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…

DATES AND CHOCOLATE LOAF CAKE (PREPARATION TIME:1 HOUR)

What do you do when your child is sick with a tummy bug and badly craving for chocolate cake? You refine one of your mom’s cake recipe to make it light on the tummy and make it chocolaty to appeal to the kids.  This cake was a hit with my kids and we love it…

MUTTON ROGAN JOSH ( PREPARATION TIME: 1-1.5 HOURS, SERVES:4)

When I was only 4 years old when I visited Kashmir with my parents. But surprising enough I remember quite a lot from the trip actually. The  breathtaking views, the biting cold (something that I had never experienced before, since we lived in Rajasthan, the desert state of India.), the way people dressed up, the delicious food…