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Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma is a luscious nut and tomato curry. It's flavored with warm earthy spices and finished with a drizzle of cream. It’s an indulgence and definitely not meant for days when you want to eat light. Some people might think that it’s a huge effort to make Chicken Korma, but the fact is that it's actually an easy curry to make. This super easy Chicken Korma curry takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. You do want to marinate the chicken overnight or at least 4 to 5 hours for the best result. Marinating chicken also helps in…

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Slow Cooked Chicken in Coconut Milk

Very mildly spiced with few basic ingredients, this Slow Cooked Chicken in Coconut Milk is our current favorite comfort food. As the chicken slow cooks the kitchen gets filled with the citrusy aroma of curry leaves and sweet coconut milk. An unbeatable flavor blend! Paired with steamed rice, this Chicken curry will warm you inside out during the cold winter months.

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is one of the most popular Indian curries for takeout. This classic aromatic curry is one those first dishes that one would try while exploring Indian cuisine. There is something about the richness and aroma of the tikka masala with those tender boneless grilled chicken that makes it a favorite. With naan or rice, it’s a meal that everyone remembers and craves for more. While some people might think that it’s one of those dishes that need a lot of effort and time, I am here to tell you that it’s not. Making Chicken Tikka Masala is…

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Murgh Malaiwala

Growing up, chicken was usually prepared couple of times a week at home. And almost every time, it was painted with lot of spices and slow cooked or pressure-cooked until the meat is tender and the gravy is rich red in color. I never got bored of it. I looked forward to it every single time. That’s still my favorite chicken curry. Over the period of time, with the help of several food blogs and our ever-curious taste buds, I learnt handful other chicken dishes. I would prepare these recipes on a random basis over and over again. Few weeks…

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Murg Dhansak (Chicken Cooked with Lentils)

I seriously didn’t imagine taking such a long break. With so many recipes in the backlog, I was planning on sharing something with you much earlier. But then, days went by and with few items on my plate; I didn’t realize that almost a month passed by. Some of you emailed me asking if my health was fine or if I moved back to India. Thank you for your emails! My health is absolutely fine and I am still in sunny California. With all the workload of organizing the new apartment and entertaining a few guests in between, I somehow…

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Sweet And Spicy Chicken Thigh

When it comes to cooking with chicken, I always tend to lean towards curry. Needless to say, we love curries but sometime I feel it’s just inbuilt into my system. And I like to break that at times, especially on the days when my bones are too tired to stand by the stove, stirring and simmering. The idea of roasting chicken is relaxing and makes for a perfect meal. A quick prep, a good marinade and let the oven do its job. For us, when it comes to chicken roast, the flavor has to go deep and it has to…

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Cauliflower Fried Rice with Mushroom Chicken

I grew up eating ton load of cauliflower in different forms. Curries, stir fry, fritters or pickle, this vegetable was cooked at least once a week. However, I never had Cauliflower Fried Rice and even though it’s been a food trend for several years now, it’s only this week that I gave it a go! This Mushroom Chicken Spiced Cauliflower Rice was our dinner yesterday. I was quite thrilled about how quickly the meal came together and it was delicious.

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Paneer Butter Masala RESTAURANT STYLE

Soft and spongy Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese), covered in aromatic tomato sauce and drizzled with heavy cream! Paneer Butter Masala is not for days when you want to diet. It’s for days when you want to indulge but at the same time, make it easy and quick. Pair it with rice or naan or roti, chances are very high that you’ll lick the plate clean.

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Kosha Mangsho | Spiced Mutton Stew

About 5 years back, I had shared a recipe of Kosha Mangsho and today, I have another Kosha Mangsho (Spiced Slow Cooked Mutton Stew) recipe. So, why share it again? Well, I just feel that in this course of 5 years, my recipe writing style has definitely improved a lot and my photo style changed as well. So, instead of editing the old post, I decided to just share a new one! And this time, I also have a video for you.

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How to make Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons is a staple in the Middle Eastern Kitchen, a must pantry item that helps to boost flavor in a whole new way. It’s easy to make and one should never bother to buy it from the store. Just fresh lemons and salt is all you need and to enhance the flavor, a few whole spices. In this post, I mentioned all the details you need to know on How to make Preserved Lemons!