Southern Fried Chicken

Fried chicken – The ultimate global comfort food! I remember vividly of a childhood eating my fair share of KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken, is there anyone who doesn’t know it!). It was the only form of fast food that was welcome in our house simply for the fact that fried chicken was the only thing…… Continue reading Southern Fried Chicken

Chicken Chettinad Pepper Masala (Milagu Masala Kozhi)

The cookbook industry is growing at an exponential rate but truth be told, there are very few cookbooks that excite me, let alone make it a part of my collection. But the minute I heard of the book, ‘The Bangala Table – Flavours and Recipes from Chettinad’, I knew I had to own this one.…… Continue reading Chicken Chettinad Pepper Masala (Milagu Masala Kozhi)

Chilli Chicken Bites

Yet again, food has opened my world to a whole new bunch of friends in Melbourne. I have been part of a growing food group called ‘Chef at Large’ on Facebook for quite a while now. A couple of months ago, a bunch of us belonging to the group and residing in Melbourne decided to…… Continue reading Chilli Chicken Bites

Louisiana Chicken Pasta

I got introduced to pastas very late in life, somewhere in my late-20s but when I did, I was hooked for life. At that time, the pasta dishes used to be quite rudimentary in the Indian culinary scene. Apart from a handful of five star speciality restaurants, most places sold either pasta in white sauce…… Continue reading Louisiana Chicken Pasta

Bhuna Murgh (or…Chicken wings marinated with spices and cooked in a rich, dark, aromatic gravy)

Cooking is a form of self-discovery for me. Every time I prepare a dish, even if it is something that I have made innumerable number of times, I try to find a piece of me within the dish, a memory, a friend, a conversation, anything that allows me to form a personal bond with the…… Continue reading Bhuna Murgh (or…Chicken wings marinated with spices and cooked in a rich, dark, aromatic gravy)

Braised Chicken with Baby Spinach and Pine Nuts

All those who have been following this season of Masterchef Australia would know that the ‘Marco Pierre White’ week has just ended. Wow! What an experience it was watching the man himself. Marco is a legend in the culinary world; often referred to as the Godfather of Modern Cuisine. But it was his wisdom, humility…… Continue reading Braised Chicken with Baby Spinach and Pine Nuts

Grilled Chicken Wings – a Super Bowl Classic

Don’t get me wrong – I am not a football enthusiast. In fact, I am not an enthusiast as far as any kind of sports or games go. My idea of a game is still Monopoly! And if you are like me, go ahead and Google ‘Super bowl’ (psst, I won’t tell anybody) Having said…… Continue reading Grilled Chicken Wings – a Super Bowl Classic

Semolina Peri-Peri Chicken Nuggets…….and the TOP CHEF contest

An interesting twist to classic chicken nuggets! Who does not love to bite into succulent, juicy nuggets of crispy fried chicken – no one I know of. This recipe is also proof of my obsession with the peri-peri sauce range by Nando’s. I discovered this product after shifting to Oz land and yes, like I…… Continue reading Semolina Peri-Peri Chicken Nuggets…….and the TOP CHEF contest

Aamras Murgh (Chicken in Spicy Mango Yoghurt Gravy)

I came across this recipe in the Femina magazine, a premier Indian beauty and lifestyle magazine. In my teens, I used to gape at the beautiful women adorning the pages of Femina but today, it is the food section that gets my first attention. The combination of raw or ripe mango with seafood is pretty…… Continue reading Aamras Murgh (Chicken in Spicy Mango Yoghurt Gravy)

Chicken bezule……….wrapped up!

I have been seeing a lot of food bloggers post a recipe for Chicken bezule on their blogs and my first thought has always been, ‘arre, that is our chicken pakoda’. Chicken bezule is a famous Mangalorean street food and what I call chicken pakoda enjoys the same cult status on the streets of Tamil…… Continue reading Chicken bezule……….wrapped up!

Grilled Cajun Chicken…served with tangy Indian sauce, oven roasted baby tomatoes and fresh green salad

This dish is a complete experiment – the result of a random food thought that originated while I was tossing and turning trying to catch some sleep. Now, I do have food dreams especially since I have started blogging and there are times when an idea would suddenly pop up and I frantically search for…… Continue reading Grilled Cajun Chicken…served with tangy Indian sauce, oven roasted baby tomatoes and fresh green salad

Tomato Chilli Chicken

This dish is an adaptation of a long-standing, frequently-prepared chicken dish in my home. Ever since I can remember, my mum used to prepare this chicken dish which in her words, is the easiest chicken recipe which anyone (and I vouch for this!) can make. Like the name indicates, this tomato chilli chicken recipe has…… Continue reading Tomato Chilli Chicken

Malaysian Pickled Chicken

Malaysian cuisine is highly varied and exotic due to the culinary influences of the different ethnic groups like Indians, Malay and Chinese. Malaysian pickled chicken is an amalgamation of both Chinese and Indian flavours with the generous use of spices along with vinegar for the tart pickling effect. Reminds me of our very own vindaloo…… Continue reading Malaysian Pickled Chicken

Chicken Chukka Varuval (Indian style slow cooked chicken with spices and aromatics)

Chukka or sukka usually refers to a South Indian meat dish (mostly mutton but these days, you can find all kinds of meat being used) that is prepared using a myriad of spices and aromatics. The meat is cooked on low fire so that the spices get to do its work. A spicy, flavoursome preparation…… Continue reading Chicken Chukka Varuval (Indian style slow cooked chicken with spices and aromatics)

Chilli Chicken Drumsticks (A Pressure Cooker Recipe)

This is an OPOS recipe. Wondering what OPOS stands for? It is One Pot One Shot cooking that is currently creating a culinary stir these days. If you want to read more about this, check out the Facebook group, United by Food. If you are a newbie or hesitant cook, then this link will help…… Continue reading Chilli Chicken Drumsticks (A Pressure Cooker Recipe)

Shrimp Noodles with Chicken and Enoki Mushrooms

After a decade of eating Indo-Chinese food, true Chinese flavours were a culinary revelation for me. The flavours are so different, a stark contrast to the chatpata Manchurians and Schezwans! But I must admit I did like the authentic flavours too though most Indians actually find real Chinese food bland. The Chinese love their sauces…… Continue reading Shrimp Noodles with Chicken and Enoki Mushrooms