The royal Dal Makhani- a creamy mixed lentil curry

Dal Makhani is one of the most popular Indian, vegetarian dishes. It originates from the state of Punjab. You will almost always see it being served in the weddings and other social gathering, irrelevant of what state or city you are in! Dal means ‘lentil’ and makhani means ‘buttery’. Let me warn you beforehand- this…

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…

Irresistible Zebra cake with Creme fraiche frosting

I was browsing through the internet one day to pass time, when I came across this random picture of a “Zebra Cake” It looked gorgeous! When I looked up the recipe, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make. I promptly made it the very next day and it came out absolutely perfect. When I showed it to…

Stereotypical, spicy Indian Chicken Curry

I grew up in a vegetarian household. My mum belongs to a family that did not even use onions and garlic in the kitchen for cooking. So, growing up I never saw raw meat enter my house even once! My mum isn’t a rigid person though and allowed us to eat eggs and chicken dishes in…

Classic chocolate cake with strawberry syrup glaze

I enjoy baking cakes more than eating them. My hubby finds that hard to believe because I am a huge foodie and crazy for sweets but there is something about baking that definitely soothes me. It may be due to the fact that I whip my batter by hand instead of using the electric beater…

Delectable minced beef seekh kebabs

My first memory of these divine kebabs date back to a rickety biryani stall at the market near my house, while growing up. “Miyaan Pasha Kebab Center” it was called. For 20 Rs, you got a silver paper-plate full of steaming mutton biryani and three pieces of these seekh kebabs, which the guy removed from…

Superfun Veg Manchurian

Chinese food is my most favorite cuisine in the whooole world! If you ask me for my choice of a takeaway, 99% of the times, my reply will be, “Let’s get chinese”. When we moved abroad about three years ago, I found the food at the authentic chinese restaurants very different than what we get…

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…

Heart-warming GAJAR KA HALWA (sweet carrot pudding)

Desserts are not really my forte but sometimes when we crave Indian sweets (we live in Ireland) or we have certain festivals at home, I try and prepare the popular sweet dishes at home, the ones we grew up eating. Gajar ka Halwa is one of those desserts. One of the most popular Indian dessert,…

Delectable Blueberry and orange zest Muffins with sticky blueberry glaze.

Most of my cooking consists of experimenting! I am always playing with the leftover things in my refrigerator and have my fair share of successes as well as disasters. These muffins were one of the successful experiments. Hubby bought three packs of blueberries because of a “good deal at the supermarket” and I knew that…

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…