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…

Shrikhand

Shrikhand is the simplest of all desserts that leaves you spellbound with its simple yet flavoursome features! It is a dessert recipe from the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in India. I recently discovered this extremely easy and beautiful recipe in my mother’s old recipe books; and immediately wanted to recreate it my way. Shrikhand…

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…

Mirch Salan

Mirch Salan is a delectable delicacy from the Mughlai cuisine. It is quintessentially Hyderabadi to be precise and is served as an accompaniment to Biryani or rice. This recipe is prepared from the Bhavnagri mirch or Indian jalapeños and is full of flavours and spices. Mirch Salan is both sour and spicy on the palate. Thus,…

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…

Dhingri Dolma

Dhingri Dolma is a hybrid of Persian and Awadhi cuisines. ‘Dhingri’ stands for ‘mushrooms’ in some regional Indian languages and ‘Dolma‘ refers to ‘stuffed vegetable dishes’ in the Middle East, which is furnished by the grated paneer. This dish is light and aromatic on the palate; the key ingredient is the fragrant caraway seeds akin…

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…

Kalakand

Kalakand is an Indian sweet with its origins in Alwar, Rajasthan. It is one of the most popular sweets made by solidifying milk and paneer. Plus, it is extremely easy to make! Kalakand is light on the sweetness score and just melts in the mouth! So I tried to recreate this delight the other day,…

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…

Guacamole

Guacamole is a quintessential Mexican recipe. Its star ingredient is the versatile fruit- avocado. Recently, I came across fresh, green avocados in my local grocery store and upon much research, I decided to make this delicious and healthy recipe. Since this dish requires ripe avocados, I kept the fresh ones in the sunlight for about…

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…

Schezwan Fried Rice

Schezwan or Sichuan recipe is a popular Chinese cuisine specialty. Here, the recipes are made in a typical sauce called the Schezwan sauce, which is an extremely spicy and pungent chilli-garlic paste. It is readily available in the markets as well. However, here I am making it at home in this recipe. You can make…