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Delectable Shrimp Biryani that is going to be loved by everyone… Holidays have made me lazy, getting back to work tomorrow, hopefully I will not hit the snooze button on my alarm a gazillion times. Gearing up to rise early and shine! The last time I had made biryani with shrimp was a few years ago. So, last week I decided to make shrimp biryani. This is quite...

A Biryani that is dear to the people in Thalassery- a city in Kannur district… Hope everyone who celebrated Eid had a wonderful celebration with friends and family. Honestly, I cannot think of an Eid without Biryani. A plate of biryani can bring so much happiness and celebration to me and to anyone who loves biryani. Every Eid, I try to make a different kind...

Hyderabadi Chicken Dum biryani- irresistibly delicious… I am back after a much needed 2 weeks vacation. We went on an awesome Caribbean cruise and roamed around 4 amazing islands. Of all the vacations I have had in the past, this one was way too relaxing as we didn’t have to worry about anything. The cruise literally had everything and the hospitality...

Beetroot rice pilaf, I adore the vibrant red color of this rice and looks so festive… One of my co-workers brought beetroot rice for a potluck party, the vibrant red color of this rice did attract a lot of people and was enjoyed by everyone. Since then, I’d been thinking of making beetroot rice in my kitchen. I don’t have any problem with beetroot,...

Maqloobeh or Maqluba, a traditional dish of the Arab Levant. You get to enjoy chicken, fried veggies and basmati rice… I’d made this dish a few months ago for Eid. Since then, I’d been debating if I should post this recipe or not. Today, while browsing through the food pictures, I kept looking at this picture and got the temptation to blog the recipe....

  Chicken biryani made effortlessly, tasted extremely delicious and flavorful… For me, any celebration will be incomplete without biryani. In my family, Biryani has been one of the main attractions during special occasions. And my mom made the best biryani. Not just my mom, even my sister makes it so deliciously. Last year, when I’d visited India, I...

Mandi, a traditional dish of Yemen made either with chicken or lamb… Mandi is now popular among other Arab countries as well. Traditionally, the meat is slow cooked in a tandoor which makes the meat extremely tender and delicious, and served over aromatic rice. I’ve tasted Mandi at an International food festival in my city, since then I’d been...

Refreshing and aromatic cilantro and mint rice… After the Victoria long weekend, going back to the grind was a bit difficult. Glad that this week is short and it’s already Thursday. We had some guests over, so I cooked some dishes for them, roamed around the city and had a fun filled long weekend. Before we knew it all came to an end, sigh! After the...

Chinese style chicken fried rice made with shallow fried chicken, mixed veggies and basmati rice; delicious one pot meal… I am eagerly waiting for tomorrow to celebrate my blog’s 5th anniversary, in fact I’m already in the celebration mood 🙂 I couldn’t be any prouder of me blogging with so much passion for the past 5 years. Also, can’t...

Absolutely delicious and refreshing biryani… Goat meat is known as mutton in India, mutton is more popular than lamb over there. However, in North America lamb is popular, it’s very hard to find really good mutton over here. Well, I am not a huge fan of mutton and lamb. For this reason, I seldom cook mutton. When I visited my parents in India last year,...