Chicken Soup for Weary

This was the long weekend I was waiting for months, needless to say flu took over all the plans and excitement.I am hating how frequently I am getting sick these days. It’s awful and even more awful is that I passed it on to husband as well. He had very high fever yesterday and was in bed the whole day with almost no appetite. So I had to make something appetizing which he can’t say no to and which is also good for us sick people. What better than a comforting warm bowl of chicken soup when you are down with flu and cold. The soup itself can make you feel better. Continue reading →

Coconut Milk and Chicken Soup

Coconut Milk and chicken soupWhat do you wish for on days when you are under the weather, exhausted and drained mentally and physically? I generally go into hibernation :). Do nothing, a lot of sleep, some pampering, chocolate may be, but most important A warm Bowl of Soup.  I somehow relate soup to becoming better and healthy. Good soup is so fulfilling and makes me happy any day. This Coconut Milk Chicken Soup is exactly what you need in comfort food to heal your body and mind. Continue reading →

Healthy Avocado and Chicken Salad

Chicken SaladThis super healthy Avocado and Chicken Salad had to come after blissfully loading up on Butter Chicken I posted before this. Sometimes I think salads are made with mere reason of making ourselves feel better specially after hogging on something like Butter Chicken. I still have to meet a person who truly, genuinely, honestly will order salad over a piece of cakes or pasta loaded with good cheeses. Am I wrong? what do you think? Continue reading →

Butter Chicken

 Butter ChickenIf I am to make a list of foods which represent India to the outside world, Butter Chicken will definitely be in the top five. To claim to be a true Indian foodie, Butter chicken is one dish that you will have to happily finish up without dreading your cardiologist or tearing up for shattered diet plan dreams. Butter chicken along with butter naan and probably a glass of thick creamy lassi (sweet yogurt based drink) to gulp it all down, is what an Indian foodie’s dreams are made of. Trust me, I have seen people lusting and craving out of nowhere for butter chicken. It is that good.  Continue reading →

Chicken in Roasted Spices

Masala A medley of roasted spices adds a spark to this absolute must-have chicken dish.  I have used fresh and extremely fine spices for this recipe which I picked up myself on a holiday to Coorg recently. I am sure the fresher and finer are the spices you use, the more will this dish appeal to you and linger on your taste buds. Continue reading →

Leftover Chicken Biryani

Chicken BiryaniI hate wasting food and thus my fridge is the dumping ground for all the leftover food. I also hate monotony, same food again..my greedy mind refuse to accept that and comes up with ideas to do something interesting with the leftovers.
So today when I browsed my fridge, leftover chicken curry from previous night was staring at me, so i had to do something with that. I usually toss it in rice and make quick chicken pulao which is yumm but why not one step further and make even better looking, aromatic, delectable and everyone’s favourite Biryani. Trust me this leftover chicken Biryani is so good that nobody will know your shortcut. So next time when you have leftover chicken you know what to do. Continue reading →

Quick and Easy Chicken Tikka Biryani

chicken tikka BiryaniChicken Tikka Biryani: The one pot meal of spiced chicken and fragrant rice is synonymous to feasting and celebrations. Biryani is a very popular dish in Asian and Arabic countries; it’s roots go to hundreds of years back. Biryani is basically meat and rice cooked together, so it can be made of any meat (chicken, lamb, beef) with long grain, fragrant rice. As simple as it sounds, it takes some effort to cook perfect Biryani. Tenderly cooked meat, right mix of spices, aroma and perfectly cooked rice is what makes a good Biryani. Continue reading →

Chicken Tikka Masala

chicken tikka masala
Here comes chicken tikka masala recipe finally! If you google chicken tikka masala, your page comes flooding with so many recipes. From BBC food to Jamie Oliver, everybody has their own version. So many will suit your taste buds but some  may seem pale to you, specially if your Indian or Asian for that matter. We Indians love spice so our version of chicken tikka masala is definitely spicy. My recipe is how i have always eaten chicken tikka masala; at home and at the famous corners in Delhi. It’s spicy, savory, vibrant with hint of tandoor. Continue reading →

Chicken Tikka Kebab

Chicken-tikka-kebab
If you ask anybody about their one favorite Indian food and i am sure chicken Tikka will be one of the choice. Chicken tikka to India is what pizza is to Italy, burritos to Mexico or sushi to Japan. Everybody makes their version and loves it like that. I am totally for the idea of tweaking recipes little bit here and there to make it up to your taste and ease. This is how recipes can be taken to generations and across boarders. But apart from these variations, keeping the soul of the recipe alive, is what makes one a good cook.  Continue reading →