Fried chicken -everybody’s favourite

“Fried chicken tends to make you feel better about life”. Fried chicken- tender juicy chicken covered with a golden crispy crust. Fried chicken is one of the most favourite and popular dishes of America, in fact all over the world – there is not a single person who does not like it . With the…

Frenchtoast with Brioche Bread

French toast – the fine art of making a mess. ‘French Toast’ is a classic breakfast dish and is usually made using a day old bread . Since the texture of the bread is dry to a certain extent, it soaks up the milk mixture easily and hence makes it easier to handle . If…

Fish Biriyani

“The destiny of every Biriyani is to be eaten – eaten without guilt.” Biriyani is a true delicacy in every Indian household. It is a one- dish meal, it’s tasty and everyone loves it. Fish does not require too much of a marination so the whole cooking process could be over in about 45 minutes….

Chilli Cheese Toast

“I’ve never met a problem that cheese couldn’t solve.” – a wise guy. My version of a cheese toast – it’s got chilli powder, flour, egg, milk and oodles of cheese – baked! It’s simple and delicious, the ideal snack you’d like to bite into on a cloudy day. Could be fried too. All of…

Lemon dream

This chilled lemon dream is just out of this world, ultradelicious, simple, lime and lemony and so sublime -it’s your answer to a light dessert after a heavy meal. This is a very loyal dessert that never ever lets me down and it’s the dessert I think of immediately when I have to balance out…

Christmas Cake

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat…….. ‘Tis the season to be jolly…. Christmas -I think it’s the only universal festive season, or rather its the right tonic for all our souls – where families get together, traditions are shared, the joy of just being together and above all -most importantly- where the planning…

Mushroom and Cucumber Pulao

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard. When all you want to do is wind up cooking as fast as possible, the dish I go to and make is a simple pulao or biriyani – it’s quick , easy and tasty. All you need is Basmati rice and a peep into…

Saucy Pork chops

“There is poetry in a pork chop to a hungry man.” – Philip Gibbs After a lot of trial and error, I zeroed in on to this simple yet very effective recipe for pork chops – no dicing of onions etc. etc.in fact the balance of taste in this dish – sweet, tangy and spicy…

Pineapple Dream

Pineapple dream -a dream dessert to layer in your prettiest glass dish – a dessert too hard to resist. A rather fun alternative to serve this dessert would be to serve in small individual cups or bowls. There is a story to every recipe. This particular dessert is a favourite of mine and when I’m…

Herb Crusted Grilled Fish

Every time you ‘SURPRISE’ yourself….. you ‘INSPIRE’ yourself . It’s delicious, it’s healthy and it takes no time at all – herb crusted fish. This simple crust elevates the ordinary seer fish to a whole new level and it’s a dish all will relish and want more of……….. Am in the process of going through…

Chicken in Chilly Orange  Sauce

    Less than 50 days to Christmas – a few special dishes to start planning your menu. Chicken in chilly orange sauce -it’s tasty, has a lovely citrusy flavour, can get the bite of flavour from the chilly flakes and above all just yumm. I wait for Sunday afternoon lunch, it’s the only meal…

Grilled Coriander Chicken

The north- east monsoon has finally arrived in Chennai – it’s all wet and dreary when you look out of the window and it’s going to remain that way for some time. You really want some pakoras, a cup of hot tea and a good book  to keep you all warm and cosy. How about…