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…

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…

Patatas Bravas with Salsa Bravas and Aioli

Patatas Bravas with Salsa Bravas and Aioli is a yummy Spanish appetiser! Commonly served as a part of Tapas, this is super easy to make and is filled with flavours! It definitely makes for a great party appetiser! Patatas Bravas uses potatoes that are boiled, air-dried and deep-fried and mixed with hot spices, resulting in…

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic Italian cuisine fare! The key ingredients are Fettuccine pasta, Parmesan cheese and butter, making it one of the simplest pasta recipes of all time. Italian chef Alfredo Di Lelio invented this dish after whom the recipe takes its name. It is very mild yet pungent on the palate and extremely…

Fattoush

Fattoush is a famous Levantine salad dish which is also very easy to make. It is wholesome and nutritious meal that scores high with the weight-watchers too! An exotic quick fix to your boring salad routine, Fattoush is like a breath of fresh air, quite literally a garden on your plate! The key differentiating factor…

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…

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…

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…

Shakshuka

Shakshuka, a classic Tunisian recipe, is a popular breakfast dish in the middle-eastern nations. It is taken along with bread; this recipe essentially combines, poached eggs with tomatoes, bell peppers and lots of chillies! Being high on the nutrition quotient, this is a great variation of an egg recipe! So jump right in and try…

Spaghetti Alio e Olio

Spaghetti Alio e Olio is a quintessential Italian pasta recipe. Extremely easy to prepare it is a delicious treat especially for kids as it is very light on spices too. Alio e Olio refers to garlic and oil in Italian; this recipe basically involves garlic and olive oil as its core ingredients. Try this exotic…