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”

Cabbage Salad

Wash and dry shredded cabbage. Using a mandoline gives the best results and helps you save a lot of time. A salad spinner will remove all the excess water. Add pomegranate seeds, chopped green chillies, red onion. Drizzle balsamic vinegar and olive oil. More oil than vinegar. Like two times more so adjust both accordingly.Continue reading “Cabbage Salad”

Butter Fried Prawns

Simple and easy to cook this is a fantastic dish with anything. Melt a good amount of butter and add garlic paste or mince. Finely chopped coriander. Saute a min and then add the prawns. Cook on low heat till they are all white. Do not overcook. Don’t miss out on the amazing butter leftContinue reading “Butter Fried Prawns”

Chicken Kebabs

I don’t like to marinate chicken. So this is a recipe that relies on cooking time for softness rather than enzyme action. Simply rub a generous amount or turmeric, red chilly powder, coriander power with yogurt and ginger-garlic paste on pieces of boneless chicken breast. 10 mins later, skewer them with bamboo sticks. Get theContinue reading “Chicken Kebabs”

Fava Beans with Chicken

  Saim ki phali as they call in Hindi has many names in English. Some call it broad beans others call them snow/snap peas. I like the name Fava so I will stick with it. Remove the edge by cutting the top and pulling the strings out. If left these can make the texture goContinue reading “Fava Beans with Chicken”

Fish with a side of mushrooms and spinach

There are two separate parts and they can be cooked at the same time. Part 1: Chop mushrooms, spinach and garlic. Green chilly and red chilies for some heat. Heat butter. Saute garlic and chilies. Add mushrooms and cook till they turn slightly brown. Add some onion powder and mix it well. Add the choppedContinue reading “Fish with a side of mushrooms and spinach”

Brown Rice with Mint and Olives.

Wash the rice but don’t soak it. Saute thin slices of an onion in butter and oil. Remove half and keep it for later. This helps with texture. Add the rice and saute till the raw smell is gone. Add water, mint, ginger and olives. Season with salt. Pressure cook for two whistles on highContinue reading “Brown Rice with Mint and Olives.”

Mutton Liver Masala

This is a simple dish which you can eat with rice or roti. I however like to eat it like a salad with no accompaniments. Wash the liver till the water you use runs clean. Saute a chopped onion and a green chilly. When they start turning slightly brown add ginger garlic paste and cookContinue reading “Mutton Liver Masala”