Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mum's Kitchen at Miramar - Goa


In our to trip Goa this year one of the noted restaurants was Mum's Kitchen. Well, its my son's hunger that led us there...if not for his inevitable hunger pangs, as we were already enroute to Martin's. In addition to the tantrums and thought process of where to stop and eat, my brother coincidentally did reckon us visiting Mum's Kitchen the same morning via a casual sms, as it was a notable restaurant. So what's all the hullabaloo about was the first thing that went through my head. We reached the place at 3pm, surprising to find that a good crowd was waiting outside the restaurant for a table. We waited a good one hour before we got ours. A quick exchanges of greetings and chitty chat with the waiter on the food and a brief of the menu, the food just worked up onto our table in 15 minutes. I guess my son just had the look "if you don't get me food now, I just may throw something at ya"...





For starters we ordered the Kombdechem Sukhem which are boneless pieces of chicken, marinated in a ground paste of ginger, garlic, corinader, turmeric and tamarind and then shallow fried. These little chicken morsels pieces just disappeared withing minutes of it being served to us. Though the dish was of medium spice level, my 4 year old simple wolfed it down with a smile.


We then ordered a family portion of Pork Balchao to go with the Goan Fat Rice. The gravy though made up of dry shrimps in vinegar and red chilies just exalted our tastes to a next level. The pork meat was done to a melting perfection with a contradicting seafood gravy which somehow did not hinder the taste of the pork meat at all. And of course freshly made bread with butter, with the extra butter for my son.


We skipped the dessert for the sake of the lingering taste of the main dish. Though having said that we opted on dessert, we couldn't but help sneak a piece of Bebinca - authentic goan dessert once we got back to our room. The waiters are pretty much well versed and patient with their customers with quick and prompt service. They were also voted the best restaurant in the category of 'Best Goan' by Times Food Guide in association with The Times of India for this year which is just another feather in the cap. All in all, a must visit, even if you'd have to end up waiting...

Mum's Kitchen
854, Martins Building
D.B Road
Panjim-Miramar Road , Goa
Tel:  +91 9011095557 or +91 9822175556

Car Parking Available

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Su's Chocolate Biscuit Pudding

Su brought this over when we had our girlie potluck. This is one dessert which cannot go wrong, and if you are the one who hasn't attempted making a dessert then this recipe is sure to win you some kudos and flattery for your efforts... I had another version of the chocolate biscuit pudding stashed somewhere, but simply couldn't locate that paper. So, with Su's recipe in hand I made this to put everyone at their places for screaming 'DESSERT'. Thankyou Su....your a wonder woman!!!!



Ingredients:
Marie or Any Glucose Biscuit - 1 packet (200 gram)
Butter - 100gms (melted)
Amul Fresh Cream - 200ml (or any fresh cream)

Semi Sweet Chocolate - 400gms 

Crush the biscuits and mix in the butter together. Into a greased glass dish, tip in the biscuit mixture and spread onto the base evenly. Into a saucepan, lightly heat the chocolate and cream together. Pour this chocolate mixture onto the biscuit base and keep in the refrigerator to set for at least 4 hours and serve. Keep at room temperature for sometime before serving.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Blueberry Coffee Cake for the B'day & Good Food Day

The 21st of October calls in for two celebrations, Mum in laws birthday...and the Good Food Day..
MY one cup of fresh blueberries was waiting patiently in he refrigerator to be used. I was look looking for the right opportunity to make use of it and this became the fortuitous occasion....


For mum her joy had no bounds as it wasn't the gift or the cake we went across that brought the brought the gleam and excitement to her, but  the fact her children and grandchild were just there all together just made her beam...

It's also the day BBC Good Food India launches it Magazine in India. The magazine is packed with information on fine dining restaurants, finest recipes from chefs, the must have's in a kitchen and much more. A magazine any foodie would love to have his or her hands on.

To know more about BBC Good Food Magazine visit the following links:

Ingredients:
[Recipe Source - All Recipes.com]
Brown Sugar - 1 cup, firmly packed
All Purpose Flour - 2/3 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup

Nescafe Instant Coffee Powder - 1 tsp, mixed in 1 tablespoon of hot water
All Purpose Flour -2 cups
Baking Powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Caster Sugar - 1cup
Egg - 1
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Fresh Blueberries - 1cup 
Confectioners Sugar for Dusting - 1/4 cup 

Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a bundt pan well with cooking spray.Make the streusel topping: Mix 1 brown cup sugar, 2/3 cup flour, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter or margarine; topping mixture will be crumbly. Set aside.
For the cake: Beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine in large bowl until creamy; add 1 cup white sugar, and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Whisk together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt; add alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Add the coffee mixture and mix well. Spread half the batter in the prepared pan. Cover with berries, and add remaining batter by tablespoons. Cover with streusel topping. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, until deep golden brown. Remove pan to wire rack to cool. Invert onto a plate after cake has cooled, and dust with confectioners' sugar.




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