Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa & Chicken and some childhood memories

Bell Pepper is one gorgeous vegetable, I can’t keep myself from adding to the shopping cart every week. Their glossy skins and vibrant hues instantly jazz up any ordinary looking dish.Beauty of bell peppers is not just skin deep as they are a store house of vitamins and anti-oxidants.They are known to improve eye health,…

Mango Payasam and Picking Up the Pieces

A few days back,we woke up in the middle of the night to a loud crashing sound.For a few moments I just sat on the bed wondering what might have happened.We didn’t know where exactly the sound came from.It was from inside the house,that was for sure.While I was shivering with the thought of an…

Gosht ka Achaar- A delicious Eat or Store recipe

How many times has it happened that you are on your way back home from work, both hungry and exhausted, looking blankly out of the window of your bus or car wishing there was something appetizing waiting for you at home and you didn’t have to cook. It is exactly in such days that this…

Chicken and Cheese Shots for a Pluviophile

  It’s raining once again.After a hot dry summer, it’s such a welcome change.Especially when you are at home watching nature’s beautiful gift through your open window,letting in the cool breeze and the fresh comforting smell of rain kissed earth.It seems to awaken all your senses and transport you into a state of calm and…

Stuffed Aubergines – Simple Vegan Home Food

One fine Monday, I decided to go Vegan. I have been cooking and posting so many non-veg dishes of late that I had to remind myself and my folks back home that we belonged to an omnivorous family. Please note that I didn’t say ‘turn’ vegan, I just said ‘go’ vegan…that should be for about a week…

Dum ka Murgh

    Dum ka murg is a traditional dish from Hyderabad-the royal land of Nizams. 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…

Lollipop Chicken

Whether you are eating with kids or with friends these crunchy and juicy chicken lollipops never fail to impress. This is a Chinese and Indian fusion starter which is  very popular in Chinese restaurants in India. It was called as ‘Tree chicken’ at one restaurant and ‘Pakoda chicken’ in another. Of course like with most other dishes there…

Keema Fried Rice – Convenient Convertible

In this age of convertible cars,convertible bonds,tablets and convertible laptops, how convenient wouldn’t it be if we can convert some leftovers from the fridge into a delicious box lunch. Keema fried rice is one such quick fix dish (try saying quick fix dish quickly 😉  ) I used to pack for my kids,when they were…

Barbecue Chicken in a pan – Calorie hacking and time hacking

There are some times in a year (or maybe a month)when you have been partying hard. Parties mean friends,food,drinks,feasting and mindless eating. And however hard you try sometimes it becomes really difficult to say ‘no’ to a friend who has been sweating it out in the kitchen whole day and excitedly dishes out his/her delicacy for you to…

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…

Marag – Hyderabadi Lamb Soup and The Hyderabadi Bridal dress

Marag is a delicious soup served in almost every Hyderabadi wedding along with Roomali roti or Naan(breads).It is made with lamb shanks and lamb breasts which are slow cooked in huge pots over fire till the meat is tender,succulent and almost falls apart. Authentically, ghee and cream are added to Marag for a rich and fragrantly flavorful taste and…

Lychee Kheer – Appearances can be deceptive

Appearances can be deceptive. What meets the eye may not always be the truth. We often make judgments on people or things by their outward appearances almost instantly. Recently I was on a train with my family where I saw a man sitting on a seat adjacent to ours. He had a serious countenance, grim…