Sometimes you come across a dish that you never tasted before but then you get too excited and jump right on to it. Chicken Salli is one of those most recent experience for us. I never tastes the dish before or heard, but this Thanksgiving I wanted to try. While this Chicken Salli recipe may be absolutely authentic, but the curry is a crowd pleaser and so good on cold winter days.
Warm, earthy and spice filled Mutton Nihari is a luxurious stew for the meat lovers! As the meat cooks, the gravy turns buttery with a gorgeous red hue. Topped with some fried onions, julienned ginger, green chili and finely chopped cilantro! This dish can be a showstopper at any party.
Sweet caramelized onion is blended into a puree and then marinated with chicken pieces. It is then slow cooked with few other spices. It's a spiced chicken curry with the sweet note from the caramelized onion. A treat when paired with Naan. This Caramelized Onion Chicken Curry could be your perfect weekend meal.
Ilish Maach Kacha Kola Jhol is not one of those rich fish curries. Instead, it’s light on the tummy and tastes very comforting with steamed white rice. This Hilsa fish with plantain and potato in mildly spiced gravy!
Tel Potol is a popular pointed gourd curry prepared in Bengali style with nigella seeds, pungent mustard oil and fresh green chilies. There are no other spices apart from turmeric for color, salt and sugar for seasoning. Tel Potol is a very light curry, which makes it smooth on the tummy too. A perfect summer meal!
Rustic bite size potatoes swimming in spiced vibrant tomato gravy, served with flaky poori, provides the perfect morning pleasure. I have a few weekend breakfast favorites and Aloo Tamatar Sabzi with poori tops the list. It’s a simple comfort stew that is loved by every Indian that I know. Every family has their own version of this sabzi and I am sure they all taste equally good.
There are some meat dishes that need hours of marinating, followed by long hours of slow cooking for the flavors to enhance. Then, there are dishes like this Mangalorean chicken stir-fried dish called Chicken Sukka. It has a boatload of flavors and comes together in less than an hour. Chicken Sukka is spicy, it's aromatic and uplifts your tastebuds instantly.
There are so many dishes that I have learnt from my husband. Since both of us are from two different regions and cultures, it makes our diet a beautiful blend. I feel quite lucky that we don't restrict from trying new flavors, which is probably why cooking is still playful for me. The only paneer dish that I grew up eating is in the form a light curry, prepared by Ma in Bengali style. I will share that recipe someday. Today it's Paneer Bhurji Curry that Arvind inspired me to learn. I probably made it sound like a big project when…
Creamy and rich this Badami Lauki Kofta is bottle gourd dumplings that are friend and then simmered in a tomato based curry that is then enhanced with almond flour.
Matar Paneer is a very popular North Indian curry. It has a lovely texture and beautiful flavor balance. Soft bite size paneer (fresh uncultured cheese) with the sweetness of peas cooked in spiced tomato gravy. It pairs wonderfully with both rice and roti. This dish is so much preferred in India that you will find it in almost every other restaurant, buffet menu, wedding menu or for any gathering that plans for a North Indian meal. I hardly order this dish in a restaurant because the ratio of the gravy with the paneer is never balanced and so, I always prefer…
Healthy, nutritional and protein packed, this Soya Chunks Curry can be your delicious weeknight meal! With the right balance of flavor and texture, it’s a mouthful at every bite. We Indians grew up eating soya chunks quite often and in different forms. So, I thought of sharing few of my favorites, starting with the easy curry.
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…