Tag: indian food

+ Chettinad Chicken cooked in a claypot

Chettinad Chicken cooked in a claypot

One of the most exciting ways of exploring and learning more about a region is through its regional cuisine. I cooked Chettinad Chicken in a claypot, an affair that I have been longing for a long time. It turned out to be delicious and I’m currently obsessing over everything about it… the aroma, the texture and the excitement of cooking in a claypot.

+ Homemade Chicken 56

Homemade spicy Chicken 65 for today’s lunch

Getting into the Chennai groove with a homemade spicy Chicken 65 for today’s lunch. I made two variations of it – with and without gravy. This is probably the closest any of my blogposts have gotten real-time! My last blogpost was kind of very long as I belted my heart out into how we have settled down in Chennai. The behind-the-scenes activities started in … Read More Homemade spicy Chicken 65 for today’s lunch

+ Homemade Lachha ParathaLachha

Lachha Paratha – Love and ghee in every layer

We made Lachha Parathas at home the other day. They turned out to be smoky, crispy and slightly flaky, just like they should be – only a bit less oily and slightly thicker. Making the multi layered Lachha Paratha at home was another feat. Much like making Acharuli, the boat-shaped Georgian cheese bread at home. Or perfecting the Awadhi style Kolkata Mutton Biryani. The … Read More Lachha Paratha – Love and ghee in every layer

+ Grilled eggplant in tempered spices

Grilled Eggplant in tempered spices | Big Z turned sixteen

This Grilled eggplant in tempered spices or Tadka Baigan was, as if a modern preparation with a desi soul, just like Big Z. Big Z turned sixteen… she was merely eight-year-old when my blog started! Today’s recipe is much like her, at least in temperament. Grilled Eggplant in tempered spices… baby eggplants in a spunky tadka of Indian spices. I used a mishmash of cooking … Read More Grilled Eggplant in tempered spices | Big Z turned sixteen

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Keeping Up With Chef Vikas Khanna | Igniting Sheer Passion!

The Power of Food is really Spiritual. It not only brings the whole family together on the same table, but also brings the whole world together. ∼  Vikas Khanna From receiving acclaim for his good looks as well as his passion for cooking, it is hard to keep up with all the titles that are conferred on Chef Vikas Khanna. A restaurateur, a TV … Read More Keeping Up With Chef Vikas Khanna | Igniting Sheer Passion!

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Kebab Bistro | A Parsi Lunch Buffet To Remember

A huge group of friends, a visiting mom, some noisy children and a lot of hungry tummies – when all descend on a small restaurant tucked away in a small side alley in Satwa-Jumeirah for a Friday lunch, what’s the result? Chaos, a delicious chaos! Jargons aside, this is one lunch buffet to remember. Kebab Bistro fed us till our eyes couldn’t drool or … Read More Kebab Bistro | A Parsi Lunch Buffet To Remember

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Mahec in Le Meridien | When Mango Is The Hero in A Love Story

I know that promotion for Mangoes are everywhere around the city at this hour. I am on a severe meal plan and Mangoes are no where mentioned in the plan. I read Madhu’s post Look Who’s Returned to My Mango Trees (she hasn’t written much about mangoes though) and felt hopelessly romantic with the thought – yes, I truly love Mangoes! Mahec, in Le Meridien … Read More Mahec in Le Meridien | When Mango Is The Hero in A Love Story

+ Recipe of galouti or galauti kababs from Ananta in Oberoi Dubai

Ananta in Oberoi Dubai | The royal recipe of Galouti Kababs

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore Every one who knows me, knows my love (my family’s love actually) for Galouti Kababs. Galouti Kababs melt me down, always… as the melt-in-the-mouth minced kebabs melt in my mouth! The Galouti always deserved a special post in my blog. With a hands-on experience in a … Read More Ananta in Oberoi Dubai | The royal recipe of Galouti Kababs