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 ūüėČ ¬†) 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…

Murgh Wajid Ali – from the Royal Kitchens of Awadh

Wajid Ali Shah was the fifth king of Awadh, a princely state in pre- independent India. He was known for his fairy tale palace, patronage of arts, 350 wives, menagerie of tigers and elephants and of course for his royal kitchens.He was an imperial who hand created his own calender. The gourmet cooks of Awadh…

Hyderabadi Fish Curry and bangles

Hello everyone! I am back after a two week hiatus as I had urgent jobs that needed to be attended to. Whenever I have too many tasks on hand, I make a to-do list on a priority basis. I am sure everyone does that. Women are supposed to be good at multi-tasking, but there are…

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…

Kataifi Chicken or What Ever!!!

Sorry for the weird title friends. but it’s not my fault. My son challenged me to do that. I will tell you what happened. Flashback:He is at a university far¬† away from home. Usually as in all business schools,sometimes the work load gets really hectic with too many deadlines to be met at the same…

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….