Bell Pepper, Bacon & Chicken Bake

This is a deceptively simple dish. It’s a bake with a combination of flavours you will love. This particular bake has a surprising twist to it- fried, crispy onions as a topping! I am sure this bake will definitely please you and your family. It is the perfect one-dish dinner- no accompaniments needed. From start…

Mughalai Chicken Biryani

Biryani -also known as biriyani is a South Asian mixed rice dish which originated among the Muslims of South Asia. It is made with spices, meat and rice. Biryani is a no compromise dish and is often a fixed menu for sunday lunch when the family gets together, basically it is the convenience of putting…

Orange Sponge Custard

  This  dessert once baked  has a sponge/cake on top with a custard sauce at the bottom. This is special and I occasionally alternate the flavour of this dessert, that is orange – with lime. It is a very special recipe and is made for special friends of mine when they visit. The only step…

Roast chicken

Roast chicken – perfectly marinated, baked to perfection and out of this world. As simple as that! All of us love roast chicken-crispy skin, succulent meat and to be frank- a meal by itself. You have mashed potatoes, vegetables and soft juicy chicken. With Christmas around the corner I thought it would be apt to…

Goan Sausage Pulao

A trip to the beach can cure you of a bad mood and so can Goan food. Goa’s got everything – sun, sand, beach and above all irresistible food. It is addictive ! Pork sorpotel, Prawn balchao,  Bebinka  – well known dishes all over the world and relished by all. There is a lot of…

Tuna Sandwich

“I bought you a tuna sandwich. They say its brain food. I guess because there is so much dolphin in it, and you know how smart they are .”   -Marge Simpson. Tuna is a rich source of omega3 fatty acids, it fights inflammation and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. It is a relatively…

Potato au gratin

Gratin is a widespread culinary technique in which an ingredient is topped with a brown crust using bread crumbs, cheese and even melted butter. Gratin originated in French cuisine, the ingredients are all put together in a shallow dish and baked or grilled till a crust is formed on top. Gratins are traditionally served in…

Ginger Bread

Ever since I tasted this cake at a friends place roughly 2 years back, I’ve always wanted to try it out and have been on the lookout for a simple no – fuss recipe  that i could share with family and friends and which would give me immense satisfaction at the end of it. Time and effort…

Chicken Chettinad

It is said in South India, one is lucky to eat like a Chettiar. Chettinad is a small village in Tamil Nadu. On January 7, 2016, The New York Times came out with a list of 52 Places to go in 2016, and the only city in India to feature on that list is Tamil…

Crunchy Coffee Custard

It’s a special bond that spans the years, through laughter, worry, smiles and tears.  A sense of trust that cannot be broken, a depth of love sometimes unspoken, A lifelong friendship- built on sharing, hugs and kisses, warmth and caring, Mother and daughter – their hearts as one, A link that can never be undone.  Happy…

Broccoli and Mushroom  bake

Vegetable bakes are quick and easy to prepare. It can be made early and baked later. Every time you make a bake you could try out different combinations. It’s light, delicious and no one will complain about eating vegetables. Basically it’s comfort food which is wholly satisfying. This recipe of mine is from a Goodfood…

Apple Crumble Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

‘A responsible and intelligent daughter is the most important contribution you can make to this world. I am so glad I was one of the lucky few to be able to do it.’ It’s my daughter Rhea’s birthday today and I’d like to say Thank you. Nikhil and Rhea- my children, have been pressurizing me to…