Hash Browns

My husband and I love the hash browns that is served in American breakfasts. He was the one who made them at home the first time and they turned out pretty good! We don’t cook with potatoes too often and on the rare occasion that we do, we enjoy going the extra mile to make […]

Baked Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken is probably a favorite of everyone but we end up ordering them at restaurants more often than trying it out at home. You don’t need a Tandoor to make this dish and can be easily prepared in an oven. The preparation itself doesn’t take too long except for the marination time and you just […]

Fried & Baked Chicken

This is a dish that seemed quite daunting to me when I first wanted to attempt it. But once you have all the ingredients prepared and laid out, it happens quite quickly. There is a bit of multi-tasking involved but it’s quite easy once you figure it out. I borrowed this recipe from Ina Garten’s […]

Purple Cabbage Poriyal

Poriyal, as it is called in Tamil, is a South Indian dish prepared by cooking vegetables with some basic tempering and finishing off with some grated coconut. It is very light and refreshing since it does not involve any masalas or spices and so goes well with spicy curries/kuzhambus. This is the basic recipe for poriyal […]

Carrot Halwa/Gajar ka Halwa

There are very few Indian sweets I love and halwa has never been among the top. But when I made Carrot Halwa for the first time, I loved how it turned out. It also happened to be the first dish I cooked for my in-laws before I got married. Versions I have eaten at weddings and those made […]

Egg Biryani

This is a very quick and easy to make version of Egg Biryani. It can be served as a meal in itself with some raita or goes great as a side with non-vegetarian dishes such as Tandoori chicken or fish fry. Ingredients: Basmati rice – 1 and 1/2 cups Bay leaf – 1 Cinnamon – 1/2 […]

Easy Chicken Curry

Ingredients: For the masala: Oil Cinnamon – 2-inch piece Cloves – 6 Cardamom – 6 Onion – 2 For the curry: Bayleaf – 2 Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp Chicken – 900 gms approx. Tomatoes – 2 Red chilli powder – 1 tsp Coriander powder – 1 tsp Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp Garam Masala […]

Methi Rice

Here is another great way to use Methi or Fenugreek leaves. Though the main ingredient is the Methi leaves as the name of the dish suggests, this recipe also includes other vegetables. I have used peas and Kohlrabi/Knolkhol as I wanted to maintain the green color of the dish but you can use other vegetables […]