Bengali Chicken Chaap/Chanp

Bengali Chicken Chaap/Chanp

It is a well-known fact that India has a highly varied culinary scene which means that a lifetime might not be enough to experience and understand all the different cuisines that make up this vast country. My knowledge of Bengali cuisine is very rudimentary; it would be right to say that this is my first [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]