Pineapple Delite 

“Be a pineapple- stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.” Pineapples are weird fruits, spiney on the outside  and sweet on the inside. It is a source of many important vitamins and minerals, it cures coughs and colds,  helps in digestion and aids in weight loss. Pineapple has a very vibrant…

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….

Vegetable au gratin

When you think of continental and vegetarian, the first dish that comes to my mind is an au gratin, be it potato, cauliflower or a mixed vegetable. A bake is one way to get the family eat vegetables, furthermore, it is a one dish meal. An au gratin is a sought after dish all over…

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….

Chefinlove turns 1

Time has flown and it’s a year old  today . A big thank you to all my viewers – 64 posts, 11,000 views, 2700 visitors – cannot ask for more. I am a happy soul. Selecting a recipe – a good simple recipe ending with a favourable tasty result was my top priority. Two simple…

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…

Chicken and Mushroom Soup

“Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others, each batch has its own ingredients; and it needs time to reach its full flavour.    -Marge  Kennedy According to Virginia Woolf – Soup is cuisine’s kindest course.  Soup is basically a broth infused with flavour. It could be a clearsoup like a…

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…