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

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Chicken bezule……….wrapped up!

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Tomato Chilli Chicken

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Chilli Chicken Drumsticks (A Pressure Cooker Recipe)

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 [...]

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 [...]