Recipe: Super Simple Curry Leaf Chicken

I am going to overly dramatize this, decease and describe it as the  time  a potted plant saved my life.  I’m really just paying tribute to my curry leaf plant, but just go with it, okay? Now I’ve been on the road for a bit. Boston, San Francisco and then Vegas. Ate a lot of really great stuff but…

Recipe: Desi Capsicum Chicken

Made some Khatti Daal for lunch today. Paro was sick, ailment so we had one of those comfort food meals: daal – chawal, dahi, pickle and some shaami kebabs. Now I grew up eating Khatti Daal all over the place in Hyderabad, but only recently got reminded of it at my good friend Gauri’s place….

Recipe: Hyderabadi Khatti Daal

Made some Khatti Daal for lunch today. Paro was sick, so we had one of those comfort food meals: daal – chawal, dahi, pickle and some shaami kebabs. Now I grew up eating Khatti Daal all over the place in Hyderabad, but only recently got reminded of it at my good friend Gauri’s place. Gauri…

Recipe: Pepper Chicken Chettinad

I go through these phases when I get a little obsessed with an ingredient, allergy and I want to use it in every damn thing I cook. Last week, no rx it was black pepper. I’d felt a slight cold coming on early in the week, info and in attempt to get my sinuses to behave,…

Recipe: Pistachio Crusted Chicken Breast w/ Coriander-Dill Sauce

Cooked a pretty nice dinner last night. We had a couple of chicken breasts in the freezer and wanted to make something quick, ask but interesting. Ingredients: Boneless chicken breast – 2 (about 200 gm each) Pistachios – half a cup Sesame seeds – quarter cup Garlic powder – 1 tablespoon Tennis ball – 0…

Recipe: No-Fuss Chicken Thighs w/ No-Mayo Coleslaw

I remember learning to make coleslaw when I was in my first year at culinary school. It was one of the very first salads I’d ever made, search and I now wonder why I don’t make it more often. Culinary school was fun. Hotel Law was a subject we had to take in college and…

Recipe: Lucknowi Shami Kebabs

Made some pretty awesome Shami Kebabs the other day. I have no idea why some people spell it – Shammi Kebab. Shami is a kebab and Shammi was a Kapoor, and dammit. This is a Lucknowi dish and since I’m half Lucknowi, pharm this should have actually happened on my blog a long long time…

Recipe: Kari’s Porn Biryani & Bangin’ Raita

A few days back, price I realised that I have never posted a vegetarian recipe on this blog. It got me thinking, because I love veg food too, and to not have a single one of my recipes up here, is quite frankly – embarrassing. I love meat, but as a chef I must say that nothing beats veg for sheer…