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…

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…

Grilled Chicken Salad- Lebanese Fattoush

When you have been partying hard during the festive season and you have literally lost count of the calories, a fresh and healthy salad brunch comes as a life savior. Fattoush is a Lebanese peasant salad made with fresh vegetables, greens, crispy toasted pita bread and a flavorful sweet and tangy vinaigrette dressing made of…

Chocolate and Hazel Nut Cookies – deliciously chewy

Christmas time especially 23rd December makes me nostalgic. I did my schooling from a girls convent run by Christian Sisters. Every year on the 23rd, before the school closed for the winter vacation a Christmas play was enacted  . As I was one of the tallest girls in class   😀  I got to play the…

Chicken and Corn Casserole with mac ‘n cheese

  When the temperature is dipping and the freezing cold keeps you locked at home, what you need is the warmth of your ‘hearth’ to warm up  your ‘hearts’ 💕 ……..  Lol   😝 Did I just say that! ? Can’t believe I am coming up with funny prefaces for a food post 😀 ….

Coconut Chicken fry

I remember as a young child, my grand mom used to live in a little town and we used to visit her in our summer vacations. She was a very sweet lady, like most grand mothers are and I really used to look forward to those yearly visits. In those days, the only way to…

Sweet Roses – Eat them or gift them

I don’t know what Emma Goldman was thinking when she said, ‘I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck’ Roses are definitely a ‘you can’t go wrong’ gift for girls. Where they rank in the hierarchy to chocolates and diamonds is purely an individual choice I believe. But one thing for sure…

Chinese biryani ?

Chinese biryani????? Biryani ,as we all know is a one pot rice and meat dish which has its roots in South Asia. There are different theories regarding the origin of Biryani, with the most popular being that it was brought to India by the Mogul rulers.However, the fact remains that Biryani is the most popular dish…