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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,...

  Tangy and nutty rice, so refreshing… When I have leftover rice, I get creative and try different dishes with rice. This time I added lemon juice and chick peas to the rice along with other ingredients. It was easy to make and tasted very refreshing. This rice along with pickle was purely comforting. Lemon Chick Peas Rice   Print Cook time 15...

Aromatic and refreshing cumin rice… Cumin seeds and ground cumin have been an integral part of Indian cooking. The smoky flavor of cumin imparts so much flavor to any dish. Not just for flavor, it has amazing health benefits too. Cumin seeds keeps the digestive system on track.  In South India, cumin seeds are used more than ground cumin while in North India...

  SHUWA is not just my family favorite recipe.. It’s a whole Nation’s favorite main course. Shuwa is a typical Omani delicacy prepared only on very special occasions. Eid is probably the most common occasion hence “” The meat festival “” The method of preparing shuwa is elaborate. The meat is marinated with spices and then wrapped...

Easy, flavorful one pot meal that can be made ahead of time… Hope everyone is staying calm and safe in Boston, Middle East and India. My heart goes out to all the innocent victims in Boston. Natural calamities are hard to avoid (though nowadays most are the impact of human activities) But the destruction and pain that’s caused by humans to fellow humans...

This is my all time favorite vegetable biryani as it’s my mom’s recipe… I cannot think or not yet ready to try another vegetable biryani recipe as I cannot get over with the taste of this one. I seldom make veggie biryani as my man is a hard core non-veg 😛 To satisfy him I always have to make some non-veg dishes to accompany with the veggie dishes....

“WoW” was the first word that came out of my husband’s and my mouth after tasting this biryani… There was no special occasion nor any particular reason for me to make biryani, yet I made biryani and made an ordinary day very special. When I was with my mom I got to eat biryani almost every week, each time she made it in a totally different...

A biryani made on a not-so-special-day which turned the day into a special one… Biryani and special occasions are inseparable, at least in my home. If there is any special occasion, you are guaranteed to get a plate of biryani from my kitchen. The aroma of the biryani spreads in such a way that forces anyone going through that way to pause and take a deep breath...