Gourmet Balsamic Chicken, Avocado Sandwich

Sitting at home today with one sick kid, a twinging back that’s stopped all my much required exercise and super high temperatures, I suddenly got the idea to make this sandwich. I had an avocado sitting in the fridge for a couple of weeks so thought it’s better to use it up than let it rot. As it is, avocados are super…

0 Comments

Mini Chicken a la Kiev

Anyone in India who’s had any association with Calcutta/Kolkata and its famous continental food restaurants such as Mocambo’s, would have heard of or tasted Chicken a la Kiev. It may be made a little differently there, but the dish is essentially a chicken breast, stuffed with garlic parsley butter, breaded and fried. It’s got clean, simple, subtle flavours but is absolutely delicious.…

1 Comment

Aromatic Chicken Curry – With No Masala

In many of my posts I’ve referred to myself as being a lazy cook. That is, If the dish has too many ingredients, I couldn’t be bothered with it, so most Indian fancy curries are out. That’s the downside. The upside is, that I try to make a tasty dish with as few ingredients as possible and most of the time it…

0 Comments

Simply Delicious Lemon Coriander Chicken

I first tasted lemon chicken like this at Gyani Da Dhaba in Dharampur, in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh and fell in love with it. It’s been five years since my introduction to the dish and the taste really lingered on, so I thought, If one can’t get to the dish, why not try to recreate it, or at least attempt to.…

0 Comments

Coastal Tamarind Chicken

I have great affinity for food from the southern coastal region of India. Their use of spices and coconut and tangy, sweet, spicy combinations are a feast for the palate. Every time I’ve eaten one particular dish at a restaurant, I’ve come back wanting to have more, so I thought, why not try to make it or something similar myself? As you…

0 Comments

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry with Balsamic Vinegar

So, the attempt at weight loss is still going on and though the last two weeks have been a bit of a struggle as far as eating the right foods is concerned, mainly because of the amount of meals being eaten outside of the house and sometimes a tremendous lack of willpower, at home, most of the time, I’m trying to be…

0 Comments

Dahi Chicken (Chicken in Yoghurt)

Most of my cooking has generally veered towards Continental cuisine mainly because being the lazy person that I am, I prefer to use as few ingredients as I possibly can. Spices and the huge array of them used in Indian cooking used to completely overwhelm me. Also, having someone make our daily meals gave me the liberty to try my experiments with…

0 Comments

Chilli, Orange Glazed Chicken Breast

In the winter months, we get these juicy, sweet hybrid oranges called Kinnows, grown mainly in the Punjab region of India. This fruit is great for its juice, which can be drunk on its own, or used in cocktails or foods and the rind, which has some pretty good flavour, I substitute for lemon rind quite a bit. I’ve used this to…

0 Comments

Juicy Chicken Burger With Garlic Yoghurt

Finally, my first non-vegetarian dish on the blog. The last five non-veg dishes I’ve made did not meet my expectations and even though they may have tasted good, I wasn’t too keen on putting up something I wasn’t totally satisfied with. Considering my whole family loves all kinds of meat and fish, there’s only been vegetarian dishes on the post so far, much…

0 Comments