Spicy Prawn masala

‘Keep calm and put some butter on it.’ Who does not like Garlic butter prawns? Lots of garlic, butter and prawns. As simple as that. A wonderful protein that takes the shortest time to cook. For medium sized prawns, 3-5 minutes should do. For large prawns, it takes 5-7 minutes. As a family, we make…

Coffee cake with a Walnut crumb

I am not a cake addict, just a little over attached to it. I love baking cakes of different flavours and toppings, especially tea cakes. Not too much of cream, just plain old fashioned cakes you can enjoy with a cup of tea. This is a simple recipe I came across, modified to get that…

Chilli, Garlic and Coriander Rolls

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.” – M F K FIsher I love the smell of baking bread at home. Good bread with fresh butter. The king of all feasts, according to me. I just love Toast and butter…

Mutton Pepper Masala

“Wine is the intellectual part of a meal while meat is the material.” Alexander Dumas Delicious, soft and tender chunks of mutton cooked with indian spices, curd lots of onion and the final garnish -fresh pepper and a sprinkle of fried curry leaves. That’s Mutton Pepper masala for you. All you need is a bowl…

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…