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Thalappakatti Biriyani

Having tried Biryanis from different outlets in Chennai, the one we got hooked on to was the Thalappakatti Biryani. In case you are wondering what it is, let me explain. The Thalappakatti Biriyani Hotel’s roots can be traced all the way back to 1957. Founded by Mr. Nagasamy Naidu under the name Anan

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Kolmi No Patio- Parsi Style Prawn Curry

The other day, I was flipping through the book by Jiggs Kalra, looking for some Prawn recipe. I was intrigued by the name Kolmi No Patio, a Parsi prawn dish, which is a blend of tangy, sweet and spicy flavours. Somehow I felt that I need to look for more recipes on the net and found something I felt

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Cheera- Mutta Thoran (Stir fried Amaranth leaves and Eggs with grated Coconut)

Getting one’s child to eat greens is a herculean task to some mothers out there. I too happen to be one of them. I bought the amaranth leaves to prepare Cheera thoran. Once I started the preparation, I was wondering how to get D to eat this. The addition of eggs was a last moment decision, which def

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Meen Molee / Fish Molee/ Moilee (Fish Stewed in Coconut Milk)

Fish molee is a popular Kerala style preparation. This gravy goes well with Rice, hoppers as well as string hoppers. Meen Molee / Fish Molee/ Moilee (Fish Stewed in Coconut Milk)

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Goan Fish Curry

I have so many recipes to be tried out in my “to-do” list. One such recipe was the Goan Fish Curry. So, this time when I bought fish, I didn’t have to rack my brain to decide which recipe to follow. As usual, I looked into Goan Food Recipes blog, my go-to space for any Goan recipes 🙂 On reading thr

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Dal Bukhaara

I have always wondered what the difference between Dal Makhani and dal Bukhaara is. After a lot of search I came across a write up by Vir Sanghvi on the same. According to him, Dal Makhani is made with Black gram, Bengal gram and Kidney grams, whereas Dal Bukhaara is made with just black gram. Anoth

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Methi Malai Murg (Fenugreek flavoured Creamy Chicken)

Methi Malai Murg is a simple North Indian preparation of Chicken. The words Methi, Malai and Murg stands for Fenugreek, Cream and Chicken respectively. This is a recipe I came across a couple of years ago and got hooked on to it. Pretty simple preparation and tasty too. Methi Malai Murg (Fenugreek

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Aloo- Tamatar Sabji (Potatoes in a tomato based gravy)

Here is the recipe of Aloo- Tamatar Sabji, an easy and simple recipe that goes well with roti, poori or rice Aloo- Tamatar Sabji

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Sundakkai Vatral Kuzhambu/Vathal Kulambu

Relocation !! That’s a word most of the people dread. Inspite of relocating lot many times, I still dread the idea. My experimentation in cooking completely takes a back seat , when I am in the “relocating mode”. Yesterday, while relaxing, I decided to browse through my blog. Suddenly it dawned on m

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Ghati Paneer

It’s time for our next move and my current mission is to finish off all the grocery items in the kitchen. One among the grocery list was my recent favourite Goda masala. I was looking to use this for a paneer preparation and found the recipe in no time. Time for some Sanjeev Kapoor magic !!! Got the

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Murgh Nizami

Murgh Nizami is a mild, rich, creamy chicken dish from the land of Nizams. This dish goes well with Rotis. Murgh Nizami Source: Jiggs Kalra

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Bagara Baingan (Tempered Eggplants)

Bagara Baingan is an authentic Hyderabadi side dish, that goes well with Biryani, rice and even roti. Though I have stayed in Hyderabad for over 4 years, during different postings, I never really bothered to taste Bagara Baingan. It was more due to the fact that I had a dislike for eggplants/ brinja

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Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a much famous fast food item of Mumbai, known as the Financial capital of India. In Marathi language, Pav means Bread and Bhaji means vegetable dish. One can find a lot of variations to the Bhaji like Cheese Pav bhaji, Paneer pav bhaji etc.

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Maharashtrian Style Chicken

As usual while browsing for a “different” recipe, I came across the recipe of Maharshtrian Style Chicken in Pan Gravy Kadai Curry. A quick look at the preparation and I was eager to try it out. The only ingredient that I didnt have with me was Goda Masala Powder, but thankfully I got the recipe of i

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Vegetable Makhanwala (No Onion- No Garlic)

Though I have heard a lot about Jain food, I never tried making them at home. The other day, when one of my readers requested for such recipes, I decided to give it a try. Needless to say, the recipe was great. Simple to make, different yet tasty. Yet another Tarla Dalal recipe . 🙂 Vegetable Makha

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Pindi Chana/Chole (Tangy and Spicy Chickpeas)

Pindi Chana is a chickpea dish coated with light gravy. This goes really well with Kulcha. I found the recipe at MM’s Kitchen Bites. Eversince I tried this out, this has moved on to my favourite list. According to MM, this dish tastes the best when prepared in a cast iron wok. Pindi Chana/Chole (Ta

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Mutton Curry

One thing that excited me the most about coming to Hyderabad, was the fact that my best friend from college stays here. The thought of getting together more often was always a welcome thought. During one of those get togethers at her place, she had made this amazing mutton curry. We all loved it so

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Rajasthani Kadhi

Here’s the recipe of Rajasthani Kadhi that I have been following for a while. This is a Tarla Dalal recipe. Rajasthani Kadhi Source: Tarla Dalal

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