Mutton Nihari…Awadhi Zaika

The word “Nihari” originate from Arabic word “Nahar” which means “morning”. Traditionally, Nihari was prepared overnight for 6-8 hours, in large pots for working class laborers, who were involved in construction of Mughal forts and palaces. It was served to labourers the first thing in the morning, for free.  Later it became favourite of masses…

Mango Chicken

Summer Time !!Mango Time.  Enjoy it as luscious fruit. Here I come with a recipe where sweet mangoes are diced, blend with red onion, ginger, jalapeno, lime juice and spicy sambal. Make a sweet & tangy Salsa. Stir fry chicken, add this salsa. Here comes the gorgeous Mango Chicken Stir fry. Perfect balance of Sweetness…

Butter Chicken

My today’s share the popular Butter Chicken, has an interesting history of its evolution. In India,  Butter Chicken was popularized at Moti Mahal Restaurent in New Delhi which was opened by 3 Punjabis namely Kundan Lal Jaggi, Kundan Lal Gujral, and Thakur Dass in  1947. Tandoori chicken and Dal Makhni was also their innovation. Butter…

Tandoori Chicken

  Describing Indian Tandoor and not sharing any Tandoori recipe is injustice to the the technique. I tried my hands on Tandoori chicken, signature dish of Tandoor.  In rural India many household owns an earthen Tandoor. However having an earthen Tandoor in Urban cities is very difficult if you do not have enough open spece….

Restaurant style Afghani Chicken Tikka…

Chicken Tikka is a dish which originated in undivided Punjab of the Indian subcontinent now it is popular Indian dish across the world. Tikka refers to a bite sized piece of boneless meat baked in oven or tandoor  using skewer  after marinating in spices and curd. The pieces are brushed with ghee or butter at…

Baked Fish….Sole….Soul to Sole….

  Straight away coming to the recipe. Super easy, scrumptious dinner option. I made it with Indian Sole fillet. However, this dish could be made with any fish fillet of your choice. Ingredients: Fish large Fillets- 2 Cleaned washed and pat dry. Green beans- Bunch Baby potatoes par boiled and slightly softened- 2 halved Carrot…

DAAB CHINGRI….prawns cooked in a coconut shell

“Daab Chingri” or prawns cooked in a cocoanut shell, is considered unique  and one of the most delectable dish among Indian Bengali dishes. You will be amused to know how this exotic dish is prepared by using only few ingredients. It is cooked inside the coconut shell and served straight out of the coconut shell….

Mutton Rezala

Rezala is basically  a curd, milk and nut based white mutton curry. Its consistency is free flowing and thinner compared to other Indian mutton curries. It is white in colour but extremely flavourful due to  use of  few but flavourant spices and hot with extracts of whole dry red chilis. It is perfect amalgamation of …

Chicken Kodom Phul……..Floral Chicken Dumpling

  Its treat to the eyes  and yummy in tummy. Its decorated chicken dumpling, shaped like flowers. Named after   “Kodom Phul”  , a flower which primarily grows in Tropical Region in India primarily Eastern and southern Part of India .  Its tropical tree native to South and South East Asia. See picture. The dumplings look…