MOM’S BEETROOT SALAD (PREPARATION TIME:20 MINUTES, SERVES:2)

This salad brings back childhood memories, every winter this salad was a must on our lunch table. I wasn’t very fond of beetroots, and mom found an interesting way of getting me to eat beets. Somehow the chill in the air, filtered sunlight from the windows falling right onto our dining table and the winter greens…

PEPPER CHICKEN (PREPARATION TIME: 1 HOUR; SERVES:6)

I really like the flavor of pepper in most foods, so naturally I was drawn to Pepper Chicken when I had it at a friend’s place for the first time. The spiciness that pepper adds is very different from the red chili powder we Indians are used to having in our food. Also the use of a roasted…

THE HUMBLE ARUGULA SALAD (Preparation Time: 20 mins; Serves:2)

Why do I call it the humble salad? Because it’s so easy to make – few ingredients and easy steps and an absolutely delicious salad is ready in no time. This is our go to recipe for weekday dinners when we want something in a jiffy. Ingredients A bag of arugula leaves, washed and rinsed in…

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…