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…

KALE CHANE CURRY (PREPARATION TIME:45 MINS, SERVES:4)

Freezing temperatures leave me craving for something warm, tangy and a little spicy, the kale chane curry is the exact remedy to satisfy all these cravings and more. Since I have always been fond of cooking, whenever I come across a well made dish, I immediately want to learn how to make it. The story for…

MOM’S BEETROOT SALAD (PREPARATION TIME:20 MINUTES, SERVES:2)

This salad brings back childhood memories, every winter this salad was a must on our lunch table. I wasn’t very fond of beetroots, and mom found an interesting way of getting me to eat beets. Somehow the chill in the air, filtered sunlight from the windows falling right onto our dining table and the winter greens…

PEPPER CHICKEN (PREPARATION TIME: 1 HOUR; SERVES:6)

I really like the flavor of pepper in most foods, so naturally I was drawn to Pepper Chicken when I had it at a friend’s place for the first time. The spiciness that pepper adds is very different from the red chili powder we Indians are used to having in our food. Also the use of a roasted…

Kerala Style Chicken Curry (Preparation Time: 40 mins; Serves: 4-6)

I truly appreciate south Indian cuisine. It offers wide variety of food that is rich and complex in taste, thanks to a symphony of spices. A good south Indian meal leaves a deep sense of satisfaction and feeling of lasting goodness.  I attribute my fondest experiences of south Indian meals to my friend Sandhya (and…

Makhane Ki Chaat (Preparation Time: 15 minutes; Serves: 4)

We are a chaat loving family. Paani puri, Chaat papdi or Aaloo tikki – we bring street food home. I always keep green chutney (cilantro/mint) and khatti-meethi chutney (tamarind) ready, so whenever chaat craving strikes I am armed to dish out a yummy chaat. Yesterday while roasting makhane, mom recalled eating makhane ki chaat at…

Mutton Kalia (Preparation Time:45 minutes, Serves:4)

Guest Blogger: Nandita D Prakash My family and their happiness is what I always strive for and its a common consensus that the key to happiness is good food. Being a vegetarian in a household full of non-vegetarians, I had to adapt to preparing meat without having to touch it. Although now I believe that my…