Authentic Awadhi Mutton Biryani (Serves 4; Preparation Time: 1 hour)

When my mom makes Biryani at home, the atmosphere turns festive. There is unbearable excitement in the air. Uncontrolled impatience. The biryani that she cooks is so aromatic, flavorful, and aesthetic that it completely fills up the eater’s senses. It’s an experience that lingers long after the last grain of rice has been polished away. My Nana (maternal…

Jugaad Paneer Sandwich (Preparation Time: 20 minutes, Serves:3-4)

Last Friday we met my daughter’s friends at the playground, and she invited them home for an impromptu play date! While she was excited about the extended play time with her friends, I started thinking of what to serve the guests – mommies included. After several hours of running and biking, the kids were super hungry…

Mango Chicken (Preparation Time: 1 hour, Serves:6-8)

As a kid I looked forward to summers not because of the school break but because it was the season for my all time favorite fruit – Mangoes. Sweltering heat and power cuts did not bother me as long as there were enough mangoes, at home.  I ate mango in every meal: starting with mango…

Chicken Stew with Vegatables (Preparation Time: 45 minutes; Serves:4)

Guest Blogger: Madhubanti Roy Just like the Hooghly flows down three generations (Bhagirathi, Alaknanda and the Ganges) this special recipe has been enriched by three generations of my family. My grandmother perfected the basics and handed down the paper to my mom. I inherited and appended my own elements. Now you can take it along…

Paneer Rolls (Preparation Time: 20 minutes, Serves:2-3)

I am a food blogger so obviously I enjoy cooking. But every day is not the same. There are days when cooking is a chore. For such days I keep a few quick and easy recipes handy that don’t require much effort. These are a must when you have kids at home. I prefer home…

Gobhi ki Kheer (Preparation Time: 40 minutes; Serves:3-4)

I was most surprised by the huge size of vegetables when we first moved to the US. I would almost always end up using half and throwing the rest. This was particularly true  with cauliflower and cabbage. Now with years of practice, I have learnt to use them in different interesting recipes. Just a few days back, I…

Kale Chane ke Kabab (Preparation Time: 40 minutes, Makes:18-20)

Can’t believe it’s been two years since my last post! Well I can blame it on a demanding job – two little kids and a super busy city life. However amidst all this my passion for cooking never died. I continued trying new recipes and improvising old ones. I now have a repertoire of my…