Kerala Style Chicken Curry (Preparation Time: 40 mins; Serves: 4-6)

I truly appreciate south Indian cuisine. It offers wide variety of food that is rich and complex in taste, thanks to a symphony of spices. A good south Indian meal leaves a deep sense of satisfaction and feeling of lasting goodness.  I attribute my fondest experiences of south Indian meals to my friend Sandhya (and…

Keema-Matar (Preparation Time: 1 hour; Serves:4)

Keema Matar is a delicacy which is uncommon on restaurant menus. However it is a mouth watering dish that leaves a lasting impression on a hungry palate!  Just that this preparation needs your love and patience. This recipe is my dad’s special and everyone in our family and friends love it alike. Try, and you’ll love…

Makhane Ki Chaat (Preparation Time: 15 minutes; Serves: 4)

We are a chaat loving family. Paani puri, Chaat papdi or Aaloo tikki – we bring street food home. I always keep green chutney (cilantro/mint) and khatti-meethi chutney (tamarind) ready, so whenever chaat craving strikes I am armed to dish out a yummy chaat. Yesterday while roasting makhane, mom recalled eating makhane ki chaat at…

Mutton Kalia (Preparation Time:45 minutes, Serves:4)

Guest Blogger: Nandita D Prakash My family and their happiness is what I always strive for and its a common consensus that the key to happiness is good food. Being a vegetarian in a household full of non-vegetarians, I had to adapt to preparing meat without having to touch it. Although now I believe that my…

Authentic Awadhi Mutton Biryani (Serves 4; Preparation Time: 1 hour)

When my mom makes Biryani at home, the atmosphere turns festive. There is unbearable excitement in the air. Uncontrolled impatience. The biryani that she cooks is so aromatic, flavorful, and aesthetic that it completely fills up the eater’s senses. It’s an experience that lingers long after the last grain of rice has been polished away. My Nana (maternal…

Jugaad Paneer Sandwich (Preparation Time: 20 minutes, Serves:3-4)

Last Friday we met my daughter’s friends at the playground, and she invited them home for an impromptu play date! While she was excited about the extended play time with her friends, I started thinking of what to serve the guests – mommies included. After several hours of running and biking, the kids were super hungry…

Mango Chicken (Preparation Time: 1 hour, Serves:6-8)

As a kid I looked forward to summers not because of the school break but because it was the season for my all time favorite fruit – Mangoes. Sweltering heat and power cuts did not bother me as long as there were enough mangoes, at home.  I ate mango in every meal: starting with mango…