This is one of the tastiest Mutton dishes we have ever tasted. It was love at first bite. I got the recipe from the TV program Highway On My Plate. You could prepare this dish with any meat of your choice. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Beef, Chicken, Gravies, Lamb/Mutton, Non-Vegetarian, North Indian, Pork, tagged Chicken, Gravies, Mutton Korma, Mutton/Lamb, Non Vegetarian, Side Dish on February 17, 2013 | 4 Comments »
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Gravies, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, South Indian, tagged Cashewnut-based Chicken Curry, Chicken, Gravies, Hyderabadi Murg Korma, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Side Dish, South Indian on February 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
I finally managed to grab a copy of Jiggs Kalra’s collection of recipes named ‘Prashad, Cooking with Indian Masters’. This book contains recipes from different parts of India, that too narrated by the Chefs themselves. I would definitely recommend this book to all those interested in trying out varied Indian cuisines.
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Non-Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, tagged Chicken, Chicken Kathi Rolls, Finger Food, Non Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, Teatime on January 22, 2013 | 3 Comments »
Coming up with something different as evening snacks, almost on a daily basis, when D comes back after his play is one of my constant worries during the day. The boy would be all tired n hungry and if I don’t put something worthwhile on the table, he might even eat me up. I am sure this dilemma is felt by many mothers around the world. Kathi Roll is an ‘easy to make’ snack, which can come to your rescue on such occasions. It is nutritious as well as very filling too. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, International, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Sauces/Dips, Snacks, Starters, tagged Chicken, Chicken Momos, Chilli Sauce, Finger Food, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Sauces/Dips, Snacks, Starters on January 20, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Momo is a type of dumpling native to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim and other Himalayan states of India. My first rendezvous with Momos was during our stay in Sikkim. It was another ‘Love at first bite’ for me. Though there are fried as well as steamed versions of Momos, my personal favourite is the steamed version. Shaping a Momo is an art in itself and it takes some experience to shape them beautifully. I just love watching those experts make Momos so deftly. Wish I were so quick !!!
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Gravies, Non-Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Cashew Chicken, Chicken, Gravies, Non Vegetarian, North Indian, Quick to Make Recipes, Side Dish on January 13, 2013 | 5 Comments »
Cooking was the last thing on my mind when we embarked on the Dubai trip. But when my cousins, with whom we were staying, indicated their eagerness to taste one of my creations, I decided to take time off, in the midst of our hectic trip. The biggest challenge, when cooking in somebody else’s kitchen, is figuring out where the ingredients are. Moreover, I had to make do with whatever was already there. Spotting some boneless chicken in the fridge and some cashew nuts on the shelf, my decision to make Cashew Chicken was instantaneous. So by the time my cousins returned from work, the Cashew Chicken was ready to be devoured, which sure they did. My sister-in-law gave a ‘thumbs up’ with the remark, “Chechi, this tastes just like the ones you get in a restaurant.” Phew…another jackpot.. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Beef, Chicken, Lamb/Mutton, Non-Vegetarian, Pork, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, tagged Chicken, Chicken Liver, Finger Food, Fried Chicken Liver Chilli, Indo Chinese, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Side Dish, Snacks, Starters on December 16, 2012 | 1 Comment »
During my college days, I used to stay in a hostel near our college in Mangalore. Sometimes on Sundays, a sudden plan would take shape in someones head, to eat out. The next moment, we all would be out of our rooms, ready to head to ‘Hao Hao’, our favourite hangout for Chinese cuisine. I used to love their Fried Chicken Liver Chilli. This dish was so tasty that some of my friends who were not very fond of Chicken liver, ultimately ended up being the first ones to dig into this dish, when served. (more…)
Usually while making run of the mill dishes at home, I don’t follow any particular recipe as such. I just add the ingredients according to what comes to my mind at that moment. By the end of the day I would have completely forgotten how I made the dish. The trouble starts when a few days later, the boys’ request goes like this “Can you make that dish which you prepared on that day??” and I go completely blank. But now, thanks to my blog, I note down each and every step and hence don’t have to give that blank look again. (more…)
The other day, while I was searching for a chicken recipe to go with the Szechuan Fried Rice, I stumbled upon the recipe of Hunan Chicken. The picture was so visually appealing that I didn’t have any second thoughts. I just decided to go ahead and nail it. Though the recipe called for boneless chicken, my eagerness took the better part of me; to proceed ahead without wasting any time in de-boning the chicken. I tweaked the recipe a bit to suit our liking of having lots of gravy, to have with rice.
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Gravies, Non-Vegetarian, South Indian, tagged Chicken, Chicken Roast, Gravies, Kerala Recipes, Mom's Style Chicken Roast, Side Dish, South Indian on December 5, 2012 | 4 Comments »
If you ask me to name some of my favourite chicken dishes, my Mom’s style Chicken Roast would be among the top ones. I like this dish for its thick gravy and the potato juliennes in it. These juliennes absorbs the taste of the gravy and they taste even better than the chicken itself. This is probably the only dish where I would happily sacrifice the chicken pieces for the extra gravy and the juliennes.
Here’s the recipe….. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Beef, Chicken, Lamb/Mutton, Non-Vegetarian, South Indian, tagged Beef Recipes, Chicken, Goan Recipes, Gravies, Mutton/Lamb, Non Vegetarian, Side Dish, South Indian on October 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Xacuti, pronounced Shakuti, is a Goan curry consisting of grated coconut, onion and spices. It is pretty much similar to the Varutharacha Curry that we make in Kerala. It was the name of this dish, which drew me into trying it. The name sounds stylish, and seems to be rhyming with that of some Italian sports bikes. After preparation, I realised that this dish turned out to be as exciting as its name. I generally refer to the Goanfoodrecipes site for my experiments on Goan cuisine. After reading its reviews, I gave a little twist to the original recipe, which I would say was worth it.
Posted in All Recipes, Beef, Chicken, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters, tagged Beef Recipes, Beef Strips Stir fried with Red Chillies, Chicken, Finger Food, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Snacks, Starters on September 29, 2012 | 6 Comments »
The other day I was racking my brain to prepare a snack item, using beef, that isn’t too spicy. All the preparations I knew of had generous amounts of spices. That’s when the conversation I had with my little sis came to my mind. She had mentioned about a dish she had prepared with chicken, which was a hit. So I decided to adapt this recipe to Beef. The best part is that it’s very simple and easy to make. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, International, Non-Vegetarian, Pastas, Quick to Make Recipes, tagged Chicken, Creamy Pasta with Roasted Chicken, Non Vegetarian, One Dish Meals, Pasta, Quick to Make Recipes on September 14, 2012 | 4 Comments »
This time when D requested for Pasta, I wanted to try something new, something quite different from what I had been making. A quick look at my saved recipes, I came across this Creamy Penne Pasta with Roasted Chicken recipe from ‘Simple Daily Recipes’. It was indeed a simple recipe and it turned out to be delicious too. D absolutely loved it. (more…)
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Eggless Cooking/Baking, Gravies, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, South Indian, Vegetarian Dishes, tagged Chicken, Chicken Ishtu, Chicken Stew, Chicken Stew Kerala Style, Eggless, Gravies, Kerala Recipes, Mutton/Lamb, Non Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Side Dish, South Indian, Vegetarian on September 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in All Recipes, Chicken, Non-Vegetarian, Quick to Make Recipes, Soup, tagged Chicken, Lemon Coriander Chicken Noodle Soup, Non Vegetarian, One Dish Meals, Quick to Make Recipes, Soups on September 5, 2012 | 8 Comments »
Whenever I feel lazy for very elaborate cooking, I take refuge in ‘One dish Meals’. Lemon Coriander Chicken Noodle Soup is one such meal extremely easy on the stomach and ideal for the health conscious. So last Sunday was my calling when I had all the ingredients and the right mood to experiment .