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…

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…

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…

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….