KFC style Popcorn Chicken – without MSG

KFC style Popcorn chicken- crisp outside and juicy inside KFC is a favorite in my home and I am sure in every chicken lover’s home too..After all who can resist the finger licking good chicken they serve at KFC. It is the world’s second largest fast food chain (first is Mc Donalds) and is known to serve…

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…

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…

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…

Honey and Sesame Chicken legs

  Last week , i.e 19th of Feb, my Chinese friends celebrated their New Year. Chinese New Year also known as the Spring festival happens to be the most important celebration for families in China. This year most of them had a long holiday, from Feb 18th to 24. I know I am a bit late…

Domino’s style Garlic Breadsticks with Oregano seasoning

Domino’s has been my favorite pizza brand for a long long time now. It was in 1999 that I first tasted Domino’s pizza at the Times Square outlet. I still remember I was waiting with my mother-in-law in the restaurant for the pizza, while my husband was parking the car in the next block.There was…

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…

Vietnamese Rice paper Rolls – Fiesta Friday Anniversary:Week One

The count down has begun, the carpets have been laid, the invites have been sent out, preparations are on full swing, menus all planned, mise en place well organised for service, the best of silver polished and the dresses are out of the wardrobe for the biggest ever block party-              …

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…