Lotus Stem and Seeds.

I used dried lotus stem, which I picked up from Spar earlier today. Washed them till the water ran clean. Then let them soak for about 20 mins. Drained the water and squeezed them dry. Heated oil and added some turmeric powder and 2 chopped green chilies. Add the stem and sauteed for a coupleContinue reading “Lotus Stem and Seeds.”

Celery, Chicken with Quinoa

. Chop celery, carrot and an onion. Keep aside. Rub canola oil, lots of coriander powder, red chilly powder and turmeric on small pieces of about half a chicken breast. Heat a non stick pan. Once its hot add the chicken. Use a silicone spatula as that will help you move around the excess masalaContinue reading “Celery, Chicken with Quinoa”

Chicken Roast

Marinate chicken in hung curd, mustard sauce, lemon juice, ginger+garlic paste, apple cider vinegar, chilly powder, turmeric powder, kasuri methi, butter, roasted cumin powder and salt. Do this overnight. Use a thick kadai for cooking this. Melt butter in oil. Use a medium flame and try to keep the chicken out of the water that willContinue reading “Chicken Roast”

Grilled Beef Cheeks

A simple and delicious dinner with beef and zucchini strips. First cut the beef into rings about 1 cm thick. Make a powder with pepper, nutmeg, mace, khus khus and cardamom. A paste with green chilly, garlic and ginger. Mix this powders and paste with curd, raw papaya paste, chilly powder, salt and melted butter. Use it toContinue reading “Grilled Beef Cheeks”

Steamed Sea Bass with Cabbage and Basella

Sea bass is a beautiful white fish that cooks really fast. This means it is perfect for steaming. It also has a very mild flavor that works great with very little seasoning. You need a deep dish with a lid for this recipe. Heat some flavorful oil like mustard and fry some red chilies, mustard seeds,Continue reading “Steamed Sea Bass with Cabbage and Basella”

Basic Potato Fry

The easiest way to make my daughter smile and love her lunch is this very basic potato fry.   All it needs are a couple of chopped potatoes, Rub some oil, turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and salt on them.   Cook covered on a low flame. Once you realize its beginning to caramelize,Continue reading “Basic Potato Fry”