Tandoori Mutton Chops

Tandoori Mutton Chops is a tasty and succulent appetizer comprising of only the chops portion of the goat meat. Steeped in aromatic flavours, this delicious Mughlai cuisine starter, is traditionally roasted in a tandoor. However, here I am recreating it over my humble pan and consequently the microwave oven. Trust me, it will leave you…

Schezwan Chicken

Schezwan Chicken is a Chinese cuisine recipe. It is a highly popular item on the menu cards in Indian restaurants. Essentially, involving the use of Schezwan Sauce, this chicken recipe is a spicy affair; definitely not for the faint-hearted! The link for a home-made recipe of the Schezwan Sauce is mentioned here. So try this extremely piquant chicken…

Dum Murg Biryani

Dum Murg Biryani is a quintessential example of royal Awadhi cuisine or present day Lucknowi fare. Seeped in regal flavours of butter and nuts, this beautiful Chicken recipe is a delight to the senses! I am literally at a loss for words, so just check out this royalty right at home and you are surely…

Shammi Kebab

Shammi Kebab is another delight from Awadhi cuisine, heavily influenced by the kebabs of the Middle East. These are made with minced mutton and infused with aromatic spices, fit for the appetizers category at a feast! Now try this yummy delight right at home and take your family and friends by surprise! Trust me they’d…

Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma is quintessentially Mughlai. Owing its origins to South Asia, this dish oozes royalty. Korma is derived from the Urdu word kormah which means ‘to braise’, which is in turn derived from the Turkish word kavurma which means ‘cooked meat’. Chicken Korma essentially involves the chicken to stew or braise in yogurt, cream and nut paste….

Chicken Dhansak

Chicken Dhansak is the signature dish of Parsi cuisine. The secret ingredient that differentiates it from other Chicken recipes is the use of lentils as a base for the gravy. Consequently, you have a delicious recipe that has the goodness of health! Traditionally, this dish is eaten with caremalised rice. However, you may have it…

Kosha Mangsho

Kosha Mangsho is a Bengali cuisine recipe. The key differentiating ingredient used here are potatoes, that sets it apart from other mutton gravies in the Indian cuisine. Also, it has more gravy than juice, a consequence of slow cooking, retaining the moisture of the mutton- ‘Kosha’ means sautéed and ‘Mangsho’ means mutton in Bengali. Kosha Mangsho is sweet…

Nargisi Kofta

Nargisi Kofta is a Hyderabadi royalty on a platter! Inspired by the flower-Nargis, Narcissus tazetta-this dish is a sight for sore eyes! Nargisi Kofta is served with the kebab placed over the sauce, both of which are made separately. Here, the kebab is a flavour bomb which is complemented by the tangy sauce. So what better way…

Chicken Pasanda

Chicken Pasanda is a signature dish of the Mughal legacy; ‘pasanda’ means favourite in Urdu, referring to the prime cuts of the meat. High on aromatic spices and dry fruits, it is also an easy and delicious non-vegetarian main course. Try it if you want to divert from the usual chicken routine and want to…

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…