The Fragrant Mint & Sweetcorn Pilao Rice!

Back when we were children, those weren’t the days of dining at sprawling, high-end hotels or brunches at a four-star resort. Nowdays, when I see everyone checking into the Marriott or Leela or Westin on facebook, I smile on remembering the time when we would look at the Taj Palace Hotel of Mumbai from across the street during the…

Mumbai-special: Tasty Tomato Pilao

For many days, I was itching to try a new rice variation, other than your regular vegetable pilao, fried rice or the biryani ranges. I was scanning the internet for that perfect recipe all day and chanced upon this one about 10 minutes before I was supposed to kick-start dinner. When I read the recipe,…

Veg Schezwan fried rice with home-made schezwan sauce

Who doesn’t like the delicious flavor of hot, tangy schezwan sauce? It instantly gives an incredible taste & color to the stir-fry dishes and also acts as a great condiment to snacks like spring-rolls, potato wedges and even crisps. I prefer making my own schezwan sauce because it allows me to prepare it just the way we like it. As…

Healthy Chicken Fried Rice

Fried rice is my no. 1 comfort food! It’s equal parts healthy, tasty and amazinggg! Whenever I am not in a mood to cook something too extensive, I just peek into my fridge for leftover veggies and do a quick stir-fry of them with rice and sauces. I also love the fact that one can make a mind-boggling variety…

Leftover chicken curry biryani

This is actually a pretty funny story! My husband loves a good Mutton rogan josh. It consists of mutton chunks cooked with a gravy made of browned onions, yogurt, garlic, ginger and aromatic spices. Now, as we do not get goat’s meat here in Ireland, I decided to try my hand at making Chicken rogan josh. It was…

Easy Vegetable Biryani

I am a die-hard biryani lover! Be it a chicken biryani, mutton biryani, egg biryani or simply a veg biryani….I just can’t get enough of it! When I have lots of vegetables in my refrigerator and I am in no mood to cook, I do a simple and healthy fried rice but when I have…

Flavorsome prawn fried rice

I am not a sea-food enthusiast! I do enjoy an occasional plate of ‘fish and chips’ but other sea delicacies are just not my thing. It was just one of those random days at the super-market when hubby saw a pack of prawns, picked it up and said “Honeyy, we gotta try this for dinner…