Legacy of the Royal Indian Biryani

[My article on “Legacy of the Royal Indian Biryani” was originally published in the International food magazine called Zomppa (on June 23, 2011). I am grateful to Belinda and the whole team of Zomppa for publishing this article.] When Mongolian conquerors invaded India around 13th century, they did one good thing: they ...Read More

Seafood Vermicelli and Guest Post in Zomppa

Today marks a special day for me since my first guest post on “Legacy of the Royal Indian Biryani” is published in the International food magazine Zomppa. My heartfelt thanks to Belinda of Zomppa for giving me this opportunity and also for motivating me through her beautiful comments on my posts! So ...Read More

Mughlai Keema Paratha

Mughlai Keema Paratha Mughlai Keema Paratha is an authentic Indian stuffed flat bread which has survived the last few centuries. How thrilling it feels to have such a royal dish in your plate which was splendidly served as a side dish to none other than the Mughal kings in the bygone era! ...Read More

Citrus-Zest Fried Rice

Citrus-zest fried rice When I was just about to throw all those orange and lemon peels into the dustbin after making a refreshing juice, an idea struck me! Why not use these beautiful orange and lemon skins to cook up something innovative? Within the next hour, my home was overflowing with the ...Read More

Piquant Oyster Mushroom Curry with Bamboo Shoots and Bell Peppers

Piquant oyster mushroom curry with bamboo shoots and bell peppers I admit that ever since I started blogging, I have started experimenting with my food ingredients even more! There is a Taiwan Food Festival going on in my nearby mall, from where I got some interesting ingredients for this post’s recipe, one ...Read More

Summer Smoothie with Mint!

Summer Smoothie with Mint! Summer smoothie with mint is the recipe of the amazing mint-and-fruit smoothie I experimented with this morning. The mint, lychee, apple and the mango made a great match with each other in this fruit drink. Then, there are lemon and honey into it, along with the yogurt. All ...Read More

Healthy Spinach Curry with Indian Five Spices

Healthy spinach – mixed vegetable curry with Indian five spices This healthy spinach curry is a true representation of an authentic Indian dish: a product of being creative with the five spices. I know this recipe is going to cheer all my vegetarian/vegan friends who love Indian cuisine. The original name of ...Read More

No-Masala Yogurt Chicken

No-masala yogurt chicken. Yummy! If you had always thought that Indian curry implies a lot of masala or spices, time to think again! You must be frowning: an Indian chicken curry, and that too, without any masala? I must be joking. But this is true. What I learnt in these few years ...Read More

Jaggery-Sweetened Rice Kheer

Jaggery-sweetened rice kheer There is a “magic” ingredient in making one of the finest and most popular Indian desserts—the rice kheer—and the ingredient is jaggery. The jaggery or gur is used in different ways in different states in India. Some use this in curries and dals (Indian lentil soups). More commonly, it ...Read More

Basic Indian Triangular Flatbread (Paratha)

Basic Indian triangular flatbread (paratha) As “pasta” is to the Italian and “noodles” is to the Chinese, the same way, paratha is to the Indians! If you are an Indian curry addict, then learning this basic triangular paratha is a must. If you are not a curry lover, which is less likely, ...Read More