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

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Mushroom Biryani | Mushrooms and spices cooked with rice

Mushroom Biryani | Rice & Mushrooms cooked with coconut and spices I don’t even know where to begin to tell you just how flavorful this biryani can be! If you are strictly vegetarian, and okay with mushrooms, then please do try this: your friends that rave about the flavors from chicken or other meat-flavored biryanis can … Continue reading

Pasta Shells and Vegetables In Tangy Tomato Sauce

Pasta Shells and Vegetables In Tangy Tomato Sauce I had never gotten to making pasta before as it seemed like I’d need “a lot of new Italian cuisine stuff” and D wasn’t going to let me stock up on a dozen herbs and spices and cheeses and whatever else it was that every good-looking pasta recipe called … Continue reading

Lemon Rasam / South Indian Lentil Soup Flavored with Lemon

Lemon Rasam / South Indian Lentil Soup Flavored with Lemon If every chef has a signature dish, this one has to be mine. This dish has a mind of its own – and I mean it. I have never got it tasting the same twice, ever. Just adjusting the amount of dal-tomatoes-lemon-pepper-cumin-water, simply put – … Continue reading

Lemony Coconut Chutney / Indian Dipping Sauce

Coconut chutney – hardly needs introduction and every household has their own unique flavor of this comfort dish. So does mine.. and you will soon realize that I have a love affair with lemon 🙂 With just a simple twist, you can have yourself a tangy-tasty version of the good-ol’ coconut chutney – a perfect side … Continue reading