Lucknowi Mutton Curry

Have you ever noticed it’s the dal which is served that defines a good vegetarian meal, whereas for a fine non- vegetarian meal, more often than not, it is the quality of mutton served. Laal Maas, Rogan josh, Kolhapuri mutton, Bhuna gosht are some of the famous mutton dishes in Indian cuisine, all different in…

Breaded Chicken Cutlets

“Anyone can cook but only the fearless can be great.” – Chef Gusteau Chicken cutlets -everybody’s favourite. Chicken mince or Kheema that is cooked along with an eclectic mix of indian spices, so that the chicken mince absorbs all the different flavours. Mashed potato is added to the mixture, after which it is shaped into…

Malabar Paratha

Malabar paratha – flaky, fluffy, crispy yet soft. An accompaniment to the world famous Syrian beef fry. An absolute favourite of the young and old, for the rich and the famous too. It’s a winning combination, most often at a thattukada, or even at a good mallu joint. The process is a wee bit tedious…

Mushroom and Corn Biryani

I was trying to loose weight…. I saw Biryani…. Biryani saw me…. Biryani disappeared! -Ayaz Khan Who does not like Biryani? We love Biryani and I make it for Sunday lunch at least once a month if not twice. I love trying out different ways and methods to make biryani- whatever the end result may…

Kerala Chicken roast

“Food is the most primitive form of comfort.” -Shielah Graham Westbrook Chicken Roast down south specially Kerala – is succulent pieces of chicken marinated and cooked on a slow flame in its own juices. There is no additional water added and this dish requires a little patience. It is spicy, moist and well worth all…

Date & Nut Bundt Cake

“Cake is the answer no matter what the question!” -Anonymous It’s healthy, super moist, contains all the goodness of dates and cashewnuts and it’s super easy. Dates are a good source of antioxidants, minerals, fibre and is a natural sweetener whereas cashewnuts are a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This is one of…

Sannas

Sannas is a very popular dish among the Manglorian and Goan Catholic community. This is usually served with an authentic chicken or pork curry. Sannas are fluffy, white rice cakes which resemble idlis, the texture is soft and it’s flavour is very, very pleasant. I make sannas at home very often and I find all…

Crispy Fish cakes/cutlets

“Cutlets on a plate is – sheer happiness on a plate.” Who doesn’t like cutlets? They are welcome any time of the day. Cutlets can be made with fish, any kind of meat, mixed vegetables and finally mashed potato to bind it all together. If made smaller, cutlets can be a starter too for any…

Prawn Masala – Kerala style

  “If given a choice I can live on a deserted island sit under a coconut tree and eat prawns all day.” Black Phoenix   Prawn masala/roast/ ularthu – Kerala style , a spicy dish, filled with the flavour of cocum, spices added and of course the coconut oil, not to forget the fried, crunchy pieces…

Tandoori bites

“True happiness is whiskey and tandoori chicken.” Tandoori chicken – flavourful, spicy, smoky chicken loved by millions all over the world. It’s the perfect dish to introduce you to the world of Indian spices. When grilled, the chicken is soft, succulent and flavoursome. I make grilled chicken very often as all you need is some…