Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki

Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki is a Greek appetiser. Souvlaki denotes chunks of meat and vegetables, as per taste, grilled on a skewer; ‘souvlaki’ is Greek for ‘skewer’. Often, the most popular sauce that accompanies it is an exotic yet simple Tzatziki sauce made with yogurt and cucumber. Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki is mild yet pungent…

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic Italian cuisine fare! The key ingredients are Fettuccine pasta, Parmesan cheese and butter, making it one of the simplest pasta recipes of all time. Italian chef Alfredo Di Lelio invented this dish after whom the recipe takes its name. It is very mild yet pungent on the palate and extremely…

Poro

Poro is a delightful breakfast option from the Parsi cuisine. It combines a variety of veggies and is extremely high on nutrition! It is a typical Sunday breakfast recipe in any Parsi household. And makes for a great variation of an omelette routine. Poro, is also simple in preparation with easily available ingredients. It is…

Gajar Halwa

Gajar Halwa, a quintessential reminder that the winters have arrived in India! This dish originated in the Indian subcontinent during the Mughal era and is a popular dessert here even today. It essentially combines the sweetness of the seasonal vegetable- red carrots -with milk, sugar, and ghee or clarified butter. However, you can adjust the…

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken, one word- tantalising! Here, I have tried to recreate the authentic version using the main ingredient, the pungent Sichuan peppers and man, they are hot! That just takes the dish to a whole new level of spicy! This recipe is a popular Chinese dish in the Indian markets and makes for a…

Virgin Mojito

Virgin Mojito, my go-to order from the drinks menu! Traditionally, a Mojito is an alcohol-based Cuban drink. However, when it is prepared sans any alcohol, it is called a Virgin Mojito or a Nojito. Extremely simple in preparation with easily available ingredients, this drink comfortably slides into the essential items at a dinner table! The…

Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma is quintessentially Mughlai. Owing its origins to South Asia, this dish oozes royalty. Korma is derived from the Urdu word kormah which means ‘to braise’, which is in turn derived from the Turkish word kavurma which means ‘cooked meat’. Chicken Korma essentially involves the chicken to stew or braise in yogurt, cream and nut paste….

Sooji Halwa

Sooji Halwa is the easiest Indian sweet dish! A halwa is a condensed form of confection served across Eurasia and Africa. It is like a porridge while being prepared but becomes dense after it is cooked and allowed to cool. It has different types and varies according to the main ingredient used. Sooji Halwa is…

Kosha Mangsho

Kosha Mangsho is a Bengali cuisine recipe. The key differentiating ingredient used here are potatoes, that sets it apart from other mutton gravies in the Indian cuisine. Also, it has more gravy than juice, a consequence of slow cooking, retaining the moisture of the mutton- ‘Kosha’ means sautéed and ‘Mangsho’ means mutton in Bengali. Kosha Mangsho is sweet…

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala is a classic Punjabi cuisine recipe. Consisting of paneer/Indian cheese, butter and cream and minimal in spices, it has a rich and mild texture on the palate. It has a slightly thick consistency giving a creamy aftertaste. Hence it is often reserved for special occasions or is one of the most ordered…

Schezwan Chicken

Schezwan Chicken is a Chinese cuisine recipe. It is a highly popular item on the menu cards in Indian restaurants. Essentially, involving the use of Schezwan Sauce, this chicken recipe is a spicy affair; definitely not for the faint-hearted! The link for a home-made recipe of the Schezwan Sauce is mentioned here. So try this extremely piquant chicken…

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani, is a classic Punjabi cuisine recipe. It is now a popular item on the Indian menu globally. Being slightly mild on the palate, it is a widely accepted accompaniment. Dal Makhani, is essentially an amalgamation of black gram and cream and takes more than 10 hours to prepare. Hence it often reserved for…