I still remember the day, while at college, when one of our friends brought sausages in her tiffin box for lunch. Being a hosteler, getting to taste sausages was a rare occasion, one would not like to miss. So the moment we got wind of the sausages, we dug in shamelessly without even bothering whether our friend was left with any. The tiffin box was empty in a matter of seconds. Well those were the days….. (more…)
Archive for February, 2012
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Non-Vegetarian, Pork, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, tagged Finger Food, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Sausage, Snacks, Starters on February 28, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Today I was busy packing and was just not in the mood for any elaborate cooking. One quick look at the pantry and I saw chicken and a whole lot of coriander leaves. So that’s it….. Decision made. It’s going to be Coriander Chicken. No recipe books, no TV shows, no net browsing, not even my diary…… Just went along the way and added whatever I felt like. After tasting, D gave a thumbs up and said “Mama, it tastes different and I liked it a lot”. Even I was pretty happy with the result. Its a quick to make recipe and tastes yummy too.
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Gravies, Non-Vegetarian, North Indian, tagged Butter Chicken, Chicken, Gravies, Murgh Makhani, Non Vegetarian, North Indian, Side Dish on February 16, 2012 | 2 Comments »
When you are thinking about food and the word Punjab is mentioned, what is the dish that comes to your mind? For me it’s Butter Chicken. Those juicy, succulent, char-grilled chicken pieces cooked in a rich gravy. Yum…I am already drooling…. Luckily, I have my plate of butter chicken by my side… (more…)
It was ‘celebration time’ in our household yesterday when J got the admission offer from the prestigious Indian School of Business. Such occasions call for a sweet treat and the first thing that came to my mind was Gajar Ka Halwa….a sweet dish made of grated carrots cooked in milk. Having a bowl of warm Gajar ka halwa……yummmmmmm… (more…)
Cauliflower was a vegetable I used to really dislike, till a few years back. What changed my liking was this dish that I had at a party. I could never imagine that cauliflower can taste so good. I found out the method and the ingredients that goes to make this recipe and tried my own version. It’s a very simple North Indian style dish. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Desserts, Eggless Cooking/Baking, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Desserts, Eggless, Homemade Ingredient, Marshmallows, Quick to Make Recipes on February 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Marshmallows has been an item in my ‘To-do’ list for a while. I was a little apprehensive to try it out, especially since I didn’t have a candy thermometer. The other day, while chatting with my dear friend S, who is a pastry chef in San Francisco, she gave me a technique to circumvent the thermometer issue. Wow!! That’s some news!! I just couldn’t wait to try it. The technique is mentioned in the recipe. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Beef, Chicken, Gravies, International, Lamb/Mutton, Non-Vegetarian, tagged Beef, Chilli Con Carne, Gravies, Mexican Recipes, Mutton/Lamb, Non Vegetarian, One Dish Meals on February 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Chili Con Carne aka Chili is a spicy stew. The name of this dish is derived from Spanish Chile Con Carne, which means “Chili Pepper with Meat” (Courtesy: Wikipedia). The first time I tasted Chili was at Skyline Chili during our Cincinnati trip. A bowl of awesome Chili LOADED with grated cheese…Superb!!! (more…)
The first time I heard of Mutton Rezala was on Madhur Jaffrey’s show on TV. Rezala is a traditional Bangladeshi recipe for a classic meat-based curry in curd, flavoured with cardamom, cloves, garlic, ginger and chillies. Even though it has its origins in Bangladesh, it has a Mughlai influence in its taste and preparation. This dish goes well with rice, naan, roti etc.