Smoked and Stuffed Quail

Quails are small game birds grown commercially for their meat and eggs.They have lean,meaty flesh with a delicate flavor and require very less cooking time. There are 4 steps to this recipe. Smoking Marinating Stuffing Roasting I have smoked the quail with lemon tea,demerara sugar and basmati rice before roasting it in the oven. It…

Chicken Puff Pastry

Happy Ramadan to all my friends and readers! Ramadan the holiest month of the Islamic calendar is a month of fasting, charity giving , self analysis and introspection. During this month, Muslims across the world fast from dawn to dusk. After partaking the pre-dawn meal called Suhoor or Sehri,they abstain from eating or drinking till dusk.Apart from food and…

Strawberry and Orange Sorbet- A Royal Palate Cleanser

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. The relics of their glorious rule can still be seen all…

Stuffed Tangdi Kabab

Hello Everyone! First of all I am sorry for disappearing from the blogging world. It is three whole months.I have been super busy doing up our new place and then moving in.Everything had to be done from scratch and that took a lot of  time and patience.Those who have experienced building a home in India…

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…

BabyCorn Chicken with Steamed Rice – Beat the Winter Chills

Winter is round the corner and soon it will be time when the dipping temperature and the biting winds want you to reach home early, stoke up your hearth, eat something comforting and snuggle into the warmth of your bed. This recipe of baby corn and chicken which I put together is one heart warming dish you 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…

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…

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…

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….