Chicken Puff Pastry

Happy Ramadan to all my friends and readers! Ramadan the holiest month of the Islamic calendar is a month of fasting, charity giving , self analysis and introspection. During this month, Muslims across the world fast from dawn to dusk. After partaking the pre-dawn meal called Suhoor or Sehri,they abstain from eating or drinking till dusk.Apart from food and…

30 Ramadan Recipes for Iftar

Ramadan the 9th and holiest month of the Islamic calender brings with it a lot of cheer and blessings. It is a month of fasting, charity giving , self analysis and introspection. During this month, muslims across the world fast from dawn to dusk. The pre-dawn meal is called Suhoor or Sehri. After partaking this meal they abstain…

Dahi Vada – Lentil dumplings in Chilled Yogurt

Dahi vada or Dahi bhalla is a popular Indian street food snack also known as Chaat. Dahi means ‘yogurt’ and vada or bhalla mean ‘dumplings’.The lentil dumplings are soft and melt in the mouth and served with chilled and seasoned sweet yogurt. The dish is topped with sweet red chutney and hot green chutney. This…

Mango bread pudding

This is one warm delicious dessert which you can serve at Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan. Sweet golden mangoes are in season and you can make the most of them by making this dessert. The bread cubes which pop out of the pudding stay crisp and make a crunchy crust, while the Mango…

Strawberries and Cream – because you are worth it!

Soft, Sweet, Succulent…Red, Regal and Ravishing…this juicy,heart shaped vibrant beauty with a gorgeous green crown on its head is no wonder called the ‘Queen of fruits’. Besides its vivacious looks the fact that it is nutrient rich and full of antioxidants and health benefits makes it even more appealing. You are right! I am talking of…

Apricot Pudding – Congrats Angie

This is quite an ‘in a jiffy’ post. I hadn’t planned it.Actually This week Angie@The Novice Gardener had a pleasant surprise for all the Fiesta Friday wing-ding revelers. Starting this week, we all have a new venue- a private party hall with a fully functioning kitchen. Isn’t that awesome. It means more merry making, cheering,chatting…

Hummus with Spinach and Olive(s)- A New Menu for Popeye?

  Popeye- the sailor man with the spinach can is a memorable character from our childhood.Most of us have grown up reading Popeye comics and later on watching Popeye cartoons on the television. The plot revolved around the fight between Popeye a sailor and Bluto his navy buddy turned arch rival to win the love of…

Khubani ka Meetha – Apricot dessert

Khubani ka meetha is an authentic dessert from the Hyderabadi cuisine. Hyderabad fondly known as the ‘Pearl City’ is an enchanting land of heritage monuments,forts,palaces, lakes, museums, gardens, software parks and more importantly a delectable cuisine fit for the kings. The once princely state was a kingdom of the wealthy and powerful Qutubshahi and Asafjahi rulers….

Cheesy Chicken Pops

Cheesy chicken pops are  excellent butlered hors-d’oeuvre for a party menu. These delicious, cheese oozing bite-sized appetizers are just ideal for big parties where there is lot of mingling around and there is still time for the main course to be served. They can be prepared in advance, even a couple of days prior to the…

Orange Glazed Chicken and Fruit Skewers -Barbecue and Bonfire on the Beach

  Family outings can be real fun, especially when it is a weekend holiday by the seaside with two dozen excited people of all ages. Building sand castles, playing beach volleyball, bonfire parties, barbecuing, surfing, swimming, star gazing, day dreaming, relaxing… name it we did it ,whilst munching on the endless goodies which kept coming out…

Chicken Frankies/Kathi Rolls

 Yesterday, I happened to read a real life Binjai ghost story on one of my favorite blogs Hari’s got Tales . It was about the author’s encounters with Caucasian apparitions in a small town called Binjai. It was very interesting but it spooked me no end. Of course it was posted keeping in mind the Halloween season. And…