Magur Machher Jhol

Magur Machher Jhol, a Bengali-style Asian Catfish Curry, is my favourite fish recipe yet! It is a beautiful dish which has extremely strong flavours and spices. This recipe combines the aromatic characteristics of mustard seeds with the tanginess of tomatoes and dry mango powder, that essentially forms the tasty curry base. This dish is originally…

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken is light Chinese chicken recipe. It is more popular in America as it is not so spicy on the palate. Here, the chicken is cooked in orange juice giving it a tangy twist. Try this lip-smacking version of chicken fare for a light and easy-to-make meal! Ingredients: Serves 3-4 500g chicken, small cut…

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken, one word- tantalising! Here, I have tried to recreate the authentic version using the main ingredient, the pungent Sichuan peppers and man, they are hot! That just takes the dish to a whole new level of spicy! This recipe is a popular Chinese dish in the Indian markets and makes for a…

Chicken Vindaloo

Chicken Vindaloo is a classic Goan recipe! And a great variant from the regular Chicken curry! The key ingredient apart from Chicken is potatoes, which gives this dish a new perspective. Being low on spices but fiery and tangy on the palate, this recipe is also very light on the stomach. ‘Vindaloo’ is an Indian…

Machher Dimer Bora

Machher Dimer Bora is a Bengali cuisine recipe of fish roe fritters; machher is fish and dimer is roe/eggs in Bengali. A bora or pakora is a form of savoury fritter in India, traditionally made with gram flour. Machher Dimer Bora makes use of fish eggs to make savoury fritters. Here, I am using the eggs of the Rohu fish found in rivers of South…

Karahi Chicken

Karahi Chicken, a basic form of chicken curry originating in the erstwhile North-West Frontier Province or present day Pakistan, is also known as Balti Chicken (‘balti’, another word for ‘karahi’). This dish is high on spices and is cooked essentially in a ‘karahi’ or a wok. This recipe is slightly modified from the usual way…

Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani

Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani is one of the hot favourites of the non-vegetarian affair of the Indian palate. It has a fan following across generations and demographics and is highly recommended if you want to try out some royal, authentic Indian cuisine! Biryani, was essentially made popular by the Nizam of Hyderabad (in Southern India), combining…

Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki

Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki is a Greek appetiser. Souvlaki denotes chunks of meat and vegetables, as per taste, grilled on a skewer; ‘souvlaki’ is Greek for ‘skewer’. Often, the most popular sauce that accompanies it is an exotic yet simple Tzatziki sauce made with yogurt and cucumber. Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki is mild yet pungent…

Laal Maas

Laal Maas is a traditional meat recipe from Rajasthan, India. It was traditionally made of wild game meat and has since then trickled down to just mutton in the contemporary times. Laal Maas is Hindi for ‘red meat’; it derives its red colour from its core ingredients- red chillies, yogurt and garlic. Seeped in such pungent…

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings is a famous American appetiser. Primarily seeped in sizzling flavours of hot sauce, this recipe is a fiery surprise and will surely make smoke come out of your ears! The nomenclature, Buffalo Wings, would initially confuse anyone. No, it’s not made of actual buffaloes! The core element is chicken only. However, this specific…

Menemen

Menemen is a Middle Eastern delight! This recipe is typically served over breakfast but can be taken whenever, owing to its quick and easy method. It is light on the palate and combines the goodness of eggs with veggies, very similar to Shakshuka. Try this exotic diversion over your next Sunday brunch! Ingredients: Serves 1 2…

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani, has been a favourite of the Indian palate since time immemorial. This beautiful chicken recipe infuses the aromatic Indian spices amongst layers of cooked rice and chicken, served best with yogurt. With its origins unknown, today it has developed across the Indian subcontinent with different styles of cooking in different regions; each style…