METHI THEPLE (Preparation Time:40 mins; Yields: 18-20)

Being a mom has taught me one thing for sure – to be prepared for any circumstances. When you are travelling with two kids despite best planning things will get out of control, because kids’ behavior is unpredictable. Long lines and weird travel hours, don’t help either. My mantra is keep enough snacks and you’ll…

Methi Chicken (Preparation Time: 40 minutes; Serves: 4)

I love adding green leaves to my chicken or mutton curry. It not only makes it healthier but also adds fresh flavors. My favorites are Palak Mutton, Dhania Chicken and Methi Chicken. The combination of tangy and creamy with slightly bitter Methi (fenugreek) leaves and chicken in a curry is so delicious, that you’ll remember…

SPICY AND TANGY BHARWAAN BAINGAN (Preparation Time: 40 minutes; Serves:3-4)

Whatever you call it – Eggplant, Aubergine, Brinjal or Baingan –  it is a versatile vegetable that is represented in several cuisines. It is amazing how different this vegetable tastes with a little change in spices and cooking styles.   I love eggplants…whether cooked in Indian style (hot and spicy) or  baked and grilled as…

ARBI PATRA – (TARO LEAVES’ WRAP); Preparation Time: 50 mins, Serves:4

If you’re bored of similar snacks/appetizers at every party – Hara bhara kabab, spring rolls, samosas, paneer/chicken tikka etc etc., and looking for something refreshingly new, this one completely fits the bill. This is tangy and sweet at the same time, and very addictive. If you plan to host some friends, include this in your…

DHANIYA CHICKEN (Preparation Time: 40-50 mins, Serves: 4)

Delicious and tender chicken cooked in yogurt and cilantro (coriander) sauce I have been maintaining a recipe note-book for almost 12 years now and its fun to read it. It is less a recipe book more a memoir, where I have been recording my cooking experiments. That was the time when I had just got…