Chicken Korma – Magic of Clay pot Cooking

  I am bitten by the Retro bug. Don’t Google the word. There is no meaning to it. It’s just that of late I have been doing things the old fashioned way. Actually it started one fine day a few weeks ago,when I was flipping the pages of my old hand written recipe book. It…

Sheekh Kebabs in a Pan- Melt in the Mouth Delicacy

My earliest Sheekh kebab memory is from my childhood when  dad used to drive me to a tiny water front kebab joint which served the tastiest kebabs in town.I don’t think there were any other kebab joints back then,at least none that I knew of. Like it is popularly said, the first impression is always…

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…