Sheer Khurma (Vermicelli Pudding)

SevaiSheer Khurma or Seveyian or Vermicelli Pudding is yet another recipe I bring you from Home. Sheer Khurma is that special dessert which makes you ask ‘What’s the occasion’!. This sweet, rich Mughlai dessert is all about festivals, celebrations, families, joys and togetherness. A delicate and sumptuous medley of vermicelli, milk, fresh cream, dry fruits and dates. Everything blends together so well and creates a magic of taste. 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 →

Nargisi Kofta (Indian Scotch Eggs in Curry)

EggsI met scotch eggs recently. How? I gawk food pictures all day long, yes, I know I am pathetic that way. Ok, not all day long but as much as I can. There I saw this much loved English breakfast and picnic food ‘Scotch eggs’. Boiled eggs coated with minced or sausage meat, rolled in bread crumbs and fried; that’s what Scotch Eggs are. I jumped up when i saw this preparation. Even though I have never had Scotch Eggs but I definitely know of ‘Nargisi Kofta’, a mughali dish which is almost similar to Scotch eggs. Makes me think, how very primal food is and how it still binds us all. We may call ourselves different or one of a kind but different cuisines, different cultures, different people all are so chaotically intertwined, influenced and are connected in some mysterious cosmic way, that it becomes difficult to comprehend sometimes. Woah, that’s a lot for Scotch eggs I guess! Continue reading →

Roasted Peaches & Plums with Coconut Ice Cream

Roasted Peaches and PlumsYou will close your eyes, take a deep breath, focus all your senses around taste buds, and very slowly relish the bite so you don’t skip a single flavour; yes, vanilla and mint flavored roasted peaches and plums with coconut ice cream and some nuts on top is that good. Try it to believe it. 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 →

Dragon fruit Pancakes

Dragon fruit pancakesIt’s not everyday that we eat pancakes for breakfast but when we do it means special. I have been waiting to make pancakes for long, really long but somehow it was getting postponed. Then we got dragon fruit! Yes, i admit i tried this fruit for the very first time and i must say I was impressed. Continue reading →

Fish Pakora or Indian Fish Fingers

Fish Pakora (Fish fingers)We recently explored a close by local market and you wont believe what a joy that place is. Crammed, warm, congested and smelling of everything possible, this place offers fresh and variety of vegetables and fruits (also so inexpensive ;). This place has become a definitive weekend stop. Well, i am not sure what it says about us but it is definitely getting us a lot of fresh produce. That is how we get a lot of fresh fish these days and that is a very happy news for us. Continue reading →