Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani (Kacchi Style)

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Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani (Kacchi Style) If you are reading this, you’re likely either hungry and could not resit gawking at a plateful of biryani.. or are on the same journey I was until now – the search for THE biryani. While we were pretty happy alternating between this and this, I knew I had to … Continue reading

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Pesto Panini (With or Without Chicken)

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Pesto Panini  (With or Without Chicken) This recipe is inspired by the chicken panini that’s served in my workplace’s cafeteria. Right after my very first bite of this super-flavorful sandwich, I had to take a peek between the slices of bread to try and deconstruct it. The pesto obviously takes most of the credit, but the … Continue reading

Tandoori Chicken

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This might indisputably be the most liked Indian chicken dish ever. And it comes as such a welcome surprise that it doesn’t take much to put it together right at home, that too without a tandoor! Now the version I used to make before was certainly yummy, but not the dry-roasted-reddish-colored-drumsticks that you find at … Continue reading

Chicken Biryani, Layered Pakhi Style

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It was the first weekend and only 2 days since we had moved from Boston to beautiful Colorado. The boxes had just come in. Which means, I finally had a pot and the spices I needed to make biryani – our very first home-cooked meal here. That’s how much we love the dish. But turns out, even the … Continue reading

Mildly Spiced Chicken Patties with Green Yogurt Dip

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Are you some-what back to work, or being wise and waiting it out until the year’s grand end coming up mid-week through? No matter what you’re doing, don’t get over partying and feasting just yet. Not for another 2 days at-least! So, if you’re still deciding on appetizer options for the New Year’s party, these … Continue reading

Chicken and Vegetable Frittata

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You are probably wondering if I have been on an egg diet all month, this being my 3rd post in a row with eggs in them! Well eggs just happen to be so versatile that it might even fully justify having an entire blog for these little guys. Saturday mornings are usually big-breakfast days and … Continue reading

Stuffed Peppers with Ground Chicken

Having cooked Indian dishes for a nice long time now, I’ve kind of ignored trying to understand what each one of those zillion spice powders imparts to your dish – smokiness, spice, sweet, freshness, etc. It is interesting to watch western chefs use Indian spices like cumin and coriander powder every once in a while and acknowledging the … Continue reading

Pepper Chicken Masala / Kozhi Milagu Varuval Chettinad Style

Pepper Chicken Masala / Kozhi Milagu Varuval Chettinad Style This used to be D’s #1 and most requested dish at home. But now there’s stiff competition from this guy, but trust me – he still cannot decide between the two. Well, they are pretty much tied as far as I can tell, and whichever happens to be on … Continue reading

Chilli Chicken Indo-Chinese Style

Chilli Chicken Indo-Chinese Style Another favorite any-time-of-the-day dish. So yummy with every bite and you can make it saucy, dry or anything in-between. I had some extra chicken from when we made chicken biryani so decided to just make a little chilli chicken – turned out to be a great combination. A couple of ways to make this … Continue reading

Chicken Korma / Chicken Curry with Coconut and Cashews

Chicken Korma / Chicken Curry with Coconut and Cashews For as long as I can remember, korma (or kurma) curries have been a favorite of mine.. whether it was the chicken / non-vegetarian version or just good-old vegetable korma. And at risk of sounding clichéd, I am going to say it is because of my mom. … Continue reading

Chicken Capsicum Tostadas

Chicken Capsicum Tostadas ~ Mildly spiced ground chicken cooked with peppers and served on tortilla chips with a sour cream / geek yogurt topping or dip. I had some ground chicken in the freezer and had been contemplating a meatball recipe for a while. But then a pepper emergency came up and I had one bright … Continue reading

Clear Chicken Soup with Ginger

Clear Chicken Soup with Ginger ~ A cleansing chicken soup recipe, with the goodness of ginger, garlic, peppercorns and onions. The flu season is here, and what can be better than a bowl of clear chicken soup with the slow-cooked juices of ginger to help cleanse your system and soothe the sore throat. I had long … Continue reading

Oven Cooked Chicken Kabab/ Chicken Tikka

Oven Cooked Chicken Kababs (kebabs) or Chicken Tikka Chicken marinated in Punjabi-Indian spices with yogurt  gram flour and oven-cooked on skewers I had been putting off on trying to make any kabab (kebab) or skewered / grill-cooked recipes as I do not have an outdoor or electric grill and did not want to go the … Continue reading

Chicken Biryani / Slow cooked Rice with Chicken and Indian spices

CHICKEN BIRYANI ~ Chicken cooked with rice and spices Chicken biryani needs very little introduction – this hearty dish brings together flavorful Basmati rice with the juicy pieces of chicken spiced with all those famously delicious ingredients from the sub-continent like cloves, coriander, cardamoms, cinnamon, mint and many others! Well, you get the picture 🙂 My love affair … Continue reading