sparkling water) Method: In a large pitcher, combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, ginger syrup, tequila, and pomegranate juice. Chill until ready to serve. Pour over ice and top with ginger beer, garnish with … Continue reading Pomegranate Ginger Paloma