Gulab Jamun

“WISHING ALL MY READERS AND FRIENDS A VERY HAPPY DIWALI FILLED WITH PEACE AND PROSPERITY.” Gulab Jamun – a traditional sweet of India which has probably the largest fan following. Soft, spongy and absolutely melt-in-the-mouth delicacy, it’s time to pamper your taste buds with its unforgettable taste. When you look at a Gulab Jamun you…

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…

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 is the distinctive flavor of the methi leaves…

Coriander Paneer

“There is nothing in this world that can’t be solved without butter paneer masala and paranthas.” Paneer or cottage cheese has a dedicated fan following in India itself and I confess my family too are hard core paneer fans. I guess it’s all about the multiple ways one can make use of this  indispensable protein…

Methi Malai Paneer

In this post we are going to indulge in one of the most popular, versatile and  ever so humble ingredient all of us love – Paneer The bitter hints of methi leaves cooked in a tangy tomato based gravy along with cubes of paneer soaking in the richness of cashewnut paste brings the whole dish…

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…

Curd Rice 

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”     – Leonardo  Da Vinci  Curd rice is also known as yoghurt rice and is a popular dish of South India. We call it ‘ Thayir Saddam.’ To us, South Indians, it’s comfort food and occupies a very prominent place – be it the ‘Thali’ or any festive occasion….

Methi Dal

Dal is a term used in the Indian subcontinent for split pulses. We are blessed with a wide variety- from Moong  to Tur to Masooor to Channa to Urad- dal is an integral part of every Indian meal . Simple or elaborate – it’s your choice but there has to be dal on the table….

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…

Grilled Paneer with Capsicum and Onion

Paneer or cottage cheese is a common protein used in South Asian cuisine. It is usually found in Indian, Pakistani, Nepali, Afghani and Bangladeshi cuisines. It is made by curdling hot milk with either lime juice, vinegar or any other food acid. Paneer in addition to being a good protein specially to the vegetarians –…

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…