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Yet another reason for me to buy drumsticks… If you are a regular reader of my blog, you would know by now how much I adore easy breezy recipes. Who wouldn’t ??? Many times I have felt that you don’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen nor you need a pile of ingredients to make some tasty food. Just a few ingredients can do real wonders. I...

Mandarin Orange is my favorite among Citrus family and when two of my favorites: Chicken and Mandarin got together it turned out to be splendid! One fruit which got along with me so well over the years is Mandarin orange. I often stack my pantry with canned mandarin oranges and I don’t seem to get over with its delicate and sweet flavor. My two favorite ways...

One of the famous Malabar dishes is Adukku Pathiri. I have made this many times and not a single time was I able to beat the taste of my mom’s Adukku Pathiri… In the past, I had posted two Malabar dishes: Unnakaya (Stuffed plantain fry) and Kayi pola (Plantain cake). One of my wishes is to taste each and  every Malabar dishes. Malabar is a district in...

My favorite part of the chicken has always been the legs… I remember the days growing up how I used to fight with my sister over chicken legs. I still love chicken legs better than the other parts of the chicken. My preferred way of devouring chicken legs has always been when it is fried, especially Kerala style chicken leg fry marinated with aromatic spices...

I couldn’t find a better way to make my salad more flavorful… I seldom shy away from salad that is loaded with browned pepper chicken. This is one dish that I often make when I feel lazy, when I am out of cooking ideas or simply when I get the craving to eat pepper chicken. Whenever I take a bite of this browned pepper chicken, I get the feeling that I...

One sip of this soup and I went hmmm….and after I finished the bowl, I was licking my lips… Lately, after a few cooking triumphs, my husband has developed a love for cooking. The truth is he always had the desire for cooking. It was I who always dominated the kitchen and never gave him a chance to experiment in the kitchen. I wanted to be in control of...

It’s Sunday afternoon, the snow is coming down real bad and I enjoyed this noon with Thai carrot coconut chicken made by my hubby… I woke up this morning so late at 12.30, okay that’s really afternoon 🙂 Oh yes! I love to cuddle up as late as possible. Looking out of the window I was excited and refreshed to see the snow showers hitting the ground...

Eid is just around the corner and I wanted to share this special biryani of Kashmir… Eid celebration is literally incomplete without biryani. Biryani has always been the main attraction of Eid in my family. When I was with my mom, on almost all Eid I used to wake up to the aroma of Biryani. Now, this is the one thing that I miss terribly: waking up to the pleasant...

I bonded with chili chicken at a very young age, as my mom used to make this quite often… Chili chicken is a famous Indo Chinese chicken dish. You cannot find this on the menu of any Chinese restaurant, I guarantee that. You have to find an Indo Chinese restaurant to taste this. Oh wait! why do you have to go in search of an Indo Chinese restaurant when you...

Hands down, the best whole chicken recipe I’ve ever tasted and I am proud to say that this is my dear grandma’s recipe… I had tasted this whole chicken twice, once cooked by my grandma and another time which was 2 months ago when I was in India by my mom. Since then this dish had been on my top lists and it was yesterday I finally gave it a shot...