Chettinad Egg Curry

Chettinad cuisine is native to Tamil Nadu, India and is known to be really spicy and deliciously complex in flavour. Chettinad dishes have a lot of heat to them due to the freshly ground spices, especially black pepper. The base or the gravy of a typical Chettinad curry is usually onions, tomatoes, chillies, ginger-garlic, coconut,…

Parsi Style Chicken Cutlets

Let me begin this recipe blog by saying, I like every Parsi dish I’ve ever had. And Parsi dishes like mutton Salli and Berry Pulao are right up there among my all-time favourite dishes! I think Parsi food is delicious and varied and also under-celebrated. I genuinely feel people don’t talk enough about Parsi food….

Honey and Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks

We know that sweet and spicy is a great flavour combination but when slathered on crispy chicken….that’s a winning dish right there! I was introduced to ‘Sriracha’ sauce by my husband who uses it as a universal sauce to go with everything – from fried rice and momos (dumplings ) to even dosa and chips!…

Prawns and Drumstick Coconut Stew

There are some memories that one never forgets, there are tastes that always take you back in time and spread warmth in your heart, irrespective of how chilly (-10 degrees here 🙈) it is outside! I’ve got this “Prawns and Drumstick Coconut Stew” recipe from my mamma, and like nearly all her recipes, this one…

Methi Mushroom Malai

The recipe for today is actually a product of my experimentation and lack of having the required ingredient. Last year, around this time, a colleague of mine introduced me to ‘Methi Matar Malai’ (fresh fenugreek leaves and green peas in a cream sauce). She brought this dish one day to work for her lunch and…

Kaale Aloo (Spiced Black Potatoes)

I first had this dish many years ago, as a ‘sabzi’ (cooked vegetables) in a ‘Rajasthani Thali’ in Mumbai. A ‘Thali’ is basically a meal or platter (usually round), in which, a selection of dishes such as gravies, ‘sabzi’, pickles, fried food etc. are served together with accompaniments such as rice, roti etc. It’s like…

Kerala Prawn Fry

Growing up, we always had some kind of seafood cooked at home. So in a way, rice and fish was and always will be staple food for me. Also, growing up in Mumbai meant that we had excellent quality and variety of seafood available locally. I have such fond memories of my mom standing in…

Matar Paneer

This is not a curry that was made at home during my childhood, but there still is some nostalgia associated with this dish, as, occasionally, we ate this dish when we went out to eat as a family. Also, since this is a popular paneer dish, it was also a popular choice for social gatherings,…

Shahi Chole Masala

    When I think about chole/ chickpeas, I think of a nice spicy, tangy and a robust curry. I like it when the chickpeas are really soft (almost mushy) and there is an amazing curry as a sauce thickly coating it. That’s the style usually available in roadside Dhabas (restaurants) and other eateries. And…

Homestyle Chicken Masala Curry

  I made this chicken curry on New years day, so I thought its only apt that this be my first post! I have always loved to cook, watch, listen, talk and dream of food-particularly curry. There is something to be said about a warm flavourful curry with aromatic rice at the end of a…