Dum Aloo | Baby Potatoes in Kashmiri-style Curry

Dum Aloo Kashmiri Style

Dum Aloo | Baby Potatoes in Kashmiri-style Curry ~ simmered with yogurt and spices for a red fiery curry This dish was the reason I got fennel powder years ago… and unless you’ve cooked with ground fennel before or tried out the original version of this recipe, it will be like nothing you’ve ever had. … Continue reading

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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

Pink Lassi / Indian Yogurt Drink

PINK LASSI / INDIAN YOGURT DRINK RECIPE ~ Sweetened yogurt drink flavored with some concentrated fruit syrup Yes, it’s pink. And yum. I have always made lassi – both sweet and the salty version. But after seeing this version from one of my favorite chefs on the internet, sweet lassi has never been the same again 🙂 With … Continue reading

Lauki Kofta Curry / Bottle Gourd Dumplings In Indian Gravy

lauki koftas | bottle gourd kofta curry

LAUKI/ BOTTLE GOURD KOFTA CURRY ~ Dumplings made of shredded bottle gourd, in a spiced Indian curry My husband and I have been on the path to adopting the healthy way to eat our meals, without having to give up on the yummy Indian curries and dishes. This is what we’d ideally like on our … Continue reading

Raita / Yogurt and Vegetable Salad

RAITA ~ Yogurt-based mildly-spiced salad An extremely simple but unparalleled side to any spicy / full-of-flavor mixed rice dish like biriyanis, tomato rice, etc! It perfectly compliments the spices in the main dish with its tangy and mild yogurt-base. Serves: 2 – 3 Ingredients: Chopped vegetables of your choice (cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, carrots are all good choices … Continue reading

Mor Kuzhambu / Spiced Buttermilk Indian Curry

What is common amongst all of these – Rasam saadham, Thayir saadham with pickle, Kichidi, Dal chaawal, Mashed potatoes, Mac n Cheese, Maggie/ramen noodles, Toasted bread, Chicken soup? Well, depending on whether you are from Mylapore or Andheri or Brooklyn or where ever it be… one or more of these dishes would bring back soothing memories of … 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