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…

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….

Amrakhand

Amrakhand is a delicious variant of the Indian dessert Shrikhand. Originating in Maharashtra and Gujarat, this recipe essentially anchors on one core seasonal ingredient, mangoes; ‘amra’ means mango in  Marathi. You can make Amrakhand with any variety of mango. Here, I have used Sindura mango, it is reddish-green in colour and has a distinct flavour on…

Laal Maas

Laal Maas is a traditional meat recipe from Rajasthan, India. It was traditionally made of wild game meat and has since then trickled down to just mutton in the contemporary times. Laal Maas is Hindi for ‘red meat’; it derives its red colour from its core ingredients- red chillies, yogurt and garlic. Seeped in such pungent…

Tandoori Soya Chaap

Tandoori Soya Chaap is a contemporary delectable appetiser. It derives its preparation style from the Punjabi cuisine. Based on the lines of the tandoori dishes, this recipe easily finds its way to the appetiser section at any party in India. Although it is a vegetarian recipe, it has the texture of a meat dish, making…

Qabooli Biryani

Qabooli Biryani, is a vegetarian delight from the land of Mughlai cuisine-Andhra Pradesh. It makes good use of routine items such as rice and lentils and creates magic on your palate! This dish is hot, spicy affair layered with cool, mint undertones. Qabooli Biryani is an ancient recipe created during the Mughal regime in India….

Shrikhand

Shrikhand is the simplest of all desserts that leaves you spellbound with its simple yet flavoursome features! It is a dessert recipe from the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in India. I recently discovered this extremely easy and beautiful recipe in my mother’s old recipe books; and immediately wanted to recreate it my way. Shrikhand…

Chicken Shawarma Wrap

Chicken Shawarma Wrap is a popular Arabic cuisine appetizer. Traditionally, Shawarma is a chicken or mutton preparation, wherein the meat is roasted by ‘turning’, that is rotisserie-style cooking. Here, I am making in my non-stick grill pan, to get that roasted and juicy texture. Chicken Shawarma can be taken in various forms, as a wrap,…

Mirchi Kadhi

Kadhi, an Indian recipe, is essentially a thick gravy comprising of Gram flour and yogurt. Additionally, vegetables or fritters may be added depending upon the local cuisines of the Indian subcontinent. Also, it is traditionally spicy and sour on the palate, but many variants have a sweet texture as well. Kadhi, is originally from Rajasthan,…