Potato Bell-Pepper Sabzi – an Indian Stir-Fry

It is the last day of 2013 and by this time tomorrow, we will all have entered a new year – one that all of us want to be filled with peace, love and happiness. And as always, we hope and look forward to a year of goodness not just for our families but for [...]

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Achari Jhinga (Spicy Pickled Prawns)

Achari Jhinga (Spicy Pickled Prawns)

I have had this recipe for ages in my recipe diary (which is currently overflowing!) and has always been my go to prawn dish especially when I have guests over. Loosely translated, achari jhinga means spicy pickled prawns. The pickling effect is due to the use of vinegar as base for mixing the spices and [...]

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 [...]

Chemeen Roast (Spicy Prawn Coconut Roast)

Chemeen Roast (Spicy Prawn Coconut Roast)

Some of the best Indian seafood dishes are from Kerala, owing to the abundant supply of the same coming in from the rich coastal regions lining the state. And some of my personal favourites are the dishes with prawns. This chemeen /prawn roast recipe is from the KFG (https://www.facebook.com/groups/KannurFood/) files put up by Ragesh. Droolworthy….the [...]

Lamb with Okra

Lamb with Okra

Lamb and potatoes – for many years, I thought that was the only combination that would work in terms of taste and texture. After my marriage into a Tamil Christian household, I realized that lamb can be ‘quite successfully’ teamed up with many vegetables like okra (lady’s finger, drumstick, white radish etc.) And recently, I [...]

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 [...]