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…

Egg & Potato Curry- Kerala style

Egg and potato curry – an ideal Kerala breakfast accompaniment to Appam, Puttu, Upma, Idiappam, Parathas or even bread! It’s creamy, simple and uncomplicated, rich in taste and flavour, traditional and very popular. This particular dish is the best quick fix meal you can rustle up when guests drop in. Potatoes and eggs are a…

Chicken Kofta Pulao

‘Rice is all one but there are many ways of cooking it’. Pulao or spiced and flavoured rice is easy to make depending on what spices are available. It is served as  a main course. This particular Pulao has chicken koftas made out of minced chicken and other ingredients which are blended together, shaped into…

Methi chicken Masala

“And believe me, a good piece of chicken can make anybody believe in the existence of God”.              – Sherman  Alexie Methi chicken is one of the most popular dishes in Hyderabadi cuisine. It is made with fresh methi leaves and tender chicken. It has the distinctive flavor of the methi leaves…

Goan Prawn Curry

‘I mix mayonnaise, ketchup, brandy and a little mustard. This is a heck of a good sauce for seafood’.    – Jose Andres Goan food – spicy and flavoursome! In most of the dishes, the spices are ground in vinegar. Coconut is the hero of Goan cuisine. Local spices are the main ingredients used in…

Fish Masala Bake 

“In the hands of an able cook, fish can become an inexhaustible source of perpetual delight.”         -Jean Anthem Brilliat-  Fish is delicious and easy to prepare and plays a very important role  in our diet. White-fleshy fish are much lower in fats than any other animal protein. Besides being a source…

Shahi Murg Masala

Mughlai food was once prepared in the kitchens of the Mughal emperors . Mughlai cuisine consists of dishes developed in Medieval india prepared by the people of the Mughal Empire.Mughlai food is a favourite food today in most Indian households and occupies a very prominent place in most of the Indian festivals and celebrations. Mughlai…

Egg Roast

Eggs is one of the most affordable proteins available in the market today. Egg roast is a favourite dish in God’s own country and is usually paired up with appam, puttu or even idiappam. It is a breakfast dish and is one of the most tastiest Indian egg dishes ever. There is a  perfect balance…

Panfried Chicken Ghee Roast

‘And believe me, a good piece of chicken can make anybody  believe in the existence of God.’  –Sherman Alexie I love buying chicken –you can do so much with it. Grill, bake, fry, curry, stock for soup- plenty of options! Recently I have been trying out a few improvisations during grilling on a tava to…